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Audio of mystery 'bangs' from Titan sub disaster heard for the first time

By T.K. Randall
March 4, 2024 · Comment icon 5 comments

Who or what made the mysterious banging sounds picked up on sonar ? Image Credit: OceanGate
The banging sounds were picked up during the search for the Titan submersible which went missing last year.
Back on June 18th, 2023, the undersea exploration vehicle, which was carrying five passengers including Stockton Rush - CEO of OceanGate Expeditions which was running the operation - disappeared after embarking on a trip to the wreck of the Titanic situated 12,500ft beneath the sea.

What followed was a multi-day search by rescue teams alongside extensive global coverage as people around the world waited with baited breath to see if the crew of the submersible could be located.

Ultimately, though, the discovery of a debris field a few days later confirmed the worst - the submersible had violently imploded, killing all five passengers.

The incident highlighted a range of safety failings by OceanGate, along with a multitude of technical issues with the sub itself, while putting the entire future of Titanic wreck expeditions into doubt.

One mystery that still remains concerning the loss of the sub centers around the detection by sonar devices of a series of unexplained banging sounds within the vicinity of the search area.
At the time, it was speculated that this could be the sound of the stricken passengers of the Titan submersible banging on the inside of the hull to attract the attention of the rescuers.

Now, for the first time, the audio recording of the banging sounds has been released by the Canadian Air Force as part of a new UK documentary - Minute by Minute: The Titan Sub Disaster - which is set to air on Channel 5 on March 6th and 7th.

You can also hear the recording in the news video below (skip to 00:27).

"The symmetry between those knockings is very unusual," said former Navy submarine Captain Ryan Ramsey. "It's rhythmic, it's like somebody is making that sound, and the fact that it is repeated is really unusual."

But if it wasn't the Titan sub passengers making the sounds, who or what was ?

Source: Independent | Comments (5)

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Comment icon #1 Posted by susieice 2 months ago
There's nothing in the article saying this program will also be aired in the US, but fortunately a lot of times, they are also posted to YouTube. I'm going to keep an eye out for it. I remember the knocking being mentioned during the search. It's so haunting to hear it now knowing what we know.
Comment icon #2 Posted by HollyDolly 2 months ago
Well it's not a whale or a shark. This is most likely the ghosts of those on board the sub. Did they recover the bodies or are they still there? Well may the Lord give them peace and the same for their families, may he have mercy on their souls.
Comment icon #3 Posted by qxcontinuum 2 months ago
There is a lot of crap so called experts are giving and either they have no clue of what happened nor they speak the truth . They said they died instantly just to reduce penalties and liabilities. They won't say that someone probably lived somehow a couple of days squished in a small compartment. What if it was some sort of accident and a Military sub just ran into them , disconnecting them from that cable and then after days crushing the sub when found with all the dead insight to make it seem like an accident?  Or the cable broke, it fel down at the bottom and sat like that a few days until... [More]
Comment icon #4 Posted by Dynamo X 2 months ago
No cable was connected to the sub.
Comment icon #5 Posted by TigerBright19 2 months ago
Just watched it on UK channel 5.  It was a two part episode.  The first part focused on news journalists giving their reaction to the missing sub and the banging sound that was detected, which happened the moment the sub had imploded, but the documentary instead gives us a long pointless scenario with a countdown clock to show how much oxygen the crew would have had if it had not imploded, with media coverage of the search teams going out to search the area, and the second part is just them confirming the implosion and recovering parts of the scattered debris.  Basically this documentary pr... [More]

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