|John Titor's Time Machine|
It's pretty challenging to keep this blog on track, but no worries - I keep up with all the best new UFO sightings, and will be posting a bunch soon. Check my Twitter account if you're curious about the latest!
In the meantime, let's revisit John Titor, a self-proclaimed time traveler from the year 2036 who decided to spill the beans about future physics discoveries and political outcomes for us, on message boards in 2000 and 2001. As promised, he disappeared from the forums in March 2001, apparently returning back to his original time.
Before moving on with this story, ask yourself this: Is time travel a possibility in our distant future? If you think there's a good possibility, then ask yourself: has anyone from our distant future come back to visit us?
So, I know what you're thinking... yes, he was hanging out with his younger self, who apparently referred to him as Uncle, and no, there's no paradox.
So, why did he come here?
John Titor claimed that he was headed back to our time to get the unique IBM 5100, which had a secret function needed in 2036 to fix up some code. As bizarre as this sounds, no one knew of the IBM 5100 secret at the time Titor started posting, and well, he was right about this.
According to Bob Dubke, the second engineer on IBM's 5100 team in Rochester (who now co-owns a locally-based company called eXport Ventures Corp. and also works for Edina Realty), that secret function was his contribution to the design of the computer. The function, which IBM suppressed because of worries about how their competition might use it, was an interface between the assembly code surrounding the computer's ROM exterior, and the 360 emulator hidden beneath it. (IBM declined to comment for this story.) The 5100's emulator gave programmers access to the functions of the monstrous, and much less portable machines, that IBM had produced during the 1960s. An imprint of a hook on the outside of the 5100 symbolized the ability of Dubke's interface to drop into what Titor called "legacy code," and scoop out any necessary operating instructions.John Titor was either a great storyteller who was somehow privy to this super obscure, top-secret info, or he was...strange enough...the real deal.
|"Fighting Diamondbacks Militia"|
Titor claimed that at the age of 13, in 2011, he joined the Florida Fighting Diamondbacks Militia. At the time he wrote this, there was no Florida Fighting Diamondbacks Militia. The term "fighting diamondbacks" has been used here and there to refer to grassroots militant organizations, but other than that it's rarely used, and never in context of Florida, and never with term "militia" after it. Well, until 2010.
|Could this be John Titor, or a friend of his?|
This page has been cached since 2010, but folks are only starting to discover it. This just adds more weirdness to the table - this is not being used by johntitor.com to promote John Titor, and it almost seems like it's showing up on the Internet on accident (pretty sure the diamondbacks are an anonymous group).