Yes. You read this one right. Some books from the late 1800s feature a character named Baron Trump. Baron Trump. Like, the President’s son Barron Trump. Okay, he spells it with two Rs, but still.
How the man who aids him in his quest is called, you asked? Don. Like Donald. Okay, “Don” is more like a title in the book, but still.
How The Conspiracy Theory Started
Of course, it all started on Reddit. More and more users who were talking about Trump conspiracy theories noticed the books that are credited to a person called Ingersoll Lockwood, a lawyer who dabbled in fantasy fiction.
- Lockwood’s series of these spooky children books includes the following titles:
- Travels and Adventures of Little Baron Trump and His Wonderful Dog Bulger
- Extraordinary Experiences of Little Captain Doppelkop on the Shores of Bubbleland
- Wonderful Deeds and Doings of Little Giant Boab and His Talking Raven Tabib
- Baron Trump’s Marvellous Underground Journey.
The topic has gained so much attention that even Newsweek wrote about it mentioning that the coincidences are not just limited to the main hero’s name. In “Baron Trump’s Marvellous Underground Journey” everything starts in his place which the author describes it as the Castle Trump.
Suddenly, Baron meets Don Constantino Bartolomeo Strepholofidgeguaneriusfum (yes, “Don” is a title) and he inspires him to travel to Russia. Also, Lockwood refers to Don Constantino as the “Master of all Masters.”
More Weird Coincidences
In 1896, the author of the children books wrote a pamphlet call “The Last President.” The story begins in New York City after an outsider candidate is elected.
“Mobs of vast size are organizing under the lead of anarchists and socialists, and threaten to plunder and despoil the houses of the rich who have wronged and oppressed them for so many years,” an passage of the book reads.
Conspiracy theorists believe that this is not just a coincidence or a glitch in the Matrix but proof that the Trump family has had access to time travel for many years –through the president’s uncle, engineer John Trump.
According to the same conspiracy theory lovers, John Trump was researching time traveling when he got access to the papers of Nikola Tesla. Somehow, he did it and helped Donald Trump win the 2016 presidential election.
A Trump Movie In The Making?
Filmaker Leigh Scott saw an opportunity to “screw with people’s heads,” as he says. Scott is a self-professed Trump supporter who wants to fund a film based on Lockwood’s books via Indiegogo.
“I’m a huge fan of trolling, and making this movie is the greatest opportunity we have to troll the entire media,” Scott says in a YouTube clip pitching the concept. “To make something so bizarre, so professional and so unique that they cannot deny its existence.”
“We all know that if someone discovered a book called Little Chelsea Clinton’s Magical Adventures, Hollywood studios would have Tim Burton and Johnny Depp on the line in a matter of seconds,” he continues.
Even though it all sounds like a scam, the facts just don’t help us. The books are all listed in WorldCat and some of them can also be found on Google Books, Amazon, and the Library of Congress.
The Huffington Post reached out to The White House which chose silence as an answer.