6 People Who Claim to have Traveled Through Time

Aidan Herklotz

Throughout the history of time, people have claimed to travel through time. According to them, time travel may have been achieved by accident, or on purpose to prevent atrocities that will happen in the future. So maybe we should go through some of the most famous people who have claimed to have traveled through time.


6) Charlie Chaplin’s Time Traveller.

In the Chaplin silent film from 1928 entitled “The Circus”, a woman that seemed to be holding a mobile phone walked right through the set. This, in recent times, has exploded on the internet. It seems that all the “conspiracy theory channels” are all doing what they do best about this: they make conspiracy theories. Although, there is always the possibility that the woman was simply holding a portable radio (which were very popular at the time) up to her ear. But even so, hardly anyone in the thirties held it in this fashion, so we may never know which theory is true…


5) The Dead Time Traveller.

In 1951 a man named Rudolph Fentz was hit by a car in New York City, but this was no ordinary man! Rudolph’s possessions include several things that would imply that he traveled from the 1800’s, including his old-fashioned clothes. Investigation prior to his death revealed that he had disappeared without a trace in 1876. It turns out that this story was actually just an urban legend, and it actually came from a short story by Jack Finney, from a book entitled “I’m Scared.”


4) Stock Market Time Traveller.

In the year 2003, a man named Andrew Carlssin was supposedly arrested for insider trading in the stock market, because he supposedly turned 800 dollars into 350,000,000 dollars. When he was arrested and subsequently questioned, he supposedly said that he was a time traveller from 200 years in the future, and that was why he was so good in the markets. He supposedly “proved” this by giving the SEC (The US Security and Exchange Commission) the location of Osama Bin Laden, and the cure for AIDS. As you may have noticed, I keep saying “supposedly.” That’s because Andrew Carlssin may have not have existed. There isn’t any actual proof on if he was actually real, or just a stunt to get more sales on the town’s local newspaper, entitled “Time Traveller Skips Town,” which was written after Carlssin allegedly escaped from the local jail and (obviously) left. But, the popular opinion was that he does exist, so, like so many others, the ending is left ambiguous.


3) Adventure in the Palace of Versailles.

In 1911, two women named Charlotte Anne Moberly and Eleanor Jourdain published a book called “An Adventure.” This book catalogues the two women’s experience in the Palace of Versailles, where they travelled back to pre-revolutionary France. While the women were wandering in the vast gardens of Petit Trianon, (a chateau on the Versailles grounds), they began to see people wearing unusual eighteenth century outfits, and claim to have even have spotted Marie Antoinette, the wife of King Louis XVI. In their book, the two continued to, *ahem*, “prove” their time travel claim with rigorous historical research, but skeptics continue to believe a different idea. They claimed that Moberly and Jourdain completely made up the story, and sadly, the skeptics were probably right.


2) “Noah.”

In 2017, some British tabloids reported sections on Noah, a man who claimed who have been from… the future! He claimed to have travelled to the year 2017 using a device, while made in 2003, was only released to the public in 2028. Later into the year, the mysterious Noah had a video released on the “Paranormal Elite” YouTube channel. This channel has become popular for videos about supposed time-travellers, even though Noah’s is the most popular. While Noah’s future-revelations aren’t as crazy as, say, a second American Civil War, they’re still pretty interesting. For example, there’s a better Google-Glass! That’s better than faster than light spaceships, right?


1) The Philadelphia Experiment.

Be aware, this section isn’t actually people who have travelled through time, but objects. The Philadelphia experiment is the name given to an experiment carried out in the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, on October 28, 1943. For about ten seconds, the USS Eldridge disappeared, and showed up again ten seconds later. Some say it was a military experiment to “cloak” their ships from enemies, or that the USS Eldridge travelled 10 seconds back in time, but other theorist tend to jump to wilder conclusions, like much longer time-leaps, even years. The experiment is still widely seen as a hoax, but until we get proof, we can keep guessing.