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“A tenacious US Senator finds proof that it was

much more than an iceberg that sank the Titanic

but no one believes him”


Titanic: The Hidden Evidence reveals for the first time what really happened to the Titanic and Senator William Alden Smith’s determined effort to expose the truth about it. The fast-paced, narrative non-fiction account uses actual recorded dialog and testimony whenever possible and draws heavily from firsthand accounts of survivors.

The author, John Wickman, is an aerospace engineer who established a reputation for finding the cause of engineering failures from investigating the Space Shuttle Challenger accident and other high profile cases. Titanic: The Hidden Evidence is based on eight years of research that drew on eyewitness accounts, official testimony, newspaper stories, photographs, and videos of the wreckage, as well as analysis of the Titanic’s design to provide the most accurate and complete picture of the what caused the Titanic accident.

The book reveals startling evidence that the collision with an iceberg did not lead to the Titanic’s sinking; rather it was a series of subsequent explosions. The initial damage to the Titanic was minimal enough for the Titanic to have remained floating for at least 24 hours – long enough for every survivor to be rescued.

Unfortunately, the Titanic’s engineers did not know to cut the electrical power to the submerged sections of the ship and the electricity began to convert seawater into large quantities of both hydrogen and poisonous chlorine gas through a process called electrolysis. It was only a matter of time until a simple spark or flame ignited the hydrogen gas causing an explosion that blew a hole in the side of the ship.

Wickman’s conclusions are supported by the Titanic wreckage. The starboard hole in the Titanic’s bow shows the metal is bulged by an explosion. The steel decks above and below the hole, centered on the gangway door, have been destroyed by a powerful explosion. Multiple eyewitnesses also describe hearing and seeing explosions. A few passengers described the first explosion as so severe that the entire ship moved sideways knocking many people off their feet. At the time, their stories were dismissed because no one knew the source of the explosions. Now we do!



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  • The Titanic sailed to America with unfinished rooms, missing equipment and watertight doors that did not always close.
  • The Titanic’s senior wireless operator saw an iceberg off to the side of the Titanic 10 minutes before the accident as he delivered the Californian’s last ice message to the bridge.
  • The Titanic was already turning away from the iceberg when the lookout called the bridge to report an iceberg.
  • How the Titanic would have stayed afloat for at least 24 hours if not for the first hydrogen gas explosion.
  • The Titanic was only going half speed or less at the time of the accident, not full speed as widely believed.


Discover the truth that Senator William Alden Smith

tried to get out over a century ago!


About the Author: John Wickman has been an aerospace engineer since 1973. He has designed propulsion systems for the MX missile, Small Launch Vehicle, rocket and jet engines for use on Mars, rocket engines using lunar soil propellant and solid propellant satellite thrusters. During his career, Mr. Wickman established a reputation for finding the cause of engineering failures and identifying the solution. He did this for the Minuteman ICBM and Polaris missiles, which lead to re-manufacturing programs for both of them. After the Space Shuttle Challenger accident, Wickman was hired by Morton-Thiokol to find out why the solid rocket boosters failed and provide guidelines for the new design. His engineering experience was crucial in analyzing the Titanic blueprints, wreckage and sifting through eyewitness accounts and documents to determine the factual reasons for the Titanic sinking.




One of the Titanic myths is that it took a long time for the ship to turn at full speed. Every movie shows the Titanic’s helm wheel turned hard over as the crew and officers wait and wait for the ship to turn away from the iceberg. In fact, the Titanic was extremely maneuverable as were all the Olympic class ships.



  • Language: English
  • Narrative non-fiction
  • Pages:408
  • Binding: Perfect-bound Paperback
  • Interior Ink: Black & white
  • Weight: 2.6 lbs.
  • Dimensions (inches): 8.5 wide x 11 tall
  • Product ID: 23699416
  • ISBN: 978-0-9841800-0-4
  • Retail Price: $29.95 (On Sale Now for $24.95!!)


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