|S S MINNOW|
In an exclusive interview with OFF THE WALL NEWS, Goesinya said the two men had been looking for the lost boat for the past ten years or so. "My Aunt Bea was a huge fan of Gilligan's Island when it was on television back in the sixties. I remember watching it with her as a child and seeing her get caught up in the excitement of the shipwrecked survivors on what was called Gilligan's Island. She always told me it was a true story, even though my parents assured me it wasn't."
Upon reaching adulthood, Goesinya and his best friend Matter, decided to start searching deserted islands for the lost vessel, if indeed there was one. When asked what prompted him to take on such an undertaking he replied, "Well, you know my parents had assured me it was only just a TV show. They also assured me that marijuana was not cool. When I found out they were not telling me the truth about pot, I immediately started looking for the S S Minnow."
|"Little" Buddy Gilligan|
When word spread of the the discovery on Gilligan's Island, Buddy Gilligan of Hollywood, Tennessee came forward, claiming to be a child of one of the survivors on the show. Records show his mother's name was Ginger Grant. "My mother told me as a child, that she wasn't sure who my father was so she didn't know whether to name me Skipper, Prof, Howlly, or Little Buddy. I chose Buddy after watching the reruns on TV Land. "I'm hoping a DNA test of the remains will tell me who my true father is." When asked how he got separated from his mother, he said he couldn't remember. OFF THE WALL NEWS was able to search old records and discovered that Gilligan was found floating in a rubber raft off the coast, when he was six years old.
As more of this story comes to light, OFF THE WALL NEWS will be there.