As April 15 arrives, it is fitting to consider the maritime tragedy that took place on this day in 1912, when the ship known as the Titanic (or was it really the Olympic, as some have alleged here and here?) struck an iceberg and sank to the depth of 12,415 feet below the surface of the ocean, with terrible loss of life: 1,502 souls.
As I write, it is almost 2:20 am on April 15 on the east coast of the United States, the time that the ship finally plunged beneath the sea, after striking an iceberg around 11:40 pm on the night of April 14, 1912.
The ship's final resting place, in a deep abyss at the foot of the steep continental slope of North America, was discovered in 1985. The map below shows the continental shelf in lighter blue, and the distinct line between the lighter blue and the darker blue indicates the precipitous plunge where the continental shelf drops down to the deep abyssal ocean bottom. The precipice that marks the edge of the continental shelf is called the continental slope.
The characteristic shape of the continental shelf and continental slope along the edge of all the continents around the world is a strong argument in favor of the hydroplate theory of Dr. Walt Brown. Dr. Brown points out that the edges of the continents as we see them today do not really fit together, but that the edges of the continental shelves do fit together much more closely. According to his theory, this is because the eruption of trapped water during the catastrophic flood event actually blasted away the sediments to create the steep continental slopes we see today.
Below is a series of images from Google Maps, showing the region where the wreck of the ship lies not far south of the steep cliff of the continental slope south of Newfoundland:
In the image below, which is a "zoomed-in" image of the map above, the submarine canyons plunging down the sides of the steep continental shelf are clearly visible. These are found carved into the precipice slopes of the continental shelf at locations around the world, and have been discussed extensively in previous posts as a powerful argument in favor of the hydroplate theory:
Imagine being in a ship sailing across the ocean's surface, knowing that below your feet is water with a depth of over 12, 400 feet. That is quite a thought. It is horrible to contemplate the idea that the ship's architectural integrity would fail, sending the it into the deep to plunge through miles of frigid waters to the canyons below.
The human tragedy of the event that night in 1912 is vividly conveyed in the words of the late Eva Hart, a survivor of the sinking of the Titanic. She was seven years old when she and her parents were offered a passage on the Titanic instead of the Philadelphia, which was delayed due to a coal-miners' strike which left many ships unable to obtain the fuel they needed for the Atlantic crossing. In the video below, Ms Hart describes the premonition of disaster her mother felt upon learning of the change in vessels. Eva Hart and her mother were rescued, as described in the interview, but she lost her father and her mother lost her husband in the disaster, as did many other survivors:
Note that in the interview, Ms Hart says that the Californian was clearly in view from the lifeboats, and was not nineteen miles away as shown in the first map above (in that map, miles are labeled as "mil" for some reason, and the distance to the Californian is listed as "19 mil" but with a question mark, to indicate that this figure is disputed).
On this fateful day, it is fitting to pause to reflect upon the tragedy that took place on that cold night in 1912, and to pay our respects to those who lost their lives or who lost loved ones in that awful disaster.
Note: for my most recent thoughts on the Titanic tragedy, see "Titanic conspiracy, due diligence, natural law and mind control," 04/13/2014.