Hello everyone, Long time reader, first time poster. There has been much discussion over the superior mirage/refraction theory (which I find compelling) and the effect this may have had on the crew's ability to spot the iceberg; not to mention it could also explain the error in Titanic's reported position as longitude is calculated on sunrise/set times - which would have been difficult to determine accurately in these circumstances. I was wondering, however, if anybody has given any thought to what this effect may have had on the perceived distances between Titanic and Californian? There are several comments made by the crew of Californian, such as "she looked queer out of the water", which the mirage theory could go a long way towards explaining. This is just an idea I thought I'd throw out here since I have not seen it discussed elsewhere. I am attempting to do a more thorough analysis (especially with respect to how Titanic's rockets may have appeared under such circumstances, as they would be penetrating into the warmer air layers), but wouldn't it be something if there was a "mystery ship", and that ship turned out to be the Titanic; albeit in mirage form? Very interested in hearing if this has been considered before. Darren C.