John Titor: The Secret Song

By on June 18, 2013 // Time Travel // 24 Comments

Image: Flickr/Lisa Padilla via CC by 2.0
Image: Flickr/Lisa Padilla via CC by 2.0

I’ve always found the relationship between John Titor and Pamela intriguing. It’s like any good adventure story, you know? Like The Doctor and his companions, John Titor had a single confidant with whom he shared information that, to this day, remains unknown to the public.

Of course, you may be wondering how we can trust any of this. How do we even know that Pamela is telling the truth?

Well, I see what you mean: it’s difficult to separate truth from fiction, particularly on the Internet. You just have to take Pamela’s word for it. And besides, like I’ve always said, I view the John Titor saga as a story or an urban legend.

It’s a lot more fun that way, and a lot less frustrating. There are things I ignore about the story, as well, like anything that happened after he stopped posting.

Anyway…

The Secret Song

John Titor vanished on March 24, 2001, when it’s assumed he began his journey home. He hasn’t been heard from since, as far as we can tell, and so we’re left only with his forum posts, chat logs, and a few imposters along the way.

But there’s one thing Titor left behind, just in case he ever found himself on our worldline again. One thing that would verify his identity, one thing that would prevent anyone else from claiming to be the “real” John Titor.

The secret song.

As the story goes, Titor shared the name of a song in an online chat between himself and Pamela, to be used as a “code word” if he ever returned. Only he and Pamela know the song, and as Pamela has said, there are “a few things I must keep secret so if john ever decides to come forth I will have the info to confirm it was the same John who posted as John Titor.”

To this day, only Pamela knows the secret song, and no one has come forward with the correct answer.

Will John Titor ever return?

John and Pamela’s Infinite Playlist

I’ve always imagined Titor’s song to be Queen’s Don’t Stop Me Now. You know, 1970s, “traveling at the speed of light.” I picture John Titor climbing into his car, punching a cassette tape into the player, and listening while his time machine revs up and he (slowly) blasts off into another worldline.

I mean, that’s just how I see it.

But what do you think? Just for fun, leave your ideas for John Titor’s secret song in the comments.

What kind of music would a time traveler listen to, anyway? Titor mentioned he was familiar with the Blue Oyster Cult, so there’s that.

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About the Author

Rob Schwarz is a writer, blogger, and part-time peddler of mysterious tales. He manages Stranger Dimensions in between changing aquarium filters and reading bad novels about mermaids.
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  • fred

    Try Again

    • johnsbackbaby

      Dont stop thinking about tomorrow or fly like an eagle are my ideas. Hear that pamela im back and im desperate for some good seatan any good vegan joints in 2014?

  • Thomas Jesse Rocheleau

    don`t fear the reaper, since of course one day time travel will not be able to save even the amazing john titor

  • John

    There is no song

    • Gabriela Cedraz

      John…is that you?

  • Dan Bender

    lol…stealers wheel,, stuck in the middle with you ..or maybe its journey Don`t stop believeing

  • tzb

    The Power of Love – Huey Lewis and the News?

  • J.Griffin

    “Only Time”
    -Enya

  • Mary

    Time waits for no one

  • PumpkinSpice

    “Time in a bottle”

  • Rony M

    A Soldier’s Winter

    The day before it wasn’t snowing.

    The trees are strangers, leering, disapproving in the ash of winter ..my world, my life, my wandering path.

    I pray God’s eyes may once again gaze upon me and remind me that I am still His child.

  • Rempelos

    Riders On The Storm

  • PeteC

    “If I could Turn Back Time” by Cher. But don’t tell anyone

  • Equilibrium

    Its not a song. It is but it is not a song. It is a variation of frequencies used to produce scalar waves that have their own rules of interacting with each other which if studied can then be pieced together as if programing a construct out of scalar waves. The songs are frequency programs. Well technically every song is kind of a frequency program.. Maybe I got nowhere :p If anyone is interested in variations of steves HDR, I have been experimenting with scalar waves, orgone.

  • Trism

    Trism (B52) is the song that created the secret song you are talking about. The secret song is named Triangular Chrystal Diamond

  • Dead MusiciansLive

    Time after time by Cindy Lauper or Ozzy Osbourne?

  • Jason Swetland

    There is no song

  • AmyO

    Definitely “Imagine” by John Lennon

  • Jonathan Farmer

    Garth Brooks “The Dance”

  • starlightskiss

    it’s probably something completely irrelevant and unrelated to time bc well your first thought would be that the song would hold some kind of significant meaning or relevance to time.

  • Tadhg O’ Sullivan

    Some 1 help me

  • Pam

    Queen Of Hearts

  • Stephanie

    It’s not a song, by me

  • Stephanie

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