On Thanksgiving Eve 1971, a man calling himself Dan Cooper skyjacked a Northwest Orient flight traveling from Portland to Seattle.
Upon landing in Seattle, Cooper ransomed the passengers for $200,000 and four parachutes. He then directed the jet to take-off and head to Mexico City by way of Reno for a fuel stop.
Approximately 36 minutes after departing Seattle, somewhere just north of Portland, Cooper parachuted out of the back of the jet never to be seen or heard from again.
Ghost: Unraveling the Enigma of DB Cooper
This new book is the culmination of a serious, fact-based, 11-year investigation into the DB Cooper case.
Eric carefully details the skyjacking and finally answers what happened and by whom.
Moreover, he discusses the new search taking place for the missing parachutes, attache' case and money.
Finally, Eric introduces you to the man who he believes the evidence points to as the real DB Cooper.
About Sheridan Peterson
1) He is one of only three people known to have had their DNA compared with the partial DNA profile extracted from DB Cooper’s tie—this among a field of approximately 1500 suspects. The other two are Duane Weber and Lynn Doyle Cooper.
2) He is the only one of the three DNA-compared suspects that the FBI itself has not publicly cleared by virtue of their DNA comparison.
3) He was formerly employed by Boeing as a technical editor with access to the commercial and aerospace divisions and possessed a DoD clearance.
4) He was an expert skydiver and smoke jumper described as a maverick and fearless in skydiving circles.
5) He was living in Nepal during the skyjacking, not employed at the time (2½ years), and provided an alibi that has since been disproved.
6) He revealed that he opened a confidential numbered bank account overseas in 1971.
7) DB Cooper’s tie clip was sold as a set that also included a tie tack, cuff links and money clip. Sheridan states that he owned a pair of the cuff links that were included in these sets.
8) In a 2003 interview with the FBI, Sheridan described the "dummy reserve" (missing parachute) in terms only the skyjacker could have known and correctly identified that Cooper jumped with a military pilot's emergency rig.
9) He has refused to directly deny being DB Cooper when asked by the FBI.
10) He closely resembled the appearance and physical description given by witnesses.
11) He first came to the attention of the FBI and became a suspect within one week of the Thanksgiving Eve skyjacking that occurred on Wednesday, November 24, 1971. He has never been cleared as a prime DB Cooper suspect.