Posted on Wednesday, November 11th, 2020 by Ben Pearson
In 1971, a man calling himself Dan Cooper hijacked a 727 airplane, stole $200,000, and parachuted out of the sky. Where he landed, no one knows: he was never seen or heard from again. But he certainly landed in the annals of folkloric history as a man who envisioned an audacious robbery and actually got away with it. He was seen by many as an aspirational figure, and he actually inspired a spate of similar hijackings soon afterward. Cooper is a major figure in American folklore, inspiring songs, books, and television episodes to be written about what may have happened to him.
Cooper’s true identity remains a mystery, but an upcoming HBO documentary called The Mystery of D.B. Cooper might change that…or it might just further contribute to his legendary status. Check out the trailer below. Read More »