The Titanic is one of the most famous events of the 20th century as the entire world watched the unsinkable ship collapse to the bottom of the ocean. Thousands of studies have been done on the event, and perhaps none is more controversial than that presented by Robin Gardiner in his book, “Titanic: The Ship That Never Sank?” Gardiner’s conspiracy theory stated that the ship that sank was not the Titanic, but rather its sister ship, the Olympic.

He wrote that the Olympic was disguised as the Titanic and purposely sunk as an insurance scam! Gardiner cited that several months before the Titanic sunk, the Olympic was involved in a collision with a Royal Navy Warship and received extensive damage. The blame was placed on the Olympic and insurers refused to pay any money, losing the company copious amounts of money.

To regain the money that was owed, insurers disguised the damaged ship as the Titanic, sent it out to sea, and purposefully flooded it. According to him there never was an iceberg and it was all intentional. The real Titanic was then dressed up as the Olympic because it was fully functional and sailed for the next 25 years. Nearly everyone raised objections to Gardiner’s theory, yet it nonetheless gained much attention. What do you think? Tell us in the comment!