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Did ‘The Simpsons’ Predict Titanic Submarine Disaster?

The Simpsons may have predicted another real life event, this time about the missing submersible traveling to the depths of the ocean to see the Titanic wreckage.

The Titan submersible disappeared on Sunday with five passengers onboard, and rescue crews from around the world are desperately trying to save them. Their oxygen is likely to run out on Thursday.

Operated by OceanGate Expeditions, the group was traveling to see the wreckage of the RMS Titanic in the Atlantic Ocean and they were about 900 miles east of Cape Cod.

Some Simpsons fans have recalled an eerily similar storyline from the 17th season of the Fox cartoon, which aired in 2006.

In the 10th episode of that season, family patriarch Homer Simpson is led on an adventure by a man who he believes to be his biological father, Mason Fairbanks. He takes him out on his ship and tells him about the lost emerald treasure of the sunken ship, the “Piso Mojado.”

Mason and Homer eventually decided to head into the depths of the ocean in individual submersibles to try and find the treasure. But chaos ensues when the pair get separated.

Homer gets stuck in some coral and he begins to lose consciousness as the oxygen runs low in his vessel. The Simpsons dad eventually wakes up three days later in a hospital and survives the ordeal.

While not an exact prediction of what is happening with the Titan submersible, some fans believe the storyline is close enough to real life.

While not an exact prediction of what is happening with the Titan submersible, some fans believe the storyline is close enough to real life.

“No way the simpsons predicted the titanic Submarine situation 😭😭,” tweeted one person.

Another person posted clips of the episode to TikTok, showing the uncanny similarities between art and reality.

“The Simpsons predicted it,” the TikToker captioned the post.

@grandwizardchatnxggaa The Simpsons Predicted It #thesimpsons #thesimpsonspredictions #submarine #fypシ #foryou #viral ♬ Love You So – The King Khan & BBQ Show

The popular animated series has often been mentioned for predicting real-life events years before they happen.

The Oceangate rescue mission hits especially close to home for one former writer on The Simpsons. Mike Reiss boarded the submersible last year and explained to BBC Breakfast how small the craft is and how things can go wrong—adding that communication was lost during all three of his dives, including on expeditions to the Titanic.

Some of the real-world events predicted by Matt Groening’s cartoon, include Donald Trump’s presidency, the Disney and Fox merger, the furor over Michelangelo’s David statue and “murder hornets.”

Called northern giant hornets or Asian giant hornets, they first appeared in Washington in 2019 and seemed on the verge of a national invasion at the height of the COVID pandemic in 2020. But thanks to a concerted effort from scientists since then, the “murder hornets” seemed to have now been eradicated from the U.S.

The hornets got their nickname because of their aggressive nature and for attacking in groups, injecting poison into victims with the equivalent level of toxin to some venomous snakes.

Other recent examples of fans thinking The Simpsons made accurate predictions included, the monkeypox outbreak in September 2002, or singer Bad Bunny throwing a fan’s phone away.

Sometimes fake theories emerge on social media, including a TikTok post claiming the show had predicted the death of Queen Elizabeth II, but it turned out to be a hoax.

Rescue crews have been expanding the search area for the Oceangate submersible, which was described as being “two times the size of Connecticut and the subsurface search is up to 2-and-a-half miles deep,” according to U.S. Coast Guard Captain Jamie Frederick, who updated the media on Wednesday.

“This is a search-and-rescue mission, 100 percent…We are smack dab in the middle of search-and-rescue and we’ll continue to [use] every available asset that we have in an effort to find the Titan and the crew members,” he added.

  • Bob Dobalina says:


  • Richard Alan Anderson says:

    Actually Clarabelle the Clown on the Howdy Doody Show made that very prediction in 1952.

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