The record-breaking Indonesian man would easily be the world’s oldest person ever - breezing past previous holder Jeanne Calment, who died at the age of 122.
Mr Gotho is said to have been born on 31 December 1870 - 31 years before the death of Queen Victoria.
If the documents, which are recognised by Indonesian authorities, are true, he would have already been 43-years-old when the First World War began on 28 July 1914.
He has outlived four wives and all 10 of his children and now has grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
But Mr Gotho has said he is ready to die after reaching such an unbelievable age.
He said: “What I want is to die. My grandchildren are all independent.”
His documents have not yet been independently verified, but it would be.