QAnon History


Welcome to the QAnon historical research area at

How does the image above relate to QAnon?

On October 31, 2017, QAnon, an anonymous poster, created a forum thread (also called a “bread”) at titled “Bread Crumbs – Q Clearance Patriot” and shared a small image of the painting you see above, a classic oil on canvas painting by Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze. (source) It was Q’s 14th post, according to (source). See also: Who is QAnon?

Why is the history of QAnon important?

Since 2017, millions of people in the United States and worldwide have studied QAnon’s posts (also called “drops” or “crumbs”). In these anonymous postings, Q claims to have classified knowledge of a number of topics related to longstanding corruption and wrongdoing in high levels of American and international government and elite power structures, such as Hollywood and major corporations.

Is QAnon a conspiracy theory?

No. QAnon is not a theory at all. Rather, Q is an anonymous person or group of people who has posted since October 2017 on the 4chan, 8chan and 8kun websites. Despite this, as of January 17, 2020, Wikipedia’s entry on QAnon still calls Q “a far-right conspiracy theory.” (source:

OK. But is QAnon “true?”

At, we’ve studied Q’s posts since the week they began in 2017, and we’re convinced based on the evidence we’ve gathered, that Q’s major claims are true. However, a great deal of false information exists on the topic of Q’s authenticity, in part because Q has chosen to remain anonymous and because they haven’t substantiated many of their claims.

Available QAnon historical study resources:

image source: “Washington Crossing the Delaware” by Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze. Painting, oil on canvas. More information