By Mayank Dixit

It sounds like an unbelievable situation- but many are certain that a mysterious man traveled back in time to 2000 to warn us of a bleak future for mankind.

John Titor mysteriously appeared on an online forum 17 years ago, making predictions regarding a future ravaged by corrupt governments and nuclear war.

After making public certain predictions, advising people how to avoid catastrophe and sharing the blueprint of his time machine, the man disappeared into thin air. Till date, some conspiracy theorists believe that John was an actual time traveler and that many of his claims may come true.

On November 2, 2000, he wrote on a forum: “Greetings. I am a time traveler from the year 2036. I am on my way home after getting an IBM 5100 computer system from the year 1975.” Titor claimed he was a member of a military living in the future in Florida, on his way back to the year 1975 and stopping over in 2000 for some “personal reasons”. The eeriest aspect of his numerous predictions is that a significant number of them have come true.

2003 Iraq War

Many believe that the claims that Saddam Hussein had Weapons Of Mass Destruction under his possession sometime before the war broke out, were actually the cover-up for America’s role in the war. Titor predicted, “Are you really surprised to find out that Iraq has nukes now or is that bs to whip everyone into accepting the next war?”.

Some think Titor’s prediction had come true with the onset of Iraq war. 

iraq war

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Columbia Space Shuttle Accident

In a series of cryptic messages, John Titor questioned NASA, what they had they been doing about those overheating issues.

In 2003, the Columbia space shuttle was exhumed in flames and burned to pieces while entering the earth’s atmosphere. Many conspiracy theorists point out that the cryptic messages by Titor were actually a warning for NASA about the Columbia space shuttle accident.

On The Other Hand, Failed Predictions

John Titor had predicted that an American Civil War will break out in 2004.

He had also predicted that the world would be engulfed by a mad cow disease and that the Olympics would be canceled. But more or less, those events did not happen actually. So a new theory came up that explained why none of these events took place. Perhaps when John traveled back in time, he created a new timeline where none of these events ever took place. Or was all of this a planned hoax?


Somewhere in 2009, a private investigator claimed that Larry Haber and his computer scientist brother, John Rick Haber were the most likely men to be behind the conspiracy.

This is because that both the brothers were tech geeks and Larry was the CEO of a company named “John Titor Foundation” that was established after the time traveler’s online appearance.

Despite all these revelations, many diehard fans still believe that this Time Traveller from 2036 wanted to save humanity from many disasters. Others say it was all a big publicity gig by the Haber brothers. Now whether Titor was actually a time traveler or not, well who knows. But as far as we are concerned, we have got an out of the box sci-fi mumbo-jumbo that is more than enough to entertain those brains of ours, still stuck on time traveling.

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