Man who claims he ‘woke up in 2027’ to find the world deserted goes viral with eerie videos of empty streets and abandoned shopping centres that look suspiciously like lockdown life
- TikTok user named Javier shared videos of deserted streets in Valencia, Spain
- He entertained followers with claims he had time travelled to the future
- Said he had ‘woken up in 2027’ to find deserted roads, shops and beaches
- Followers praised his creativity but pointed out there were still signs of life
A TikTok user has captured the internet’s imagination with an elaborate time travel prank.
TikTok user Javier, from Valencia, Spain, posted a series of clips of empty shopping centres, deserted beaches and quiet roads, claiming he had woken up ‘in 2027’ to find the world deserted.
Viewers were quick to praise his creativity, saying the videos, thought to have been filmed during lockdown, were ‘creepy’ and ‘eerie’ – but also pointed out small signs of life he had overlooked.
A handful of gullible viewers who bought into Javier’s sci-fi fantasy were mocked after asking for ‘proof’ that he was actually posting from the future.
TikTok user Javier, from Valencia, Spain , posted a series of clips of empty shopping centres, deserted beaches and quiet roads, claiming he had woken up ‘in 2027’ to find the world deserted. But eagle-eyed viewers were quick to point out footsteps in the sand (right)
The man, from Valencia, Spain, shared the bizarre claim that he had ‘woken up in hospital in February 2027’ and has ‘yet to see another human being’
Setting up the premise for his prank, Javier wrote: ‘I just woke up in a hospital and I don’t know what could have happened. Today is February 13, 2027 and I am alone in the city.’
Doubling down on his claims, Javier added: ‘I am reading you all now, it is very cold in the street. I have tried to where I lived and I did not have keys to enter, what would you do in my situation?’
He added: ‘I want to clarify that I am in 2027 but everything I see and where it is stayed in 2021. I think I woke up in 2027 as a parallel reality. And I just remembered my name.’
As well as videos of deserted roads, the trickster features clips of technology glitches including a television struggling to air programmes and lights flickering in buildings.
The account now has more than 1million followers and has spawned its own Instagram account.
Going along with Javier’s ruse, one user set him a fictional ‘mission’ to complete, writing jokingly: ‘Your mission is to find the cause of what happened to become aware of those of us who are living in 2021 to see if we can remedy the situation.’
Other gullible viewers asked for ‘proof’ he was living in the future, like a shot of a clock or a newspaper front page.
However eagle-eyed fans were quick to point out tell-tale signs of life he had failed to spot, including footprints in the sand.