Monday, January 26, 2015 12:22

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.

18 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”!!! ;)

  13. MisterE103 says:

    Cameron’s omission is a major smoking gun that he was being stage managed
    by certain powerful interests who would “Prefer” that this be omitted. That
    blinking light may have well as been a lightning bug or a star on the
    horizon for Christ’s sake. This is no small detail, IT’S HUGE because it
    adds an element of hope for those in peril. How could Cameron justify this
    omission, answer he didn’t – He was instructed / advised to. The truth is
    JP Morgan arranged to have the Titanic sunk (Actually the Olympic, it was
    switched before the voyage but that’s another story), it was an elaborate
    scheme to get Astor, Guggenheim and Straus out of the way as they were
    blocking the banking act which would a year later be rushed thru congress
    (With the big 3 out of the way). Of course it was also an insurance fraud
    scheme as the Olympic had suffered 3 disasterous accidental collisions and
    they wanted to collect on the policy, so changed the name plates and other
    identifying features which took only a few weeks in Belfast. Cameron also
    leaves out several other very damning pieces of testimony / evidence such
    as if we are to believe that the spotters sighted the iceburg only a minute
    or so before it struck then why did numerous passengers who survived say
    that they saw that iceburg a good 20 minutes before the collision? Answer:
    Because (Most likely) Murdock was in on the conspiracy and was following
    orders. It’s also a fact that Murdock waited 30 critical seconds before
    giving the order to turn hard to port. There’s a lot more I could add but
    this is enough to show that Cameron was actively concealing the truth and
    promoting “The official version” in his film.

  14. Deadq says:

    there is a deleted scene on James movie that takes on board the califonian

  15. Michal Malinovsky says:

    jak se jmenuje ten song

  16. TheFarmerfitz . says:

    I heard a survivor in another video say that the Californian came close
    enough that it could be clearly seen without binoculers…and that they
    could actually sort of make out a figure walking on the deck….and it is
    said that it was after the very Rude comments recieved from Titanic that
    the operator on the Californian decided enough was enough, decided not to
    recharge the wireless, and went to bed instead….

  17. SadBob says:

    3:21 I would totally freak out if Molly Brown said her line with that
    voice xD

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