ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • Education and Science»
  • History & Archaeology»
  • History of the Modern Era»
  • Twentieth Century History

Eerie Foretelling of the Titanic

Updated on April 13, 2012
RMS Titanic 1912
RMS Titanic 1912 | Source


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.

Coincidence? | Source


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.

In April
In April | Source


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?


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image

      Malinda 2 years ago

      Hey, you're the goto expter. Thanks for hanging out here.

    • Patty Inglish, MS profile image

      Patty Inglish 6 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

      Very interesting hub - rated Up.

      There is an old black-and-white TV film that originally played on the old Playhouse 90 or a similar program that told the story (they said it was true) of an artist that painted the Titanic going down as the event was occurring. Very eerie as well.

    • Just History profile image

      Just History 6 years ago from England

      Quite an interesting thought here- voted up

    • mquee profile image

      mquee 6 years ago from Columbia, SC

      Very well written and interesting hub, with a lot of questions to be pondered. Very nice piece.