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Titanic hack: the hidden secret of "very personal words" in a famous "message in the bottle"!


Titanic hack:

the hidden secret of "very personal words"

in a famous "message in the bottle"!

One expert claimed that a message in a bottle allegedly thrown

from the Titanic RMS during its fateful maiden voyage was only an elaborate trick.

The Titanic

hit an iceberg on its first voyage

a passenger ship owned and operated by White Star Line that

sailed from Southampton to New York

via Cherbourg and Cork Harbour

on April 10, 1912.

  • The fateful collision occurred at around 23:40 local time
  • leading to six narrow openings in the vehicle's hull
  • and causing the Titanic to absorb water 15 times

faster than it could be pumped out.

Two and a half hours later, the stricken ship split into two parts and sank

 with some 1,500 people -- including 815 passengers -- missing in the tragedy.

The message

was found at the shores of Fundy Bay, Canada, in 2017.

It dates back to 13 April 1912 :

  • a day before the ocean ship crashed into an iceberg
  • and is signed by Mathilde Lefevre, a 12-year-old
  • French third-class passenger. 

t was translated as follows:

Throw this bottle into the sea in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.

We're due to arrive in New York in a few days.

If anyone finds her, tell the Lovefer family in Levin .

According to historical records

Lovefer :

her mother Mary and three of her seven siblings were travelling to

New York on the Titanic to be reunited with the rest of their family.

Le Fever's memo appears to have made headlines when its contents were published by researchers at the University of Quebec in Remoski early last year.

Initial analyses of :

the letter and the bottle found in it appear to indicate that it is original

the bottle bears the hallmarks of its manufacture in the late Edwardian era.

In addition :

the cork radiocarbon dating that closed the bottle resulted in an age range

including the time of the Titanic's first voyage.

However, researchers remained cautious about the source of the message, appealing to members of the public to help confirm the authenticity of the message.

Now :

  1. a detailed study
  2. carefully done by letter after letter
  3. has suggested that it is probably a complex trick.


and psychology expert Coralyn Housenplass said :

  • the main problem with the observation was that it
  • was not essentially written in a calligraphy 
  • a type of calligraphy in which letters are attached in

a flowing way to allow faster writing speeds.

She explained :

"In 1912, manuscript writing was accepted only in French schools and in society at large. At the end of this analysis, I found that only four letters were written in line ".

The remainder of :

  • the note consisted of separate letters from a combination of that
  • and the line was connected, called "personal writing"
  • which was unique to a particular author.

Hausinplace added :

It's common today to have such a mix, but not in 1912.

Perhaps the author thought that just a tendency to write would give a general aspect of "old" handwriting. But they forgot to look for French school standards in 1912.

The letter is unconvincing because writing is so far from the 1912 standards

but it contains every aspect of modern handwriting .

The analysis also :

suggested that the writer may have some form of

writing dysfunction - a condition that weakens one's writing skills.

This, Housenplass said

"revealed a lot of what we call in the psychology of lying" behavioral leaks. "

These are cognitive processes that happen when someone lies.

The strange writing dysfunction occurred in :

some very personal words associated with Matilde Lefevre.

  • The hypothesis is that this hardship of writing
  • which in other words does not happen
  • can show identity theft.

The author :

  • as an actor, tries to be Mathilde Lefefer but knows well that he is not.
  • The author was unable to perform the role for a very long time
  • and his personal written habits returned very quickly. "

According to historian Professor Maxim Gohir of :

the University of Quebec at Rimouski, there is still a possibility that an adult

who has crossed the manuscript, he wrote the memo on Lefevre's behalf.

He told the Canadian press:

It actually looks like adult writing. Nothing prevents an adult from writing on

the boat on behalf of Mathilde. this is a hypothesis that cannot be excluded .

Professor Johir

and his colleagues are now looking forward to :

  • further analysis of the memorandum
  • with a view to identifying the type of pen used in its writing
  • which, in turn, could make it clear that it
  • has been written more recently than it claims.

Michael Havis co-reported.