And some experts calculate that the number of time travelers now operating in the United States could number anywhere from several hundred to 8,000. “Beyond scientific theory, there is tangible evidence of human time travel,” notes one top British physicist.
“Objects known as anachronisms have been found out of their appropriate time, ranging from electric batteries dug up in ancient Greek ruins to a modern-type digital watch left behind in a Chicago hotel room in 1925.”
“Why they’ve come back is a mystery. They could be trying to alter the past — or they might just have chosen to live in a simpler era,” says the expert.
Clever time travelers must do everything possible to fit in. But here, from experts, are 9 telltale signs that the Joneses are really the Jetsons:
- Lack of body hair — Modern humans are less hairy than cavemen and evolution experts predict people of the future will be even less hairy.
- Great stock tips — While time travelers may conceal their wealth and pose as ordinary middle-class suburbanites, their ability to “guess” which stocks are will go through the roof may strike you as uncanny.
- Missing pinky toe — Scientists say that as man continues to evolve, our pinky toes will gradually disappear over the next thousand years.
- Wins Super Bowl pool and other sports bets unusually often.
- Slips of the tongue — May refer to current events or people in the past tense, for example, saying, “Boy, George Clooney sure was a great actor.”
- Cryptic warnings — For instance, “When you take that trip to New York on September 11, it might be a good idea to visit the Empire State Building instead of the World Trade Center — just trust me on this one.”
- Pet dog belongs to an unknown “mystery” breed — Your neighbor will probably counter that the unusual-looking pooch is “just a mutt.”
- Strange gadgets around the house — Though they’ll try to keep them out of sight, you may come across unidentified devices under sofa cushions.
- Uses out-of-date slang — Despite efforts to study our time period, they may mistakenly use phrases that are a few decades off, such as “Groovy.”