posted on Aug, 8 2004 @ 01:11 AM
Hi all. Interestingly, I knew Duane Weber quite well. As a kid, he would pay me and some friends to do odd jobs, like cut his grass and rake his yard.
He had a house under a lot of big oak trees, so the back yard was normally deep in leaves. Only after his death, and hearing of his confession,
certain little memories stood out. Normally no matter the job, he wouldn't pay us much attention, but when it came to the back yard, he would be
close at hand, watching us through a window or doorway. When cutting the front, he would even leave and run errands. Another oddity I noticed is that
he would keep the back yard gate locked. While most stories claim that Mr. Weber, if he were in fact Dan Cooper, had buried the money after his
landing in Washington, maybe he had some of it buried in his yard. I am sure we will never know.
Another thing about him is that he would be in his antique shop one day, saying maybe he should close it because business was bad and he was broke,
then days later he would show up with nice new antiques, and one time, I am told, a new car (yet he was broke). I watched the program on Discovery,
and it disappointed me that nothing was mentioned about his lifestyle and odd character. Not mentioned were the fact Duane Weber wouldn't talk to his
wife about his past. At his death, she knew very little about him, other then the 17 years they were married. Another thing not mentioned is that he
always had a bad knee. Mr. Weber told his wife he got the injury jumping from a plane.
I don't know, nor do I think positively, that Duane Weber was Dan "DB" Cooper, but the evidence makes for very interesting thinking. Just wanted to
add my insight into this little discussion. Thanks for reading.