My guess was that he might just so that he could throw things back at me as being wrong. He was, after all, not beyond a bit of debunking. That was in December 2017. Today he wrote this:
"It is unsettling. I checked several sources you mention in the hopes of finding something amiss there. Nothing. I am now in my 67th year and your bloody book has me convinced something is going on. It's too hard to dismiss. I hate you!"
There was a big Smiley after that last comment.
I know how he feels, though: going into the project I thought I was going to come up with other conclusions. "Ruth Syndrome" he called "a mind-blower!"