1898 Photo Started a Hilarious Debate That Greta Thunberg Is A Time-Traveler

Greta Thunberg

A picture which was taken 121 years ago has started a hilarious internet conspiracy theory that climate activist Greta Thunberg is a time-traveler who comes to 2019 to save the Earth.

The picture shows three children operating a machine in a gold mine during the Klondike Gold Rush in 1898. It was shot by Eric Hegg in the Yukon Territory of northwestern Canada and is today part of the University of Washington’s Special Collections archive.

“So ‘Greta Thunberg’ is in a photo from 120 years ago, and it’s my new favorite conspiracy. Greta’s a time traveler, from the distant future, and she’s here to save us,” one Twitter user wrote, sharing the 1898 photo superimposed on a picture of Thunberg.

Twitter users were convinced the 1898 picture described the teenager’s activism and leadership:

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