Did Ottis Toole, in partnership with Henry Lee Lucas, murder 600 people? Of course not.
Did Ottis Toole, as he claimed with conscientious journalists, conduct the greatest “goose chase” in American history? Maybe.
Did Ottis Toole perfect cannibal recipes? Of course not.
Did police agencies across the United States allow Ottis Toole to dupe them in exchange for lurid false confessions that allowed them to clear scores of cold cases, including that of Adam Walsh? Absolutely.