Narrator: His name is Morgan Andrew Robertson. No, he wasn’t a passenger on the Titanic. He was an American Author who in 1898 (14 years before the Titanic’s maiden voyage) published a novella originally titled ‘Futility’ and later renamed ‘Wreck of the Titan’. That in itself is not remarkable. What is remarkable, is how eerily similar the events in his story are to those of the real-life Titanic. His story features an enormous British luxury liner called the Titan which is described as ‘the largest craft afloat and the greatest of the works of men . . . and like the Titanic, was considered “unsinkable”.The Titan is 800 feet in length. The Titanic was 882 ft. The Titan carried 24 lifeboats “as few as the law allowed”, less than half needed for her 3000 capacity.The Titanic carried only 20 lifeboats, less than half the number required for her passenger capacity of 3000.On an April night, the Titan, moving too fast at 25 knots, hits an iceberg in the North Atlantic, roughly 400 miles from Newfoundland. On April 14, 1012, twenty minutes before midnight, the Titanic, moving too fast at 23 knots, strikes an iceberg in the North Atlantic, 400 miles from NewfoundlandThe Titan sinks bow first and 2500 souls are lost. The Titanic sinks bow first, and 2208 people die in the frigid waters. In both cases, the agonizing screams of the dying are heard by survivors. Morgan Andrew Robertson died on March 24, 1915, 11 months and 10 days after the Titanic went down.
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