This is complete bullshit.
I know it’s bullshit.
Do you know how I know?
I know because I was there. After dark. Not drunk.
Mark is my friend. So is Kyle (the guy who was driving the second vehicle, the one I was in.). We were having a party at a nearby farm. Several people wanted to go for a ride in the utility vehicles. So we did.
Nobody drove past the Naugler “homestead” numerous times. They/we drove past there twice. Two separate times with two different groups of folks.
Hey, it’s not our fault that the Nauglers wanted fame. They got it and people want to see the much-lauded Blessed Little Homestead. There were also some folks who wanted to go by and see the Sneeds, which they did.
As it happened, nobody was drunk. Not a single person. Several of the vehicles had teenagers in the back. They weren’t drinking at all. I’d had not a single drop of alcohol. My husband was with me and he’d had one glass of wine.
I repeat, nobody was drunk.
A few people took photos. So what? Nicole takes photos all the time of other people’s property.
I did not. Nobody in our vehicle even had a camera.
When we got right in front of the Naugler “homestead,” Joe came barreling out into the road. Kyle, who was driving, and who knows almost nothing about the Nauglers, stopped and then got out to talk with Joe, because Joe was yelling at us, wanting to know why we were taking photos of his family.
We explained that we had no cameras.
Kyle chatted with Joe for a bit, and Joe began the conversation with “Do you know who I am?” I am serious. That’s what he said.
Kyle said, “No” (which was the truth – he’d never met Joe and didn’t recognize him), and Joe told him that he was “Joe Naugler, whose family was taken unlawfully by CPS last year. . .” It’s his badge of honor, obviously.
At some point, I was trying not to laugh and asked Joe, “Do you know who I am?”
Joe began ranting again about sewage and baby diapers and ponds and got into something about how he was spearheading a federal investigation into corruption in Breckinridge County, and at that point, Kyle asked Joe if he wanted a beer.
Joe stopped his rant in mid-sentence (I am not exaggerating), brightened up like a Christmas tree, and said, “Well, yeah, if you have one to spare.” So Kyle walked to the back of utility vehicle and got a beer out of the cooler and gave it to Joe.
At this point, Mark (from the conversation the other night on Nicole’s wall) drove up in the other vehicle, and Kyle and Joe walked over there. Mark introduced himself to Joe and Joe said “Oh, you’re the guy who had the conversation with my wife the other night.” And all three of them laughed.
And then those three men chatted happily while Joe Naugler drank the beer that Kyle had given him. As we left, the three men shook hands, and Joe invited both of them to come visit the homestead any time (call first) and meet the whole damn family.
Nobody once told Joe to get running water. Not once. I don’t think the subject was ever mentioned. There was some conversation about sewage, but that was mostly from Joe, talking about conspiracies.
Kyle did ask Joe what he did for a living, but remember, Kyle knows very little about all this, and was unaware that Joe is unemployed.
The conversation was congenial for the most part and nobody threatened Joe in any way. The only person ranting and raving was Joe Naugler.
So, Nicole, play your little audio recordings. I dare you. Joe was recording us, or at least he said he was. Post those recordings. Go ahead.
You couldn’t sleep because your husband was out in the road having a beer with two of the local men, with some teenagers and two senior citizens present? You actually called the police because people in a couple of utility vehicles drove past your house and took some photos and had a beer with your husband? How scary. How hard did the police laugh?
By the way, your “homestead” is a joke. It looks like something out of a third-world country.
This is the awful, stalking photo that was posted that struck such fear in Nicole’s heart. This. This is what she’s talking about when she says that “we” posted photos of her home and her family.
Do you see her family? Do you see her? Do you see anyone except the latter half of the neighbor’s dog?
The garden shed is barely visible in the background. You can just see part of it (green roof). The other buildings and farm implements are the neighbors.
You can see how close the shed is to the road.
This was not taken by me. I did not have a camera and I was there after dark.