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From our sponsors at The Hunt for D.B. Cooper:
Official 2011 D.B. Cooper Symposium
Saturday, November 26
9 a.m. | All Ages | FREE, Donation Suggested
921 SW Sixth Avenue
Celebrate the 40th anniversary of D.B. Cooper's legendary skyjacking with author of the NY Times bestseller SKYJACK and a host of other Cooper experts and fans!
The Official D.B. Cooper Symposium is held in honor of the 40th Anniversary of D.B. Cooper's legendary November 1971 skyjacking, one of America's most baffling unsolved crimes.
The event is organized and hosted by Geoffrey Gray, contributing editor for New York magazine and author of the 2011 New York Times bestseller SKYJACK: The Hunt for D.B. Cooper. Join forensic scientists, law enforcement agents, survivalists, sleuths, pilots and parachutists and crack the decades old cold case.
Gray will be also be auctioning off an original D.B. Cooper dollar bill for charity. The bill was given to the hijacker as a ransom on the night of hijacking and was found nine years later by Brian Ingram, an eight year old boy, who was digging in some sand on the banks of the Columbia River.
After all presentations are made and awards handed out on Saturday (yes, there will be several contests!), attendees will caravan to Ariel to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Cooper hijacking at the legendary Ariel Tavern.**
¬Å“I have a bomb here and I would like you to sit by me.¬Â
That was the note handed to a stewardess by a mild-mannered passenger on a Northwest Orient flight in 1971. It was the start of one of the most astonishing whodunits in the history of American true crime: how one man extorted $200,000 from an airline, then parachuted into the wilds of the Pacific Northwest and into oblivion.
D.B. Cooper's case has become the stuff of legend as well as an obsession for his pursuers, cursing them with everything from bankruptcy to suicidal despair. Now with SKYJACK, journalist Geoffrey Gray delves into this unsolved mystery, uncovering new leads in the famous case.