posted on Jan, 28 2005 @ 10:44 AM
if you read the transcript, the entire thoery, the entire idea, begins with the idea the dauphin was smuggled out of France, and began the virginia
trust etc etc....
dna tests debunked this, so the DIA may just be a funky waste of money.....
(royals had their hearts removed upon death )
"Lost Dauphin" claimants
Reports, however, quickly spread that the body was not that of Louis XVII and that he had been spirited away alive, the "Lost Dauphin," by
sympathizers with another child's body left in his place. When the Bourbon monarchy was restored in 1814, hundreds of claimants came forward.
Would-be royal heirs continued to pop up across Europe for decades, and some of their descendants still have small but loyal retinues of followers
today. Popular candidates for the Lost Dauphin included John James Audubon, the naturalist; Eleazer Williams , a missionary from Wisconsin of Mohawk
Native American descent; and Karl Wilhelm Naundorff, a German clockmaker. Mark Twain satirized the host of claimants in the characters of the Duke and
the Dauphin, the con men of Huckleberry Finn.
The heart changed hands many times. First stolen by one of Pelletan's students, who confessed on his deathbed, asking his wife to return it to
Pelletan. The student's wife sent it to the Archbishop of Paris , where it stayed until the Revolution of 1830. It also spent some time in Spain. In
1975, it was being kept in a crystal vase at the royal crypt in the Saint Denis Basilica outside Paris, burial place of his parents and many other
members of France's royal families. Philippe Delorme , the contemporary authority on the subject, arranged for DNA testing of the heart. A Belgian
genetics professor, Jean-Jacques Cassiman, and Ernst Brinkmann of Germany's Muenster University conducted the two independent tests. After DNA
comparison with that reclaimed from the hair of Marie Antoinette proved the identity of the heart in the year 2000, the remains were finally buried in
the Basilica on June 8, 2004.
The story of the "Lost Dauphin" was recently staged in Northern Ireland in the student-produced play "All Those Who Suffered". The playwright
explains his motivations at the Monarchist Website: -
[edit on 28-1-2005 by radagast]