From headlines like; “Napoleon, an alien abductee” to “high Tech implant found in Napoleons skull”, the list went on. I turned my research towards finding out more about this topic, and well there is quite a lot of chatter about this one.
Before anything, I searched for Dr. Andre Dubois but didn’t manage to find out much about him. What I did learn is that Dr. Dubois is a french researcher who obtained funding from the French government to examine the skull of Napoleon Bonaparte, according to the sources we have checked, he received 140,000 USD$ for his research ( there are other sources as the image below, that state he received only 90.000 USD$ for his research). The only actual information we were able to find out about Dr. Dubois is the one found here.
If that is the actual Dr. Dubois that examined Napoleons skull, we know that Dr. Dubois is a professor of medicine and chief of the laboratory of gastrointestinal and liver studies at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) in Bethesda, Maryland. In 1963, Dubois graduated magna cum laude from the University of Brussels Medical School (UBMS). Later he obtained his PhD. in physiology and surgery at UBMS, again with honors. Dubois completed his residency at the Department of Surgery for both the University Hospital St. Pierre, Brussels, Belgium and the Military Hospital of Brussels, Belgium. He also boasts fellowships from the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York, Peter Bend Brigham Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston.
Dubois has been a member of the Digestive Disease Core Centers Study Section of the National Institutes of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases. He is also a member of the American Federation of Clinical Research, and the American Physiological Society. Additionally, he has served as associate editor of the journal “Prostaglandins”.
The goal was to determine the relatively “small height” of the French Emperor, who was 1.68 metres (5 ft 6 in) tall, which actually is an average height at that time, so he wasn’t really short at all. (Napoleon’s height was 5 ft 2 in in French measure according to Antommarchi at Napoleon’s autopsy, whereas British sources put his height at 5 ft 6 in imperial measure: both equivalent to 1.68 m). He was nicknamed le petit caporal, but that wasn’t because of his height.
I was hoping to learn whether he suffered from a pituitary disorder that contributed to his small stature,” he explained. But instead the researcher found something far more extraordinary: “As I examined the interior of the skull, my hand brushed across a tiny protrusion. “I then looked at the area under a magnifying glass – and was stunned to find that the object was a super-advanced microchip. – Dr. Dubois
The news about Napoleon’s microchip hit the media in 1997 when George Sanford from Weekly World News wrote an article about the French emperor titled ” Alien Implant Found In Napoleon’s Skull!”, we managed to find a copy of the article that was published, see image below.The only source that we were able to find was Weekly World News, no french journal published the story nor mentioned it in the past, so personally, im very skeptical about it. Weekly World News posted the article online on the 11th of August 2011. (source)
According to Dr. Andre Dubois a half-inch long microchip was found embedded in the skull of Napoleon. Dr. Andre Dubois declared that the possible ramifications of this discovery are almost too enormous to comprehend, he stated that this had to be a microchip that was implanted by otherworldly beings.
According to Dr. Dubois, from the extent of bone growth around the chip, the expert believes it was implanted when Bonaparte was young. But really where is the proof?
We searched intensively but in the end, we did not manage to find an image of the alleged microchip that was implanted in Napoleons skull, we just found the same image of a “grain sized” microchip that has flooded the internet since then, but it is not the real thing. We do know from recorded history that Napoleon vanished from sight for several days in July 1794, when he was 25 years old. Napoleon later claimed he’d been held prisoner during the Themidorian coup – but no record of that arrest exists, a bit strange right?.
We have not been able to determine the following; What organization Dr. Dubois is a member of ( apart of the University of South Alabama?), what was the date the actual examination took place, what “French medical journal” actually published this article, and when was the grant for the research given to Dr. Dubois by the French government. Based on the research we have done, we can say that this story is a hoax, no actual chip has been found, if it had been, we would expect more information made available to the public. If the story about Napoleon’s chip as actually true, it would have made history lessons a lot more interesting for today generation, but sadly, we believe that there is nothing to it, but as always you can never be sure.
Let us know what you think.
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