One of the most haunting facts surrounding the Titanic disaster is the "flat calm" sea which the ship encountered just prior to its collision with the ice berg. This is something one has to experience, to appreciate. Further, I don't think the mood that such a sea evokes was captured effectively in James Cameron's "Titanic," which is unfortunate because if the "flat calm" had been effectively portrayed it would have fit well with the ghostlike pictures of the ship shown at the beginning. Many years ago I traveled across the English Channel from Southampton to Le Harve. Normally, the English Channel's seas are very rough. However, the ocean was absolutely flat with no waves whatsoever. It seemed as if the ocean liner just plowed through. As far as one could see, there were no other ships around, the water looked kind of brownish and "dead" - - the experience was something akin to the Twilight Zone. At the time, the sailors on board said they had never seen the sea so exceedingly calm. Truly, the "flat calm" adds a superstitious dimension to the disaster that I think a lot of writers, movie makers and others have failed to fully appreciate. Have any other vistors to this site experienced such seas on a voyage? Can you relate anything about it?