what are some of the strangest/weirdest Titanic stories, or even theories that you've seen/experienced?
IMM did not own Harland & Wolff.International Mercantile Marine owned White Star, Harland & Wolff,
Straus, not Strauss.Strauss and others opposed Morgan's idea
The evidence does not support this; see the link below.Morgan was booked for the voyage, but skipped at the last minute
Who and what evidence is there of this?and even told a friend or two to stay away.
you're working on a book!?The little work of fiction I am working on includes both of these theories, which actually mesh well together. Any others I can learn about will be cheerfully added. It is, after all, a work of fiction.
That has been one of my favorites. The theory was that to make sure the income taxed passed and to give power to the federal reserve they had to eliminate the millionaires who were blocking it. The conspiracy part of Titanic was totally made up but somewhat entertaining...might make a good movie. But the whole Jeckle Island conspiracy does have some legitimate concerns because of the way the legislation was passed. It was pretty dirty IMHO. Some including some legitimate historians say the way it was done was illegal.I didn't bother reading all about it, but the craziest "theory" that I know says that the whole disaster was a fiendish scheme to eliminate J J Astor and other millionaires. It was all to do with something involving the banks and the US government. J P Morgan was also to go, but he spoiled the plan by not sailing. The Jesuits were involved, which is why Francis Browne was told to leave the ship. Google and ye shall find.
There are plenty of other good ones, especially from a cat box liner called Weekly World News. In one tale, Captain Smith was found alive in the Atlantic in 1993. He then aged rapidly and died, before Lord Mersey could be conjured up to question him. WWN still exists online.