Researchers claim there are human remains on the Titanic

Researchers claim there are human remains on the Titanic

Some US authorities maintain that "there may be human remains mixed in with the mud" in the North Atlantic Ocean where sank the titanic. The evidence to which they refer is a photograph from 2004 shown to the public for the first time this week, on the occasion of the centenary of the accident of the luxurious ship. The snapshot shows a coat and boots in the mud at the site of the legendary sinking.

The director of maritime heritage of the administration National Oceans and Atmosphere (NOAA), James Delgado, points out that “These are not boots that fell by mistake from a suitcase right next to each other, but the way they are arranged shows that there was a body there”.

The image was taken with two other photographs that also show pairs of boots lying together.. All of them were captured in 2004 by an expedition organized by NOAA and in which the famous Titanic researcher Robert Ballard participated. They were published in Ballard's book on the expedition. Delgado claims that the photo showing the two boots and the coat was cut to show only one boot.

As a counterpoint to these theories, is the film director, James Cameron, who has visited the crash site 33 times and who claims to have seen “zero human remainsDuring all his explorations of the Titanic. The filmmaker explains: “We have seen pairs of shoes that could suggest that there was once a body there. But we have never seen human remains”.

For Delgado, who was the chief scientist of the expedition that in 2010 mapped the crash site completely, the difference between Cameron's words and yours is a semantic matter. Seeing the photograph of the coat and boots, he comments that “as an archaeologist", he would say "that are human remains”. It defends that between that sediment of mud, "surely there are forensic remains of the person who took them"And, at the same time, criticizes that the images are examples that society could make a"better job protecting the sinking site”.

There has been a long struggle to protect the titanic since it was rediscovered by Ballard in 1985. The first attempt was with a federal act of the United States Congress that attempted to create international agreements to turn the sinking zone into an international maritime memorial. The last of them comes in a proposal from Senator John Kerry. The politician called on April 1 for stricter legislation to protect the area from the “intrusive and wild investigation”.

Despite all possible state measures by the US government, The Titanic has a big problem: it is in international waters. For this reason, James Delgado is committed to creating an international treaty between the United Kingdom, Canada, France and the United States that protects the remains of the luxurious ocean liner from looting and possible illegal exploration that could damage its heritage.

Passionate about History, he has a degree in Journalism and Audiovisual Communication. Since he was little he loved History and ended up exploring the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries above all.


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