Titanic: A Whale Of a Tale, part I
The Peculiar Case of The HMS Titan
By Richard Ravarino
It was 1898, when American novelist Morgan Robertson penned his novella, Futility: The Wreck Of The Titan, which eerily foretells one of the 20th century’s greatest disasters, the sinking of the Titanic. But was this tragedy an accident, or was it planned for profit and political gain? We will examine this tragedy on all fronts over the next few days.
From the fictional book, to J.P. Morgan’s role in the Titanic’s history and his ownership of the White Star line and the supposed conspiracy to dispose of more than 250 detractors, to the soon to be passed U.S. Federal Reserve Act.
Finally, there is plenty of evidence that the Titanic, might not have been the Titanic at all, but it’s sister ship the Olympic. The Olympic left dry dock almost a full year before Titanic and had already been involved in two collisions, at sea. The story will tell that the Olympic was intentionally sunk to save the White Star line, as it was irreparably damaged and was due an insurance inspection that June, which the re-monikered Titanic passed with flying colors.
Today we start, with a fictional tale from the imagination of author Morgan Robertson:
Futility: Sinking the “Unsinkable” Titan
The similarities between the fictional events of the Titan and the actual events of the Titanic are startling, beginning with the names of the ships. The Titan, according to the book, was the largest craft afloat and among “the greatest of the works of men” (800 feet, displacing 45,000 lbs), and was considered “unsinkable”. The Titan left port in Belfast, on a crisp April night, steaming into the North Atlantic, its voyage tragically ending when it hit an iceberg, while going too fast.
Ironically, both the fictional Titan and the real world Titanic were roughly the same size: The Titan was 800 feet long, while the Titanic was a mere 83 feet longer. Titan displaces 45,000 tons, while the Titanic – 46,328. Both are filled with the cream of high society from either side of the Atlantic. Both carry too few lifeboats to accommodate everyone on board. And in each case, the loss of life is dreadful.
Robertson even has the Titan traveling at over 22 knots when it hits the iceberg. The Titanic was going 25. Even though these are near misses, it makes you wonder if he was somehow channeling the future. Even the passenger totals were eerily in the same ballpark – The Titan carried 2,500 passengers, while the Titanic held 2,200 souls.
For all the similarities, there were differences, too, although they seem trifling enough in retrospect. While the Titanic was making its maiden voyage when it sank, Robertson’s ship was on its third trip across the Atlantic. Titanic was bound from Southampton, England to New York; Titan was eastbound from New York to Liverpool.
Just over 700 survivors were rescued from the icy waters of the North Atlantic after the Titanic sank, while only 13 people survived Robertson’s imagination, to be terrorized by polar bears on the iceberg. The biggest difference, however, was that the Titanic sank over two hours, taking time to settle to her icy death, while the Titan capsized and washed beneath the waves almost immediately.
So was this a case of pure coincidence, with art imitating life. Or was it a case of clairvoyance on the part of the author, who also penned a short story about a Japanese attack on the Hawaiian islands, just months before his death. Or was there something more sinister at foot. . .
Minister Lindsay Williams, a former Alaskan pilot who became a colleague of Atlantic-Richfield’s Ken Fromm tells a different story. He was privy to many meetings of high level oil executives who dealt with international power brokers (and possible Illuminists) on a daily basis.
The story has it that whenever a really big disaster is to be staged, Pastor Williams says, “They must tell you about it. It is part of their moral code. They must let you know it is coming”. He also points to a TV show, created by Chris Carter (X-Files) called “The Lone Gunman” starring Dean Haglund which premiered May 4, 2001, just months before the tragedy of 9/11.
It is also interesting to note that Robertson commited suicide, by drug overdose in 1915, just two years after the Titanic disaster at the age of 44. He was known as a happy and successful author and friends and family were surprised by his sudden suicide. No suicide note was left.
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