Many fans have become enamored with Discovery Channel’s “Alaskan Bush People.”
For seven seasons, viewers have watched the Browns live in isolation in Alaska, and the tragic stage 3 lung cancer diagnosis of family matriarch, Ami, has brought them even further into the spotlight.Screenshot/Facebook
But new information reported by RadarOnline suggests that the wilderness-loving clan may not be as honest as they appear.
Two sources allegedly told the gossip site that the “born and raised in the wild” gang are actually living the sweet life in a Hoonah, Alaska, hotel.
According to the tourism website, the quaint town of Hoonah, with a population of fewer than 1,000, lies only 40 miles west of JuneauScreenshot/Wikipedia
Neighbors of the Browns —Jay Erickson and Becky Hunnicutt — allege that they see the reality stars traveling to and from the Icy Strait Lodge when they aren’t in front of cameras.
Hunnicutt added that the Brown children take special privileges, claiming, “All of the boys have their own rooms.”
Other insiders claim that the family’s remote lodge is merely a facade.
Fans took to Facebook to call out the Bush people’s supposedly fraudulent digs, though it looks like the Icy Straight Lodge is denying any claims of patronage:Screenshot/Facebook Screenshot/Facebook
Still, the same anonymous sources assert that members of production staff hang out at the lodge bar where the Browns have chosen to shack up.
Neither Discovery nor the Browns have made an official statement, and given Ami Brown’s health diagnosis, it may make sense for the Browns to live closer to town (and closer to medical care).
But the assertion that the “Alaskan Bush People” may not be so “Bush” could leave many fans wondering if they have been misled for years.