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Proof That the Titanic Never Sank… or Existed

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The most famous ship that never was

The Titanic may very well be the most famous ship of all time, in part because of its size and grandeur when it set sail, but more so because of the disastrous fate it met out in the North Atlantic. Or did it?

Ah yes, the wide and wacky world of conspiracy theories. Though most of us may disregard them, such theories remain prevalent for the very reason that they raise just enough questions to make us wonder.

Everybody knows the story of the RMS Titanic, the ill-fated luxury liner that crashed into an iceberg during its maiden voyage and sunk in the early hours of April 15, 1912, killing more than 1,500 of its 2,224 passengers and crew and making it one of the worst peacetime maritime disasters in human history.

Fewer people know that Titanic was one of three Olympic-class sister ships, another one of which (the Britannic) also met a disastrous fate at sea.

Fewer people still have heard of the Olympic switch theory, a conspiracy that pitches the ships’ owners at the White Star Line undertook one of the biggest examples of insurance fraud in history, staging the Titanic disaster as a way of hiding all the evidence.

titanic olympic switch theory

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Here's what the theory says