Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Fact or fiction?

Prophecy or coincidence?
You tell me.
In 1898, fourteen years before the RMS Titanic sailed on her maiden voyage, twelve years before her keel was laid at the Harland & Wolff shipyard in Belfast, Ireland a man named Morgan Robertson wrote a book entitled "Futility" in which a large steamship strikes an iceberg in the north Atlantic with great loss of life. The similarities to the doomed liner Titanic and Robetson's fictional ship go far beyond coincidence.
Check these out and compare:
Robertson's ship in his book:
Name: Titan
Country: British
Length: 800 feet
Displacement: 70,000 tons
Top Speed: 24 Knots
Number of Propellers: 3
Number of watertight bulkheads: 19
Passenger Capacity: 3,000
Actual number of passengers aboard: 2,000
Number of lifeboats aboard: 24
Sunk by: An iceberg on her maiden voyage
Area of damage: starboard side forward
Month of disaster: April
Now compare those stats to the actual RMS Titanic:
Name: Titanic
Country: British
length: 882 feet
Displacement: 60,250 tons
Top Speed: 24 Knots
Number of propellers: 3
Number of watertight bulkheads: 15
Passenger capacity: 3,000
Actual number of passengers aboard: 2,200
Number of lifeboats: 20
Sunk by: An iceberg on her maiden voyage
Area of damage: starboard side forward
Month of disaster: April
Kind of makes you sit back and wonder, huh? Not only do I find this bizarre, but when Robertson wrote his novel, no ships were being built on that grand scale, nor were any in the planning stages. Here's another strange fact. Robertson later wrote a book called "Beyond the Spectrum". In this book, he described a futuristic war fought with aircraft that carried what he called "sun bombs". These bombs were so powerful that with one brilliant flash of blinding light, one single bomb could destroy an entire city (much like a nuclear weapon ).
When this book was written, airplanes were still tiny, dangerous machines that could barely carry one man and crashed frequently, and this was decades before the Germans started their "heavy water" experiments, Einstein was years away from his Theory of Relativity and the Manhattan Project didn't exist. Robertson's future war begins in the month of December when the Japanese stage a sneak attack on Hawaii.
Sort of make you site back and wonder about some of the science fiction written today...
And speaking of science fiction and UFO's and folks that are really out there on the fringe...
The first UFO crash in Roswell, New Mexico occurred on July 31st, 1947...
Al Gore, former Vice President of the United States and also-ran for Prez was born exactly nine months to the day later on March 31st, 1948.
Coincidence?
I think not.
Copyright 2005 Thomas J Wolfenden

7 comments:

Kat_womanx2 said...

Yes that is strange....I watched a movie, had it on VHF tape from yrs ago...and decided to watch it one night AFTER 9-11-01, about a year afterward I think...and the beginning sequence of the movie, with the asteroids crashing into NYC...taking out the twin towers and the Empire State building and watching them burn and fall to the ground left my mouth hanging open. It makes you wonder where terrorists get some of their ideas huh??

Kev said...

Gee, Tom, I think you're stretching on this one. I mean, after all, Robertson's boat had 2 more lifeboats. Coincidences only go so far, you know ...

Nostra-who-mus?

I had heard about this before, but not about the sun bombs. I think I might have to look up Mr. Robertson's works.

I think the Al Gore connection explains a lot.

honkeie2 said...

Very interesting...did he write any books about the USA being run by an evil monkey who like to stutter, point fingers and fling pooh

Becky said...

Whoa! Al Gore, you'll never look the same to me.

berly02 said...

Holy Crap!!!
Where the hell did you find these facts?

Crazy Me said...

Freaky deaky!

Bev said...

Yeah, no joke - Where do you get this information. Crazy!