Pacific Standard on the ‘Mystery of John Titor’

Picture: John Titor's military patch.

Picture: John Titor’s military patch.

The John Titor story is one of my favorite modern myths: A time traveler from a war-torn future Earth visits the past to collect a few needed computer parts. Along the way, he offers a countdown of harrowing future events that will lead to the dystopian United States that he calls home, always with the caveat that these things may not happen in this particular timeline. Titor disappeared as mysteriously as he appeared, and to this day, some corners of the internet continue to debate who he was.

Via Pacific Standard:

This is our planet’s bleak future: a second Civil War splinters America into five factions, leaving the new capital based in Omaha. World War III breaks out in 2015, starting with Russia and the U.S. trading nukes and ending with three billion dead. Then, to top it all off, a computer bug delivers where Y2K sputtered, destroying our world as we know it. That is, unless an audacious time traveler successfully traverses the space-time continuum to change the course of future history.

In late 2000, that person signed onto the Internet.

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8 Comments on "Pacific Standard on the ‘Mystery of John Titor’"

  1. Anarchy Pony | May 6, 2013 at 9:36 pm |


  2. craig poet | May 6, 2013 at 10:30 pm |

    I know who is behind this. Person fits the time traveler story, or mystery traveler.
    Recent events, perhaps should reveal .I ‘m not sure the person who posted this, knows, or is it just another coincidence.Not just! Maybe it should remain a mystery,Who knows, the shadow knows.But I would like to met this person again.

  3. This is a new one for me. Very intersting. Reminds me of Ong’s Hat.

  4. On the Coincidence Control Network podcast Joseph Matheney (, at one point, seemed to be hinting that it was him.

  5. craig poet | May 7, 2013 at 12:56 am |

    In any case a hoax sometimes takes on a live of its own.I have a lot of respect for the mystery traveler, where ever he may be.It does remind one of Ong’s Hat, fancy that.

  6. craig poet | May 7, 2013 at 2:58 am |

    I understand why he didn’t like Disinformation anymore.It was because of you.

  7. kowalityjesus | May 7, 2013 at 3:35 pm |

    not strange enough to be true. that’s my general criterion for credibility.

  8. John Razimus | May 24, 2013 at 2:17 am |

    if anyone cares about the truth check out the latest video by hoaxhunter youtube dot com slash hoaxhunter

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