Woman Shares Conspiracy Theory Claiming Titanic Never Sank And It’s Blowing People’s Minds

Woman Shares Conspiracy Theory Claiming Titanic Never Sank And It’s Blowing People’s Minds

A woman on TikTok has shared an interesting conspiracy theory about the sinking of the Titanic. As we all know, the “unsinkable” ship did just that after hitting an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean on April 15, 1912, killing hundreds. However, what if that’s not really what happened at all? That’s exactly what @_mia.w22_ is asking in a recent video.

In the clip, Mia says the Titanic was built in 1912 by White Star Line, which also built a bunch of other ships including the Olympic and the Britannic. As it turns out, the Titanic and the Olympic are pretty much identical to the naked eye. Both have four large chimneys and are painted black and white.

Of course, those who built the ships knew all the differences that most laymen would have missed. In particular, they knew the way the interiors of both ships looked like, which passengers didn’t. In other words, if you boarded one of the ships, you wouldn’t know which one you were on.

That’s where Mia’s Titanic conspiracy theory comes in. She believes White Star Line decided to trick hundreds of passengers and kill them so they could claim insurance money. Wait, what? Take it away, Mia…

@_mia.w22_

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“The Olympic was on the water for a while, she was reaching retirement and [White Star Line] knew that,” she explained. “They were like, it was a lot of money to make the Titanic and it’s gonna be even more money to repair the Olympic, so what if we just sent the Olympic instead, sank that h**, claim the insurance money and then just scrap the Olympic like it was the Titanic for some spare parts.”

In other words, she believes it’s the Olympic, built in 1911, that sank ā€” not the Titanic. All of those people were not the victims of a horrific freak accident but of a planned murder to earn back some insurance cash.

Mia even claims that there were some big names that knew about the plan and decided not to travel aboard the Titanic (er, the Olympic?) because of it. Banker J.P. Morgan and chocolatier Milton Hershey were both due to sail on the Titanic but canceled their tickets before departure.

While this is likely untrue, it’s definitely one of the more interesting Titanic conspiracy theories we’ve ever heard. Was the Titanic sinking an insurance scam? Stranger things have happened!

Jennifer Still is a writer and editor with more than 10 years of experience. The managing editor of Bolde, she has bylines in Vanity Fair, Business Insider, The New York Times, Glamour, Bon Appetit, and many more.