There are several weird coincidences in history. Several writers “predicted” disasters and even deaths decades later in their books, and all of them were later verified.
People have to believe in the power of “prophecy.” Is the time of death really determined?
“Titanic” Death Prophecy
The sinking of the Titanic was a tragic event in human history. Interestingly, 14 years before the disaster, Morgan Robertson wrote a novel with a plot similar to the sinking of the “Titanic.” Very similar.
Morgan Robertson was a sailor and document writer. In 1898, he published a sailing-themed novel called “In vain”. The novel is about a poor sailor who meets his old love, Mira, on a fancy ship. In the end, he dies to save her.
After the tragedy of the Titanic, someone thought of this novel and found that the novel actually had many similarities with reality.
First, in the novel, the name of the giant ship is “Titan,” but in reality, it is “Titanic”.
The “Titan” is 244 meters long, and the “Titanic” is 269 meters long; the “Titan” has 24 lifeboats and the “Titanic” has 20.
People can’t help but suspect that the White Star Line built the “Titanic” after referring to Morgan Robertson’s book.
Both ships had similar experiences. They both had accidents on their first voyages due to hitting giant icebergs. Additionally, both ships had a shortage of lifeboats, which resulted in the tragic loss of many passengers’ lives. There is no way to survive, sinking into the sea.
In the novel, Roland is an average sailor on a ship with a low status. Similarly, in “Titanic,” Jack is a painter who is looked down upon by upper-class society.
On the ship, Roland saw Mira, the woman he loved many years ago. However, he was surprised to discover she was married and wearing fancy clothes. The heroine from “Titanic” was also on board, traveling first class to the United States with her fiancé Carl.
When the “Titan” and “Titanic” collided with an iceberg, Roland and Jack sacrificed themselves to save their loved ones. They bravely gave up their lives and vanished into the immense ocean.
After the shipwreck, Robertson received hundreds of crying letters from the victims’ families. They called “Futile Effort” a “cursed book” and believed that this book killed their loved ones.
What is even more bizarre is that not long after this, Morgan Robertson mysteriously committed suicide. The reason for his suicide is still a mystery to this day.
Whether it is a coincidence or destiny is unknown. Can Robertson actually predict the future? Is the time of death predetermined? The truth is like a cake in a glass jar: tempting but always out of reach.
The Mysterious Book of Prophecy – “The Story of Arthur Gordon Pym”
Coincidentally, Edgar Allan Poe, a 19th-century American novelist, is also known as the “father of horror novels.” One of his novels also “predicted” a shipwreck.
His novels are horrifying and grotesque, full of mystery, and deeply expose the dark side of human nature.
Once upon a time, Edgar Allan Poe was unknown, and some of the short stories he submitted fell into obscurity. In short, almost no one knows his name except for his friends.
After publishing his novel “The Story of Arthur Gordon Pym” in 1838, he quickly gained fame and became a popular writer.
This novel is different from Edgar Allan Poe’s famous short stories. It doesn’t have scary ghosts or a hero who cannot be defeated. The story of young Pym’s sea adventures.
In the age of sailing, going on sea adventures became the dream of many young people, and PIM was one of them.
To realize this dream, PIM secretly hid on a whaling ship, “Orca,” and went to sea. He thought it would be a wonderful trip, but things gradually became terrifying: he was imprisoned, and the crew mutinied. Friend’s betrayal, encountering a ghost ship full of dead bodies.
After narrowly escaping from a massacre by a black tribe with black teeth, the group was surrounded by a mysterious murderous fog. The crew, facing desperation, decided to draw lots to determine who would sacrifice themselves as food for everyone since they had no food or water and were dying. The 17-year-old Richard Parker unfortunately won the lottery and was eventually killed and eaten by everyone.
Initially, it was a tale about a boy who died during a sea journey. However, after 46 years, a British trial involving cannibalism at sea made headlines and attracted widespread attention. Those gruesome details frightened the readers and made the novel popular. Be visible to everyone.
In 1884, the small yacht “Oryza” set off from the United Kingdom to Australia and sank unexpectedly in the South Atlantic. The four people on board boarded a small sampan to escape.
On the 20th day, people were dying, and they started talking about drawing lots to sacrifice one person and save the rest. However, they couldn’t agree on what to do.
During this time, the 17-year-old manservant drank seawater due to thirst and became ill. Captain Dudley and first mate Stephen saw that the manservant was dying. To save the lives of others, the manservant was eventually eaten.
What was the name of that unfortunate child? Richard Parker.
The encounters and results are similar, and even the names are identical. Although the two events are 47 years apart, people can’t help but wonder whether Edgar Allan Poe can foresee the future.
There are other novels besides “In Vain” and “The Story of Arthur Gordon Pym” that are considered “prophetic classics.” One is “The Plot Against America,” which some say “foresaw” the Trump campaign. “War between the United States and Japan,” which “predicted” the 9/11 incident, “On Zanzibar,” which “predicted” terrorist activities, etc.”
These writers accurately “predicted” disasters that would occur decades or even hundreds of years later, and the similarities are astonishingly high. Whether this is a strange event or a bizarre curse, we still don’t know, and science can’t tell. Without a reasonable explanation, one has to wonder whether the time of our death is really destined.