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2023-06-24 Morningstar & Saunders The Latest News From the Titanic

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A historian thinks it’s “incredible” that the Titanic is still claiming lives long after her dramatic sinking over a century ago ....

“It’s incredible that 111 years after the Titanic herself claimed 1,500 lives, on 15 April 1912, that now the Titanic has claimed another five souls in this catastrophe,” British historian and television presenter Tim Maltin said. Five “tourist explorers” of the Titanic lost their lives this week when OceanGate’s “Titan” tourist submersible imploded … a little over an hour and forty-five minutes into its two-hour dive to the 20th Century’s most infamous shipwreck.

One looming question has been “why do people pay over a quarter million dollars — and these, their very lives — just to gaze upon a grave site … a moldering pile of rusting steel and iron dug into the abyssal plain over two and a half miles down, in frigid cold and total darkness?”

Why indeed ….

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“The Titans” — the ancient Greek gods who “gave birth to Mankind” — were, in the view of some current day researchers, actually “ancient human extraterrestrials” … making the “Aldrin/SETI space connection to this latest Titan tragedy” extremely thought-provoking ….

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