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Did "Back to the Future" predict 9/11?

  1. Stevennix2001 profile image91
    Stevennix2001posted 2 years ago

    Maybe I'm a bit slow behind the times here, but I recently discovered a video on youtube that completely blew my mind.  This video is a conspiracy video that suggests that not only did the "Back to the Future" series predict the 9/11 tragedy, but it also predicted Robert Zemeckis' latest film, "The Walk" to come out in October 2015. 

    Here's the video link if you want to watch it for more details:


    Granted, I'm sure it's just a giant coincidence, as I doubt seriously any of the writers or Robert Zemeckis himself seriously could've known about 9/11 several decades before it happened.  Otherwise, why not directly say directly that the Twin  Towers are going to be attacked on  9/11 by Muslim terrorists?  Why all the elaborate secrecy?  But what do I know?  What are your thoughts?  Was "Back to the Future" trying to warn us back then about what was going to happen, and we simply ignored it?  Or do you think it's nothing more than a coincidence?  Please discuss.

  2. psycheskinner profile image82
    psycheskinnerposted 2 years ago

    I don't even see how the elements they mention even relate substantially to 9/11.  And the video is way misleading about what is really in the movie and what is their own content.

  3. Billie Kelpin profile image88
    Billie Kelpinposted 2 years ago

    It is natural, but very dangerous for humankind to try ascribe meaning behind unfathomable tragedy.  It is our inability to cope with life's ambiguities and uncertainties.  The first question one has to ask is "To what end?" If the answer to that question is suggest evil intent, it borders on the slanderous, the way I see it. It becomes a means for dividing people and putting them in boxes of good or bad without logical reasoning.  You can take any picture you have in your possession at the moment and assign it symbolic meaning which indicates it "predicted" something. 

    In addition, science fiction writers and people who ponder the future in addition to the everyday person on the street, are able to "predict" the future from logical observations.  It is my "prediction" that in 50 years we in the US and probably throughout the world will be more nomadic.  We will live in vehicles that can move us out of climates that are unbearable during certain seasons (as the Persian Gulf will be 20 or 50 years from now at certain times of the year) to climates that we can habitate.  I can write a short story about that migration and in 50 years someone could say that I KNEW that was going to happen.  I don't know.

    Finally, there is a collective consciousness that causes people to come up with ideas at the same time. While this isn't what your question addresses, it is also part of the reason that there seem to be so many coincidences.  They aren't just coincidences in my view.  They are ideas that come to us from exposure to the same information.  A perfect example in my own life is when, 40 years after I played the game of "Authors" and wanted to recreate that game for my child, a man on the East Coast had the exact same idea.  He went on to re-create that game and many like it that you can find in gameshops today.  I didn't have the money to create as nice of a game as he could and couldn't compete.  However, it was logical that two people, the same age, would have come up with the same idea.  The same thing happened with Edison and the phonograph. 

    So all in all, while I couldn't watch this video through to the end, I saw enough that could be said about any movie, any story, predicting any thing you want to assign to it. 

    But it was fun to see the clips of that movie all over again.



    1. Kiss andTales profile image80
      Kiss andTalesposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      According to your subject , some things are a coincidence,  some things are carried out through the demonic spirit realm to gain believers, they use their spirit bodies to fool people into giving them attention that is dangerous to all humans.
      The other thought is the movie back to the future also predicted the Cubs would win the world series 2015
      What does that tell you?

  4. Chriswillman90 profile image98
    Chriswillman90posted 2 years ago

    Many things are a coincidence and I don't see the fascination with trying to unveil special meanings and revelations about tragedies. I guess conspiracy theorists need every piece of evidence to prove their point. There's a good YouTube video that discusses similarities and coincidences in past and present events from I believe Vsauce.

    It shows that similarities happen all the time and it's not unusual for several events to link together.