Kick Ass Oregon History is proud to partner with The Jack London Bar to present attorney and Cooper Sleuth Galen Cook to Portland, Oregon area DB Cooper Sleuths and Geeks. This will be an evening not to be missed!
Last year at the DB Cooper 40th Anniversary, there were plenty of folks getting air time in the US (including the Resident Historian). One Cooper researcher who was also hard at work, was getting quite a bit of press himself, but in Canada. You have an opportunity to listen to Mr. Cook present his latest findings at The Jack London Bar on Wednesday ,July 25th, 2012 at 7:30pm.
As Cook states:
On November 24, 1971, an unknown individual identified in the media as “D.B. Cooper,” hijacked a Northwest Airlines 727 with passengers aboard, and successfully extorted $200,000 from the airline in exchange for safe release of the passengers. The hijacking began in Portland and continued on to Seattle, where the passengers were eventually released. The plane left Seattle with four crew members from NWA and the unknown hijacker, who was also provided with four parachutes. D.B. Cooper made his dramatic escape by parachute never to be identified or captured. The FBI has worked over 40-years to try and solve the case, with no results.
The FBI code-named this case, NORJAK.
Galen Cook, an attorney and independent investigator, has privately worked on this case for years.
Through his research Cook has determined that several letters were sent to various newspapers which contained clues as to who the hijacker might be, how he escaped, and why he committed the crime. These letters were published just days after the hijacking, but for the most part, the FBI has suppressed the contents of these letters and the clues that they provide.
Cook’s investigation has shown that the Portland Oregonian was one of the targeted newspapers by the mysterious “D.B. Cooper,” but his letter was never published by the Oregonian until August 2011. Cook believes he now knows the reason why the Oregonian did not publish the letter and why the FBI held that letter from public view for 40 years, “with one discreet exception.”
Cook will provide proofs of the letters, the probable hidden meaning of the letters, and why Cook believes that the D.B. Cooper letters are the actual letters written by the unknown hijacker.
Some more information about Galen cook can be found in this The Canadian Press broadcast, and I certainly encourage you to check it out!
Be sure to join us on July 25th at The Jack London Bar. Galen Cook is not often in town, and this will be a unique opportunity to hear some of the latest research on this (almost) 41 year old mystery. Hope to see you there!
Photos may or may not be in Galen Cook’s presentation (just assembled for this page). These featured photos were from: http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2011/09/portland_historian_plans_nov_2.html and http://photos.oregonlive.com/oregonian/2011/08/d_b_cooper_new_lead_3.html