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Do you believe John Titor was from the future?

Asked by essieness (7643 points ) March 29th, 2009

In case you haven’t heard of this story, here’s the story from a site dedicated to him. Here’s the Wikipedia article about him. There has even been a book written about this guy called John Titor: A Time Traveler’s Tale.

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syz's avatar

I think the “prank” and “hoax” topics in your list are pretty definitive.

essieness's avatar

@syz I only put those in there to show that some people do think it’s a hoax, but in actuality, his story hasn’t officially been debunked.

jackley's avatar

From the Wiki article:

“The posts were met with skepticism when they were being posted, but it was impossible to prove beforehand that they would not happen. Because Titor claimed the many-worlds interpretation of quantum physics was correct, effectively meaning that his travel was from a parallel universe and that things could occur differently than he had predicted, his claims were unfalsifiable.”

Seems like he covered his bases from the start.

SeventhSense's avatar

This was posted in 2000 apparently.
What about this statement by Mr. Titor?
There is a civil war in the United States that starts in 2005. That conflict flares up and down for 10 years.
I must have missed that war.
I do like the fact that they point to a future that is far simpler. I like to imagine that the future will be concerned with the collective and that life would be simpler and more human. I also like the respect for the elderly and their contributions which is seriously lacking in our society.

I wonder who owns the domain?

evelyns_pet_zebra's avatar

Wow, another conspiracy theory, this one involving some joker claiming to be from the future, and a future that cannot be verified or falsified, due to the multiverse theory. Nice.

From the future? Hardly, more likely from the funny farm.

This one ranks right up there with the conspiracy theory that the moon landing was faked.

RedPowerLady's avatar

It sounds like an interesting story. I would submit it to Snopes.com if I were you. They are good investigators :)

But even though I’d like to believe it. I have to say just the website itself, the first one, looks very poor, reminiscent of a scam.

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