Hey everyone! Today I am going to be talking about a Titanic Conspiracy theory I heard from Shane Dawson that I found interesting. Obviously, this is just a theory, so don’t take it too seriously because I am aware that this is a very horrific event that caused a lot of pain. Make sure to let me know what you think about this theory. Also, please subscribe to me to see my posts every Friday!
The image above is of the rms Olympic, which is the sister ship of the Titanic. They look very similar, but the rms Olympic was already in use when the Titanic was new. So, on the 20th of September, 1911, the Olympic collided with a different ship. This caused many issues because it would decrease the profits from this ship and the Titanic as well.
The incident proved to be their fault, meaning that the insurance would not cover the damages to be repaired or the loss of profit while it was being repaired. People believe that they came up with a plan to switch the Titanic and the Olympic, being that they looked very similar. Then, they could sink the Olympic (disguised as the Titanic) and get the money from that to help with their financial crisis.
Now, you are probably thinking that there really isn’t proof to support this, but their actually is. There have been some strange coincidences that don’t really add up. The first, being that even though they look similar, they do have some differences.
This image shows the windows on both ships. As you can see, the windows on the Olympic are smaller and unevenly placed. Another differences is the number of portholes on the side of the ship. When the Titanic was being built it had 14 portholes, but when it departed on it’s last journey, it had 16. Obviously, they could have just added two for some reason, but it is kind of strange.
This other photo compares pictures of the Titanic and pictures of the Olympic. Their structural design is definitely different. I’m not sure how this can be explained.
Something else that really creeps me out about this is that a good amount of people actually cancelled their trip on the Titanic last minute. One of them being, a man named J.P. Morgan who was the owner of the White Star’s parent company. He cancelled the trip after he had publicly spoken out that he was going to be on board. His excuse? He said that he was sick. However, him and his wife were seen in France only two days later, seemingly fine. It is also said that he removed several valuable items off of the ship.
I have also heard that several members of the crew who worked on the ship, said that the ships had in fact been switched. They said that they had been threatened not to speak about it.
Now, another ship, the SS Californian (owned by J.P. Morgan) was waiting in the middle of the Atlantic with no passengers. Instead, it had 3000 blankets on board. A survivor named Edith Russel had said that Titanic officers told her that the Californian was on it’s way. Unfortunately, the Californian was too far away, probably thanks to navigation errors.
Another strange occurrence is the letters M and P apparently appearing on the side of the Titanic after it had sank. Obviously, there is no M or P in Titanic.
Now, some evidence does go against this theory. One thing in specific is the number 401 appearing on some areas of the Titanic. The Olympic’s number is 400. Now, I’m not sure if they would have been able to change the numbers to help make it more believable, or if this actually does support the idea that the Titanic did in fact sink.
Let me know what you think about this conspiracy theory! Check out this link if you want to know more about this: https://social.shorthand.com/TitanicMystery/jCPyIbzzPVc/did-the-titanic-really-sink-or-was-it-olympic. Thanks for reading and don’t forget to follow me!