D. B. Cooper’s legend grows as the crime story ages

D.B. COOPER, BIGFOOT, UFOS HAVE A THING IN COMMON, Events and places in the Pacific Northwest are among those covered in a new book, 100 of the World’s Greatest Mysteries by E. Randall Floyd, a collection of hundreds of unusual happenings around the world, from ancient times to today. Four chapters deal with happenings that have direct or peripheral connections to this corner of the world. You can get it at Amazon.Com.

Since I wrote this “db essay” years ago it has remained the page most read on Laloba, after my journal . . . we really are cooper-snoopers, and why he stays at the top of my charts is beyond me. (Originally published Apr 13, 1998)

This is the chart for November 24, 1971, at 8:10 in Vancouver, Washington. That’s when and where (they think) db jumped.



The single most notable thing about this chart is the prevalence of planets in Sagittarius – the sign of the Archer. DB’s long been called a modern day Robin Hood, even though he didn’t use his money for the poor. Maybe all that Sag stuff just made us want to think he was more inclined to good deeds than he really was.

I’ve heard from tons of people about this page ~ the most notable are the women who tell me they were his wives. (And yes, I’ve heard from several. Eventually, they all talk about the book that will pay them for having wed db . . . )

Because I like astrology, I did a chart for the day he jumped . . .

AdZe MiXXeTMpresents A SuperPower Report for db cooper’s jump

note: this is an interpretation of the energy of the day – it isn’t db’s birth chart. And, it is a good representation of the Cooper legend.

Sun in Sagittarius: EXPANSIVE SELF-EXPRESSION Essentially you’re a good sport. The question is, “What’s your game?”

TIP: db, aim high and roam free. Now, was that good advice, or what?

When you are naturally enthusiastic, folks tend to like you. Cultivate your natural tolerance and you will be able to get along with many different types of people. You can get the power of positive thinking to work overtime. To do so, you must clarify your ideals and pursue your spirit of adventure. The ancients believed that turquoise could counter negative vibes and relieve melancholia for Sagittarians.

Sun Undecile Mars: SELF-EXPRESSION MODIFY MOTIVATIONS you have some strong and brave attributes. You’re reasonably driven, willful, energetic, aggressive, competitive, dramatic and enterprising.

In the pursuit of your goals, you’re willing to work hard and if necessary face danger. You tend to do what you think is right and are not one to give up or give in to fear. To become a star you need to channel some of your energy into physical activity, athletics and exercise. When you’re restless, you need to work out.

Sun Opposite Saturn: SELF-EXPRESSION CHALLENGES DECISIONS You’re serious, responsible, industrious and hardworking. You probably matured early and may have missed out on much of the joy of childhood. You tend to get along well with mature people and the elderly. You can become a star by becoming more purposeful. Your discipline can make you a self-made person. Or a legend in your own time!

You can become a star by learning how to get more joy out of the sheer struggle of life. Become consciously aware of the rules that you have made for yourself and for others. Become aware of internal voices that judge you.

Sun Semisquare Uranus: SELF EXPRESSION CHALLENGES LIBERATION There is a bit of a rebel leader and a trouble maker in you. In itself, this doesn’t mean that you’re good or bad it just means that you’re self willed, excitable and capricious. You’re not likely to put up with being told what to do. You can gain respect by channeling your reform minded energy into a bold and practical enterprise. To become a star, respect other people’s need for freedom.

You’re more original than most folk. To contribute something positive to the world, become relatively stable; more cyclical and less erratic in your efforts, and more practical and persevering.


The energy of the day is keenly aware, sensitive and psychically attuned. Be selective as to who and what you allow around you. To become a star, learn to trust your first impressions and go with them.

You age very well and have the potential to extend your career far beyond the norm.


You can become a star by dealing with power issues and power complexes. You can be obsessive and extreme in your drive for power. Your physical, psychological and spiritual desires are all very strong. Once you consolidate your position, you will advance. Once you define and commit yourself to a goal, your physical strength, mental energy and creative powers make you unstoppable.

TIP: Your power is volcanic db. Within you is a crucible of creation. Translation: Great day for a hijacking.

You can take up a cause. You can right some wrongs. You can fight some injustices. You can change yourself and the environment. If anybody can begin again and restructure for change, it is you. You can create extreme success for yourself. Your willpower, tenacity and resourcefulness are extraordinary.

This is the energy that makes us attribute db as Robin Hood incarnate. Which he wasn’t.

Sun Trine Midheaven: SELF-EXPRESSION COOPERATES WHAT WILL BE You need a strong career. You would do well to work in a field where you can express the full force of your personality. At times it may be easy for you to overwhelm others. However you’re happier and better-off commanding their respect. You can become a superstar by developing character, especially your dignity.

TIP: Leave behind something that will survive your name, db.

You are something of a leader. Your work could put you in the public spotlight. Before you set out to achieve, define your basic sense of self, will and purpose. You are likely to accomplish something great. Powerful people will become your friends and allies.


Moon in Aquarius: FRIENDLY INSTINCTS You tend to process emotional events in advance. When things happen, they already seem to be in the past. So, you may seem to be emotionally detached and aloof. You need space and can’t stand to be suffocated. When you’re under too much pressure, you become emotionally detached and erratic. Your feelings can freeze over both literally and figuratively. You can be cool.

Be open to flashes of intuition. Perform some experiments. Embrace the unconventional.

Moon Sextile Venus: INSTINCTS COOPERATE WITH AFFINITY Your tact and diplomacy serve you well.

It is fairly easy for you to establish rapport and make people feel good. Part of you is cheerful,calm and optimistic. Using a mixture of charm and sincerity, you can get almost anything.

Moon Quintile Jupiter: INSTINCTS BRING OUT TALENT FOR ENCOURAGEMENT You can find success dealing with the public, especially with themes of home and family. People will give you their faith and trust. You have some good luck going for you and can beat the odds. You could become very adept at public relations and publicity. Your positive feelings and social conscience make you an exemplary human being.

You can be both optimistic and realistic. People tend to take an interest in you and your welfare.

Don’t ask why I studied db cooper. Goes with the James Dean thing probably . . . Uranian personalities appeal to me.

Man, myth, urban legend.

I’ve always been fascinated about him: who, why, how . . . like most of the rest of western civilization. So, when I started puttering around the web, I thought I’d make it easier for the next nosy cooper-snooper.

For those of you who don’t know the story of db:

On November 24, 1971, a man hijacked a plane from Northwest Airlines for $200,000 in used twenties.He asked for the money and parachutes and somewhere outside Vancouver, Washington it is presumed he jumped, because when the plane landed, both he and the money were gone.

And . . . he stayed gone.

The D. B. Cooper Days Celebration & look alike contest.

db cooper’s wholesale music exchange he must have spent all the money – its a free server. (2013 update; store is now closed)

D.B. Cooper – A crime immortalized by time By BRETT OPPEGAARD, The Columbian Publishing Company November 22, 1996

SKULDUGGERY BY PARACHUTE – Aero.com The very best of everything I’ve read – Read this if you don’t read anything else. There is truly a dearth of hard information online about this obsession (Sorry, Johnny). 

And I don’t care that his name wasn’t D. B, but Dan, he’ll always be db cooper to me.