I'm soo glad a formal announcement was made. I have been wanting to say something for several days now but held off as i knew Anne was going to make one. I am one of the ones who checked into his story and i don't mind saying so. At one point, i was going to send things for the baby and wanted to verify everything before doing so. I went online and looked up the address he gave me to- the one where "Amber" supposedly lived- only to find that there was no record of her. At that point- I called the hospital numbers he gave me claiming where the baby was at. I called 3 different numbers (and after doing so- looked up ALL of the hospitals in that area.) Not one had a record of Amber, John, or the baby. None of them. It was definitely at this point that i realized it was a hoax- but attempting to give them one last chance- i called the morgues in that area and another member called the funeral homes- No record. I also called the NICU- no record of a baby under that name ever being there. So there you have it folks- if there was any glimmer of doubt left- please know that I at least fried to verify everything to no avail. Nobody under those names in those areas are in any of the records there. I'm sorry. I know ya'll got as invested into this story as i did. What made me curious before i ever did the calling around was that first picture posted of Kaelyn- if you notice in the background there are flowers, chocolate, and a card....Who would give that to someone who had just lost the mom? Also- John supposedly claimed that he was extremely allergic to flowers when members asked if they could send some to the funeral home- see...things don't add up. There were a few other things like that which really lead me to believe it was a hoax (i had NEVER heard of anyone faking an online death before this so it was quite a shock for me. I just don't understand the reasoning behind it.) Once i called around and checked up on the story- that was proof enough for me to know it was a hoax. I wanted to tell ya'll sooner...but i knew a formal announcement was going to be made and thought it was best to let Anne do so after she had also researched as well so i was not the only one. I am sorry we all cried and mourned over this story when it was only a hoax. I am still infuriated over the entire thing.
Thank you for telling us all that!! I still think theres more to the story than even all of this......