We all know the fateful and tragic story of the Titanic, the “unsinkable” ship on its maiden voyage.
It’s one of the most famous tragedies in modern history, and was brought very much to the attention of the world again with James Cameron’s big-budget, multi-Oscar winning movie.
We look back at some very eerie and strange facts about the Titanic that may well take you by surprise, especially if your only knowledge of it comes from Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslett!
1. The Titanic tragedy was “predicted” by an American author
The novella The Wreck of the Titan: Or, Futility was written by Morgan Robertson in 1898, and seems to have predicted the sinking of the famous ship. The novella is about a huge ocean liner by the name of Titan which, just like the Titanic, sinks after hitting an iceberg in the North Atlantic.