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Offline Greenday

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Letting go of the Anna Anderson story
« on: March 04, 2005, 06:21:16 PM »
I'll throw this out as a general question:

Why is it that so many people have such a hard time letting go of the Anna Anderson story?

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Re: Letting go of the Anna Anderson story
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2005, 07:06:16 PM »
It's quite simple really. Most people (I being one of them) are curious about what happened to Anastasia. It's a mystery and Anna was a possible solution. There seems to be a strange history surrounding Anna. Even though there are to many contradictions in her story mystery surrounds it. She knew things a common factory worker couldn't have. How then did she obtain this knowledge? I personally do not believe she was the lost princess, but there are some things which remain unexplained about the matter.

Also it's the feeling that people get in their hearts when they hear of the family being murdered. It was morbid...brutal. We want Anastasia to live. I personally wish and I hope she did truly. The stories behind the royal family are heart warming. We want her to escape somehow...some way.  That way the murder wouldn't have completely dark ending. Besides it's been a question for years. If she were simply buried away from her other family members imagine how sad and disappointing it would be.

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Re: Letting go of the Anna Anderson story
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2005, 07:15:30 PM »
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I'll throw this out as a general question:

Why is it that so many people have such a hard time letting go of the Anna Anderson story?


To put it simply, there are too many loose ends that haven't been tied up.  Too many people believed (and still believe, myself included) that there is a lot that can't explained away.  The DNA results don't fit with everything else we know.  Not to mention the fact that the test results support the idea of her being FS, despite a lot of evidence, even used in the trial, which would strongly suggest AA and FS couldn't have been the same person.

Bottom line, the DNA test results don't wipe away 74 years of conflicting information. Many of us feel there is still a lot to be learned.

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Re: Letting go of the Anna Anderson story
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2005, 09:42:36 AM »
I think a lot of people just plain don't want to. Maybe for some it's too interesting a mystery to give up on. But I don't think the mystery is over, AA wasn't AN but as long as the 2 bodies remain missing there are still questions we can explore. But for me the AA case is over.

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Re: Letting go of the Anna Anderson story
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2005, 11:25:35 AM »
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I'll throw this out as a general question:

Why is it that so many people have such a hard time letting go of the Anna Anderson story?


Greenday
   What a great question!
   No doubt some of the appeal can be found in the romantic notion of a "secret or hidden princess" and some of it is the constant appeal of a giant conspiracy theory.
   Once people latch onto a notion such as this, it can become rather internalized and personalized, hence rejecting it may for some people be a bit like rejecting a part of themselves -a painful and difficult procedure.

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Re: Letting go of the Anna Anderson story
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2005, 12:06:49 PM »
Greenday, for me it is an issue of too many unanswered
questions, that is all.  I know and accept the fact that AA was not AN.  I just am not totally convinced that AA was FS.   I for one don't believe that the Bolshevik firing squads could have been that poor of shots.  

As long as that doubt lingers in my mind, I am interested in the story, for no other reason than that.
If you follow the threads at all some of us are just interested in the many differences between AA=FS, we may never have enough answers or the right answers to our questions, but the material is fascinating, and I for one am getting a more open, honest look at history, one not covered in the "legend" of AA, which I find to mislead many of us, give us preconceived notions of the case.    

No matter how you look at it, it is a fascinating story.

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Re: Letting go of the Anna Anderson story
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2005, 09:16:03 PM »
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Greenday, for me it is an issue of too many unanswered
questions, that is all.  I know and accept the fact that AA was not AN.  I just am not totally convinced that AA was FS.   I for one don't believe that the Bolshevik firing squads could have been that poor of shots.  

As long as that doubt lingers in my mind, I am interested in the story, for no other reason than that.
If you follow the threads at all some of us are just interested in the many differences between AA=FS, we may never have enough answers or the right answers to our questions, but the material is fascinating, and I for one am getting a more open, honest look at history, one not covered in the "legend" of AA, which I find to mislead many of us, give us preconceived notions of the case.    

No matter how you look at it, it is a fascinating story.


These responses have all been great.

Also thank you for helping me to understand the other thread better Michael G. I wasn't trying to defend anyone on that particular thread.

It seems I was just  getting it confused with the "clutching at straws thread"

Sorry ???