There are few stories in history that have received as much attention as the sinking of the Titanic. Even before the award-winning film, the tale of the disastrous voyage captured the attention of the entire world.

Because of this, one would think the circumstances surrounding the event are pretty much an open-and-shut case. In truth, though, even one of the most notorious maritime disasters in history has become the subject of an interesting theory.

When you hear all about this wild speculation, you might just start to question everything you know about the Titanic

Most of the facts surrounding the “unsinkable” RMS Titanic are quite well-documented. We know, for example, that construction of the ship began on March 31, 1909, and $7.5 million later, it was completed on April 2nd, 1912.

It’s easy to forget that the Titanic was just one of three “Olympic class” ships built by the White Star Line. The Brittanic and the Olympic were almost identical to the Titanic, which had just a few other modifications. That’s going to be important to remember later on…

By the time that the Titanic set sail on its maiden voyage (which, of course, would turn out to be its only voyage) on April 10, 1912, there were 1,317 people on board in total. Almost half of those lives would soon be lost…

Despite the fatal errors that would soon present themselves, Captain Edward Smith claimed he “could not imagine any condition which would cause a ship to founder. Modern shipbuilding has gone beyond that.” Boy, was he wrong.

What followed was one of the most legendarily disastrous tragedies in maritime history. “I saw that ship sink,” said Eva Hart, who survived the event as a child. “I never closed my eyes. I didn’t sleep at all. I saw it, I heard it, and nobody could possibly forget it. I can remember the colors, the sounds, everything… The worst thing I can remember are the screams.” Only, is there more to this story?

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