Eerie Foretelling of the Titanic
In 1912 on its maiden voyage from England to New York, the so called “unsinkable” RMS Titanic collided with an iceberg and sank.
The ship did not have enough lifeboats on board for all the passengers and so resulted in the death of some 2000 people.
In my hub “Irony at Sea” I write about the coincidence of how some second class passengers, at the time of the collision, were watching a movie named the Poseidon Adventure and the fact that had they not been watching this movie some may have lived.
Apart from the fact though, that both the Titanic and the Poseidon were ships that met tragedy, there are very few similarities.
That is not the case though with a ship called Titan.
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Many of the casualties of the Titanic, could have lost their lives because they were watching a movie, the original version of "The Poseidon Adventure"
What AP Have to say on this on YAHOO
- Author's fictional Titan hit iceberg years before the Titanic sank - Yahoo! News
From Yahoo! News: TORONTO - It was the largest ship of its day, described by its creator as "the greatest of the works of men."
In 1898, fourteen years before the Titanic incident, Morgan Robertson wrote a book called “Futility”, later however, the books title was changed to “Wreck of the Titan”.
This book was about a ship named Titan.
Like the Titanic it was the largest ship afloat. Like the Titanic it was thought to be unsinkable. Like the Titanic it had insufficient lifeboats and like the Titanic it struck an iceberg.
Unlike the Titanic, the Titan was on a voyage from New York to England but both met an iceberg at the same speed and sank in the same part of the Atlantic Ocean.
One point though where the book is different from the reality is that in the book Titan is sailing on a foggy night whilst the Titanic hit the iceberg on a clear one.
Was there something paranormal in the writing of this book?
Did Morgan Robertson have some kind of premonition or dream?
The similarities are at best incredible. The two ships had the same number of propellers and the same number of masts.
It is uncommon for icebergs to be located so far south in the month of April when both ships sank, yet Robertson wrote of one.
Could the writing of this book a full 14 years prior to the Titanic sinking really just be coincidence alone?
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