Like many people out there, I’ve always been incredibly FASCINATED by the tragic ship. And no, it wasn’t because of Cameron’s Film “Titanic” that first got me interested in it. While that may have been the case for most of the current generation, my interest stemmed from reading books about the infamous ship since I was a child.

The first time I’ve heard of the ship came from a book written by Clive Cusler in “Raise The Titanic“.   It was a piece of fiction that came out in 1976 that became a movie with the same name in 1980.  Of course, this was prior to the actual finding of the ship by Robert Ballard in 1985.

Originally thought to have sunk in ONE piece, Robert Ballard disproved that theory when he launched an expidition that found the wreck in September 1, 1985. His team team discovered that Titanic had in fact split apart, probably near or at the surface, before sinking to the seabed. The separated bow and stern sections lie about a third of a mile (0.6 km) apart in a canyon on the continental shelf off the coast of Newfoundland. They are located 13.2 miles (21.2 km) from the inaccurate coordinates given by Titanic‘s radio operators on the night of her sinking, and approximately 715 miles (1,151 km) from Halifax and 1,250 miles (2,012 km) from New York.

And while it was widely accepted that it was the ICEBERG that sank the infamous ship, a new theory suggests that something else helped cause her untimely demise – and probably was the REAL cause that exacerbated it’s doom with help from the iceberg.

Possible New Evidence Suggests Fire and Ice Helped Sink The Ship.

It was rumored that there had been a fire raging below and inside the ship prior to the sinking and it supposedly was hot enough to make the area where it was hit brittle prior to it being struck by the iceberg.

A new documentary by author and journalist Senan Molony suggests the emergence of pictures hidden in a forgotten album for a century prove that the supposedly unsinkable passenger ship was weakened by a smoldering coal fire even before it left on its catastrophic maiden voyage.

But don’t take my word for it, here’s the documentary below:

On a side note, China – of all places – seems to be intent on recreating the ship from bow to stern.  Yeah, you heard me right, China is building a life-size replica of the doomed RMS Titanic in a landlocked county more than 1,200 kilometers (745 miles) from the sea. When completed, the replica ship will measure 269 meters (882 ft) long by 28 meters (92 ft) wide and will feature reproductions of the original Titanic’s features, including a ballroom, theater, swimming pool and rooms, according to Chinese state-run news agency Xinhua.

The total cost of the project is expected to run to around 1 billion yuan, or $145 million.

Once the replica is done, there will probably be TONS of tourists planing on recreating Jack and Rose’s infamous scene of “FLYING”  in front of the ship.

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Author: Richard R. for Raccoon TV

Reacting to sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5

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