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Jenn Quaile (Jenn)

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out of all the books i've read and television specials i've seen, they have said that no trace of human remain was found at the wreck site. i find that curious. i mean 1500 people went down with the ship and only a small number of those bodies have been accounted for. I mean there was never a bone or even a skeleton remain found out of all those people. i think that if they had found anything remotely human they would cover it up because many people would be disturbed by this grave disturbing. if anyone knows different your information would be greatly helpful
 
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Cátia Lamy

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Hi Jenn!

Hmmm, I don't really know more than you but i've seen some TV specials too and I've been trying to understand but see my point:

Carpathia only stood some time more to see if there was any more boats or if someone appear bouncing in something. No one did and they have left only with some bodies with it. Then Carpathia went to New York and took a week to reach it so... only one week later other boats went to the place with the point of getting bodies of passengers and crew of the Titanic. All the others ships that pass over the area just look a little bit and then they've continue their voyage. So, one week later most of the bodies went down with the heigth of the ice and of the body itself. Now, when Titanic was discovered in 1984, the bodies that were under water and could be reached had already dissapeared because of all the fishes and everything, but things like a pair of boots have reached our days.
They once explained that those boods were made of something that wouldn't dissapear ever only if the sand burrie them.
So this is way I think that no one was found under there, they were all "eaten" by the sea creatures or the sand as buried them forever... on their own grave!

This is how I want to believe things, but I may be wrong! Sorry for a so long letter and for the bad english!
Bye, Katia, from Portugal
 
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Jenn Quaile (Jenn)

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HI KATIA
I THOUGHT ABOUT ALL THOSE THEORIES BEFORE AND I STILL FIND IT HARD TO BELIEVE THAT NOTHING WAS FOUND. i MEAN THEY HAVE FOUND EGYPTIAN SKELETAL REMAINS FROM OVER 3MILLION YEARS AGO WHY HAVENT THEY FOUND A TRACE OF HUMAN REMAIN FROM JUST OVER 88 YEARS AGO. I KNOW THAT THERE ARE TONS OF LIFEFORMS THAT HAVE EATEN THE FLESH OFF THE HUMAN BODIES BUT WHAT ABOUT A SKELETON? WOULD THEY EAT THIS AS WELL?
JENN
 
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James Edward Owens (Jowens)

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hi everyone,This is my Theory,Finding Egyptian Mummy's and finding human remains 88 years in the sea are two different things, a body being burried in sand or whatever for that long in my opinion kinda builds a surface over the body and being in or under water for 88 years doesent.a)This is salt water,and this may sound gross but there are fish,i think the decay is faster under water,specially salt water.the picture ive seen of a pair of shoes on the ocean floor tells it all,his shoes are there but no body or skelton,but you can see where the body was.Hope this helps,but i doubt it hehe
 
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Jenn Quaile (Jenn)

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i understand that the sea is a harsh enviroment and i understand that fish and other living organisms fead on anything living. but what type of organism eats bones? i find it very hard to believe that not one skull or even a fragment of bone was found. i also have a theory that maybe these bones or skeletons are scattered over a wide area or maybe they are even trapped inside the titanic themselves . but as i said they have found skelatal remains from the sea that have been down there longer than 88 years it just sounds pretty curious to me that on a site where so many people have lost their lives that they can find find shoes and other items but not one skeletel remain.
 
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Tracey McIntire

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Hi! I read in Dr.Robert Ballard's book that because of the great pressures that exist at the depth where the Titanic is, bones lose their calcium and disintegrate. That is why no bones can be found. Hope this clears things up.
 
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Jenn Quaile (Jenn)

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tracy
thank you so much for your information it was verry helpful. i can understand things better know because of it. i have also considered bone disintergration but wasnt sure how rapidly it would happen.
 
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Tracey McIntire

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You are very welcome! I think Dr. Ballard said they would have all disintegrated withhin 10-20 years.
 
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Vickie Lewis (Auzziern)

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On Larry King Live, Christmas Eve 1997, Dr. Ballard said with certainty that if you were to go deep into the Titanic such as the boiler rooms or third-class there would be human skeletons. This is from the book The Complete Titanic by Stephen Spignesi.
 
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sambo

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28 feb 2000

hi Jowens i think your theory is smart.do you like the film titanic,i have watched it 5 times.
how old are you im 13.write back yeh and i will get in touch.where do you live . maybe we will meet up sometime and study yours and mine theory.
catcha later.
love

Sambo
 
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Gerdi

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Been reading TITANIC an illustrated History,White Star hired ships to recover the MacKay Bennett found 306 bodies, 116 were buried at sea. Includes a few pictures. Probably to much for people of that era to bear. Gerdi S
 
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Annie Griffin

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Why weren't all the bodies brought back for burial, regardless of their condition? From what I've read ships were still seeing bodies weeks later floating in the general vicinity of the sinking.
 

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who knows what you would find in the areas deep inside the wreck,beyond where living things can get to them,most likely the lower decks in the bow.
 
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Jason Bidwell

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I doubt you're going to find any corpses deep inside the ship. Conceivably any such bodies could have been preserved longer than the rest, however in 90 years of aquatic scavengers slinking around in the ship, eating and reproducing, I think they've had plenty of time to get down there and take care of them. Besides, it's not like bacteria would have a hard time making it into the engine room, or what have you.
 
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Elaine R Barnes

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Annie,
The recovery ships brought coffins only for the first class passangers. The third class and crew recovered were placed in canvas. You must remember that it was a few weeks after the disaster that the Mackay-Bennet( the first recovery ship to reach the area) reached the area. The wind, rain and saltwater badly damaged the bodies during that time. It took several days to reach Nova Scotia after recovering the bodies. Some of the bodies were just not in the best of condition to return them. Also, correct me if I'm wrong all you sailors out there, I believe many crew would have preferred burial at sea.
I also believe the crew only brought enough embalming equipment for the first and second class passangers, as the ships only had so much room.
Hope this helps.
Elaine
 
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I don't think the recovery ships brought embalming equipment and coffins specifically for the first and second class passengers. I think they brought what equipment they could - regardless of what class.

However, when they got on site, and SAW that the number of bodies exceeded what they could handle, they had to start making a distiction of who to bury at sea, and who to they had room to keep.
 
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James Philip Scribner

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How many bodies were actually found?
How many of the victims remain among the missing?

If the possibility of time travel imagined by Mr. H.G. Wells, the often prophetic and justly celebrated contemporary of the Titanic victims,
ever becomes a technological reality, the lack of vody could be important. I would imagine those victims (such as the Van Impe family, for example) who vanished when the Titanic went down leaving no solid confirmation of their deaths tht way would be easiest to rescue. This would after all cause no paradoxical alteration of known history. How many of the missing crew and passengers can we account for like that?
 
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In the list of recovered bodies, it documents 328 bodies that were actually recovered. The numbers of people who actually went down with the ship is still, and will likely remain, a matter of debate. I've seen numbers as low as 1503 and as high as 1528 from a variety of sources, so that makes for between 1175 to 1200 as 'missing'.

Cordially,
Michael H. Standart
 

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