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Titanic Fan Theory Suggests That Jack Might Have Caused The Ship To Sink

Chances are, you’ve probably heard the theory that Titanic’s Jack Dawson is a time traveller. 

Not only is his haircut completely wrong for 1912, but he makes numerous references to things that don’t exist yet (namely the roller-coaster on the Santa Monica pier – not built until 1916 – and the man-made Lake Wissota, completed in 1917).

While these are more than likely just inaccuracies on the part of the movie’s writer (James Cameron), this latest fan theory actually makes a solid point.

Suggesting that Jack might have inadvertently caused the sinking of the Titanic, it refers to the moment that he and Rose first met.

Rose – as we know – was preparing to throw herself off the ship, but Jack – gentleman that he was – managed to save her.


Now, imagine that he didn’t. The suicide of an upper-class passenger would definitely have caused the ship to momentarily stop, meaning that, going forwards, it probably would have avoided hitting the iceberg.

Jack might have saved Rose’s life, but in doing so he sealed the fate of the ship, the majority of its passengers, and – sadly – himself as well.

Good theory? Let us know what you think in the comments! 

Images via 20th Century Fox

H/T Reddit

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