On November 24, 1971, a mysterious man named D.B. Cooper hijacked an airplane heading to Seattle, Washington. During the flight, Cooper indicated that he had a bomb on board and demanded $200,000 cash and four parachutes in exchange for the passengers on board. When the plane landed in Seattle, the 36 passengers deplaned and Cooper, along with the flight crew, continued on to Mexico City. Sometime during the flight, Cooper did the unthinkable and parachuted out of the plane with the ransom money and disappeared forevermore.
This story continues to be one of the greatest unsolved FBI mysteries of all time.
Now Eric Ulis, documentarian and D.B. Cooper expert, joins Pat Gray on “Pat Gray Unleashed” to discuss who he thinks D.B. Cooper really is.
“There’s been something north of a thousand suspects that the FBI has looked at” and “dozens of deathbed confessions,” Ulis tells Pat and Jeffy.
One famous deathbed confession came from Florida resident Duane Weber, who confessed to his wife on his deathbed in 1995 that he was in fact the D.B. Cooper of legend.
But to that theory, Ulis says “no way in hell.”
“I don’t think the real D.B. Cooper is known yet to the authorities.”
To add even more mystery to the case, the cigarette butts found in the ashtray where Cooper was sitting on the plane were “destroyed by the FBI” after being analyzed, and the hair samples found in Cooper’s seat “were certifiably lost.”
“It’s like they were trying to screw up this investigation,” says Pat.
To hear about Cooper’s alleged “connection to Boeing,” potential “military experience,” and whether or not he might’ve perished in the skydive, watch the clip below.
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