Although there is debate over the exact
date it started, on November 02, 2000, a person calling themselves
Timetravel_0, and later John Titor, started posting on
a public forum that he was a time traveler from the year 2036.
One of the first things he did was post pictures of his time machine
and its operations manual. As the weeks went by, more and more
people began questioning him about why he was here, the physics of
time travel and his thoughts about our time. He also posted on other
forums including the now non-existent Art Bell site. In his posts
John Titor entertained, angered, frightened and even belittled those
who engaged him in conversation.
On March 21, 2001, John Titor told us he would be leaving our time
and returning to 2036. After that, he was never heard from again.
Speculation and investigation about who John Titor was and why he
was online continues to this day.
Although it may be easy to dismiss all this as science fiction, most
people who read his posts agree that there is something very
haunting about John Titor and what he said. In addition, and open to
more debate, he also made a series of predictions and
comments that eerily seem to be coming true.
Unfortunately, I never spoke directly to John Titor but there are
many out there who have and continue to wonder about their
experience. As you get deeper and deeper into the story, you will
find his posts, links to other sites about him, downloads and
speculative information attributed to him after he left. I have
taken the posts and organized them by date and subject.
As you read, please try to keep two things in mind:
John appeared to answer nearly every
question that was asked of him over the 4-month period he was
online. Because of that, many people neglected to read the
previous posts and asked similar or exact questions he had
already answered. It may offer a glimpse of what a time traveler
goes through when having the same conversation again and again.
These posts were written before 911,
the Discovery accident and the second gulf war. Many people
believe John may have known of these events and dropped clues
without actually referring to them. It's also widely agreed that
he made several predictions about future physics discoveries
that have materialized as he stated.