The sinking of the Titanic is probably one of the most iconic moments of the first half of the last century. Made even more famous after the 1997 hit movie starring Kate Winslet and Leonardo Di Caprio and directed by James Cameron.
Theories and commentary on its sinking and the events that occurred during the tragedy have flooded the internet for many years, yet recently a new conspiracy theory has emerged that calls into question the sinking itself.
A TikTok user asked a question for all his followers “What’s a conspiracy that you 1000% believe in?” and Mal Kidd (@malfkidd) decides to respond in an original way stating that she does not believe that the Titanic really sunk.
TikToker Cast Doubts On The Sinking Of The Titanic
@malfkidd#stitch with @blackkout___ it’s not as far fetched as it may seem… #conspirancytheory #titanic #conspiracytitkok #fyp
After launching this impressive belief, she goes on to explain in greater depth indicating that everything has to do with the famous businessman J.P. Morgan.
She explains that J.P. Morgan was involved in the construction of the Titanic but also of a previous and practically identical ship called Olimpic. The Olimpic had already been used on several voyages and in 1911 collided with the HMS Hawke off the coast of the Isle of Wight.
So the theory indicates that JP Morgan used the damaged Olimpic and passed it off as the Titanic to make sure that the ship finally sank in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, but not before making sure that many of his business competitors were inside this ship.
This crazy theory has been around even before TikTok existed, however, it has gained new strength thanks to social media and this woman’s video has reached more than 200,000 views.
Of course, the theory has been debunked on numerous occasions because although J.P. Morgan in fact was the owner of the White Star Line, in charge of the construction and operation of the Titanic and the Olimpic, there is no evidence whatsoever to support such claims.