The creepy true prediction 14 years before the Titanic made its maiden voyage
Writer Morgan Robertson penned a novella in 1898 called ‘Futility, Or the Wreck of the Titan’.
In the story, an ocean liner called the Titan, which was the largest ship ever made, hit an iceberg and sank.
The novella was written before the RMS Titanic was designed, but the Titan was similar in size – 882ft 9in (269 m) compared to Titanic’s 800ft (244 metres).
Both ships sank after hitting an iceberg in the North Atlantic Ocean and neither had enough lifeboats for passengers.
In his story, Mr Robertson calls Titan ‘unsinkable’, which was also used in promotion for the Titanic’s maiden voyage.
More than half of Titanic’s 2,200 passengers and crew died compared to half of Titan’s 2,500 passengers and crew.
The Titanic sank in 1912, 14 years later.