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The Wreck of the Titan

The Wreck of the Titan was written by a man named Morgan Andrew Robertson in 1898. It is a story about a small ship named the Titan which struck an iceberg, and sank with not enough life vests for its passengers and crew members. This novel was written nearly 15 years prior to the famous sinking of the "unsinkable RMS Titanic". There are many spooky similarities between these two similarly named vessels. Besides hitting an iceberg and sinking, the Titan also sunk 400 km from Newfoundland in the month of April while also claiming over 2,000 lives. The author claimed the irony is only based on his knowledge of nautical studies and not based on the supernatural. 

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