Famous People Who Claimed to be Time Travelers

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Time travel is the idea of moving from one’s existing time to another time in the past or the future. The phenomenon had been mentioned in scriptures and ancient literature. Einstein’s theory of relativity has been mentioned as the most likely explanation of this phenomenon. In 1972 Bailey and other scientists subjected a ‘muon’ to time travel. A muon is the smallest elemental particle, having no substructure and is the smallest indivisible particle. Scientists are of the firm opinion that if an object can travel closer to the speed of light, it can travel in time. The problem in its practical application is that, according to Einstein’s theory of relativity, when a mass travels at the speed of light, it nears infinity and an immense energy would be required, which currently not possible.

1. Billy Meier

Billy Meier
Billy Meier

Eduard Albert Meier, better known as Billy, was born on February 3, 1937 at Bulach, Switzerland. During an interview on Swiss Radio International in June 1982, he said he his friends nicknamed him Billy, after ‘Billly the Kid’, an America gunman and lawman, and  they thought Meier resembled him. He claimed that he traveled into the past when he was taken by an extraterrestrial through a UFO to an era about 2000 years in the past. He claimed to have met Jesus and that his stay lasted for four days prior to returning to the present time. He even presented evidence  in support of his claim such as a piece of  metal piece taken from the land of the ‘Nordic Aliens’, some photographs, movies and a sound recording. A team led by Lt. Col Wendelle Stevens ret. investigated him in person. The team was comprised of American analytic experts and used various investigative tools including computer analysis of photographs, analysis of recorded sounds, ultra modern analytical apparatus for the analysis of the metal and lie detector. The team’s findings supported Meir’s claim.

2. J. Bernard Hutton

 British Royal Air Force raid
The British Royal Air Force raid

J. Bernard Hutton was a German newspaper reporter and he claimed to have travelled eleven years into the future. According to his narrative, he was assigned to report on Hamburg ”œAltona Shipyards. A colleague, Jocachin Brandt also accompanied him. The ship officers showed them around and gave a briefing for orientation. Soon after that, both of them heard the roaring sounds of aircrafts overhead and they suddenly found themselves trapped in the middle of a  massive air raid.  Somehow they managed to escape in their car and as soon as they were out of the shipyard, they found everything returned completely to normal. In 1943 the British Royal Air Force raided and destroyed the shipyard, exactly in the manner Hutton had seen eleven years prior.

3. Jacques Vallee

Jacques Vallee
Jacques Vallee (right)

Jacques Fabric Vallee, commonly known as Jacques Vallee was born on September 24, 1939 in Pontoise, France. He is an author, computer scientist, astronomer and ‘UFOlogist’. He received a Master’s degree in astrophysics from the University of Lille, and a Ph.D. from Northwestern University. He is known for the development of the first computerized mapping of Mars for NASA.  Contrary to the claims of many time travelers, Valle does not proclaim to have experienced time travel, but does claim to have met  extraterrestrials, and undeniably claims to have met someone form a time other than the present.

4. Dr. Raul Rios Centeno


Dr. Raul Rios Centeno belonged to the Instituto Nacional de Defensa de la Competencia y de la Protección de la Propiedad Intelectual, Peru INDECOPI organization. He formed a six member team to explore a subterranean city, a Chincana, located beneath the ancient Inca capital, Cuzco. He achieved his objective on July 15, 1998. It is not known exactly if he traveled into the past or the future during this expedition but one of his patients, an old woman suffering from paralysis of one side of body, stated she was out with friends one night, when she saw light emanating from a stony structure and music could be heard. Out of curiosity she entered the shelter for a moment, and found all the occupants wearing 17th century dress. It was then, once she fully entered fully the shelter, that she became paralyzed and claims to have traveled into the seventeenth century for a short time.

5.Andrew D. Basiago 

Andrew D. Basiago
Andrew D. Basiago

Andrew D. Basiago, a lawyer,  was born in 1961, in  Vancouver, BC Canada. He runs ‘Project Pegasus’, which urges the government to release the secrets of time travel for the benefit of mankind. He also claims to be one of two planetary travelers. He wrote for National Geographic about aliens and claimed to be the discoverer of life on Mars. In 1970 while he was still a child, he participated in a top secret programme relating to teleportation and time travel. He claims to have traveled as far as one million years in past and up to the year 2045 in future. Basiago intends to run for the U.S. Presidency in 2016.

6. John Titor

John Titor's military insignia
John Titor’s military insignia

In 2001 , John Titor, claimed to time travel as well and he claims  to be an American soldier from 2036. He was positioned in Tampa, Hillsborough County and had been assigned a governmental time travel mission. He explained that he went back to1975, in order to retrieve an IBM 5100 computer, required to debug some programs in 2036. According to him, the time machine he used for traveling was fitted first fitted in a 1967 Cheverlot Corvette and was later on transferred in 1987 to a four-wheel drive truck.

7.Dr. Stephen Hawking

Dr. Stephen Hawking
Dr. Stephen Hawking

Dr. Stephen Hawking was born to Frank and Isobel Hawking on January 8, 1942 in Oxford, England. He is one of the most famous supporters of the possibility of  time travel.  In spite of his health constraints and paralysis, he has experienced weightlessness in space eight times. In January 1971, he was awarded the Gravity Research Foundation Award for his essay, Black Holes. His famous book The Large Scale Structure of Space-Time was written along with George Ellis in 1973. On August 12, 2009 the U.S. President Barack Obama awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

8. Air Marshal Sir Victor Goddard

Air Marshal Sir Victor Goddard
Air Marshal Sir Victor Goddard

Air Marshal Sir Victor Goddard Traveled in future, four years ahead of his time, according to his narration. In 1935, while he was a wing commander, he flew from Edinburg, Scotland to his home land Andover, England. He flew over an abandoned air strip called Drem,where he found cows grazing in the destroyed hangars, therefore he decided to carry on flying towards Andover, but met a severe and strange storm in the way. He was constrained to fly back to Drem, but he was astonished to note that the runway looked very neat and clean, well maintained and to his amazement he saw the mechanic wearing unusual  blue uniforms and the planes colored yellow. In 1939, he found Drem just he saw four years ago.  

9. Frank, in Time Slip

Frank, in Time Slip
Frank, in Time Slip

According to a report, On the Edge of Time: The Mystery of Time Slips, by Tim Swartz, a couple, Frank and his wife Carol, went to Bold Steet in Liverpool to do a little  shopping. The couple split up to buy their things and while nearing Lyceum post office, Frank suddenly experienced an unusual tranquility in the environment and was convinced after seeing things around him that he had traveled into past . They started their visit in July 1996 and had arrived in sometime in the 1940s . When they woke up, they realized they were still in their living room and never actually left the house. 3 empty pizza boxes and a half eaten bag of potato chips were the only remaining evidence of their adventure.

10.Anne Moberly and Eleanor Jourdain

Charlotte Anne Moberly and Eleanor Jourdain
Charlotte Anne Moberly

Anne Moberly and Eleanor Jourdain were academics and belonged to highly educated families. On August 10, 1901, they visited Petit Trianon, a small village in the suburbs of the Palace of Versailles. During their visit, they experienced time slip and found themselves in the time of Marie Antoinette, who was Queen of France from 1774 to 1792. They claimed to have met the Queen and  were ridiculed for claims.  They published their story in 1911, titled as An Adventure. They published it under the pseudonyms, Elizabeth Morison and Frances Lamont.

11. Abraham Lincoln, USA President

Abraham Lincoln, USA President
Abraham Lincoln, USA President

Abraham Lincoln apparently travelled in future as well.  According to his friend and biographer, Ward Hill Lamon, Lincoln revealed to him just three days before his assassination that he saw people gazing mournfully upon a corpse, whose face was covered, while others were weeping pitifully. ‘Who is dead in the White House?’ He demanded, to which one of the soldier’s replied,  ‘The President, he was killed by an assassin.’ 


Time travel remains a fascinating phenomenon, and may even seem to be possible in theory.  However, the constraints of weight, energy, speed and reality,  make it a far reached ambition best left for Hollywood and the people of Roswell, CA,.



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