We have had to lzseveral discussions on The Angora Chronicles where people are convinced that something is one way, when it really seems very unlikely that it is true. But once that story is handed down through the generations, its very hard to dispute it.
Even when playing the Pass It On Game, hardly ever does a phase or sentence make it through the next person without the meaning being scrambled, much less after it makes it around a circle of people.
So think about how implausible and unlikely any story handed down through the ages is to what really happened.
Since most of the time it doesn’t really matter, it’s best to let someone have thier preferred take on it and move on.