Futility Closet book ad

“Australia’s Titanic”

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Waratah1909.jpg

Engineer Claude Sawyer left the Australian steamer Waratah when it docked in Durban in July 1909. He said he’d seen a vision of a man “with a long sword in a peculiar dress. He was holding the sword in his right hand, and it was covered in blood.”

The Waratah left for Cape Town carrying 211 passengers. It was never seen again.