Chilling Video Shows What Sinking on the Titanic Would Really Look Like

A haunting video showing what passengers and crew members aboard the Titanic may have experienced as the doomed luxury liner sank has gone viral on TikTok, amassing more than 3 million views.

The clip, which appears to be the second part of a series, was shared by @titanichistory1912, a content creator whose account is dedicated to videos about the Titanic.

"What the lighting would have really looked like," read the text over the clip.

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A viral TikTok video shows what passengers and crew members aboard the Titanic may have experienced as it sank. Above, an image of the Titanic as it set sail. Bettmann/Getty Images

According to the History Channel, the RMS Titanic sank in the early morning of April 15, 1912, after the side of the ship struck an iceberg. It had earlier set sail from Southampton in Hampshire, England, on April 10 with an intended destination of New York. There were 2,240 passengers and crew on board, but more than 1,500 died after the crash.

"At about 11:30 p.m. [on April 14], a lookout saw an iceberg coming out of a slight haze dead ahead, then rang the warning bell and telephoned the bridge," the outlet stated. "The engines were quickly reversed and the ship was turned sharply—instead of making direct impact, Titanic seemed to graze along the side of the berg, sprinkling ice fragments on the forward deck."

The TikTok clip showed what the people may have truly seen and heard as the ship split when it was sinking.

Loud bangs can be heard before the ship's lights went off, resulting in total darkness.

@titanichistory1912 How dark it really was #titanic #titanicsinking #titanicsplit ♬ original sound - Titanic History

Viewers were moved by the clip and shared their thoughts in the comments section.

"The fear they must've felt," one user wrote about those who were aboard the ship.

"I don't know which one would have been more terrifying, the darkness or the screams?" another wondered.

One commenter shared that they could not "process" that people experienced this.

"Not to mention [you're] in the middle of the OCEAN like...I just can't," a comment read.

A TikTok user wrote that it was a "miracle" that there were survivors.

"No wonder some people said it went down whole and others said it split up," wrote a viewer. "No one could see anything."

"Those poor people must have been completely and utterly overwhelmed with terror," another commented.

Newsweek reached out to @titanichistory1912 for further comment.

Another TikToker went viral for her content about the Titanic.

Kaylee Jukich-Fish posted a series of videos on her account @kjdish, sharing the stories of passengers aboard the Titanic.

A fan of the 1997 blockbuster film Titanic posted a now-viral video pointing out the animation that was used in the movie during a shot of the ship from afar.

Another TikTok user shared an Easter egg that appeared in the film in a video viewed more than 3 million times.