I know about serial numbers etc, but are bill serial numbers scanned in stores and banks regularly? Does the serial number set off an alert as soon as it is spent at the local Target or does it have to get to a bank first?
Post by Scumhunter on Nov 25, 2016 23:08:43 GMT -5
That I'm not entirely sure if and I wish I had a better answer. According to what I read, "D.B. Cooper" requested the bills not be in sequential order but the FBI made sure most of them started with the letter "L" for whatever reasons.
But yeah now that I think about it maybe my department store example wasn't the best example and it's about depositing into a bank.
I wish I had a better answer. I tried some Google searching and couldn't find an answer that I thought was satisfactory enough in answering our questions. (This is embarrassing since my father worked in a bank, maybe I'll ask him lol).
I'm not the best expert either but according to the History channel show I watched it's basically every bill has a serial number and when you use it it can be traced. And apparently before they gave him the money, they made sure to make note of the serial numbers and such. So if D.B. Cooper were to like buy something from a Wal-Mart in Chattanooga, Tennessee using one of those bills, the FBI would be alerted and they'd all be rushing over there, or something like that. I'm sorry I'm not the best at explaining this either.
I remember about this case on the old forums, here are interesting links about it fbi closes db cooper's case db cooper's case db cooper I think he planned everything in advance and had experience in para jumping, whether he is alive or not, this is and will remain an unsolved question. But as a matter of fact authorities never found a body. He might of survived the jumped but got injured when he landed. It would be like hitting a brick wall when he landed and he might of fracture a couple of things. He had a knife and experience in surviving the wilderness. The placard was found near Castle Rock, Washington north of Lake Merwin. He could of jumped in that area and that proves the FBI landing area was wrong. There's a PRIVATE campground in the area of Lake Merwin and might of hiked and camped there several times. He was wearing all black and jumped at night so know one will see him. He knew the area around Lake Merwin well. The rest of the money is probably buried in different spots around or/and near Lake Merwin waiting to be discover. This guy buried everything. He knew he could never spend any of the money. He hiked to his destination with just the clothes on his back leaving the money behind. He might of burned the majority of the money he had hijacked destroying evidence including the papers. He probably rented a cabin or farm house near Lake Merwin. It was a four day weekend. He went back to his ordinary life after mailing four LETTERS to taunt the FBI.
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New article about the case and apparently a team of 40 amateur sleuths that includes law enforcement professionals actually believe Rackstraw is Cooper.
Cooper has only offered relatively unemotional denials, saying believe it if you want, but it has been pointed out Rackstraw may be doing that on purpose because he may want to hold on to the partial fame he has even if he's not Cooper.
I must say that History channel show claiming Rackstraw was Cooper did not convince me at all, but I dunno, maybe there's more investigated from outside the show that would help me form a different opinion if I had access to what these sleuths had access to.
The idea of accomplices on the ground is new to me but would help explain how he escaped. I always wondered if DB Cooper survived the jump how he would have avoided perishing in the woods. It seems a bit strange that someone would hijack a plane, demand money, and skydive out into the night for really no reason at all. The money has never been used, and only a bit has been found - in rather mysterious circumstances that suggest to me it was deliberately planted.
One of the most fascinating cases of all. Up there with Brad Bishop for me.
What I find interesting is Rackstraw may be involved in some type of 40 million dollar movie deal but it is possibly contingent on him admitting he's Cooper.
So I can see some weird scenario play out where Rackstraw admits it but unless he has stained dollar bills or something in his possession we'll still have no idea if he's really Cooper or just saying he is for the money.