We are approaching the one hundredth anniversary of the Titanic disaster. I've always had an insatiable curiosity about the Titanic, from everything to the ship's architecture to the people who sailed (and perished). The amount of premonitions which surfaced afterwards always fascinated me: some heeded, some ignored. They came in the form of dreams and bad feelings in the gut. Again, not all were listened to. One that was eerily exact came from an American author named Morgan Robertson. In 1898 he released a novel called Futility which later had its title changed to The Wreck of the Titan. It wouldn't have been remembered past its time had it not almost completely mirrored the Titanic disaster in 1912. Here are some of the uncanny details taken from Robertson's fictional account of a luxury liner that crosses the Atlantic, hits an iceberg and loses a great amount of passengers due to lack of sufficient lifeboats.
Robertson's Titan: Sailed in April, 800 feet long, 3 propellers, speed of 24-25 knots, 2,000 passengers aboard, 24 lifeboats, watertight bulkheads: 19, Engines: triple, side of damage: Starboard.
Titanic: Sailed April 10th, 1912, 882.5 feet long, 3 propellers, speed of 24-25 knots, 2,230 passengers, 20 lifeboats, watertight bulkheads: 15, Engines: triple, side of damage: Starboard.
It's uncanny. No one could have come up with these details to such an exact extent. And likewise, no one would have gone to such lengths to replicate them after having read the book. Perhaps it was an early warning from the cosmos in the hopes that someone might listen and avoid such a disater. Sadly, it was not taken.
You can read most of the book here if you'd like.
Have you ever had a premonition that made you think twice?