It seems as though interest in the Titanic disaster never wanes and the impact it had and still has continues to date. Here are two amazing after the fact tales that will truly make you wonder about Titanic's influence.
Throughout history, April seems to be the prominent month for iceberg disasters. On the evening of April 1935, a twenty-three year old seaman by the name of William Reeves was standing watch on an English tramp steamer bound for Canada. His watch was due to end at midnight and as time progressed Reeve grew more and more anxious seemingly without reason. He scanned for any sign of danger but could find none. He wanted desperately to call out a warning but restrained himself for fear of ridicule by his shipmates. Suddenly, the exact date of the Titanic disaster flashed in his mind like an omen - April 14, 1912. This was also the day he had been born. Without hesitation, he called out the warning and the steamer called Titanium came to a halt just yards short of a deadly iceberg looming unseen in the darkness. More icebergs crowded the Titanium and it took Newfoundland icebreakers nine days to free the steamer.
"The Ice Lady"
Another strange after the fact tale of the Titanic took place in March 1988 about 800 miles south of Iceland in the North Atlantic. A Russian destroyer was on maneuvers when a lookout using high powered binoculars to check the horizon spotted an iceberg with an unusual dark spot on it. As the iceberg floated closer to the destroyer it became apparent that the dark spot was woman lying on her back on a ledge of the berg. She was dressed in outdated clothes - a black jacket and a long black dress.
The captain of the destroyer immediately dispatched a motorboat and two divers to go out and take a closer look. After those preliminaries three more men including a doctor went out on the berg and worked for about an hour in an attempt to free the frozen corpse. Upon examination it was estimated that the woman was 25-30 years in age. The corpse was perfectly preserved with the exception of one ankle which was blackened by ice damage.
The woman was transferred to a military hospital in Leningrad where a slow defrosting period was engaged. The woman was so well preserved that it looked like she was only sleeping... even her lipstick looked fresh! During one point in the defrosting process, and much to the shock of those in residence, the woman's eyes flew open and became animated. The eyes then rolled backward and the eyelids flickered and closed. The scientists tried to resuscitate the woman but to no avail. The pockets of her coat held personal belongings... a brooch, a purse with very outdated money dating back to the early 1900s and a number of documents one which identified her as a passenger of the Titanic. It was surmised that she had either fallen or jumped overboard and was swept onto one of the icebergs drifting through the waters.
When the story began to hit the Russian airwaves it was allegedly suppressed by the government because the destroyer that found the corpse was involved in electronic eavesdropping of American submarines. The strangest twist in this whole episode involves a news leak that came to light in 1990. It was reported that Russian scientists had removed the frozen woman's ova cells and were planning to clone her.