THE ONLY EVIDENCE IN THE DB COOPER HIJACKING GOES ON AUCTION BLOCK HERE IN TEXAS!

HOW MUCH MONEY DO YOU THINK THE OLD BILLS WILL FETCH?


The boy who found the lone piece of evidence linked to the world’s only unsolved skyjacking is now a 30-something father of five who has decided to start selling his treasure.
Brian Ingram was an 8-year-old on a family camping trip when he 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.
Now Ingram’s taking some of his find to auction, offering 15 bills through Dallas-based Heritage Auction Galleries. The live and online auction was announced Monday and scheduled for June 13-14. “My wife and I have discussed it over a few years, and we just decided we wanted to share it with people,” said Ingram, 36, of Mena, Ark. In November 1971, a man identifying himself as Dan Cooper, later mistakenly but enduringly identified as D.B. Cooper, hijacked a Northwest Orient flight from Portland to Seattle, claiming he had a bomb.
At Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, he released the passengers in exchange for $200,000 and four parachutes and asked to be flown to Mexico. He jumped out the back of the plane — and into the lore of the Pacific Northwest — somewhere near the Oregon state line.
Cooper vanished without a trace until Ingram came upon the $5,880 while brushing his hand over the sand, trying to clear a spot for a campfire. The FBI matched the serial numbers and
returned all but 13 bills to Ingram six years after the family gave them to the agency.
Once he sells the first 15, Ingram said he isn’t sure how he’ll proceed with the rest, other than knowing he’ll keep a few. While he prefers to stress the historic and sentimental value of the
bills, he recognizes they could be tickets to college for his kids ranging in age from 7 to 14.