It seems more likely than ever now that Adolf Hitler had a child.
The results of new testing support the story of a French man who said he was the illegitimate and only child of the German dictator.
Jean-Marie Loret had said his mother told him that she and a young Hitler dated while he was stationed in Northern France during World War I and she was a teenager.
Before Loret died in 1985, he shared his story with a lawyer; the sensational and history-defying details of that conversation -- plus new evidence to support the claim -- were just published in the French magazine Le Point. Loret also wrote a book titled "Your Father's Name Was Hitler" in 1981.
Charlotte Lobjoie was 16 when she approached the German soldier, intrigued because he was sketching in a notebook. The two would often go for walks, which Lobjoie later told her son "usually ended badly" with Hitler ranting about politics and history.
"Your father, inspired by nature, launched into speeches, which I did not really understand ... He did not speak French, but solely ranted in German, talking to an imaginary audience."
By the time Lobjoie gave birth to a baby boy, Hitler had left France. Alone and poor, she gave her son up for adoption, though they would remain in touch.
Loret says his mother first revealed the identity of his father in the 1950s, triggering the kind of reaction you'd expect from someone who just learned their father was a genocide-perpetuating mass murderer and one of the most awful people in history.
"In order not to get depressed, I worked non-stop, never took a holiday, and had no hobbies. For twenty years I didn't even go to the cinema," he wrote in his book.
Loret was anxious to know if his mother's story was accurate and consulted with numerous experts who confirmed they had similar facial structures, handwriting and the same blood type.
Paintings from Hitler have been found in Lobjoie's French attic. Among them, a painting of the young Frenchwoman signed by Hitler. Documents from the French and German armies confirm Hitler was in her town during the time in question.
And Le Point reports that documents show that during World War II, German soldiers brought envelopes with cash to Labjoie during the Nazi occupation.
With Loret's decades-old claims now backed by this new evidence, there are plans to republish "Your Father's Name Was Hitler" and update it with these discoveries.