Time Travel Meet JOHN TITOR The Time Traveler That Posted on Forums

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  1. dawg

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    The Man Who Told the Internet He'd Come from the Future.
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    What if someone from the future popped up in our timeline and started answering questions from people on internet message boards? That's exactly what John Titor did in the late 1990s. Claiming he was sent from the future on a mission to retrieve an antique computer, he talked with thousands of people online and told stories of futuristic life in 2036. Many of his tales warned of imminent disaster for the world, but he said he couldn't help.

    As abruptly as he appeared, Titor vanished in 2001. Did he finish his mission? Who - or what - is behind the legend of John Titor?

    Top image from Xetobyte on Deviant Art.

    Titor first popped up on July 29 1998, through two faxes sent to Art Bell, host of the overnight talk show Coast to Coast AM. The faxes tell of the discovery of time travel in 2034 and devastation following the Y2K disaster. Art Bell reads the second of the two faxes on air:

    Titor is absent until 2000, when someone with a similar background begins posting under the username TimeTravel_0 on the Time Travel Institute Forum with a story similar to the faxes Bell received in 1998. The name John Titor is not used until January 27, 2001, when an individual posts on an Art Bell BBS Forums opening up to others about his life as a time traveler and inviting questions:

    Conversations between Titor and posters on Art Bell Post to Post continue for the next few months. Titor talks of imminent problems across the world beginning in 2004 – the cancellation of the Olympics, the splitting of the United States into warring factions, an epidemic of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, and a series of Russian nuclear strikes in 2015 that devastate all major U.S. cities along with the European Union and China.

    Sources:

    http://io9.com/5869362/the-man-who-told-the-internet-hed-come-from-the-future

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Titor

    http://artbell.com/the-john-titor-time-traveler-story/
     
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    I'd like to believe in John T..but he predicted civil war in 2013. Then he back tracked and said it was another timeline..
     
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    Good call on this one. He's perfect for this forum.
     
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    He was spot on about that computer and was of only a handful of people who knew it's capabilities.
     
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    The way things are going he might not be far off.
     
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    He always claimed that his was from a different timeline so this may account for the discrepancies.
     
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    He also said that Russia would bomb the us in 2015. Doesn't seem to far fetched right now does it?
     
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    Honestly. I think an EMP is our future from either China or Russia and we're cooked.
     
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    We are headed for some tough time no doubt.
     
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    John Titor - Art Bell Coast to Coast AM 4/5/2000 Time Travel
     
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    John Titor - Art Bell Coast to Coast AM 3/12/2002 Time Travel
     
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    John Titor - Art Bell Coast to Coast AM 7/5/2002 Time Travel
     
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    Time Traveler JOHN TITOR Radio Series (7 hours)


    "Oliver Williams, webmaster of johntitor.com discusses the fascinating time travel case of John Tiror from the year 2036. Williams pieced together Titor's story from postings on Internet forums going back to November 2000 through March 2001. Using the names "Timetravel_0″ and later "John Titor," the author of the posts claimed to be a time traveler from the year 2036. He provided details about his time machine, why he was here, as well as what the future was like. Williams said some people believe the things Titor described about the future are now coming to pass.

    Titor predicted that the United States would start wavering in its support of Israel, giving their enemies in the region the confidence to attack. Titor also seemed to be in agreement with current scientific theory about how time travel actually works, Williams noted. One forecast that did not pan out, however, had to do with the 2004 Olympics, which Titor said would be postponed until 2040. Williams defended Titor by pointing out that because of the nature of time travel his timeline/universe was likely different than our own.

    George played part of his pre-taped interview from 2/17/06 with Larry Haber, attorney for the family of John Titor, and Kay Titor, the alleged time traveler's mother. Williams said some people think the John Titor time traveler story was invented by the Haber family for some as yet to be determined purpose. Williams remains open to all possibilities. "If it wasn't a time traveler," he said, "then it was a series of people that knew alot about what was going to happen."
    -Coast to Coast AM with George Noory.
     
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    Didn't people say that Haber and his brother were responsible for this hoax?

    Scratch that. I didn't see that last line
     
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    He talked about YouTube 5 years before it was around. He referred to the Patriot Act by name, he was very pro Constitutional rights before 9/11. He talked of an ever increasing militarized police state, this guy is hard to debunk.
     
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    He's a pretty big deal.
     
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    "wireless nodes" he referred to = tablets/iPads
    "failure of foreign policy will lead to WWIII" gee let me check the latest news headlines lol.
    the list goes on
     
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    I agree. Some of the stuff he came up with is hard to dispute. I've seen detractors stick to the wrong dates and the Olympics continuing as proof that he's a fraud.
     
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    I always thought this was a fun and interesting topic just for the sociological aspects. I don't believe a word of it.
     
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    Can we send Winst back in time to when people actually thought he might be on to something (which he isn't), Thanks
     
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