Ever heard of John Titor? He’s a time traveller from the post-WWIII futurescape of 2036 – come back to warn us of the impending apocalypse. Here’s his story.
|“Gravity distortion” around his flux capacitor|
Okay, so he’s not a time traveller. However, the guy is certainly a brilliant hoaxer, which is just as entertaining. Of the many hoaxes in existence on the internet and elsewhere, this is my absolute favorite. This guy spent a LOT of time on his story. From photoshopping to study of physics to just plain internal consistency of his ramblings, it is a well-woven tale. I mean, just check out some of the diagrams for his “time machine”..
He even talked in chat rooms with some people, which would present major opportunities for him to trip up in his story. But from what I have read, it is all consistent. John Titor is a tremendously good storyteller – the site makes for a fun read.