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RMS Titanic Urban Legends: Fraud on a Massive Scale?

In the early hours of April 15th 1912, RMS Titanic had her name permanently etched in the annals of maritime history. Over the years, a multitude of rumours have circulated surrounding her sinking ranging from evidential studies of her speed of descent and debris spread on the ocean floor all the way through to supernatural influences.

This three-part article delves into the more fanciful of those rumours.

Part 1: The ‘Olympic’ Switch

RMS Titanic was built alongside her sister RMS Olympic at the Harland and Wolff Shipyard in Belfast, Ireland between her initial laying down on 31st March 1909 until her pre-completion launch on 31st May 1911. The 3rd Olympic-Class sister, RMS Britannic, would be built later.

Titanic and Olympic were almost identical in size, profile, and detail with only very minor differences between the two Goliaths. While the majority of building works on the two vessels took place at the same time, Olympic was always to be the lead ship for White Star Line’s Olympic-Class fleet and as such she was started and completed earlier than Titanic; her pre-completion launch took place on 20th October 1910.

On 20th September 1911 off the coast of the Isle of Wight, the Olympic was struck – and severely damaged – by the British warship HMS Hawke. Despite the damage, Olympic managed to return to Southampton under her own power. As an interesting aside, the collision with HMS Hawke occurred while Olympic was under the command of Captain Edward Smith, who would be lost at sea less than a year later with Titanic.

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The damage caused by the collision with HMS Hawke had dramatic implications for White Star Line; found culpable for the collision, the company’s insurance would not cover her repair costs and having the ship out of service while Titanic lay unfinished in the Belfast shipyard could have serious implications for the company. Getting Olympic repaired and operational again was pushed to the forefront of the White Star Line’s interest.

A Plan of Fraud on a Massive Scale

The popular urban legend kicks into place here, as instigated and investigated by Robin Gardiner in his book, “Titanic: The Ship that Never Sank?” (Ian Allen Publishing, 1998). To save time and money, says the legend, White Star Line merely patched up the damage to the Olympic; meanwhile, under cover of darkness, Titanic was readied as the new Olympic. Very little between the two ships was branded with the individual vessels’ name so, by changing the bell, lifeboats, and name plates along with minor amendments to navigational equipment, the two ships could easily be switched.

According to Gardiner, White Star Line’s plan was to run Titanic as the Olympic and scuttle the original Olympic during her maiden voyage disguised as the newer vessel thus allowing them to claim the insurance money for the Titanic while ridding themselves of a money trap in the original Olympic.

White Star Line planned for rescue ships to be posted in the vicinity of the planned sinking, hence there was no need for sufficient lifeboats on board to cope with the number of passengers as the boat would sink slowly and several runs could be carried out to the rescue boats. Of course this plan backfired spectacularly as we all know but Gardiner suggests that even this is not necessarily in the reported way.

Subsequent Investigation.

For a more balanced view on this argument, Bruce Beveridge and Steve Hall’s book “Olympic and Titanic: The Truth behind the Conspiracy” (Six Star Publishing, 2004) offers an unbiased and reasoned account of the fact and fiction of this theory and is a highly recommended starting point for further reading on this subject.

Subsequent studies and investigation of the wreck appear to have proved that it is indeed the original Titanic that lies on the sea bed and Olympic overcame the damage caused from the collision with HMS Hawke and continued to serve the White Star Line until her retirement and scrapping in 1935. Despite these conclusions, the tale remains a fascinating theory that continues to be debated today.

Part 2: What Sank the Titanic?

The commonly-held belief that the Titanic fatally struck an iceberg in the north Atlantic has been questioned a few times in the years since the event.

One theory is linked to Part 1 of this article and again comes from Robin Gardiner in his book “Titanic: The Ship That Never Sank?” (1998. Ian Allen Publishing). This theory suggests that, while en-route to the proposed location where the attempt to sabotage the ship – ostensibly by releasing the sea cocks to slowly flood the vessel – was to take place, Titanic and Olympic (henceforth referred to simply as Titanic) actually struck an un-lit International Mercantile Marine Company (IMM) vessel.

IMM had absorbed White Star Line in 1902 and the ship that was struck is said to have been one of the vessels positioned to rescue passengers from theTitanic once the controlled sinking had commenced. This would explain why the boat was drifting without any form of lighting and why it was not seen in sufficient time to prevent the collision.

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This theory, explains Gardiner, would also justify the actions of the nearby Californian, a ship that was castigated in the trials following the Titanic tragedy for not making her way to the stricken liner to assist in the rescue.

It is said that the Californian did not react to the distress signals that were sighted as it was waiting for the Titanic to reach it; IMM also owned the Leyland line, which operated the Californian and the ship was on duty to rescue passengers from the Titanic. It remains unclear within the remit of this rumour as to whether the distress flares that were seen from the Californian came from the Titanic or the IMM ship that she had struck.

Gardiner also surmises that the ice found on the deck of the liner did not come from the iceberg at all, but instead was shaken loose from the rigging of the IMM vessel and the Titanic itself by the impact.

An unnamed survivor of the sinking also noted seeing a half-submerged vessel in the water directly after the collision; Gardiner suggests that this was most likely a lifeboat which had been knocked from the IMM ship during the collision and other theories put forward that the IMM ship then limped away from the scene so as not to be found within the area of the Titanic although there remains the possibility that the sinking vessel sighted was in fact the IMM rescue boat itself.

Iceberg or Pack Ice?

The iceberg theory was once again called into question in 2003 when former Captain of the Ice Pilotage Service, L. M. Collins, published his book, “The Sinking of the Titanic: The Mystery Solved” (2003, Souvenir Press). In his study, Collins drew on his experience in ice navigation along with witness statements from the two post-incident enquiries that took place at the time.

Collins notes that reports relating to the height of the ice varied dependant on the position on the ship of the witness. These reports varied from being low in the water on the starboard side, through 60ft high in front of the ship to a massive 100ft (30m) high being reported by Quartermaster Rowe on the poop deck.

Collins suggests that this difference in heights can be attributed to an optical illusion common to navigators of ice plains whereby cold air and flat seas combine to make the ice appear to be as high as the vessel’s lights at that point.

The lights of the Titanic were positioned at approximately 60ft above the waterline at the bow and 100ft above the waterline along the superstructure of the ship. The report of ice being low in the water came from Fourth Officer Boxhall who was positioned on the darkened starboard side at the time of the collision.

Further to this Collins states that, as the Titanic turned through pivoting at a point located approximately a quarter of her length from the bow, reports of the ship being pulled hard to starboard would have actually resulted in the ship not catching a glancing blow from the iceberg but instead striking it square on the starboard side. Collins relates that a collision such as this would be more likely to crush the entire starboard hull and possibly even the superstructure resulting in the ship capsizing and sinking within minutes.

Part 3: Supernatural Influences

One of the more bizarre rumours surrounding the liner was the tale of sectarianism in her birthplace of Belfast leading to a curse on the ship. The rumour would have us believe that Titanic was given the yard number 390904 which, when read as a reflection via a mirror, resembles the statement ‘NOPOPE’.

This was deemed as an indication of the company’s alleged anti-Catholic beliefs, compounded by a shortage of Protestant employees. While it was true that Harland and Wolff employed very few Catholics, it is unproven as to whether this was as a result of employment policy or merely due to the location of the shipyard in an area of Belfast that was highly-populated with Protestants.

In fact, Titanic and her sister Olympic were granted the yard numbers 401 and 400 respectively. But of course, that doesn’t make for nearly as juicy a tale!

The Cursed Cargo.

A fascinating legend surrounding the sinking – and the one that initially sparked my interest in the myths surrounding the vessel – is the tale of her cursed cargo.

The tale tells of the discovery in the 1890’s of the mummified remains of an Egyptian Priestess, often thought to be that of the Priestess of Amen-Ra. Following the discovery, the person who purchased the mummy ran into a string of unfortunate incidents and illness, culminating in his eventual death.

Following the death of the initial purchaser, the mummy was donated to the British History Museum where the remains continued to cause concerns for staff and mysterious afflictions to affect those visitors that had dared to photograph her.

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Ongoing incidents and an elevated interest from the British press lead to the mummy being locked away in the Museum vault until journalist William Thomas Stead, discounting the previous events surrounding the remains as mere circumstance purchased the mummy and set in action plans to have her shipped to New York.

Reports at this point separate as some state that the mummy was in fact included on the cargo list of the Titanic (although this had been proved incorrect) while others report that the remains were actually hidden underneath Stead’s car as he feared that White Star would not accept her as cargo due to the reputation of the piece. Stead then reportedly revealed that he had stowed the mummy away to other passengers during merry-making the evening before the collision.

‘Futility’ – A Premonition of Disaster?

In 1898, Morgan Robertson published his novella “Futility”, otherwise known as “The Wreck of the Titan”. The story relates the fortunes of the hero, John Rowland, following the sinking of the World’s largest liner on her maiden voyage through striking an iceberg in the North Atlantic.

While the Titan was actually travelling in the opposite direction to the Titanic in the novel and she strikes the ice head-on as opposed to the glancing blow of the real ship, there remains some startling similarities between the 2 vessels.

– Both ships sank in a similar position (approximately 400 miles off Newfoundland) on an April night on their maiden voyage.
– The Titan was also the largest ship afloat and was deemed to be “unsinkable” / “indestructible”.
– The Titan also had as few lifeboats on board as was possible and nowhere near sufficient numbers to cope with the level of passengers on board.
– The casualties of both wrecks were considerable, taking the lives of in excess of half of the passengers on board.

Indeed, the similarities went even further with the fact that the Titan hit and sank a sailing ship, while the Titanic only narrowly avoided a collision the SS New York; when the Titanic left her berth on her maiden voyage, the New York was dragged from its moorings in the wake of the much larger ship and pulled towards the liner, missing her by around 4 feet before being towed away by a patrolling tugboat.

While, of course, Robertson could not have had any pre-cognition regarding the building of the Titanic – the Olympic-class liners had not even begun their design stages at the time of the novels’ release – the similarities between the story and actual events provide a quite astounding example of coincidence.

By Andy Hill

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The ancient dragons are awake. Is this the real reason for global self-isolation?

All recent events in the world were extremely illogical, including global self-isolation, and this should have had a very good reason, which required extraordinary and unprecedented actions on the part of the entire world community.

The first hints of the essence of what was happening began to appear three months ago, but the answer hidden behind them was so fantastic that it was very difficult to believe in it, but now everything has changed – a video appeared, and not one, but from many eyewitnesses and filmed from different heights and angles.

A video in which a dragon attacked the building of the local skyscraper with “napalm” Hui Ming, or rather, he demonstrated his capabilities or the purpose of his attack was something located in the building of the local substation or the substation itself. Yes, you read that right – a dragon.

Today we posted this news, which was broadcast in all the world’s media, but they explained everything that happened there – by a lightning strike. We immediately drew attention to the discrepancy between what we see in the video and the very concept of “lightning”. Everything that happened was like an attack from the air of a liquid that ignites spontaneously when in contact with oxygen in its damaging properties, similar to napalm.

When a lot of eyewitness videos appeared on the network, we began to carefully watch it and immediately noticed a strange flying object appearing seconds before the ignition. Moreover, when watching the video from different angles, filmed from different heights, it was obvious that there was no lightning at all, but there was an ignition of the liquid that was thrown out by a stream from above at the level of the building’s roof.

It remained to find out by whom and how it was dropped and what kind of flying object it was in the area of ​​the incident. Watching the video made by an eyewitness from the car near the building where everything happened, we saw the unbelivable – the dragon.

We confess, even we could not believe what we were seeing and we watched all the videos made by eyewitnesses and realized that the dragons really exist. He got on video from different cameras, on video filmed from different directions and from different heights, and it was exactly a dragon.

If you find it funny, you can stop reading and watch the facts that prove our words in the videos that we will post below. This information is for people who want to know what is really going on and what they need to be prepared for. Events in China have shown that you and us have very little time left, and now you must realize and accept the reality of this threat. Threats not personally to us or to several people, a threat to all of humanity.

It is about the survival of humanity as such. For the simple reason that this is a threat of a nature with which modern mankind has not simply not faced, but for which it is not at all ready either materially or morally. Do you think it was easy for me to accept and realize the reality of what is happening now on earth? no, it’s not easy, but we all need to understand, realize and accept this as a fact in order to be ready to fight for survival.

On August 3, 2020, everything changed and the world will never be the same again. Here is a video taken by an eyewitness from the car, here everything that happened can be seen most clearly and from a good angle. The dragon appears on the right, flaps its wings, gains altitude a little, makes another flap of its wings and presses them to the body, sharply gaining height and flies from the back of the building at roof level.

When it reaches the middle of the building, it ejects “napalm” and flies forward – the liquid that it threw out ignites in about 3 seconds, and the dragon dives down behind the building, makes a flip in the air and climbs sharply.

In this video, there is no doubt about it – dragon. The liquid he spits out is likely to ignite spontaneously on contact with oxygen. 3 seconds and a fiery hell begins. Eyewitnesses have published enough videos where it is 100% clear that there can be no talk of any lightning, this is the spontaneous ignition of a substance similar to napalm.

The consequences of exposure to this liquid are more than impressive. In addition to the burned-out electrical substation, the cars that fell under the “napalm” completely burned out, and not only burned out, but the metal of the bodies, pillars, hoods and roofs melted and “flowed”, which speaks of albeit a short burning, but an incredibly high flame temperature.

After all, the first clues appeared a long time ago. For example, on June 4, thousands of residents gathered in the Chinese province of Guizhou to find a mysterious creature that makes eerie sounds like the roar of a dragon.

Locals gathered at the top of a mountain in Xushui in China’s southwestern province of Guizhou to hear loud, frightening sounds similar to the roar of a dragon. Local officials even had to set up roadblocks to stop the crowds and sent a team of experts to investigate the source of the strange sound.

People were dispersed, justifying their actions by the fact that they violate the regime of self-isolation and gather in large crowds, violating quarantine. And, the sounds of power were explained simply – the Yellow-legged buttonquail shouts. And they were not bothered at all by the fact that the locals had never heard anything like this in their lives, but they should have, since it’s just a local bird screaming.

By the way, she screams in a completely different way, but did anyone care. The party said – a bird, then so be it. This is how the Yellow-legged buttonquail screams, completely differently, and in addition, its pis can be heard no more than 20 meters away. In your opinion, her squeak is similar to that roar, from which the mountains seem to even vibrate – no, it is not.

China and dragons in the mythology of this country are very closely connected and maybe this is not at all just like that. The territory of China is vast and mountainous areas are practically deserted, unexplored territory.

Moreover, dragons are mentioned in legends, myths and legends around the world and among completely different peoples. Scientists considered all this to be fairy tales, but could everything be completely different? Maybe they really existed, but at some point the living conditions on the planet reduced their population, perhaps this happened as a result of some kind of cataclysm – a global cooling, a meteorite fall, a greenhouse effect, it doesn’t matter if something happened and they disappeared into caves falling into suspended animation.

Dragons are reptiles, and this species is known for its ability to practically stop their vital activity under adverse conditions, not to mention the fact that they can completely freeze, and under favorable conditions, return to life. For example, crocodiles freeze into the ice, and then when it gets warmer, they come to life. And who knows what these ancient and completely unknown creatures – dragons – are capable of?

By the way, not so long ago, on one of the videos posted by scientists, which showed the destruction of a glacier in Antarctica – a huge layer of ice descended into the ocean, there was one interesting detail. At some point after the ice wall collapses, a dark-colored object is visible, appearing for a second from under the water and clearly having not the shape of ice, but rather something unusual, something with a head and an eye on it.

Yes, this video is controversial, but in view of all that is happening, it can be assumed that the dragons could lie in suspended animation in the ice of Antarctica and in other large glaciers around the world, until global warming began.

The changes that have taken place – climatic, atmospheric and even cosmic, could awaken these ancient giants to life. Global warming, changes in the atmosphere, changes in oxygen levels, solar minimum and, as a consequence, maximum levels of cosmic radiation (radiation, as well as high-energy particles), which have been recorded for more than a year, and the last three months have been at an almost historical record maximum.

Are dragons fantastic creatured? But what happened in China suggests otherwise, they are a new reality. And just think – the emergence, awakening of a new kind of predators, and not just predators, but huge predators, flying, possessing weapons of destructive power, can’t this explain the introduction of this strange quarantine, self-isolation, incredible cohesion in common decisions of all countries of the world, ready to go to destroy your own economy and limit civil liberties.

If a new predator has appeared that can change the existing order where “Man is the king of beasts”, then the natural logical response to this threat will be the introduction of restrictions on movement, on visiting wild places, reserves, mountains and paradise beaches. Why draw the attention of a new super-predator to potential and, most importantly, completely defenseless victims?

By concentrating the population within the city limits, it is possible to organize the protection of the perimeter of these “fortresses”, by concentrating the armed forces there to counter the new threat. Perhaps with the use of some deterrent technologies or the cities themselves oversaturated with cell towers, entangled in power grids and substations, emit such a background (electromagnetic, noise or other kind), which becomes a natural “repeller” for dragons.

Maybe this is what explains the August the 3rd attack by the dragon on the electrical substation, which somehow interfered, scared away, knocked down this predator, or there was not a substation at all, but something else that interferes with him (them).

This is just a hypothesis, but this attack marks a completely new round of confrontation. It is quite possible that during the general quarantine, the armed forces of the countries of the world were already searching for and destroying the awakened ancient threat, and now a new stage begins, when dragons are already counter-attacking a competing predator. There is not enough space for a planet and two predators.

What dragons are and how dangerous they are, one can only guess. At this stage, the first conclusions can be drawn based on the event in China:
– they are large, more than 10 meters,
– they fly, they have excellent aerodynamics,
– they have glands that produce a liquid substance when thrown out of which, possibly an additional gland, an activator reagent is added to this liquid at the outlet, which makes this liquid flammable when it comes into contact with oxygen 3 seconds after the “volley”.

This liquid, in its destructiveness, is comparable to napalm,
– probably their skin (scales) has properties comparable to “stealth” technology (invisibility for radars of aircraft, this property can explain how this or these creatures managed to enter the airspace above a large city without being noticed by the military or civilians) radar, as a result of which the combat aircraft did not rise to intercept, possibly due to low thunderclouds, under the cover of which the attack was made.

Now everything will depend on how successfully the armed forces of human civilization will be able to resist this new enemy. With all the abundance of weapons, they are all extremely vulnerable because of their manufacturability.

If we assume that dragons have the ability to emit a limited electromagnetic pulse, have the ability to be invisible to radars, then a perfect weapon will not be more effective than an ordinary club.

If this is the beginning of a new round of confrontation between people and dragons, then new cases of “lightning” or strange fires from “lightning”, or explosions of warehouses or factories, factories and entire buildings, large fires in cities due to “lightning” should follow. We will monitor this and report all such cases.

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Quarantine Round 2 will begin on August 30 and will last for Six months

Quarantine 2: Terminal - Third Street Pictures; RCR Media Group

On July 31, the German website liebeisstleben.de reports that in a month, from August 30, 2020, repeated quarantine blocks will begin in Germany, which will last from three to six months. That is, until March 1, 2021. 

The information is semi-official – there is no message on TV yet, nevertheless, the municipal councilor from the state of Hesse, having learned the plans from his supervisors, immediately contacted independent journalists and informed them on these shocking news. 

The majority of our readers live quite far from Germany, but the news affect everyone. As we remember the epic of the fight against the pandemic this spring, all large and small, proud and, as it were, independent countries acted strictly according to the same scheme, as if they were carrying out a common command emanating from some single global center. Therefore, we suspect that everything will be the same now, only the dates for the start of quarantine will be announced different. For example – August 16 or September 9. 

On what basis the date of August 30 was chosen is not clear. It is possible that in the spring the quarantine left people a chance to escape to the forests for the summer, and if you move to the forest in August, then by winter it will no longer be settled. 

The duration of the blockage also raises bad suspicions. In the spring, when there was, as it were, the most dangerous first wave, the blockages lasted a month or two, but not three and, moreover, not six months. And now the pandemic is on the decline and there are such wild times. 

Moreover, the first blockage was announced for a week, gradually extending it 4-8 times, therefore, if this happens in this case, then the first six months can be extended for several years – this possibility also needs to be borne in mind.

What could be the explanation for the start of such a long quarantine?

The first thing you can think about is vaccinations. So, as Bloomberg writes today with reference to big bosses from Moscow, a mass vaccination is planned for October in the Russian Federation, with the first being distributed among teachers and medical workers. Most likely, the military and law enforcement agencies are on the same list of priorities. It is possible, of course, that something will not grow together with the bosses and everything will be postponed, but it’s not a fact.

The second possible explanation is Nibiru, asteroids, world war or some other global event, on the threshold of which they want to lock everyone at home. Even NASA does not really know when Nibiru will prove itself, and with their first forecast being miscalculated by 10 years, ahead of time, the “pandemic” H1N1 starting to spin. But now, apparently, it is not very long before the special effects, so the quarantine for six months will be sufficient for Nibiru to fit into this six-month window with a guarantee. 

We have already acquainted our readers with some prophecies, according to which the main blockages will begin in the fall. As you can see, people’s dreams come true. 

Vanging of astrologers who promised a world default of everything and everyone somewhere in February are also coming true. There is no default yet, but there is no February either. At the same time, if nothing will work anywhere for 6 months, and people will still be paid some benefits, the world economy will collapse completely and without options.

At the same time, where people will not be paid benefits, people will take up scrap, since the stocks of money and food were heavily used up in the spring. And as soon as the people with crowbars take to the streets, and astronauts with syringes will still run after the people – against the background of the fact that even the default of everything and everything will seem like a children’s matinee 

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Borg cubes have become frequent visitors to the solar system? SOHO scientist denies it

UFO enthusiasts were knocked off their feet, figuring out what kind of strange square is captured in a picture of the Sun taken recently by NASA.

The scientist gave a detailed explanation. Recently, more and more images of the Sun have appeared, which are being carefully studied. Taking these photographs is not easy and unsafe given that the Sun is a blindingly bright ball of nuclear fusion. But scientists still managed to take photographs from a minimum distance, including detailed images of the sun’s surface.

But this week a very strange photo of the Sun was published, and there were messages on the network about a picture of an alien ship, which is ten times (!) Larger than Earth. SOHO scientist and mission leader Bernhard Fleck gave a simple answer to this wild UFO claim in the solar system.

“This is, of course, complete nonsense,” he said. – The black square appeared due to a missing (damaged) telemetry block. I can send you dozens, if not hundreds, of similar images (with even larger UFOs).”

In other words, the strange dark object in the image is not an object. This “artifact” is a glitch in the picture itself, caused by errors in signal transmission between SOHO and Earth.

SOHO is located in halo orbit about 1.5 million kilometers from Earth. Therefore, the images he sends, for obvious reasons, “lose” a few pixels.

“Most of the missing pixels are closed, but not always, and not all the voids are filled correctly,” explained Fleck. “But it doesn’t affect level 0 scientific data.”

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