The Titanic Prophecy - Was it Merely Coincidence or a Cruel Twist of Fate

The year was 1898, a little known writer by the name of Morgan Robertson published his first book, Wreck of the Titan, or Futility

Nobody was interested in a book about a 70,000 tonne ocean liner named the S.S.Titan and coincidently, christened "Unsinkable" by the standards of the day, but ironically sank, hitting an iceberg as it crossed the North Atlantic, drowning 2/3 of it's passengers in the icy waters, including many dignitaries and wealthy people.  

The book didn't sell.

Was the book a prophesy of things that would eventually happen later? 

Here's a list of the parallels between the two stories? 

  • One of a boats is called the S.S.Titan, and another the S.S.Titanic. 
  • Both hit ice-bergs and sink in the mid-Atlantic.  
  • The weight of the ships were the same.
  • The nationality of the principle shareholders were the same.
  • The time of impact was the same.
  • Both had the same number of life boats on board and the same number were actually used.

If you think this is odd, it's not the first prediction of the sinking of the Titanic, there was a newspaper article printed two years prior to the publication of the Wreck of the Titan, about ocean liners crossing the Atlantic without enough life boats. The editor added a chilling reminder that;

"This is exactly what might take place, and what will take place, if liners are sent to sea short of boats."

I haven't finished yet!

Twenty years later, that editor was one of the passengers that met his untimely death in the icy waters of the North Atlantic, on the "Unsinkable Titanic" when it sunk on it's maiden voyage. 

Did both men have premonitions of a future event? Sends chills down your spine, doesn't it? 

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