1. The Titanic Tragedy
Journalist William Thomas Stead doubled as a psychic, launching his own supernatural magazine, Borderland, in 1893. Strangely, Stead’s claims of clairvoyance might not have been so far-fetched. He wrote an 1886 piece of fiction detailing the tragedy of a ship sinking without enough lifeboats, including with the editor’s note, “This is exactly what might take place and will take place if liners are sent to sea short of boats.” Another short of Stead’s short stories from the early 1890s describes a rescue mission after a ship hits an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean. Of course, those stories mirror the sinking of the Titanic in 1912, when the lack of lifeboats resulted in about 1,500 lives lost after the ship crashed into an iceberg. But even weirder? Stead was a passenger on the Titanic and died in the tragedy.