From the mysterious disappearance of hijacker D.B. Cooper to persistent rumors of bigfoot, this selection of thirteen stories from Oregon's past explores some of the Beaver State's most compelling mysteries and debunks some of its most famous myths. Read about the mysterious disappearances of several people over the years around Mount Emily, relive the gruesome discovery of three murdered trappers near the Deschutes River, and learn why many people believe an eleven-ton meteorite might be hidden in the mountains of southwestern Oregon.
Jim Yuskavitch has worked as a freelance writer since 1993. In addition to publishing numerous magazine articles, he is the author of Oregon Wildlife Viewing Guide, Quickcasts: Portland, Oregon, 52 Oregon Nature Weekends, Fishing Oregon, Outlaw Tales of Oregon, and In Wolf Country, and co-author of the Insiders' Guide to Bend and Central Oregon. He lives in Sisters, Oregon.