The Cooper Vortex

The Cooper Vortex

Darren Schaefer and Russell Colbert
Mar 26, 2020 2 hr 10 min

DB Cooper Science Panel - Eric Ulis, Tom Kaye, Anonymous

Tom Kaye is a scientist who works in the fields of paleontology and astrophysics. Somehow his work got him involved in the DB Cooper caper, and like everyone else once he was in he couldn't escape the vortex. He was the lead investigator for the Cooper Research Team, also known as the Citizen Sleuths. All the forensic work done on the case, was done by Tom Kaye and his team. They even had access to all the evidence the FBI had on the case. Check out his website to read about all their work on the case at CitizenSleuths.com. Eric Ulis is the Organizer of CooperCon, the author of Sky Ghost: Unraveling the Enigma of DB Cooper, and his documentary The Final Hunt for DB Cooper premiers July 5th on Histories Greatest Mysteries on The History Channel. https://thecoopercase.com/ Eric's DB Cooper YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCewfNi-lPOshvd9t55NXbbA Anonymous Joe is a US Army Analyst and proponent of William J Smith as the hijacker. Follow him on Twitter @DWNoone1 https://twitter.com/DWNoone1 If you have questions, comments, or if you know who DB Cooper was, you can reach us on Facebook, Twitter, or email us at [email protected] We are on Instagram now too @thecoopervortex! If you enjoyed the show please leave us a review. https://www.facebook.com/TheCooperVortex https://twitter.com/DBCooperPodcast Thank you for checking out our show! Darren Schaefer and Russell Colbert
Mar 24, 2020 2 hr 0 min

DB Cooper's Shocking Details - Joe Swaney

Joe Swaney is co-host of The Shocking Details podcast, co-creator of the podcast Thinking Sideways, Portlander, and semi-professional Dragon Boater. Joe's new show: https://www.theshockingdetails.com/ Joe's old show: http://www.thinkingsidewayspodcast.com/ If you have questions, comments, or if you know who DB Cooper was, you can reach us on Facebook, Twitter, or email us at [email protected] We are on Instagram now too @thecoopervortex! If you enjoyed the show please leave us a review. https://www.facebook.com/TheCooperVortex https://twitter.com/DBCooperPodcast Thank you for checking out our show! Darren Schaefer and Russell Colbert
Mar 09, 2020 1 hr 18 min

DB Cooper Did Not Murder His Family - Joe Sharkey

Joe Sharkey is Vietnam veteran, a 20 year veteran of the New York Times, and author of 5 books. He wrote the go-to book on John List who is often considered a suspect in the DB Cooper skyjacking, Death Sentence: The Inside Story of the John List Murders. Joe's book Death Sentence: The Inside Story of the John List Murders https://www.amazon.com/Death-Sentence-Inside-Story-Murders/dp/1504049497/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= Joe Sharkey's Website https://joesharkey.com/ Email Joe [email protected] If you have questions, comments, or if you know who DB Cooper was, you can reach us on Facebook, Twitter, or email us at [email protected] We are on Instagram now too @thecoopervortex! If you enjoyed the show please leave us a review. https://www.facebook.com/TheCooperVortex https://twitter.com/DBCooperPodcast Thank you for checking out our show! Darren Schaefer and Russell Colbert
Feb 27, 2020 1 hr 57 min

DB Cooper is Still Missing - Ross Richardson

Ross Richardson is the author of two books, “The Search for the Westmoreland: Lake Michigan’s Treasure Shipwreck” and “Still Missing: Rethinking the D.B. Cooper Case and Other Mysterious Unsolved Disappearances.” He also speaks about Great Lakes maritime history at libraries and historical societies around the Great Lakes Region. Richardson is a trained technical SCUBA diver and has been involved in the discovery, identification, and documentation of numerous Lake Michigan shipwrecks. He was a public safety diver for the Benzie Area Public Safety Dive Team and a Benzie Country Sheriff’s Department Special Deputy for many years. Ross' book Still Missing: Rethinking the DB Cooper Case and Other Mysterious Unsolved Disappearances; https://www.amazon.com/Still-Missing-Rethinking-Mysterious-Disappearances/dp/099600470X/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=still+missing+db+cooper&qid=1582766076&sr=8-1 Ross' Website Michigan Mysteries; https://michiganmysteries.com/ If you have questions, comments, or if you know who DB Cooper was, you can reach us on Facebook, Twitter, or email us at [email protected] We are on Instagram now too @thecoopervortex! If you enjoyed the show please leave us a review. https://www.facebook.com/TheCooperVortex https://twitter.com/DBCooperPodcast Thank you for checking out our show! Darren Schaefer and Russell Colbert
Dec 19, 2019 31 min

Introduction to DB Cooper - Darren Schaefer's 2019 CooperCon Speech

This episode is Darren's speech from the 2019 DB CooperCon in Vancouver, Washington. It also serves as an introduction to the case and some of the main suspects for the uninitiated. If you have questions, comments, or if you know who DB Cooper was, you can reach us on Facebook, Twitter, or email us at [email protected] We are on Instagram now too @thecoopervortex! If you enjoyed the show please leave us a review. https://www.facebook.com/TheCooperVortex https://twitter.com/DBCooperPodcast Thank you for checking out our show! Darren Schaefer and Russell Colbert
Dec 19, 2019 1 hr 34 min

DB Cooper was a Sport Parachutist - Mark Metzler

Mark Metzler is an active skydiver with over 50 years of parachuting experience. He holds a USPA class D (Expert) parachutist license which required both night and water jumps. Mark also has extensive experience jumping military surplus parachute gear similar to the type DB Cooper used. In 2006 Mark jumped from the rear airstair door of a DC 9 passenger jet flying unpressurized at 14,500 feet. Mark's diverse career path includes skippering commercial fishing vessels and practicing as a criminal defense attorney. He earned a BSEE degree from UC Berkeley and has designed patented electronic circuits for implantable medical devices. Mark is an aviation history buff who finds air mysteries such as Amelia Earhart's disappearance and DB Cooper's case absolutely fascinating. You can find him on The DB Cooper Forum under the screen name 377. https://www.thedbcooperforum.com/db-cooper/ If you have questions, comments, or if you know who DB Cooper was, you can reach us on Facebook, Twitter, or email us at [email protected] We are on Instagram now too @thecoopervortex! If you enjoyed the show please leave us a review. https://www.facebook.com/TheCooperVortex https://twitter.com/DBCooperPodcast Thank you for checking out our show! Darren Schaefer and Russell Colbert
Nov 08, 2019 1 hr 23 min

DB Cooper was a Priest - Gregg Gossett

Gregg Gossett is an entrepreneur, trading mentor, and the son of DB Cooper suspect William Wolfgang Gossett. Follow Gregg on Twitter @GossettTrading https://twitter.com/gossetttrading Gregg's YouTube Channel Gossett Trading and Mentoring Live https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCviK0XeiDS0l1deHtEVmrKw The Cooper Vortex Patreon Page; https://www.patreon.com/TheCooperVortex If you have questions, comments, or if you know who DB Cooper was, you can reach us on Facebook, Twitter, or email us at [email protected] We are on Instagram now too @thecoopervortex! If you enjoyed the show please leave us a review. https://www.facebook.com/TheCooperVortex https://twitter.com/DBCooperPodcast Thank you for checking out our show! Darren Schaefer and Russell Colbert
Oct 17, 2019 2 hr 35 min

DB Cooper was a Railroader - Anonymous

This episode features an anonymous military analyst who uncovered the person he believes is responsible the DB Cooper skyjacking. Check out his website https://dbcooperhijack.com/ and follow him on Twitter @DWNoone1 https://twitter.com/DWNoone1 The Cooper Vortex Patreon Page; https://www.patreon.com/TheCooperVortex If you have questions, comments, or if you know who DB Cooper was, you can reach us on Facebook, Twitter, or email us at [email protected] We are on Instagram now too @thecoopervortex! If you enjoyed the show please leave us a review. https://www.facebook.com/TheCooperVortex https://twitter.com/DBCooperPodcast Thank you for checking out our show! Darren Schaefer and Russell Colbert
Sep 23, 2019 1 hr 22 min

DB Cooper Went Rogue - Nat Loufoque

Nat Loufoque is the author of DB Cooper: Examined, Identified, and Exposed. His book is available on Amazon right now. Nat lives in the Shenandoah Valley, and he does not believe in bigfoot. He can be reached by email at: [email protected] DB Cooper: Examined, Identified, and Exposed by Nat Loufoque https://www.amazon.com/D-B-Cooper-Examined-Identified-Exposed/dp/1081758015 If you have questions, comments, or if you know who DB Cooper was, you can reach us on Facebook, Twitter, or email us at [email protected] We are on Instagram now too @thecoopervortex! If you enjoyed the show please leave us a review. https://www.facebook.com/TheCooperVortex https://twitter.com/DBCooperPodcast Thank you for checking out our show! Darren Schaefer and Russell Colbert
Sep 16, 2019 37 min

DB CooperCon 2019 - Eric Ulis

Eric Ulis is the creator and host of the 2019 DB CooperCon this November 22-24th in Vancouver, Washington and Portland, Oregon. He was kind enough to take the time to personally tell us about the upcoming event. Check out the website for more info!https://dbcoopercon.com/ The following information is from the website dbcoopercon.com: Please join us at CooperCon 2019 and hear experts discuss all aspects of America's only unsolved skyjacking. There will also be ample opportunity for audience questions and discussion. Moreover, a special emphasis is being placed upon creating social events this year for people to get-together and have fun over food and drinks. See a real Cooper $20 bill from the ransom money found, a parachute just like the one Cooper used, a tie clip just like the one Cooper left behind on the jet, and much more. Authors will be on-hand to autograph copies of their books. TICKETS GO ON SALE SEPTEMBER 16, 2019 AND WILL BE LIMITED PARKING IS FREE! SPEAKER & PARTICIPANT BIOS MARTY ANDRADE Marty Andrade is a Minnesota-based writer who has written four books, including "DB Cooper: Chasing the Last Lead in America's Only Unsolved Skyjacking." A Cooper investigator for over five years, he believes applying sound science and using an interdisciplinary approach will eventually solve the case. Formerly a radio talk show host and podcaster, Marty's current day job is estimating materials for large building projects. An avid lover of mysteries, he will soon be opening investigations in other disappearances and unsolved crimes from his home state. VERN JONES Vern is a multi-business entrepreneur with a passion for storytelling and bringing truth to light. A student of the sciences, he has since become an author, publisher, and speaker, not to mention golfer, hiker, scuba diver, water skier, and proud owner of the Portuguese Water Dog named DB Cooper. Vern lives with his wife Irene in Michigan. TOM KAYE (Video Presentation from CooperCon 2018) Tom is the Principal Investigator for the Cooper Research Team which was granted unprecedented access to the FBI's NORJAK files for investigative purposes. His main scientific interest is spectroscopy which branches out into the fields of paleontology and astrophysics. In paleontology, he leads yearly expeditions for the Burke Museum to recover dinosaur bones. He is directly involved in the controversy over the detection of preserved blood cells and blood vessels in T. rex bones where his work points to a bacterial source. In astrophysics he leads a team of astronomers that are trying to discover an extrasolar planet using spectroscopy to detect the stars wobble. Recently he has been working on analysis of grave goods from the 8,000-year-old Gobero site in Africa as well as the Chinese Feathered Dinosaurs. Tom resides in Sierra Vista, Arizona. MARK METZLER Mark Metzler is an active skydiver with over 50 years of parachuting experience. He holds a USPA class D (Expert) parachutist license which required both night and water jumps. Mark also has extensive experience jumping military surplus parachute gear similar to the type DB Cooper used. In 2006 Mark jumped from the rear airstair door of a DC 9 passenger jet flying unpressurized at 14,500 feet. Mark's diverse career path includes skippering commercial fishing vessels and practicing as a criminal defense attorney. He earned a BSEE degree from UC Berkeley and has designed patented electronic circuits for implantable medical devices. Mark is an aviation history buff who finds air mysteries such as Amelia Earhart's disappearance and DB Cooper's case absolutely fascinating. DARREN SCHAEFER Darren is the creator and host of The Cooper Vortex, a podcast covering the many facets of the DB Cooper case and the community created by it. A huge fan of the Cooper Caper, Darren has started to present himself as an expert on the case and so far, most people seem to be buying it. Darren lives with his wife and two children in a 100-year-old farmhouse he's fixing up near Boise Idaho. BRUCE A. SMITH Bruce A. Smith is an investigative journalist and the author of DB Cooper and the FBI - A Case Study of America's Only Unsolved Skyjacking. He writes extensively about Norjak at his online news magazine, The Mountain News-WA, and has consulted or appeared on numerous podcasts and documentaries on DB Cooper, most notably the History Channel's "Case Closed?" in 2016, and the Travel Channel's "Expedition Unknown" episode in 2017 on the money find at Tina Bar. ERIC ULIS Eric is the author of GHOST: Unraveling The Enigma of DB Cooper. In 2019 his research enabled him to re-identify the 1980 money find spot on Tena Bar. Eric was a commentator and producer on the TV show High Stakes Hold'em which aired nationally on Comcast SportsNet. In addition to the Cooper mystery, Eric is a fan of politics, sports, a good drink and a good cigar. After putting college on hold for “far too long,” Eric matriculated at the Extension School at Harvard University. Eric resides in Phoenix, Arizona. SCHEDULE FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2019 START-OF-CONFERENCE SOCIAL :: VON EBERT BREWPUB (DETAILS BELOW) SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2019 10:00 AM - 10:15 AM :: INTRODUCTION | ERIC ULIS 10:20 AM - 10:50 AM :: PUBLIC FASCINATION WITH THE CASE | DARREN SCHAEFER 10:55 AM - 11:25 AM :: PARACHUTES & JUMP | MARK METZLER 11:25 PM -12:25 PM :: LUNCH BREAK 12:30 AM - 1:10 PM :: TIE & TIE PARTICLES (2018 REPLAY) | TOM KAYE 1:15 PM - 1:55 PM :: DB COOPER JEOPARDY GAME W/ 3 CONTESTANTS FROM AUDIENCE 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM :: CONSPIRACIES | BRUCE SMITH 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM :: BREAK 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM :: CONVERSATION W/ CAPTAIN SCOTT'S DAUGHTER CATHERINE 3:50 PM - 4:40 PM :: PANEL DISCUSSION WITH EXPERTS & AUDIENCE 4:45 PM - 5:00 PM :: GIVE-AWAYS & CLOSING DB COOPER MOVIE @ KIGGINS THEATRE :: DETAILS TBA END-OF-DAY SOCIAL :: VON EBERT BREWPUB (DETAILS BELOW) SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2019 BOAT TOUR TO TENA BAR :: DETAILS TBA DB COOPER ESCAPE ROOM :: DETAILS TBA DB COOPER GET-AWAY ROAD TOUR :: DETAILS TBA END-OF-CONFERENCE SOCIAL :: VON EBERT BREWPUB CooperCon 2019 Kiggins Theatre 1011 Main StreetVancouver, WA 98660 Saturday, November 23, 2019 10 AM - 5 PM Conference Socials For those interested in talking DB Cooper over a few beers and food, please join several of us at one of our socials. DATES & TIME Friday, November 22, starting @ 7PM Saturday, November 23, starting @ 7PM Sunday, November 24, starting @ 7PM LOCATION (About 8 minutes from the PDX hotel) Von Ebert Brewing 14021 NE Glisan St. Portland, OR 97230 503.878.8708 NOTE: We are simply reserving space, therefore people are welcome to join the get-together on a first-come first-serve basis. This is a busy time of year, so depending upon the crowd size in the brewpub upon your arrival, you may have to wait briefly to get in. CooperCon Hotel Partner Candlewood Suites Portland Airport 11250 NE Holman St. Portland, OR 97220 (503) 255-4003 The CooperCon room rate is $104 per night (approx. $120 w/ tax). Simply mention you're with DB Cooper. If you have questions, comments, or if you know who DB Cooper was, you can reach us on Facebook, Twitter, or email us at [email protected] We are on Instagram now too @thecoopervortex! If you enjoyed the show please leave us a review. https://www.facebook.com/TheCooperVortex https://twitter.com/DBCooperPodcast Thank you for checking out our show! Darren Schaefer and Russell Colbert