As the Titanic fades off into the past, its light remains strong and steady. The great ship won’t let us forget who she was and why she existed. So many stories ring continuously through our minds… Molly Brown quips about going out and retrieving ice on the deck for her late-night drink as the iceberg passes by the first class bar.
The media greatly contributed to Titanic’s legendary status, and it’s especially true in the entertainment industry. No other ship has generated so many books, documentaries, and movies. New authors still emerge with fresh insights.
Further advancements were set in place with regard to marine protocol after the tragedy. International Ice Patrols (ICPs) now constantly monitor the north Atlantic for icebergs. Of course, modern-day ship communications operate via computer systems, so reporting danger is quicker and much more efficient than at the time of the Titanic.
A massive white oak once stood outside of New Holland, Georgia. It sat on the edge of a swamp and remained relatively isolated for several centuries. The old oak tree was a strange place.
During the summer of 1985, a collaborative team headed by Dr. Robert Ballard of Woods Hole Institute in Massachusetts and Jean Louis Michel representing INFREMER (the institute of French underwater exploration in Paris) set out to find Titanic. Such a mission would indeed be an arduous one.
Whether rational or not, Titanic has attained legendary status and stands out from other ships and shipwrecks. The sole reason, if there is one, isn’t certain, but a continuously growing community of experts and enthusiasts holds Titanic in its collective heart and keeps her stories as fresh and alive as they were a century ago. What more can be said about the ship and those aboard?
Chirikof Island is around 80 miles southwest of Kodiak in Alaska. The island has a long history of rumor and legend, although it’s difficult to substantiate much of the lore. The island was first sighted by Russian sea captain Alexei Chirikov in 1741, but wasn’t named after him until 1794.
The legend of Egyptian Priestess Amen-Rah was a global story that thrilled audiences everywhere during the Victorian and Edwardian periods and even in the proceeding decades. One notable urban legend is still in circulation, where this cursed piece was responsible for sinking the Titanic. So, did the Egyptian noble have any actual influence on the sinking?
Music has been filled with lore and legend since there were famous musicians and composers. From Faust and Mephistopheles to the Phantom of the Opera, music and the supernatural go together as well as the written word. One of the most fascinating legends surrounds an Italian Baroque composer named Giuseppe Tartini (1692-1770) and the Devil.
Glamis Castle has been deemed, “Britain’s Most Haunted Castle.” This could be true, but what’s even more interesting is the tremendous series of dramas, tragedies, and deaths attached to the structure. Such an established history is worthy of its own article series as we explore the history of the haunting.