Time travelers part I, John Titor

Now I start a series called “Time travelers”. Purpose of this series is to investigate different kind of stories related to time travelers. These cases might be urban legends, but most of them there is no explanation available. First traveler of the series is maybe the most famous one called John Titor. It’s been a while since I last investigated his story, but it was back in 2007 when I heard of him for the first time. This case is different compared to other cases except Andrew D. Basiago story, because this case includes some evidence. In this case evidence are photographs of his mission patch, time machine, drawings of the time machine etc.

First it would be helpfull to tell you the differences of time travelers. There are roughly two types of time travelers. Unofficial and official ones. Unofficial time travelers include person or persons, which are accidentally traveled trough time for example through natural wormhole or something anomaly like this. Then time traveler can be unofficial one if he has for example stolen the time machine or just kind of missused the opportunity. Then there are so called official time travelers, which include person or persons that are part of military or private investigation considerng about time traveling.

In this series I’m just gonna tell you about these cases and provide links to sites where you can find more information about these cases, but small summary and couple of pictures is always provided. That is, because it is useless that I write these stories again. But here it goes, the first case “John Titor”:

Traveler: Timetravel_0 or John Titor
Traveler type: Official time traveler
Evidence: Pictures, predictions about future
Status now: Missing

Here is a short summary about John titor and his story:

The first posts appeared on the Time Travel Institute forums on November 2, 2000, under the name TimeTravel_0. At the time the posts had nothing to do with future events and the name “John Titor” was not being used. Instead, the posts discussed time travel in general, the first one being the “six parts” description of what a time machine would need to have to work (see below) and responses to questions about how such a machine would work. Early messages tended to be short.

The name “John Titor” was not introduced until January 2001, when TimeTravel_0 began posting at the Art Bell BBS Forums (which required a name or pseudonym for every account). The Titor posts ended in late March 2001. Eventually, a number of the threads became corrupted; but Titor’s posts had been saved on subscribers’ hard drives and were copied to Anomalies.net, along with new discussions of the science behind Titor’s time travelling as well as his predictions.Around 2003, various websites reproduced Titor’s posts, re-arranging them into narratives. Not all refer to the original dates posted.

Titor’s claim:

In his online postings, Titor claimed to be an American soldier from 2036, based in Tampa in Hillsborough County, Florida, who was assigned to a governmental time-travel project. Purportedly, Titor had been sent back to 1975 to retrieve an IBM 5100 computer which he said was needed to “debug” various legacy computer programs in 2036; a reference to the UNIX year 2038 problem. The 5100 runs the APL and BASIC programming languages. Titor had been selected for this mission specifically, given that his paternal grandfather was directly involved with the assembly and programming of the 5100.

Titor claimed to be on a stopover in the year 2000 for “personal reasons”; i.e., to collect pictures lost in the (future) civil war and to visit his family, of whom he spoke often. Titor also said he had been, for a few months, trying to alert anyone that would listen about the threat of Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease spread through beef products and about the possibility of civil war within the United States. When questioned about them by an online subscriber, Titor also expressed an interest in mysteries such as UFOs (which remained unexplained in his time). Titor suggested that UFOs and extra-terrestrials might be travelers from much further into the future than his own time, with superior time machines.


You can find more info on that wikipedia page. Here are some of the pictures John Titor posted while he was chatting with people:


John’s unit insignia. Supposedly the design is based on the field patterns of the time distortion device. It’s probably unwise to try to infer too much from it since it’s just a logo design. Then he posted some pictures of his so called time machine, here are couple pictures of it:

timemachine_collection John-Titor-Time-Machine

Titor sended also some detailed drawings of his time machine and here is one of them:


Here are some links to this story:

>> Info about the man, photos, timemachine, drawings etc.

>> www.johntitor.com

>> All John Titor postings

This case is rather old, but in 2011 there was updated info about John Titor at Coast To Coast AM, here is the video of the radio show (2 parts):




John Titor case is very interesting and because he hasn’t been debunked we are are left with the possibility that this case is authentic. There is a huge amount of information and theories of John Titor, but the main thing is that nobody knows who John Titor is or was. I think that there are some errors in his predictions, but because the future is not set and there could be multiple timelines, it is possible that John Titor is or was an official time traveler.

This is good to conclude with the words of Sarah Connor in T2:

The future is not set. There is no fate but what we make for ourselves.