A HAUNTED mirror once owned by the doomed captain of the Titanic is set to go under the hammer for £10kUK ($12,775AU)
This antique is believed to be possessed by the ghost of Edward John Smith – who left it on his dressing table before setting sail on the ill-fated ocean liner’s maiden voyage.
His servant Ethelwynne took it from his home in lieu of wages after the ship was sunk by an iceberg on 14 April, 1912. The terrified maid claimed she could see the Captain’s face appear in it every year on the anniversary of the Titanic’s sinking. It was passed down by her relatives before being abandoned in Wolverhampton and picked up by current owner David Smith – who kept it locked in a vault for five years. Included with the mirror is a small brown envelope containing a handwritten note about the mirror’s past.
Captain Smith must have surveyed his own image in this mirror countless times and the legend that his face can still be seen in it on each anniversary of the Titanic’s sinking is as compelling as it is chilling!
Included with the mirror is a small brown envelope containing a handwritten note about the mirror’s past (https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/7771542/mirror-possessed-ghost-titanic-captain-for-sale/
Was the fate of the Titanic predicted many years before?
In 1898, a full 14 years before the fateful voyage, an author named Morgan Robertson wrote a book called, The Wreck of the Titan: Or, Futility, a novella about a huge ocean liner that sinks after striking an iceberg. The ship in the story is referred to as, “unsinkable” and there aren’t enough lifeboats for all the passengers. Sound familiar?