The Historic Disappearance of Louis Le Prince

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This French inventor stepped onto a train... and disappeared from history
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KOMMENTARE

  1. Carter Braithwaite

    Carter BraithwaiteVor 4 Stunden

    "theIR cALLed ENTS"

  2. Mhm ;3;

    Mhm ;3;Vor 4 Stunden

    Well it is highly possible that Thomas killed him. Considering that it lines up. He disappeared, then later Thomas came out with an invention. People also believe he committed suicide because he was bankrupt. But that doesn’t add up. He was about to invent something and go down in history. Why would he kill himself? Plus he would make incredible amount of money from it. The brother does seem suspicious. I read that passengers saw him get on the train but never saw him get off/or in their section of the train. It was also reported that his luggage was lost. (Which held the blueprints) which then leads to the pin pointing on Thomas. Maybe Thomas knew what was in the luggage. It would explain why his luggage was gone as well. Another theory was that he drowned. But again. Wouldn’t add up. They did find a body in a body of water in 2003 I believe(may be him or not. Wasn’t proven)But no luggage. Also no passengers saw a man jump out a window. But I’m going to combine the two theories for another theory. What if, theoretically. Thomas Edison hired someone to kill him. Theoretically, they drowned him. Then took his luggage. It may fit. But it then doesn’t explain how no one saw him jump out or pushed out. Which then leads to another theory. What if there was a spot on the train that no one was at, at the time it happened. Maybe a section that is prohibited to all passengers. Someone could of easily led him back and did the deed. I do think it is fishy (since Thomas is well known for how much he steals)

  3. - superwholockin07 -

    - superwholockin07 -Vor 5 Stunden

    I now feel sad and robbed of not knowing Louis' name :(

  4. Curly_Queen_Bee CC

    Curly_Queen_Bee CCVor 9 Stunden

    What if Thomas Edison went around, either killing people or hiring someone to kill others. Just so he could say he invented something that he didn’t.

  5. Kiyo

    KiyoVor 11 Stunden

    If Le Prince DID vanish in defeat, it must have been to commit suicide. He would have come forward during the patent wars if he was still alive. I think he had to murdered on that train, but I don't know that we have strong evidence that it was Edison.

  6. Brynn Wuz here

    Brynn Wuz hereVor 17 Stunden

    My school actually taught about Louis ale Prince!! (I’m an American). We also talked about the many people before Edison who worked on a form of the lightbulb. We’re not all bad ^^

  7. Dawnfox

    DawnfoxVor Tag

    Just look at Edison's picture. What a shifty, idea-stealing bastard!

  8. Lady Marmalade

    Lady MarmaladeVor Tag

    Fucking Edison.

  9. Richa Dubey

    Richa DubeyVor Tag

    Nothing can be worse than this for an inventor

  10. I'm the unknown

    I'm the unknownVor Tag

    So my birthday is September 16th so he died when I was supposed to be born like 100 years later

  11. usui usui

    usui usuiVor Tag

    this made me so sad and angry. Louis Le Prince, i'll remember you. thank you so much.

  12. champton911

    champton911Vor Tag

    Brother killed him or it was a random crime. It makes no sense that Edison would kill him. He had many bitter enemies much closer and didn’t murder them. Someone would have noticed that huge man at the train station.

  13. Joy Ang

    Joy AngVor 2 Tage

    IS THERE NO MOVIE ABOUT LOUIS LE PRINCE? *If none, he deserves one!* 🙄 Boo hoo to the King of Frauds, Thomas Edison.

  14. Clay C

    Clay CVor 3 Tage

    Also... If Albert was truly the killer wouldn’t he feed his family a bunch of bull to remove suspicion from himself? (Hence the grandnephews, and whatnot spewing all kinds of nonsense) In addition, NOBODY saw Louis board the train except for Albert. -Albert whom had sole control over a boatload of money. It’s fucking Albert. Edison probably knew about Louis’ invention in New York, and kept tabs on it. He eventually stole the idea, after Louis “disappeared”. That’s the only scenario that I see making any sense.

  15. Briggs soldier

    Briggs soldierVor 4 Tage

    This reminds me of Coco

  16. Cobalt360Degrees

    Cobalt360DegreesVor 4 Tage

    Jesus christ, did Edison actually do ANYTHING?

  17. Isaiah Riedl

    Isaiah RiedlVor 4 Tage

    Shane: exists Ryan: *W H E E Z E*

  18. Radadada Bladada

    Radadada BladadaVor 4 Tage

    Edison stole/swindled a bunch of "his" inventions.

  19. Mori Mori

    Mori MoriVor 4 Tage

    Thomas! That potato bag of a thief!!!

  20. Shooter Q

    Shooter QVor 4 Tage

    I don't think Edison is an absolute fraud, but in this case... my vote is for "Edison's Goons."

  21. Sword4000

    Sword4000Vor 5 Tage

    Why do they black out the top half of each face

  22. Windydev

    WindydevVor 5 Tage

    Look at the picture of Edison. He looks like an evil prick.

  23. Jhen Stellar

    Jhen StellarVor 5 Tage

    Shane in a white longsleeves is seriously hot 💕

  24. Douglas Morse

    Douglas MorseVor 5 Tage

    Shane's an ent

  25. Mailyn Amaro

    Mailyn AmaroVor 6 Tage

    As Shakespeare is to Literature, Thomas Edison is to inventions. Pragmatic individuals that were able to sell other's ideas for their own profit.

  26. Rhiannon Draws

    Rhiannon DrawsVor 7 Tage

    Lol I was born on September 16th

  27. Jacket Potato

    Jacket PotatoVor 7 Tage

    Why does nearly everything important happen in September (including my birthday)

  28. • Rock’tober •

    • Rock’tober •Vor 8 Tage

    “luh” its probounced “luh” not “leh” . . . “luh”

  29. alfjgist

    alfjgistVor 9 Tage

    Ironically, on the roster of that train were 2 guys named Warner...

  30. Nick Lewandowski

    Nick LewandowskiVor 9 Tage

    This has so many possibilities and none of them fun to think about

  31. Georgia Hutcheon

    Georgia HutcheonVor 10 Tage

    They need to do one one the pearl harbour coverup

  32. San Fran

    San FranVor 10 Tage

    typical american action by Edison

  33. dimXlights

    dimXlightsVor 11 Tage

    Nikola Tesla fell in love with an imaginary pigeon that had laser eyes.

  34. dimXlights

    dimXlightsVor 11 Tage

    mmmmm this sounds very familiar.... cough cough Nikola Tesla story cough cough.

  35. Wisconsin Rail Productions

    Wisconsin Rail ProductionsVor 13 Tage

    Ok. So it is confirmed that Edison or someone for Edison killed this man. In short, in a diary confirmed to be Edison’s titled Sep. 20 1890, Edison writes “I was called from Dijon. Prince is no more. The deed had been done. Murder is not my thing, but it had to be done” or something like that. Link: www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1369702108701603?via%3Dihub

  36. im broke

    im brokeVor 13 Tage

    fucking edison

  37. Yasser Ali

    Yasser AliVor 13 Tage

    I was always was taught that Edison was a genius inventor but i always disagreed.

  38. Wade B.

    Wade B.Vor 13 Tage

    TRAINS :D

  39. Erik Allen

    Erik AllenVor 14 Tage

    Thomas Edison was the definition of garbage on Earth.

  40. Dream Catcher

    Dream CatcherVor 14 Tage

    Shane: Well, on that case.. ALL ABOARD! Ryan: *looks at him like he’s an alien* Alright... Now I’m not as happy about this..

  41. StupKrou

    StupKrouVor 15 Tage

    In France, we learn that photography and motion picture (and further on, cinema) were invented here. Although in my memory, we learned about the Lumière brothers and not Louis. Its a shame that english school books credit Edison for a lot of 100% stolen work. Joseph Nicéphore Niépce is the father of photography and Louis Le Prince of 'motion picture' en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Le_Prince

  42. Caoimhín Oisin

    Caoimhín OisinVor 15 Tage

    History was written by winner. But this is an important history tho.

  43. ★Zoechu★

    ★Zoechu★Vor 15 Tage

    Most of the comments are hating on Thomas Edison and I love it.

  44. Ya boi Victor

    Ya boi VictorVor 16 Tage

    Buying bread from a man in brussels He was, 6 foot 4 and full of muscle I said do you speak-a my language? He just smiled and gave me a vegemite sandwitch Louis is that man. Same height.

  45. Kozi Kon

    Kozi KonVor 16 Tage

    make a video about that Edison son of a b^#%@% who stole almost every idea from everyone

  46. Jeremiah Federico

    Jeremiah FedericoVor 17 Tage

    Plot Twist:Edison killed him.

  47. Fatima Vizcaino

    Fatima VizcainoVor 17 Tage

    5:28 *walkie talkies*

  48. Pyronix

    PyronixVor 18 Tage

    *E N D Q U O T E*

  49. Deli_ YT

    Deli_ YTVor 18 Tage

    Edison killed him. I know, Mind Blown

  50. BooCakeSenpai

    BooCakeSenpaiVor 18 Tage

    I like how "The Entertainer" is just playing in the background (5:37 - 6:04)