Did the Trump family Time Travel from the 19th century to the present? Did a book author who died in 1855 predict the future? Or is this just all a spooky coincidence?

Ingersoll Lockwood, an American lawyer, and author wrote a series of children's books starring a character who was the namesake of Donald Trump's youngest son, Barron. A couple of books in the series showcase the name Baron Trump in their titles, particularly, "Travels and Adventures of Little Baron Trump and His Wonderful Dog Bulger," and "Baron Trump's Marvelous Underground Journey."

Baron vs Barron

Baron Trump in the books and the POTUS' son, Barron Trump share a little more than their almost identical names.

Both are well-off and reside in magnificent homes. Baron lives in a place called Castle Trump while Barron has called his billionaire dad's Trump Tower and the White House his home.

Speaking of father figures, young Barron's father is, of course, the controversial Donald while the book Baron looks up to a man called Don. The boy's mentor is actually Don Constantino Bartolomeo Strepholofidgeguaneriusfum. In the book, The Don inspires Baron Trump to go on a voyage to Russia to seek the portal that can take the young lad to other places in the world. Of course, the similarity between the fictional story and The Donald's connection to Russia is uncanny and quite perplexing.

Book vs reality

This is certainly not the first time that a book has predicted the distant future.

Jules Verne had an uncanny way of imagining the future. he wrote about flying a balloon in "Five Weeks In A Balloon," submarines in "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea," and rocket ships and moon landing in "From Earth to the Moon." Ray Bradbury wrote a ton of sci-fi books and some of his ideas such earbuds and virtual reality experience from "Fahrenheit 451" are now common.

Some books have predicted catastrophes. H.G. Wells talked about the atomic bomb in his 1914 book, "The World Set Free." Tom Clancy wrote "Debt of Honor" n 1994, which featured a Boeing 747 being flown directly into the U.S. Capitol. Seven years after the book was published, terrorists hijacked four commercial planes and crashed one into the Pentagon and another two into the Twin Towers.

Passengers of the fourth plane, United Airlines Flight 193, fought back preventing the terrorists from crashing the plane into the Capitol.

The "Wreck of Titan or, Futility" by Morgan Robertson tells the events that led to the sinking of the "unsinkable" Titan, which hit an iceberg 400 nautical miles from Newfoundland while moving at 25 knots. The "unsinkable" Titanic went down 400 nautical miles from Newfoundland after hitting an iceberg. It was moving at 22.5 knots. Robertson's book came out 14 years before the Titanic was built.

Most of these sci-fi books may, in fact, have been the inspiration for some of today's innovations. Wells' book, for example, was supposedly in the hands of physicist Leo Szilard around the same time as the neutron was discovered, which lead to the conception of the nuclear chain reaction.

In the case of the Baron Trump books, maybe Donald read them when he was younger and decided to name his son with Melania after the hero, albeit with a slightly different spelling.

Time-traveling Trumps

Conspiracy theorists seem to prefer the possibility of time travel as the explanation for the Baron Trump books. A theory that the Trumps can travel through time has been floated before after it was learned that Donald's paternal uncle was John George Trump. John was an engineer who was tasked with studying documents left by a recently deceased Nikola Tesla. This gave conspiracists one more reason, aside from the Baron Trump books, to believe that the Trumps are time travelers.