'Time traveler' mystifies social media users with eerily accurate predictions: 'This is freaking me out'

Morgan Greenwald

A Twitter user named Drew Curtis made a bold prediction back in 2015 — and now it looks like he might’ve been right all along.

Curtis, who is the founder of news aggregation site Fark.com, tweeted on Dec. 31, 2015, that he was “a time traveler from 2020.” In his post, he also told people to enjoy 2016, since that year was “as good as it gets for [a while].”

Though Curtis’ tweet was presumably a joke, it has gained traction in recent months due to the fact that, well, the world is in shambles. On May 1, he recirculated his original message, noting that it “aged well,” and has so far received more than 675,000 likes.

On TikTok, Curtis is even something of a celebrity due to his seemingly accurate prediction. Even if Curtis’ claim that he is a time traveler is a joke (and it most likely is), people can’t help but ask him questions about the future in hopes that they will receive some optimistic and comforting answers.

According to Curtis, things “get better” starting in November. He also says that there are two quarantines since states will have to “close down again” due to a second wave in August/September.

Curtis has also answered some questions about things unrelated to coronavirus. According to the “time traveler,” Trump does not win reelection, and One Direction might get back together “after one of [the members] comes out of rehab for the first time.”

Many people are taking Curtis’ predictions to heart, seeing as he was spot-on the first time.

“Anyone else freaked out by this,” one person asked on TikTok.

“THIS IS FREAKING ME OUT ABOUT HOW ACCURATE HE IS,” another user commented.

However, other people are questioning how Curtis could possibly be a time traveler (and justifiably so).

Sadly for the believers, Curtis has admitted that he isn’t a time traveler. When someone asked him how he makes the predictions he does, he explained that he isn’t actually a time traveler, but instead uses his skills as a news aggregator to deduce.

“I run a news aggregation website and reading everything keeps me a step ahead,” Curtis explained. Time travel, subscribing to the New York Times — same difference!

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