The Simpsons Fans Claim Show Predicted Titanic Submersible Disaster In 2006

The Simpsons Fans Claim Show Predicted Titanic Submersible Disaster In 2006 FOX | OceanGate Expeditions

Over the years, “The Simpsons” has eerily predicted some of the most random real-life events, from the Sigfried & Roy tiger attack to Michaelangelo’s David being censored and too many more to count. However, in one of the strangest coincidences yet, it seems the animated series foresaw more recent events. A 2006 episode of “The Simpsons” basically predicted what would happen with the missing OceanGate Expeditions submersible, Titan, which went missing on the way to visit the wreckage of the Titanic. The similarities are too similar to ignore!

In the “Simpsons” episode, Homer Simpson goes deep underwater to look for a sunken treasure ship called the Piso Mojado. He goes down in a tiny submersible with a single porthole, much like the real-life Titan.

Odder yet, the man he goes with claims to be Homer’s biological father, and the pair become separated underwater. Fans couldn’t help but notice the parallels between that part of the plot and the father and son passengers aboard Titan, Shahzada Dawood and his son Suleman.

Admittedly, the storyline on “The Simpsons” plays out differently than it has for Titan and its five passengers, all of whom died when the vehicle imploded, the US Coast Guard confirmed on Thursday afternoon.

However, fans on social media are still shaken at how closely “The Simpsons” storyline resembled real-life events. “And there’s a father and son on that ‘mission.’ The Simpsons strikes again,” one fan wrote.

However, not everyone agrees that there’s much similarity between the two, instead insisting that since “The Simpsons” has been on the air for so many years, they were bound to cover stories that eventually lined up with actual events. “They haven’t predicted anything. They just make 800 episodes and luckily got some stuff similar,” the critic said.

One thing is for sure: There’s nothing fictional about the horrific ordeal the five men aboard Titan must have experienced before their deaths. Hopefully, their families can begin to find some peace.

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