Matheny believes his group stopped the Titor experiment before the Art Bell posts.
Joseph Matheny: None of us were paying attention or curating this after a point. Sometime in 2000 is when we stopped doing it.
It's impossible to know who was behind the later messages from the time traveler. Titor's only communications with the outside world were through text and internet postings. But shortly after the first batch of posts hit the Art Bell forum, a new name popped up.
Larry Haber, attorney for the John Titor Foundation in an interview with Fade to Black Radio on January 3, 2014: When I get asked the question "is it real," my answer is always the same: I don't know. I don't question whether or not -- I do the work that I'm hired to do.
Titor himself never spoke to the public. All communications after the faxes and message board posts were handled by Haber.
Larry Haber in an interview with Fade to Black Radio on January 4, 2014: I specialized in entertainment law, and a friend from law school referred me over to Kay, and that's how it started.
Pamela Moore to Titor scholar Mike Sauve in January 2017: I thought he was just contracted for legal things in the entertainment area. I don't really know if he is representing anyone real or not.
John Razimus: I think they were fans of Art Bell, they created one of the first internet hoaxes, and it blew out of proportion. Perhaps they have some book rights, movie rights they've been sitting on?
Joseph Matheny: Larry Haber -- I don't know who he is. None of us do. He's not nor has he ever been involved with the group I was in. He's an entertainment attorney. He's somebody who jumped on the bandwagon.
Larry Haber in an interview with Fade to Black Radio on January 4, 2014: I know that Kay is working on a film. I haven't been involved.
Joseph Matheny: I saw some people that were clearly using the story as an effort to make money, which I am not cool with.
John Razimus: It was a trailer to be sold to Hollywood. They wanted to cash in. But there's a Japanese anime that has John Titor as a character, they haven't done anything against that -- every day, if they do have those rights they're losing them by not contesting other people using them.
Joseph Matheny: There have been a couple of indie films. There's a Japanese anime that I liked. I was at my girlfriend's house in Hollywood, we were just really into watching sci-fi together, finding things and watching them together, she found a DVD set of Steins;Gate. When they started talking about John Titor I fell out of my chair laughing.
Robert Newsome, publisher of the professional wrestling fanzine, The Atomic Elbow: In 2013, professional wrestling federation CHIKARA started making overt references to their corporate ownership, the Titor Conglomerate. At the same time, there was an ongoing story about a wrestler named Archibald Peck who got punched so hard it sent him back in time. It eventually led to CHIKARA shutting down for a year and essentially re-setting. It's really hard to explain, but it was a lot of fun.
The only commercial product directly linked to the story is a book. The Titor Foundation published John Titor -- A Time Traveler's Tale, a compilation the posts, into a print-on-demand volume in 2003. A new copy now sells for over $600 on Amazon.