I was just looking over what is reported of Mr. Grey's claims - that he was the
illegitimate son of an affair between the Tsarovitch (under the name Nikolai
Chebotarev) and Marina of Greece.
If that is true, then Mr. Grey's mitochondrial DNA should be identical to that of
actress Catherine Oxenberg, Zenouska Mowatt, Christian Mowatt and Michael George
Charles Franklin Prince of Great Britain.
The Sunday Independent says Mr. Grey claims his DNA was "tested and compared with
extracts from the Romanov bones and that it proved a 'close match'". This would
have to be a comparison of chromosomal DNA. If his mitochondrial DNA matched that of
the Romanovs a strange history indeed would have to be invoked to explain it! As for
the purported chromosomal match, close is good enough in horseshoes, but further
details need to be forthcoming before it can be said to mean anything genetically.
Does anyone know if 'Nikolai Chebotarev's DNA is available?
I know nothing of Michael Gray, but in view of the unlikelihood of the
Tsarevich's survival, any claims about his DNA should be taken sceptically and
Don't worry about it. Michael Gray is from Ulster and his real name is
William Lloyd Lavery. He is no more the son of the Tsarevich Alexei than you
are. He is the cousin of another Irishman named Noel Lyle. Lyle has
challenged Lavery a.k.a. "Michael Gray" to take a blood test and compare it
to the Lyle family DNA. Lavery has refused and and his cousins have demanded
that the book "Blood Relative" must be taken off the shelves.
See my previous post. READ THE BOOK!
Now that you have read William Lavery's book "Blood Relative" and fallen for
that story, how are you going to react to the release next month of the book
about Oleg Filatov... who makes the very same claim?
What Happened the Night the Romanov Family Was Executed." It tries to gain
its credibility on the basis of having been authored by three Russian nuclear
physicists named Vadim Petrov, Igor Lysenko, and Georgy Egorov. The book is
published by Harry N Abrams and will be released in Hew York in a couple of
weeks (ISBN: 0810932776)
Will you believe that one too?
While we are at it.. "Blood Relative" bases its claims on DNA testing alleged
to have been done by Dr. Viacheslav Popov. Barely a year ago that same Dr.
Popov was the subject of a discussion here in this newsgroup when he was
quoted in the Russian press as having said that Alexei could NOT have
survived the murders because two of his teeth had been found in the grave
with Nicholas and Alexandra. That was shown to be incorrect. Now "Michael
Gray" claims Dr. Popov has produced a "close" DNA match for the claimed son
of the same Alexei that Dr. Popov had earlier publicly stated could NOT have
survived. What does that say about the credibility of the "Michael Gray"
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These records and more are alos in Dr. Maples Archive in FLorida. I have seen them all and have interviewed the suthor on numerous occassions.As well as his wife. He is the real deal whether you choose to boeleive it or not. Prince Michael is well aware of his father's blantant homosexuality and his mother's disdain of their marriage. She went right to Alexei after he was killed in Northern Ireland.