DB Cooper, Step Out Of The Shadow; A unique and highly plausible theory of how “DB Cooper” survived the skyjacking and eluded law enforcement for over 45 years. The theory is based upon him being an experienced military parachutist and conducting the skyjacking as a military operation. This unique theory inspired an episode of EXPEDITION UNKNOWN, which aired during 2017 on the TRAVEL CHANNEL. Also, included separately is “behind the scenes” information regarding the author’s participation in the filming of the TV episode. The author is both a former military parachutist as well as a retired FBI Special Agent. He addresses how “DB Cooper” easily created a diversion by faking the parachute jump over Washington state. This resulted in law enforcement authorities looking in the wrong location since 1971. He most likely parachuted while the airliner was approaching the airport in Reno, Nevada. The article addresses how the parachute jump was survivable and how most of the money was likely spent overseas, where it could not be tracked by the US government.
Retired Investigator had a 27 year career in law enforcement. Three years were as a "street cop" (Deputy Sheriff) and 24 years as an FBI Special Agent. Prior to law enforcement, Retired Investigator served in the US Army during the tail-end of the Vietnam war. He was a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division, serving in the Airborne Infantry, attaining the NCO rank of E-5. After college, he entered the US Air Force, Officer Training School (OTS) and received an Officer's commission. He received additional training in the USAF Security Police (now Security Forces) career field. During the 1980's, he received an appointment to the FBI as a Special Agent. He spent approximately half his career investigating criminal matters and the other half involved in National Security. During 2017, his "DB Cooper" theory was portrayed in an episode of EXPEDITION UNKNOWN, hosted by Josh Gates on television's TRAVEL CHANNEL. Retired Investigator participated in the film production during location shooting in Seattle, Washington and Reno, Nevada. Additionally, he has appeared as a WWII military historian on the History Channel. For that documentary, he traveled with the film crew to the Philippines for location shooting. He has a WWII historical novel based on the same event. The novel's website is: www.notforgottennovel.com . For additional background information, view author's LINKEDIN profile at "Gregory Hall of greater Las Vegas"
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