The submarine was about the size of a minivan and it was headed towards the Titantic, which is about 12,5000 below sea level.

Sanctioned by OceanGate Expeditions,  the underwater tour ended in a mysterious fashion that some fans of The Simpsons believe was predicted nearly 17 years prior in an epside where Homer goes deep sea hunting for treasure. The episode was titled “Simpson Tide” and the irony is that it was written by a former passenger of the Titanic Submarine named Mike Reiss. The emmy-award winning writer/producer penned the episode back in 1998. Scroll up to watch a clip from the an old episode of The Simpsons that has fans believing that the show’s writing team once again predicted a serious event long before it occured in real life.