Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Fact of the Day: Ramon Artagaveytia

In the 19th century, a man named Ramon Artagaveytia survived a horrible shipwreck off the coast of Uruguay. This incident left him with severe PTSD over traveling by ship. In a terrible fate of irony decades later, he would perish in the Titanic sinking. 

8 comments:

Pat Hatt said...

Sure had no luck with ships

RO said...

OMG - That's so sad! Hugs...RO

Emmylou said...

OMG! He should've stayed out of the water:(

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Poor bastard.

Christine said...

How awful!

Susie said...

Adam, What horrible irony. There's a Titanic museum in Halifax. Also a place where many of the bodies washed ashore and are buried. Sad. Scary things can happen in mode of travel. I still love cruises, although it's been 9 years since my last one to Nova Scotia. (out of NYC) The best coffee and martinis are n a cruise ship. :):) Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Birgit said...

Yes, I know about this man well from re@ding what I could. He had horrible memories and a foreboding about Titanic but was assured it was unsinkable. Witnesses claimed they saw him on the ship talking to a couple of other men which is the last time anyone saw him.

Martha said...

That's terrible!