2. Edgar Allan Poe and the time machine
Edgar Allan Poe, the master of all things creepy and wicked, seems to have traveled to the future or somehow foreseen the events that took place 46 years later. In his book The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket he described the sinking of a ship with four sailors that have survived. Yet, in order not to starve they had eaten Richard Parker, a cabin boy. Poe stated that the story was based on real events, but nothing of such kind has happened during his days. But 46 years later a ship did sink and the surviving sailors have done the very thing described in Poe’s book – they ate a cabin boy. And guess what? His name was Richard Parker!