A conspiracy theory claiming that the Titanic never sank is gaining traction on social media, with TikToker @mia.w22 leading the charge.
The theory suggests that the Titanic, which sank on April 15, 1912 after striking an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean, was actually the ship’s older sister, the Olympic.
The theory is based on the fact that the Titanic and the Olympic are nearly identical in appearance, with both ships having four large chimneys and a black-and-white exterior.
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According to the theory, White Star Line, the manufacturer of both ships, relied on this lack of knowledge about the interiors to trick the entire world, sink the Olympic and claim the insurance money.
In the video, Mia explains: “The Olympic was on the water for a while, she was reaching retirement and [White Star Line] knew that. They were like, it was a lot of money to make the Titanic and it’s gonna be even more money to repair the Olympic, so what if we just sent the Olympic instead, sank that h**, claim the insurance money and then just scrap the Olympic like it was the Titanic for some spare parts.”
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The theory also suggests that there were some people who knew the ship was going to sink, including banker J.P Morgan and chocolatier Milton Hershey, both of whom cancelled their trips on the Titanic.
Additionally, the theory points to images of what purports to be the Titanic, but argues the ship featured has the same number of portholes as the Olympic – not the Titanic.
While the theory may seem far-fetched, it is important to note that the Titanic and the Olympic are nearly identical in appearance and there is a lack of knowledge about the interiors of the ship.
However, there is no evidence to support this theory and it is widely accepted that the Titanic did in fact sink on April 15, 1912, resulting in the deaths of over 1,500 people.
Despite the fact that there is no credible evidence to support this theory, it is still gaining traction on social media.
Many people have expressed their belief in the theory, with one viewer commenting, “She said what she said and I believe it.”
It is important to remember that conspiracy theories, such as this one, can be misleading and have no basis in fact.
The sinking of the Titanic was a tragic event that resulted in the loss of over 1,500 lives and it is essential to remember and respect the victims and their families by sticking to the facts.