DB Cooper and Eric Ulis
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.
Eric Ulis is one of the world's leading DB Cooper experts. He has researched, investigated, searched for and extensively written about the case--the only unsolved skyjacking in United States history.
Eric's New Book Available Now
Eric's new book, Sky Ghost: Unraveling the Enigma of D.B. Cooper, is available in digital (PDF) format now.
Sky Ghost dives into every aspect of the DB Cooper mystery as it seeks to answer what happened and who DB Cooper was by applying Eric’s experienced, no-nonsense, approach to the case and focusing on the FBI files, the evidence and leveraging state-of-the-art technology to solve the mystery.
SkyGhost’s shocking conclusion will redefine the DB Cooper case.
Special 50th Anniversary edition!
Please join us at CooperCon 2021 and hear members of the flight crew, the air traffic controller who handled the skyjacked airliner, FBI agents involved in the investigation, and DB Cooper experts discuss all aspects of America’s only unsolved skyjacking!
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.
Kiggins Theatre, Vancouver, WA, Sat., Nov. 20 & Sun., Nov. 21, 2021.
Admission for both days is $20 (no single day passes). The event runs from 10am-4pm each day.
DB Cooper Research From Eric
Filmed CooperCon Presentations
CooperCon is an annual event that takes place the weekend before Thanksgiving in the Portland/Vancouver area and brings people together for a fun and informative weekend as they discuss America's only unsolved skyjacking.
View presentations from some of our guest experts as they discuss several aspects of the DB Cooper case.