Saturday, November 14, 2009

The Lost Ransom Money of D.B. Cooper








An 8-year-old boy named Brian Ingram discovered three bundles of deteriorating $20 bills on the shore of the Columbia River near Portland, Ore., in 1980. The money turned out to be some of the $200,000 ransom D.B. Cooper was carrying when he parachuted from a plane after a 1971 hijacking.

Fifteen of the bills will be auctioned through Heritage Auction Galleries.

2 comments:

Jim Linderman said...

Cool! Years ago I dated a professional skydiver, she subscribed to their magazine. Each monthly issue had an entire column on the last page which listed skydiving mishaps and deaths. Each entry ended with "Death by Impact"

Joey said...

Ha, that's great. It reminds me of the Seinfeld rerun I watched last night. He was talking about why do skydivers wear helmets? As if there's any middle ground between full impact and safely landing. It was pretty funny!