The Lost Stranger Jophar Vorin (Joseph Vorin) | A Time Traveller With His Peculiar Story

By Sourav Ghosh - June 30, 2018

One April 5th, 1851 issue of the British Journal Athenaeum mentions a peculiar time travel story of a lost stranger calling himself Jophar Vorin (Joseph Vorin), who was found wandering disorientated in a small village near Frankfurt, Germany. He had no idea of where he was and how he arrived there. Along with his broken German, the traveller was speaking and writing in some unknown languages he called Laxarian and Abramian.


According to Jophar Vorin, he was from a country called Laxaria, situated in a very well known portion of the world called Sakria that was separated from Europe by a vast ocean. He claimed the purpose for his travelling to Europe was to seek a long-lost brother, but he suffered shipwreck on the voyage – exactly where he didn't know – nor could he trace his route on the shore on any global map.

Jophar further said that his religion was Christian in form and doctrine, and that it is called Ispatian. He showed a considerable share of geographical knowledge that he inherited from his race. The five great sections of the earth he called Sakria, Aflar, Astar, Auslar, and Euplar.

Whether the man was a common impostor who tricked the villagers in the name of Jophar Vorin (Joseph Vorin) or he was indeed a lost time traveller who had come from such strange place that still remains a big mystery. But the time will probably show what mystification is hidden behind the engrossing story of Jophar Vorin (Joseph Vorin) and hope one day we will find out the answer to "what really happened to Jophar Vorin?" [source]

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