This isn't a hoax, if that's what you are expecting. Can't blame you at all for thinking that what with all the loony toons carrying on this conspiracy in the manner they have. It's just an article on the actual events that shaped the legend and how they became misconstrued into the Polybius Myth. And the fact that Steven Roach was a real guy -a somewhat clever hoaxster who convinced quite a few people, embarrassingly enough, that he was legit. I see he was, in turn, impersonated here by those attempting to have a bit of fun. He has been impersonated on other forums as well. So weird.
Hilarious how he keeps being regenerated by people who find humor in stringing people along. So, believe me, I understand your apprehension
But there's no Tom Foolery here. Just a straight up article. No controversy. No BS.