RMS Titanic/Addendum/Speculation

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Various claims aside from conspiracy theories about the sinking of the Titanic have popped up over the years, including:

  • The idea that a serious fire actually led to the sinking of the vessel;[1]
  • The belief that an Ancient Egyptian mummy being transported on-board took the ship down with it as part of a curse;[2]
  • The speculation that perhaps Titanic was sunk by the extra weight of time machines piloted by interested observers from the future materialising inside it.[3]


  1. Science Daily: 'Titanic disaster: new theory fingers coal fire'. 8th November 2004.
  2. Yahoo News: 'Titanic conspiracy theories, from mummy’s curse to insurance scam as reasons for sinking'. 14th April 2012.
  3. Randles, J. (1994). Time Travel: Fact, Fiction and Possibility.