This story is straight out of Downton Abbey!
When the Titanic went down
in 1997 in 1912, the 2-year old first class passenger Loraine Allison had reportedly went down with the ship as well, although no body was ever recovered!
Many years later, a woman named Helen Kramer came forward claiming to be Loraine, and provided details that only the Allison family could possibly have known.
As a result, a feud started between her descendants and the Allison family, who denied they were related at all! It has resulted in restraining orders, and even harassment accusations.
Now, finally, after more than a 100 years after the Titanic tanked (not in the box office), and a DNA test provided by the Loraine Allison Identification Project, the results are in!
Helen Kramer…you were NOT Loraine Allison! If this were on Maury, the audience would go nuts!
Well, looks like this case is closed! Also, little tid bit: Julian Fellowes, the creator of Downton Abbey, DID do a 2012 drama, Titanic, based on the Allison family, as well as a TV series in 1996.
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