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Book’s Spooky Parallels To Titanic – Dale’s Daily Data

The RMS Titanic leaving on its maiden voyage in 1912 (Getty Images)

We know the story of the sinking of the Titanic – the luxury liner that struck an iceberg just before midnight on April 14, 1912 and sank just a few hours later. Of the 2,201 passengers aboard only 711 survived. There have been countless books and several movies made about the events of that terrible night, but one book written 14 years before seemed to have foretold the tragedy.

The author’s name was Morgan Robertson and he wrote a fictional story of what people called an unsinkable ocean liner that sank on its maiden voyage across the Atlantic. If that’s not spooky enough, the name of his book was “The Wreck of the Titan”. Doesn’t that give you chills right there?

There’s more. Both ships – the Titanic and the fictional Titan sank after striking an iceberg. Most of the passengers aboard both ships were wealthy or famous. Only about a third of the passengers on both ships survived. Both ships didn’t have enough lifeboats. The captains of both ships were under pressure to make their crossing of the Atlantic quickly to set a speed record.

Robertson wrote his book in 1898 but he never was able to get it published. Each time he was told nobody would ever believe such a ridiculous story.

SOURCE: Readers Digest

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