Reports that DNA tests proved a retired postman fathered 1,300 illegitimate children are false.
This postman always knocks twice
A news article ran with the old “sleeping with the mailman” joke.
According to Snopes, the fake claim originated in 2016 on World News Daily Report.
(Their top story was “WOMAN SUES FOR $2 MILLION AFTER VACCINE MADE HER CAT AUTISTIC”)
The article claimed that a private investigator in Tennessee discovered that an 87-year-old man had fathered more than 1,000 children while working as a postman.
I need to learn that Johnny Cash impression.
The legendary article continued:
The investigation that has gathered thousands of DNA samples and testimonies over a 15-year period ultimately proves the man is the father to literally thousands of illegitimate children in the region.
“Contraception wasn’t very popular in those days,” he told local reporters in his defense. “I have nothing to be ashamed of. The 60s were the good old days and I did a great Johnny Cash impression which played out real good with the ladies,” he explained. “Some even thought I was Johnny Cash for real,” he recalls laughingly. “I don’t know if they really believed it or if they were trying to convince themselves, but who was I to say no to a quickie?” he acknowledged.
Luckily, the 1,300 children of the old man don’t intend to pursue any lawsuit against the old man.
No truth to any of it.
Signed, sealed and delivered.
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