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Titanic hoax DNA: Woman claiming to be Loraine Allison not really her

Titanic artifcacts
Titanic artifcacts
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A hoax is now coming to light. On Jan. 20, USA Today reported that a woman who claimed to be a two-year-old that was on the Titanic has now had her DNA checked to prove that she was not that child at all. It was all a hoax for attention.

It was believed that Loraine Allison went down with the ship and would have been the only child to die in first class. They never found her body though and in 1940 a woman came forward saying that she was that child. She was 28-years-old at the time and the age did match up.

When the woman passed away, they expected this to end without anyone really knowing but instead her family kept going online and saying that it was really her. An organization came together to prove that it wasn't and after checking DNA of relatives they were able to prove it was not here. The Loraine Allison Identification Project came together and now this mystery is solved.

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