According to reports, the FBI is returning to the search for the famous D.B. Cooper, the mysterious skyjacker who robbed an airliner in 1971 and then parachuted to an unknown future. The FBI’s release of a new picture raises the disturbing question of whether D.B. Cooper is hiding in the open: as presidential candidate Ron Paul.
The man calling himself Dan Cooper, also known as D.B. Cooper, robbed a Northwest flight en route from Portland fto Seattle on the night of November 24, 1971, and commandeered the plane, claiming he had dynamite. In Seattle, he demanded and got $200,000 and four parachutes and demanded to be flown to Mexico. He jumped out of the plane somewhere over southwestern Washington from the plane’s tail exit with two of the chutes.
Now, the FBI is trying again to find Cooper, click here. A close look at the picture released today, when aged, bears striking resemblance to the Paul. He also fits the rough weight and height descriptions. There is also the fact that there is something quintessentially libertarian in jumping out of a plane to land on your own in a remote location. Then there is the fact that not long after the skyjacking, Paul first ran for office in 1974. Was the money needed for his first run? You decide.