The Titanic Disaster: A Tragic Accident or Devious Insurance Scam?

The entire world fell into shock when news broke of the Titanic tragedy in 1912. It shed light on the limits of human innovation displayed by the destruction of a remarkable and dubbed “unsinkable” ship. However, a conspiracy theory about the disaster has been circulating around the Internet, with some compelling evidence. Just to be clear, this theory does not discredit the events of that fateful evening. Nor is anyone denying that hundreds of innocent lives were lost.


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There is one fact we all agree on: Approximately 1,500 people died on April 15th, 1912, when a ship sank to the bottom of the icy waters of the Atlantic Ocean. That said, there might be more to the story than what they taught us in school. The conspiracy simply suggests that it wasn’t the boat we thought it was: It wasn’t White Star Line’s Titanic that sank. According to this theory, it was actually its identical sister ship, The Olympic, which essentially became one of the biggest secret insurance scams in history.

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