Thursday, October 23, 2014 05:50

Californian Spotted in Cameron’s Titanic

I spent years thinking James Cameron completely ignored the existence of the “mystery ship” that watched the Titanic sink in his 1997 blockbuster film. While he omitted a key scene that included the Californian in the story, he did leave in the “Light on the Horizon”, albeit scarcely.

Have a look.

13 Responses to “Californian Spotted in Cameron’s Titanic”

  1. Steve Miner says:

    Califournian did not rescue titanic survivors It’s Carpathia

    • LK says:

      That is correct. What the video is stating is the Californian could have saved hundreds more had they responded to the distress signals. They could have arrived at the scene of the sinking in time to rescue many of the people who never made it into lifeboats. Of course, this is part of the century-long debate that has two sides; those who support Californian’s captain, Stanley Lord, and those who don’t. The “Lordites” will argue there still wasn’t sufficient time to get there (some don’t believe the “mystery” ship was even the Californian to begin with) while the “anti-Lordites” recognize all evidence supports the theory that the ship was in view, thus could have made it over to the Titanic before she foundered. Californian was less than 20 miles away (some argue less than 10) while the Carpathia was 50 miles away.

  2. jermster17 says:

    Dr. Joseph Gobbels 1943 Titanic had the Californian in it.

  3. TheLusianPopa says:

    dr paul lee , a titanic expert, estimates californian was somwhere betweeb
    14 1/2-16 1/2 miles away north-north west of the titanic, in the middle if
    not at the other (northern) edge of the ice field…

  4. Ralph C. says:

    How the heck were we the audience except to see that! It was so tiny and it
    only blink for a second at the end of a scene. James Cameron, you are just
    trolling us.

  5. Dane McGregor says:

    Mr. Kayoss, do you think James Cameron made it so inconspicuous because he
    didn’t think that it was the Californian? The third-ship mystery has always
    intrigued me the most about the Titanic story. I’m curious as to whether
    you believe the ship was the Californian, or if it was perhaps another ship
    that was seen from both ships? Most of the research I’ve read about this
    mystery is that the ship seen by both ships was small and appeared to be
    moving, and if that is to be believed, then there’s no way that Titanic was
    the ship seen by the Californian, and vice versa, as both ships were
    stopped and motionless. A ship that frequently comes up when this
    mysterious theory is evoked is the Samson, a Norwegian schooner that was
    allegedly sealing illegally in the area, although if you dig really deep,
    you’ll see that it could not have been it. I’m just curious if you believe
    that the Californian was the ship seen by many on the Titanic, or if you
    believe any other possibilities for another ship? Other ships commonly said
    to have been this mystery ship include the Mt. Temple, the Dorothy Baird,
    and the Frankfurt. Just curious to hear your take, from one Titanic buff to
    another. Thanks for uploading!

  6. michael guntli says:

    ya wish it had been in it more- The Californian is one of the biggest parts
    of the story- leaving that out is always a mistake. I also had never
    spotted the Californian in the film until I just say that

  7. Lina S.S. says:

    What is the melody played in the end before the end rockmusic?

  8. portolo says:

    your voice is both so creepy and sexy!

  9. Halsey B says:

    Your voice omg wow I can’t even. Love the video by the way. I find Titanic
    very interesting and enjoy seeing all of the documentaries here on YouTube
    but damn your voice makes it even more interesting!

  10. Matt Canon says:

    While its plausible the blinking light may of been the Californian, I’d
    have to see the actual source where James Cameron himself acknowledges
    that. And if it *was* intended to be the Californian. My question would be
    why there wasn’t a scene (included or deleted) showing captain smith and
    another crew member noticing it and having some dialog about what ship it

  11. Matthew Baker says:

    My issue here is the light from the Californian is on the wrong side of the
    ship. The light was seen about 2° off the port bow, not starboard. Which
    also means Cameron’s Titanic is pointing in the wrong direction when she

    Via the book *The Ship That Stood Still*

  12. Mario Niebles says:

    Do you know why Cameron built its Titanic’s Film Studios in Rosarito Beach
    (Mexico)??? Because it was closer to the “Californian”!!! ;)

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