You might want to sit down for this one: it’s possible that the Titanic wasn’t sunk by an iceberg, but by an unnoticed fire.
The theory has been erected by Senan Molony, a journalist that has ‘spent 30 years researching the disaster’ via The Times.
“We are looking at the exact area where the iceberg struck, and we appear to have a weakness or damage to the hull in that specific place, before she even left Belfast,” Molony told The Times, via Cosmopolitan. “The official Titanic inquiry branded [the sinking] as an act of God. This isn’t a simple story of colliding with an iceberg and sinking. It’s a perfect storm of extraordinary factors coming together: fire, ice and criminal negligence.”
Molony studied images that showed what appeared to be burn marks near where the iceberg hit, making it a weak point on the boat.
Woah. What a way to start 2017.
Try telling this to Leonardo DiCaprio, though, who was brilliant in James Cameron’s movie The Titanic in 1997.
WAIT! Maybe this could be the launching pad for a reboot, an alternate version of The Titanic in which Leo’s character believes he’s found the fire but no one believes him, amid the love story.