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MuertosPosted: Jul 24, 2010 - 20:32

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I know I have a penchant for posting these old, stale CTs that nobody has cared about in decades, but hey, cut me a break, I'm a historian.

I'm sure you all have heard the legend of the Grand Duchess Anastasia. Despite the fact that the entire Russian royal family was massacred by a Soviet hit squad in July 1918, there were rumors that some of the family secretly survived. The most celebrated pretender was Franziska Schanzkowska, a Polish mental patient who made a career out of claiming she was Anastasia who had somehow miraculously escaped the massacre, which she did beginning in 1922 until her death in 1984.

The bodies of the Russian royal family were found in 1991 and DNA testing conclusively proved that Anna Anderson (Schanzkowska's alias) was not related to Tsar Nicholas II. Despite this, there are CTs out there who continue to claim fanatically that Anna Anderson was the Grand Duchess Anastasia, or at least that the conclusive DNA testing is somehow flawed.

Here's a great website that sets out the case against Schanzkowska:</p>

What is amazing is that, more than 10 years after the conclusive DNA tests--which you can't argue with--there are still people out there who swear up and down that the CT regarding Schanzkowska is true. Check out some of the guestbook comments on this site (

Sloppily website with glaring errors - the date of Harriet Rathlef's death (NOT 1944) and the rubbish about the dentist having casts of Grand Duchess Anastasia's teeth (totally untrue) are two that just jumped out at me. You need to do better than this if you are to persuade me that you have researched properly and aren't just pushing your own agenda.

Sloppy Research, and full of errors and lies.
makes one wonder are you trying to sell a book?
or simply trying to push your own issues on to this case. Anna Anderson was Anastasia, there no question about it. she is who she said she was. DNA results where faked!, by order of prince Phillip

My reason for posting this: proof positive that CTs can never be convinced to go against their religion. Even scientifically unimpeachable DNA testing can't dissuade them.

Whether it's a Russian princess or 9/11 controlled demolition, there are dead-enders out there who will never be convinced. Nonetheless, this Anna Anderson site is a fine piece of debunking and should be an inspiration to us that even those old crusty theories that no one cares about are worth debunking--there are some very positive comments on this guestbook as well as the negative ones.

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