Coincidence or premonition?

by David Swatton November. 13, 2012 4679 views

This is the same street as the picture from yesterday but another historical oddity….

At the end of the street - mouse over to see where - lived WT Stead from 1904-1912. He was the father of modern tabloid journalism and a fearless campaigner for social change in the late 19th century.

He was also a committed spiritualist and did he predict the future and his own death….?

In 1886 he published a work of fiction entitled “How the Mail Steamer went Down in Mid Atlantic” which carried a footnote lecturing readers that “this is exactly what will take place if the liners are sent to sea short of boats”. In a follow-up tale from 1892 called “From the Old World to the New” he told the story of a ship called the Majestic colliding with an iceberg.

WT Stead was lost on board the Titanic…. spooky or spooky?

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Pete 8 years, 4 months ago

mmm makes one think.....

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Helen Hooker 8 years, 4 months ago

That's one heck of a coincidence!

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Marilyn Grimble 8 years, 4 months ago

Yep ... I've a spooky story too!
To my favs ... this reminds me of "Upstairs, Downstairs!

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Christa 8 years, 4 months ago

Some people say that there are no coincidences, but who am I to affirm this. Anyway, I always love a good spooky story and have myself some experiencies in this matter. Buuuuuuuhh...
Another wonderful shot.

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S&M 8 years, 4 months ago

Er, no, not really. Coincidental, definitely (unless there is a ghostlike image in the blue car in the foreground, then yes, I'll go for spooky). It's sour grapes, really. I lived for quite a while in the world's ghost capital and never saw anything I couldn't explain. I've tried to explain to my housemate that our gorgeous 18th century converted warehouse is in fact haunted (the sprite, stealer of odd socks, maker of odd noises, inhabits a Postman's Alarm clock which has stopped working for no reason I can ascertain), but she ain't having it. Positivism can be rather dreary at times.

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