A very old black and white photo of a girl that looks very much like climate activist Greta Thunberg was posted by the Twitter account “Cool History” a few days ago, and it shows a group of children working at a Yukon Territory gold mine back in 1898.
Many people have since come up with countless (mostly joking) theories that Greta Thunberg is a time traveler attempting to save the world from climate change in all kinds of different time periods.
The girl truly looks so much like Greta that some people first thought that the photo might be fake. However, it has since been confirmed that the photo is real, and it’s from the University of Washington’s Special Collections archive. So, the only other possible explanation is, of course, time travel.
Even though most of the theories that Thunberg is a time traveler are, of course, jokes, there are people who actually believe it.
Thunberg is currently taking the slow, climate-friendly way back to Europe after she spent two months in the U.S.