\If the collision had pushed the Titanic away from the iceberg and made it appear up to 100 feet away as it passed the starboard beam it would have to be a significant impact to repel the ship away that fast. Didn't a survivor state that there was ice left on the windows of the Cafe Parisian further aft? Also I recall survivors in the smoking room who felt the ice passing under their feet as the ship possibly grounded over the ice. Regarding the second iceberg. Didn't the Carpathia see several icebergs in the immediate area in the morning that were close? Do we really have any guarantee that the lookouts were telling the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth? Fleet and Lee were inches apart yet their testimonies were widely different concerning the density of the haze and what effect it had in their ability to detect the ice. Hichens' account doesn't match Boxhall's and Boxhall's account kept changing again and again. I just find the generally accepted theory of the collision to be slightly odd. As Mr. Lightoller would later publish:
"In Washington it was of little consequence, but in London it was very necessary to keep one's hand on the whitewash brush. Sharp questions that needed careful answers if one was to avoid a pitfall, carefully and subtly dug, leading to a pinning down of blame onto someone's luckless shoulders.....A washing of dirty linen would help no one.......The Board of Trade was holding an enquiry into the loss of the ship, hence the whitewash brush. Personally I had no desire that blame should be attributed either to the Board of Trade or the White Star Line, though in all conscience it was a difficult task.......I think in the end the Board of Trade and the White Star Line won.....I know when it was all over I felt more like a legal doormat than a mail boat officer."
I think his statement really does cast doubt on the testimony from the key witnesses e.g. The lookouts, Hichens, and Boxhall.
But I highly doubt that there was another Iceberg in that immediate area that close, and yet not one eyewitness to back it up.Although I don't have any solid proof, I think it would be silly to assume that there weren't any icebergs nearby, as so many were see in the morning.