Back before the end of the year 2000, a fellow internet poster asked John Titor "...how the time machine could travel to Earth in the future or past since the position of the planet would change in space?" The poster then went on to ask, "...about life support during travel and how physical structures are avoided." John Titor explained, "...inside the displacement unit are a series of very sensitive clocks and gravity sensors. This system is called the VGL (variable gravity lock). In simple terms, before the unit “leaves” a worldline, it takes a base reading of the local gravity and adjusts the Tipler sinusoid to “lock” into that position. Although the temporal physics of this statement are wrong, in effect, it holds you to the “Earth”. During travel, it periodically checks to see that the field has not varied. If it does, it stops and reverses course or drops out at that point. Buildings and other terrain features are avoided in the same way. Yes, we do bring oxygen in the vehicle with us but we do not lose atmospheric pressure." John had explained in his posts that a great deal of time and research went into picking the right spot from which to travel to the past, since a driver lands in the same relative spot but in a parallel worldline. So as John explains any obstacles in the way of the terrain, like a huge rock for example, are avoided with the VGL system.
During his mission posting online between 2000-2001, John Titor had explained, "the C204 begins to “break away” at about 60 years. This means the level of confidence drops rapidly after 60 years of travel and the worldline divergence increases. In other words, if I wanted to go back 2000 years and meet Christ, there is a better than average chance I would end up on a worldline where he was never born." So John's alleged trip from 2036-1975 was pushing the envelope of his time machine's capability; therefore it seems reasonable to assume that the likelihood of terrain obstacles, coming out of nowhere or even missed in the annals of history or even existing differently in the slight divergence of 2-2.5% in worldlines, would increase the further one goes back in time. Since John had claimed he was traveling from a location in Florida, things like shoreline differences and docks could also play a role.
In 1979 the musical group the B-52s released their first self titled studio album, which includes the song "52 Girls;" which may be a potential song about naming off time travelers as clues for a game, as discussed earlier on this onsteller channel. But without a doubt the group's biggest single from this album is the famous beach party groove, "Rock Lobster."
The song features fellow lead singer and songwriter Cindy Wilson doing her famous "fish calls" or homage to the singing calls of Yoko Ono. It was rumored that John Lennon was so inspired by the song that he went back to the studio to do "Double Fantasy" with Yoko, his final album. In a 2016 "Behind The Vinyl" interview, fellow lead singer and songwriter, Fred Schneider explains the "original idea" for "Rock Lobster," "I went to this disco in Atlanta Georgia called 2001 and instead of having a light show and fabulousness... if they had a slideshow and it was empty and they showed pictures of puppies, babies, and lobsters on a grill and I thought okay rock lobster that's a good title for a song because it's the B-52s, we were just jamming at the time." Seems like a pretty simple answer considering Fred has admitted also in an interview that the B-52s put "hidden messages" in most of their songs, as also discussed on this channel. Since the 2009 177 tempus edax rerum letter claims there is a "significance" of the B-52s to the John Titor case, could it be possible that this fun loving song has time travel "Beatle clues?"
What I find interesting about the song is that even though the lyrics seem to be about an innocent party, "Boy's in bikinis. Girls in surfboards. Everybody's rockin'. Everybody's fruggin'. Twistin' 'round the fire. Havin' fun Bakin' potatoes, Bakin' in the sun," the song is also about some sort of an emergency that happens down at the beach presumably before the party really gets kicked off. The song starts off:
"We were at a party
His earlobe fell in the deep
Someone reached in and grabbed it
It was a rock lobster
We were at the beach
Everybody had matching towels
Somebody went under a dock
And there they saw a rock
It wasn't a rock
It was a rock lobster
Motion in the ocean
His air hose broke
Lots of trouble
Lots of bubble
He was in a jam
S'in a giant clam
Without question the beginning of the song starts off with someone "in the deep" who needed assistance from the water and was "grabbed" up by someone on the beach, "and this was a rock lobster." The lyrics go on to apparently describe the same or a different "rock lobster" found under a "dock." Then we have a third "rock lobster" instance or additional information concerning the accident: "Motion in the ocean, his air hose broke. Lots of trouble, lots of bubble. He was in a jam." What is interesting at this point is that John Titor, in the same explanation from above talking about the importance of the VGL, was also asked about life support; which he said he brought oxygen with him. John had mentioned during his time here that he wore an "air hose," even though there was sufficient breathable air in the pocket of gravity distortion produced by the machine for at least part of the trip; so he then needed the oxygen mask for longer trips, which can be seen in this very likely departure video.
Something else interesting at this point, on November 17, 2000 John explains the nature of time: "...thus the passing of time is a local phenomenon depending on how close you are to a gravitational source. This is one example of a theory involving “time shells” progressing in size and intensity around a gravitational point from all matter. The more massive the object, the larger and more influential the time shells around it (like an onion). Another offshoot of this theory is that kinetic energy is actually the conversion of stored energy in the atom as it passes through time shells in a gravitational field." Could the line, " He was in a jam S'in a giant clam" be a reference to "time shells" as a means to make a clue about a person in a time travel dilemma? I wonder, is the term "rock lobster" something used by a John Titor to describe a bad landing or one where the VGL partially fails?
Obviously the song finishes off with good news as the party goes on after the rescue of the "rock lobster." The single was originally released in 1978. When it was re-released for the 1979 album it contained an extra verse where it lists off marine animals. The first one listed, "Here comes a stingray." What is interesting about this line, and a potential John Titor clue, is that he claimed that he arrived in 1975 from 2036 in a "1967 sports car." If a person looks at the two pictures John provided of his first vehicle, one with his instructor showing a bending laser beam due to the alleged gravity distortion, and compares this with the interior of a 1967 manual Chevrolet Corvette, it seems to match up. Obviously we are talking about the Corvette Stingray. Could this be another B-52s "hidden message?"
So what is going on here? Could this mean that back in 1975, before the band officially formed, when a John Titor supposedly landed in Florida for the first time in our past, perhaps slightly offshore to a beach party that Fred and/or other future band members were attending, perhaps near a dock, a temporal driver had complications and broke his air hose? Over the next few weeks I will be exploring more potential B-52s songs that may have significance to the John Titor time travel case. Stay tuned as we try to solve this mystery together...