A TikToker has made an unexpected claim about the ongoing search for the missing OceanGate Titan, a submarine that lost communication four days ago during its descent to the Titanic.
He suggests that a free shark-tracking app may have inadvertently detected the submarine’s location.
The Search for OceanGate Titan Intensifies
The OceanGate Titan, carrying a team of researchers, mysteriously lost contact during its descent to the Titanic, creating a frantic scramble among search teams trying to locate the submarine.
As time ticks away and oxygen supplies dwindle, the internet has been buzzing with theories about the submarine’s whereabouts and what could have transpired.
A TikToker using the handle ‘sqayl’ recently entered the conversation, proposing a theory that uses an unconventional resource: a shark-tracking app.
A Shark-Tracking App Offers Unexpected Leads
The Ocearch app, which tracks shark movements in real-time, reportedly picked up irregular readings that intrigued the TikToker.
Two sharks tracked by the app, named Andromache and Simon, registered pings at locations deviating from their usual patterns.
Sqayl claimed that these unusual pings might not be glitches, as initially assumed by Ocearch, but could indicate the missing submarine’s location.
He explained that the sharks were unlikely to have swum to these coordinates, sparking intrigue among his followers.
“The statistical likelihood of both of these sharks swimming to the exact same location where the Titanic sunk and Titan the missing submarine is located is an imaginary number that doesn’t exist,” Sqayl said in the video.
Uncertainty Surrounds the Unconventional Theory
Sqayl urged his followers to contact Ocearch for the precise coordinates, expressing confidence in his theory. His video stirred up a flurry of reactions, with some viewers echoing his sentiments and others casting doubt.
“Wow, that ping stopped at -226 ft too. Crazy as hell man, you might be onto something,” one TikTok user responded. On the other hand, a skeptic commented, “You, in fact, did not find the missing sub.”
However, the pings, the linchpin of Sqayl’s theory, have reportedly been deleted by Ocearch, leaving his hypothesis unverifiable.
The incident has brought the reliability of these shark-tracking apps under scrutiny, raising questions about their potential role in helping locate underwater objects or vehicles.
The fate of the OceanGate Titan and its crew remains unknown, and whether a shark-tracking app could provide vital clues in such a scenario is yet to be seen.
As the digital community continues to discuss Sqayl’s claims, the formal search teams press on, racing against time in their mission to locate the missing submarine.