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Paul Smith Debunking

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Paul Smith has achieved fame as the arch debunker of the Rennes le Chateau mystery.

He now spends so much time on this that debunking this mystery has clearly become a nice little earner for him.

Paul Smith refuses to enter into debate with me. In short - I terrify him.

Every time I e-mail him pointing out his numerous anomalies, his response is to immediately change the subject, call me a Plantard junkie and ban my mail address.

He is the principle motivation for me constructing this website. Here his every argument is blown apart.

I hope that eventually this website will become so in his face that he will be forced into an open debate instead of his normal practice of sniping from a distance.


Henry Lincoln has challenged Paul Smith to a TV debate several times, Smith has refused on every occasion.

That tells a story about the validity of Mr Paul Smith.



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Creating a New Age version of Christianity?

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Welcome to the alternative to the website that provides the salient facts about the lies told about the Priory of Sion and Rennes-le-Château.

Find out all the
TRUTH about the Abbé Bérenger Saunière and Pierre Plantard here!

Was the Abbé Bérenger Saunière really wealthy and did he discover a treasure and parchments or was he just another French priest?
Take a walk into his church and you'll know straight away

Was Pierre Plantard really the Grand Master of several secret societies
(actually he was one of three who claimed the position) and the direct descendant of the Merovingian Kings? Possibly one of thousands I suspect. What is the real truth about Pierre Plantard’s life? What indeed?

Real answers to these questions can all be found on this website.

Bérenger Saunière’s "wealth" is a myth that first originated during the mid-1950s. Saunière’s entire estate was only valued at 18,000 Francs by the Credit Foncier de France in 1913 when Saunière had asked it for a loan because by that time he did not have enough money to even buy food.

"Bérenger Saunière’s "wealth" is a myth that first originated during the mid-1950s."

Proof Please? I hereby give notice that all of your bluffs will be called.

This was not the first time that Abbé Saunière had asked for a loan in order to eat. Abbé Saunière lived in poverty for most of his life except for the period between 1896-1905 and we have the relevant paperwork to prove it – Abbé Saunière lived from the selling of masses during the years 1896-1905 and the paperwork for that exists as well.

Saunière's wealth was either spent or given to Marie Denarnaud, it is true that most of his income dwindled from 1905 onwards and during the war years as he was unable to travel. He kept his own records of his selling of masses, a little strange that he should keep records of the very thing that could get him into trouble. Most Priests had been guilty of selling masses, Saunière probably kept records that condemned himself because he did not wish for too many enquiries into where he really got the money. There was nothing special about Saunière in regard to this matter. The only thing that unusual about Saunière was his expenditure. WE have the relevant paperwork for this too. It is not certain that Saunière ever had ANY money of his own, but boy did he spend it.

Here is a small section from one of his so-called lean years


22-janv 307,50 F Maison de la bonne presse Paris Abonnements  

3-mars 21,75 F Mr Ribes Limoux Librairie Papeterie  

6-mars 6,25 F Mr Méric Limoux Librairie Papeterie  

13-mars 9,30 F Mr Gélis Carcassonne Horticulteur  

27-mai 167,00 F Mr Issac Carcassonne Vêtements ecclésiastiques  

4-juin 227,50 F Mr Sabatier Carcassonne Distillerie  

juillet 7 045,95 F Maison Noubel Carcassonne Meubles  

17-juil 1 630,50 F Mr Rieu Limoux Vêtements  

22-juil 9,00 F Mr Trintignant Nîmes Horticulteur  

11-août 15,00 F Mr Gally Carcassonne Papeterie  

7-sept 64,00 F Mr Bousquié Carcassonne Porcelaines  

24-nov 12,40 F Mr Bonnafous Carcassonne Librairie  

7-déc 85,57 F Mr Firmin Montazels Chaux et ciments  

17-déc 281,95 F Mr Blain Limoux Epicerie


Note that he spent 7 045,95Francs on Furniture. That is over half as much again on the estimate he received for the rebuilding of the whole church. He had spent 5 011,70 F with the same company on 28th Oct the previous year.

Over 12000 francs for furniture alone and wait until you see his bread bill. But I guess somehow Saunière's records here wont be believed whereas his ones for his selling masses will be. Selective evidence will become a well represented feature on this website. His housemaid Marie Denarnaud never worked again for 40 years after Saunière's death, nice little earner this selling of masses.

Question for you. What would a man who has a guaranteed large income want with a bank account? What's he saving for? A rainy day? There's not going to be any rainy days. The money comes in and if you haven't got anything to spend it on at that moment, you give it away. Which is precisely what Sauniere did.

Monsignor Billard, Abbé Saunière's Bishop, was far more wealthier - he inherited over a million Francs in 1891 from a rich widow and he too, lived from selling masses and, like Abbé Saunière, was eventually to become suspended from his sacerdotal duties over allegations relating to financial impropriety within the Church.

So let me get this straight. He inherits a large amount of money but sells masses for money - Erm! WHY?

Pierre Plantard was a lifelong charlatan and confidence trickster – his 1937-1954 activities involving confidence trickery, anti-semitic and anti-masonic activities are provided in File Ga P7 which is available for public inspection at the Paris Prefecture of Police, 9 Boulevard du Palais, 75195 Paris (Monsieur Claude Charlot, is the Director of Museum Archives of the Bureau of Associations at the Paris Prefecture of Police, for written enquiries).

Presumably a point will be forth coming from this. So he's anti-semitic and anti-masonic so by some twisted logic we are to assume he's a liar too?

References to Pierre Plantard’s criminal convictions are available for public inspection at the Sub-Prefecture of Saint Julien-en-Genevois, 4 Avenue de Geneve, 74164 Saint Julien-en-Genevois, Haute-Savoie (Monsieur Serge Champanhet, is the Secretary General of the Sub-Prefecture, for written enquiries – the letter dated 8 June 1956 by the Mayor of Annemasse to the Sub Prefect contained in File Number KM 94550 which holds the 1956 Priory of Sion Registration Documents must be cited in the written enquiry).

Winston Churchill, Nelson Mandela, Ghandi all had a spells in prison. He was anti mason, you said so. Everyone knows that when you're anti-mason and anti-semitic and you're effective you'll have trumped up charges made against you.

Pierre Plantard’s Judicial Archives are held in the Tribunal de Grand Instance de Thonon-les-Bains. But these unfortunately are not available for public inspection due to the French Privacy Law.

So why mention them? Smith hasn't got the first damn clue what's in them.

Pierre Plantard got into serious trouble in 1993 with Judge Thierry Jean-Pierre because he claimed that Roger Patrice Pelat was a "Grand Master of the Priory of Sion" - and the Judge was heading an investigation into Pelat’s activities that involved financial improprieties - it was following this incident in September 1993 that Plantard ceased his Priory of Sion activities and lived out the rest of his life in isolation.

Somehow Smith seems to think that because these people were bad then the whole story must be fake. I guess there must be some logic there somewhere.

Smith's slight of hand designed to deceive.

Paul Smith is required immediately to alter a statement he made here.


Pierre Plantard, Judge Thierry Jean-Pierre
and the End of the Priory of Sion in 1993


Paul Smith


Judge Thierry Jean-Pierre


Although Pierre Plantard "officially retired" from Priory of Sion activities during the mid-1980s following a conflict with the French author Jean-Luc Chaumeil, who discovered details about Plantard's past and published the Statutes of the Alpha Galates, Plantard did not stop contriving his schemes – he continued underground with his Priory of Sion fantasies and later revived it in a different form with a different myth and pedigree in 1989, claiming that Roger-Patrice Pelat was one of its Grand Masters during the interim period of 1984-1992. See here for an explanation.

When Judge Thierry Jean-Pierre became the presiding French Judge heading the enquiry into the Patrice Pelat financial corruption scandal of the 1980s, Plantard voluntarily came forward during the 1990s offering evidence to the enquiry, claiming that Pelat had been a "Grand Master of the Priory of Sion". The Judge ordered a search of Plantard's house which uncovered a hoard of Priory of Sion Documents, claiming Plantard to be the "true King of France" – the Judge subsequently detained Plantard for a 48 hour interview and, after asking Plantard to swear on Oath – Plantard admitted that he made everything up; whereupon Plantard was given a serious warning and advised not to "play games" with the French Judicial System. This happened in September 1993 and it was all reported in the French Press of the period. This was the reason for the final termination of the Priory of Sion in 1993 and the subsequent life-in-hiding for Pierre Plantard, never to reappear in public again or to be involved with his Priory of Sion fantasy again.

Between 1993 and his death in 2000 Pierre Plantard shuttled backwards and forwards from Barcelona, Perpignan and Paris. His remains were cremated when he died in February 2000.
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Plantard ONLY admitted that he made everything up about Pelat  about his status as a Priory of Sion Grand Master.


The Priory of Sion still operates. See Here

Plantard thought that the Multi-Millionaire Pelat, who was the financial backing of the French President François Mitterrand was the member of the Prieuré de Sion  secret society. He probably was it's just that Plantard didn't have any proof only a hunch. In any case Plantard didn't use the words 'he made everything up' he said that he didn't have the proof.

This is a deliberate attempt at deception, Smith should immediately alter his ambiguous statement.


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