Update: Feb. 20 at 11:15 p.m.
Locals in Hoonah have reported that the Browns have now been spotted staying above a pizza place in an apartment rented out by Misty Harbor Lodge.
Discovery Channel aired an “Alaskan Bush People” Season One marathon on Thursday night leading up to Friday night’s Season Two mid-season finale. Bewildered fans were given an opportunity to review the earlier episodes in light of the compelling, but confusing, bits of information that are currently leaking out about the Brown family. It is very evident that the “wilderness family” is, at best, not as wild and untouched by modern civilization as the Discovery Channel has presented them to be.
Stoopid Housewives has compiled a long list of various inconsistencies of which the Browns have been pegged. The most shocking is that the family is reportedly staying at Icy Strait Lodge in Hoonah with the crew from Discovery Channel. Instead of roughing it at the home site, as portrayed in Season Two, they are observed to be commuting back and forth to the filming site, which by the way, they really don’t own. This article purports that Discovery Network leased this land for the reality show.
Icy Strait Lodge has a Facebook page, and people have posted questions there about the rumors that the Browns and the crew from Discovery are staying at Icy Strait Lodge in Hoonah. The Lodge denied that the crew was staying there. They did admit that the Browns are there occasionally. Here are a few of the comments the lodge made in response to people who were inquiring whether the Browns or the crew were staying there at Icy Strait Lodge.
“We do not have the crew staying with us. Is there something you need?”
“We do get to see them every now and then.”
“The Brown’s do not stay here permanently….”
“No they do not stay here only occasionally.”
“They live in a remote area that is only accessible by a 1 hour boat ride.”
So, with all the commotion about the show, it is not clear whether the show will return after the Mid-Season Finale. The Browns also have some very real legal problems that have resulted in felony indictments for Dad, Mom and four of the boys. They have been accused of falsifying information in order to obtain payments from Alaska’s Permanent Fund. There were possibly residency requirements that the family didn’t meet on certain years. Their court date is in June.