Jophar Vorin – A Lost Stranger With His Peculiar Time Travel Story

An article in the April 5th, 1851 issue of the British Journal Athenaeum describes a strange tale of a disoriented traveler named "Jophar Vorin" or "Joseph Vorin," who was discovered wandering in a village near Frankfurt, Germany. The individual had no recollection of how they arrived there and were speaking and writing in two unfamiliar languages, referred to as Laxarian and Abramian, in addition to broken German.

According to Jophar Vorin, he was from a place called Laxaria, located in an area known as Sakria, which was separated from Europe by a large ocean. He said that he had been traveling to Europe to find a lost brother, but that he had been shipwrecked during the journey and was unable to recall the location or retrace his route using any known maps.

Jophar also mentioned that his religion, Ispatian, was similar to Christianity in terms of form and doctrine. He also displayed a significant amount of geographical knowledge, which he attributed to his ancestry. He named five major regions of the world: Sakria, Aflar, Astar, Auslar, and Euplar.

John Timbs wrote about Jophar Vorin in his 1852 book "Year-Book of Facts in Science and Art" which was well received by other publications of that era for its accuracy.

The true identity of Jophar Vorin remains a mystery to this day, with some speculating that he was a fraud who had deceived the villagers, while others believe that he may have been a lost time traveler from an unknown place. The exact truth behind the intriguing story of Jophar Vorin remains to be uncovered, and it is uncertain whether we will ever discover the answer to the question of "What really happened to the lost stranger Jophar Vorin?"