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24th Aug 2022

People are convinced they have found time travel ‘proof’ after ‘spotting’ Greta Thunberg in old picture

Kieran Galpin

Others suggested she is immortal

Social media users are convinced that Greta Thunberg is a time traveller after a 120-year-old picture seemingly shows her mining in a field.

Thunberg is now a globally recognized name largely thanks to the activist’s rigid views on climate change and the part we humans play in the ongoing crisis. While the 19-year-old has been fighting for climate justice for most of her life, it turns out that life is a lot longer than first expected.

A photo taken in 1989 by Eric Hegg shows three kids who are working in a gold mine in Canada’s Yukon territory. One of the kids facing the camera looks eerily similar to the Swedish activist.

To add to the confusion, none of the kids in the viral image are named – so they really could be anyone.

Taking to Twitter to share their disbelief, one user wrote: “I’m not one for conspiracy theories but she is 100 percent a time traveller.”

Another said: “‘So ‘Greta Thunberg’ is in a photo from 120 years ago, and it’s my new favourite conspiracy. Greta’s a time traveller, from the future, and she’s here to save us,”

“120-year-old photo sparks theories that climate activist & environmental heroine, Greta Thunberg, is, in fact, a ‘time-travel’ who has travelled thru time to save our planet!” a third added. “Wishing her all the best and success in her mission to save the Earth. We can use the help we can get!”

The photo now belongs to the University of Washington in Seattle and has attracted massive attention since it was unearthed in 2019.

“We’ve had about 15 to 20 requests just to talk about the photo, and we’re getting into almost the triple digits now, in terms of requests to use the photo,” archivist Lisa Oberg told CBC.

Thunberg is yet to comment on claims she has the ability to travel through time, but to be fair to her, she is quite busy trying to save the planet.

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