I've always wanted to do this. Well, except the part about being arrested.

"But the fact is, with an initial investment of only $800, in two weeks' time he had a portfolio valued at over $350 million. Every trade he made capitalized on unexpected business developments, which simply can't be pure luck.


(Thanks to Andy for the link.)

Posted by jzawodn at April 17, 2003 01:43 PM

Reader Comments
# Daniel Von Fange said:

Lol, that's from one of those tabloid magazines sold at the grocery checkout counter. Check out (and click) the logo in the upper right hand side of the Yahoo story to see the magizines front page.

on April 17, 2003 01:55 PM
# Matt said:

Fact is stranger than fiction.

on April 17, 2003 01:58 PM
# Matt said:

Perhaps he's Bat Boy's great great great grandson...

on April 17, 2003 03:14 PM
# Pat said:

This story is nearly a month old and is a perfect example of how urban legends--especially those started by by check-out line tabloids--keep getting passed on. I had an item about the fabled "time traveller" on my blog weeks ago and it still brings in a hit every few days or so from search engines.

on April 17, 2003 04:46 PM
# Jeff Bearer said:

It doesn't help that local radio folks tell the story because they read it in places other than the weekly world news.

Some explanation about how it got started as a Urban Legend.

on April 18, 2003 10:26 AM
# Anders Jacobsen said:

"If this was real news; you'd think other news sources would pick it up? Sure, that it's Yahoo "Entertainment News & Gossip", not Yahoo! Finance is also an indication, but I think a lot of people would not distinguish too clearly on first view. It's Yahoo, and they're quoting the SEC....

C r i t i c i z e   O n l i n e   S o u r c e s !"


on April 18, 2003 03:01 PM
# said:

Man fuck all of you. That dude really did come from the future. He is the real deal. How do I know this to be true you ask? Because motherfucker I from the motherfucking future too nigga!

on July 28, 2003 01:29 PM
# dude ur retarded said:

great, i see ebonics will be the prevailing language in the future and it will be possible for anyone to purchase a time travel machine with food stamps or a welfare check.

on October 11, 2005 06:13 PM
# Donna said:

dude. did you save the whole article? i can't find it online ANYWHERE.

i wanted to post it somewhere. all i recall is that he was arrested. said he'd tell the police where the 'terrorists' are hiding if they would let him out on bail. the police couldn't find records for him ANYWHERE. birth, school, DL, nothing. i recall someone posted bail for him and he disappeared. he had said he had a time machine (ship??).

if you have it, would ya email it to me? thanks!

oh i TOTALLY believe he was from the future. i'm an rse student! :)

on April 7, 2009 02:55 PM
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