In march 2003, the FBI arrested a 44-yard old man called Andrew Carlssin. He had just enjoyed the luckiest run on the stocks market in history. In the space of two weeks, he turned 800$ investment into $350 mln. Naturally this caught the eyes of the authorities.
Yet, instead of the usual denial, Carlssin shocked the FBI with a full, four-hour confession. He was no ordinary insider trader. His 126 high-risk trades had paid off because he always knew they would. Because Andrew Carlssin was a time traveller, 250 years in the future.
At first Andrew confession was not believed. A spokesman for the securities and exchange commission said “he’s either a lunatic or a pathological liar. He made capitalized on unexpected business developments, which simply can’t be pure luck. The only way he could pull it off is with illegal inside information. He’s going to sit in a jail cell on Rikers island until he agrees to give up his sources.”
But Carlssin never gave up his sources. However he admitted that he made a tactical error. As part of his plea bargain. He offered to tell authorities the whereabouts of Osama Bin Laden and a cure for aids. It’s not known whether he did reveal these secrets. Though determined to prove him a liar, the FBI could find no records of Carlssin’s existence before December 2002. Merely three months before they picked him up.
More puzzlingly, an unidentified benefactor posted his $1 mln bail on 3th of April Carlssin was due in court for a bail hearing. He disappeared on the way to the hearing and never has been seen again.