Forensic Detectives Pinpoint QAnon Founder and You’ll Never Guess Who It Is (Hint: Not Mike Lindell)

There are two types of people in the world: Those who drink QAnon water and everyone else. The curious case of mass conspiracy quenching began in 2017 when a user claiming to be a high-ranking government official posted some theories on 4Chan. Within a year, the dude known as Q had amassed a legion of followers in 25 countries around the world.

Since then, we’ve seen Q’s followers engage in violent protests, bizarre kidnappings, the murder of a Gambino crime family member, and at least one Capitol insurrection – all in the name of their mysterious messiah. But according to forensic scientists, Q is no mythical demi-god of truth kickstarting mayhem to save the world. He’s a South African IT guy who made his fortune in digital signage players.

Paul Furber, IT guy extraordinaire, looks like a cross between Heisenberg and a grape slowly becoming a raisin. And as one of three key people who first publicized Q back in 2017, he’s circled the orbit of flat-earthers and Pizzagate proselytizers from the very beginning. Now, forensic scientists are claiming he’s the man who gave QAnon its first breath.

Two forensic teams working independently drew the same conclusion after discovering a linguistic fingerprint in the language patterns of Q. Taking the earliest “Q Drops” the team used advanced AI technology to compare the language with the social media posts of prime suspects. And as it turns out, Furber’s linguistic style matches Q’s 98 percent of the time.

Investigations also show that Ron Watkins (son of 8Chan owner and internet pornography wiz James Watkins) took over the posts shortly after Q went mainstream in 2018.

Despite all signage pointing to them, both men deny being Q. But it doesn’t really matter if they go down for impersonating a member of the government, tampering with elections, and inciting mob violence. The movement has long since taken on a life of its own with minacious repercussions that will haunt us for years to come.

Q the nervous laughter.

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