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Titanic DNA hoax: 'Rich toddler' hoax debunked by DNA test

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A Titanic DNA hoax was uncovered thanks to a simple test. On Jan. 22, NewsMax reported that a Detroit woman apparently lied about being a survivor of the Titanic. You see, Loraine Allison was presumed dead -- but her body was never pulled from the wreckage -- and then this woman named Helen Loraine Kramer came forward with a grandiose tale of survival that was told for many, many years -- but it turns out, she was lying.

Years after Kramer died, a DNA test was conducted to see if she was, indeed Loraine Allison. But she wasn't and her story of survival was apparently made up.

The Titanic DNA hoax finding came a little too late and left a lot of people with a lot of questions. For instance, who was Helen Loraine Kramer really, and why did she fabricate such a story? After so many years of believing the story and taken Ms. Kramer at her word, it's hard to connect the dots after they've drifted so far apart.

"The big mystery that still exists is, who exactly was she? We have no idea why she tried to make this claim," questioned Tracy Oost, a forensic scientist at Laurentian University in Sudbury (via NewsMax). The answers to these questions may never be revealed.

The Titanic DNA hoax finding does not explain what happened to little Loraine Allison and whether or not she lived her life in the world without ever saying a word about her experience aboard the ship.

© Effie Orfanides 2014

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