posted on Jul, 13 2015 @ 01:19 PM
I've always been open to the case of mistaken identity but I'd also read reports years ago that claimed validity of their account and their character.
Some of them worked for a carnival but I'm not sure this automatically indicates them as hucksters. I'd have to search for the original articles I
read but since I'm currently at work, I'll just post this from the Wikipedia page for the moment:
"The farm became a tourist attraction for a brief period, which upset the Suttons, who tried to keep people away. Eventually they attempted to charge
people an entrance fee to discourage them. That only convinced the sight-seers that the family was attempting to make money from the event and
increased the public view that the event was a hoax. Finally, the Suttons refused all visitors and refused to discuss the event further with anyone.
To date, family members who witnessed the event rarely talk to reporters or researchers and, by given accounts, have stuck to their version of the
event. As late as 2002, Lucky Sutton's daughter, Geraldine Hawkins, believed her father's account, stating:
'It was a serious thing to him. It happened to him. He said it happened to him. He said it wasn't funny. It was an experience he said he would never
forget. It was fresh in his mind until the day he died. It was fresh in his mind like it happened yesterday. He never cracked a smile when he told the
story because it happened to him and there wasn't nothing funny about it. He got pale and you could see it in his eyes. He was scared to death.'"