An 87-year-old Nashville retired postman has been proven to have fathered over 1,300 illegitimate children after a private investigator hired by a Tennessee family discovered the shocking truth. 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. Some even thought I was Johnny Cash for real. 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.”
Private investigator Sid Roy never could have imagined a simple gig would end up in a 15 year quest for the truth. “It all started in 2001 when two different men that had nothing to do with each other hired me to find their biological father,” Said Roy. “I was astounded after further investigation to realize they both originated from the same person. That is when the mystery started unraveling and it became a personal mission of mine. Whenever I had some free time, I try to track down other testimonies. Eventually, DNA testing became really cheap and easy to use and helped me gather a lot of information over the years.”
No lawsuit insight – the private investigator says the children of the old man don’t intend to pursue any lawsuits against him. “Most people who are aware of the truth don’t want this information to get out and have given anonymous testimonies,” Roy explains. “The truth unleashed could break up hundreds or more families and that’s definitely not the point of all these years of research. All I know is that most people are glad to know the truth and don’t bear any grudge against the old man. I guess it was more a common practice in those days.”