The real reason for the disaster, they claimed, lay within Titanic's hold. There, inside a sarcophagus, was a mummified body of an Egyptian princess being shipped to America for a private collector. The mummy was cursed, and when the unthinkable happened, the collector bribed the crew to put the mummy in a lifeboat.
Safely in America, the mummy brought such bad luck to the collector that he shipped it back to Europe on the ship Empress of Ireland--which sank with the loss of hundreds of lives. Somehow, the mummy was saved again.
The owner now decided to return it to Egypt on a third ship, the Lusitania, which was torpedoed by a German submarine.
Presumably, the princess is now sleeping undisturbed at the bottom of the Irish Channel.