Now here’s a story with a lot of dimensions–the human tragedy of course, the investigations and scandal afterwards, the hundred-plus years of myth and legend surrounding the sinking, the new evidence emerging in recent decades through journeys to the floor of the ocean.
The demise of the Titanic could easily be a Social and Psychological Mystery, for all the power it’s had on our popular imagination and psyche. But we list it here as a Scientific Mystery, ongoing, with new evidence or at least new theories about old evidence still surfacing.
Over 1,500 people lost their lives the night of April 15, 1912. Are we sure, even now, what led to the collision, and what sunk an ‘unsinkable’ boat? Will the books ever really be closed on the mysteries of the Titanic?