This man is claiming he has travelled back in time from 2048 with a stark warning
Even before human beings really understood the concept of time, we've been inventing stories about people and otherworldly beings who could somehow travel through it. From ancient myths all the way up to modern favourites such as Doctor Who, human beings are simply fascinated by the subject. Despite this, we still don't have any proof that such a thing is even possible.
In 2012, the esteemed scientist Stephen Hawking attempted to prove that time travellers don't exist by hosting a party specifically for people who had come from the future. Of course, in order to ensure that any attendees were actually from further along down the timeline, he announced the party the day after it happened. As he expected, nobody turned up.
But perhaps what Hawking didn't consider was that any time travellers who did make it back would have much more important matters to deal with. Time travellers such as Bryant Johnson, for example.
Johnson, a man from Wyoming, was reported to police on Monday after he was spotted proclaiming to be a time traveller from the year 2048. But what exactly did he have to say about the future? Is commercial space travel a big deal there? What's the situation with global warming? Do we finally have hoverboards?
Unfortunately, Johnson wasn't all too forthcoming about the day-to-day life of the mid 21st century. Instead, he brought a message of doom and gloom.
According to a police report, Johnson - who smelled strongly of alcohol and slurred when he spoke - warned that, "The aliens are coming next year and we needed to make sure to leave as fast as possible." When asked how he had managed to travel back 31 years to pass on this message, Johnson explained that it was the aliens who sent him. He claimed that they had filled his body with alcohol, which had somehow allowed him to pass through the space time continuum, and then stood on a 'giant pad' that teleported him back to 2017.
He did also mention that he was meant to be sent to 2018, but the aliens messed up a bit.
After it transpired that Johnson had a blood alcohol level of 0.136 per cent (nearly twice the legal limit), he was sought medical help. However, the man refused to speak to any doctors or nurses, and instead insisted that he would only meet with 'the president' of the town.
Unsurprisingly, nobody really took Johnson's claims all that seriously, and he was arrested for public intoxication. After being transferred to Natrona County Detention Center, it seems that the man sobered up a bit, and has not since spouted any other revelations from the future.
Johnson didn't specify an exact date for the extra-terrestrial arrival, but, if what he said was true, we've got at least a few months to prepare for our other-worldly visitors. With the direction this planet is headed, it might actually benefit us to have another species running the place for a bit.
Plus, judging by the amount of alcohol Johnson had in his body, we already know they like to party. Personally, I'm looking forward to meeting them.