Conspiracy theorists convinced that time travel is possible have found what they claim is further proof that heading back and forth through the ages really is a thing.
A photo taken at the seaside in Cornwall during World War 2 has caught the attention of people who believe that leaping between eras is much more than just sci-fi.
Amid the sunbathers in the 1940s snap of Towan Beach, Newquay, is a bloke who looks as though he is on his smartphone, reports The Sun.
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The man has become known in the social media universe as the “texting time traveller”, – even though less frenzied observers pointed out that the man was probably just rolling a fag.
“Er… .is it just me or is this guy checking his phone… in the 1940s?” asked one conspiracy nut.
Another wrote: "Shows how much beachwear has changed! Jacket, tie and hat?”
And a third said: "Good catch. It’s clearly the man in the shot is a time travelling tourist checking his mobile device. Finally the evidence we need that time travel is real.”
But one conspiracy buster shot down their hopes, saying: "I think that chap is rolling a cigarette!”
The “discovery” comes shortly after conspiracy theorists pointed out that a painting created before the invention of electricity shows a girl looking at an iPhone – even though art critics quickly pointed out she was just reading a prayer book
The 150-year-old The Expected One by artist Ferdinand George Waldmüller shows a young woman walking through the countryside with her eyes glued to a square object in her hands, as a man waits to give her a flower.
It would be unclear exactly who the girl was trying to communicate with, given that neither email nor Twitter were around in those days.
But believers in time-travel would probably point out that she could have been messaging people from way into the future.
And there was further excitement recently when more “evidence” recently – this time, depictions in Ancient Greece of laptops.
One 2,500-year-old painting on a vase includes an image of a man apparently holding a stylus with one hand while he holds his computer with the other.
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