Time Travel Photos (Evidence/Debunked)

The possibility of time travel has long fascinated people, and there have been many claims of time travel photos over the years.
Some of these photos appear to show people or objects that are out of place in their historical context, while others seem to show people or objects that have been tampered with.
Here we’ll look at some of the most famous time travel photos, and discuss whether or not they provide any real evidence of time travel.

Time Travelling Hipster

The picture in question was taken in 1941 during the reopening of the South Fork Bridge in Canada.
It came to public attention in 2004 when featured in the Barlorne-Pioneer Museum’s exhibit “Their Past Lives Here.”
In the image, a 1940s crowd watches the event, with one man standing out due to his remarkably modern clothing and accessories.
The Canadian museum digitized the photo in 2010 and shared it online, leading internet users to spot the ‘time traveler’ in the crowd.
He stands out with a dark T-shirt, sunglasses, a hooded zip jumper, and holding a small portable camera, while those around him wear typical 1940s tailored suits.
Notably, his printed T-shirt displays the letter ‘M’ under his hooded jumper.
Mystery debunked:
The man in the picture is wearing a t-shirt commonly worn by sports teams of that period, featuring the emblem of the Montreal Maroons, a hockey team in the National Hockey League from 1924 to 1938. Notably, he is also holding a small portable camera, which some believe wasn’t available until the 1980s. However, it’s important to note that Kodak had actually produced portable cameras that were available as early as 1941. So, while the camera may seem out of place for that time, it is historically accurate.


People are calling this guy’s haircut a “punk” look from the 1980s, but guess what?
It’s actually called an “Undercut,” and it was trendy back in 1905 when this photo was taken.
The undercut was a popular hairstyle for guys from the 1900s to the 1940s.
It made a comeback in the 1980s and became super fashionable again in the 2010s.
Basically, it’s when the top of the head has long hair that’s parted on the side or center, while the back and sides are buzzed really short.
So, don’t let the internet fool you. This dude’s haircut is totally in sync with the styles of 1905!


The FIFA World Cup for men’s football, also known as soccer in the US, is a major international event that takes place every four years since 1930.
In 1962, Chile hosted the event from May 30 to June 17, with 57 teams participating from six continents.
Brazil emerged as the victorious team, winning the cup for the second time in a row.
The 1962 World Cup was notable for its violent matches, which excited spectators, and it was the first time the average number of goals per game dropped below three.
It was an exceptional sporting event that fans cherished, and some even wish they could time travel to witness it.
A peculiar discovery came to light around 2007 when photos from the 1962 World Cup were shared online.
In one of the pictures, the Brazilian team’s captain, Mauro Ramos, was seen holding the trophy after their win in Chile.
An unusual object was highlighted in the photo, sparking intrigue among fans and prompting its sharing on social media platforms like Pinterest.
Time traveler with a phone?
The situation highlights a common problem in paranormal ‘studies,’ particularly in ‘time travel’ and ‘ancient astronauts/technology’ claims.
People often assume that if something from the past resembles a modern object, it must be the same thing.
In this case, some thought a box camera from 1962 was a cell phone due to its appearance.
However, there’s no time travel involved; it’s simply a box camera, not a cell phone.

Dabbing ww2 soldier

The “Dab,” a dance move reportedly created by the group Migos, went viral in 2015 after NFL stars like Cam Newton used it in their celebrations.
Is that a time traveler performing dab move?
While internet lore claims it was performed on a warship in 1932, this is not true. The image circulating online is from 2016, featuring extras from the movie Dunkirk. Someone applied a black-and-white filter to make it appear like a 1930s photograph. The actual origin of the dab remains tied to modern times, and there is no evidence of it being performed in the 1930s.


The 1917 photo taken in Canada shows a group of people sitting on a hill, but what stands out is a man who looks strangely modern. The photo was found in Lester Ray Peterson’s book ‘The Great Cape Scott Story’ from 1974, which covers the region’s history.
But eagle-eyed observers have noticed the photo stands out for a very particular reason – what appears to be a man straight (time travelled back into past) out of the 21st century.
Is that really a man from 21st century wearing beach attire?
While some call him “surfer man,” his clothing could have been in fashion at the time, as slip-on garments without buttons were available.
T-shirts also existed between the 1898 Spanish-American War and 1913 when the U.S. Navy issued them as undergarments.
So, the man’s attire is not necessarily out of place for that period.
Conclusion: Since other men in the picture are also wearing shorts, including the one seated to the left next to “surfer man,” it’s logical to conclude that he’s not a time traveler.

Mysterious Man ‘speaking On Cell Phone’ in Reykjavík

A photograph from 1943 capturing downtown Reykjavík has gone viral on Icelandic social media recently.
The picture shows a crowd of locals and GIs walking along the sidewalk in Austurstræti, which was a street back in the 1940s but is now a square.
Some viewers believe the photo depicts a man speaking into a cell phone, leading to speculation about time travelers visiting Iceland in the past.
The image has sparked intense discussion on Facebook, with some suggesting it proves the mobile phone was either invented in Iceland or highlights the country’s tendency to adopt new trends quickly.
What you think?

time traveller on beach

The picture shows hundreds of Brits relaxing on a beach in Cornwall during World War II. Among them, a man stands out as he appears to be from a different era. Social media users quickly noticed this intriguing detail in the September 1943 photograph. The man is dressed in a brown suit and is holding something that looks like a modern-day smartphone, which didn’t exist during that time. The internet has labeled him the ‘texting time traveler,’ sparking divided opinions on what he’s holding.
But the theory was rebuffed as people said: “I think that chap is rolling a cigarette!”


Speculation has arisen about Russian President Vladimir Putin potentially living through two world wars, which some believe could explain his enigmatic behavior in the 21st century. History enthusiasts have noticed pictures from 1920 and 1941 showing individuals bearing a striking resemblance to Putin, with similar facial features and military attire when he was younger. These black-and-white images have sparked curiosity and even led to conspiracy theories suggesting Putin’s involvement with a time machine or his “immortal” nature. While far-fetched, these photos continue to captivate public attention since they first emerged in 2015.
Despite this it haven’t prevented conspiracy theorists from speculating that Putin may be in possession of the key to a time machine.
Another explanation put forth by ardent supporters of the former KGB agent is that the pictures show Mr. Putin as having a “immortal” power.
In spite of this, it does sometimes feel like Putin has been around forever, having had a hand in running Russia since 1999 (or maybe not).

Greta Thunberg in 1898

A 121-year-old photo showing three children from the Yukon Territory in Canada has led to a new conspiracy theory about Greta Thunberg being a time traveler.
Twitter users claim that one of the children bears a striking resemblance to the environmentalist, including the same braided hairstyle she is known for.
However, the timeline doesn’t align with Thunberg’s birth year.
The image was captured during the Klondike Gold Rush between 1897 and 1901 at Dominion Creek, a remote location in Canada near Alaska’s border.
The gold rush attracted thousands of people, but many left when they discovered the creeks were already claimed.

A time travel ad

In 1997, a newspaper clipping got viral, which had an advertisement for time traveling in it.
The person who posted the ad was looking for a time travel companion. The movie, Safety Not Guaranteed, was created based on this occurance.

Swedish Time Traveller Claiming That He Met His Future Self

In 2006, a Swedish man named Håkan Nordkvist claimed to have experienced time travel and obtained evidence from the future.
Recently, an interview featuring Nordkvist discussing this experience resurfaced on TikTok and quickly went viral amidst a trend of social media accounts exploring time-travel claims.
The video, titled ‘Swedish time traveler meets himself in the future with video proof!’, was taken from a documentary featuring a brief interview with Håkan Nordkvist.
It was shared on TikTok by user @iimcf.
One piece of evidence presented in the claim is a photograph showing two hands with identical tattoos. Nordkvist asserted that the picture captured the tattoo of his future self.
However, it’s worth noting that for stronger evidence, it would have been more convincing if he had taken a photograph of his future self rather than just the tattoo.

Case of Andrew Carlssin

In March 2003, the FBI arrested 44-year-old Andrew Carlssin for an extraordinary stock market success.
In just two weeks, his $800 investment turned into $350 million, drawing attention from authorities.
Instead of denying his actions, Carlssin shocked the FBI by confessing for a full four hours, claiming to be a time traveler from 250 years in the future.
Initially, his confession was met with disbelief.
A spokesman from the Securities and exchange commission (SEC) called him either a lunatic or a pathological liar, as they believed his success was beyond mere luck and likely involved illegal insider information.
Despite the pressure, Carlssin refused to reveal his sources.
As part of a plea bargain, he offered to disclose information about Osama Bin Laden’s whereabouts and a cure for AIDS, but whether he revealed these secrets remains unknown.
The FBI could not find any records of Carlssin’s existence before December 2002, just three months before his arrest. Additionally, an unidentified benefactor posted his $1 million bail on April 3rd, but Carlssin vanished on the way to his bail hearing and has not been seen since.
Perhaps the truth will surface in 2256 if someone travels back from the past to share the tale!

John Titor’s time machine

In 1998, a figure named Titor emerged, claiming to be from a parallel timeline where time travel was invented in 2034 by General Electric.
By 2001, Titor stated that his mission was to retrieve a vintage computer from 1975, essential for debugging computers in 2036.
However, the “predictions” he made about the future largely failed to materialize, such as the second American Civil War around 2013.
Investigations into the Titor phenomenon pointed to at least one person (not a time traveler) who likely orchestrated the hoax.
Despite attempts to debunk the story, its peculiar and captivating details remain intact.
This tale stands as one of the earliest instances of internet folklore and continues to be one of the most fascinating ones.

ancient astronaut sculpture

This astronaut sculpture adorns a church building constructed between the 1600s and 1800s. The presence of such a sculpture raises interesting questions. Was this church visited by a time-traveling astronaut? Or did someone from that era possess a remarkably imaginative vision of space travel ahead of their time? If you find this peculiar, prepare to be even more astounded by the next discovery…

The Greek statue with the laptop

Is this an ancient Greek woman depicted using a laptop with USB ports?
That’s what conspiracy theorists suggest. The statue, known as ‘Grave Naiskos of an Enthroned Woman with an Attendant,’ is housed in The J. Paul Getty Museum in Malibu, California. YouTuber StillSpeakingOut claims it resembles a modern laptop or handheld device.
However, the gallery’s official description simply refers to it as a ‘shallow chest.’

Adidas Mummy

Archaeologists in Mongolia unearthed an ancient mummy wearing Adidas-like trendy trainers.
The Centre of Cultural Heritage of Mongolia conducted the restoration, and they identified the mummy as a Turkic female seamstress who likely died around 1,100 years ago in the Altai mountains of Mongolia.
Evidence of severe trauma on her skull suggests she may have died from a heavy blow to the head.
To learn more about her life and the era she lived in, the team plans to conduct additional DNA and radiocarbon tests.
In addition to her body, they found various artifacts buried with her, including an ancient clutch bag, a mirror, a comb, a knife, a saddle, and the remains of an entire horse—an impressive collection of belongings for her afterlife.
After cleaning and restoring the mummy, they discovered that the footwear was actually knee-high felt boots with a black-and-red striped pattern, adorned with leather soles and decorative buckles.
Centuries later, she has become known as the “Adidas trainer mummy.”

Woman Holding an iPhone in This 1860 Painting?

Recent claims have sparked intrigue, suggesting that the invention of the mobile phone may have occurred a century earlier.
A painting from 1860, titled “The Expected One” by Austrian painter Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller, has caught attention due to a woman in the artwork seemingly holding a device resembling the modern smartphone device.
This curious depiction has led to various theories on time travel.
In the painting, the woman strolls down a path, seemingly unbothered by a rosy-cheeked boy offering her a pink flower.
Her gaze is fixed on a small object she holds with both hands, resembling the way many of us nowadays are absorbed in our smartphones.
The discovery of this painting has piqued curiosity and speculation about the possibility of time travel.

iPhone in 350 year old painting?

A 350-year-old painting by Pieter de Hooch, known for his genre works of domestic scenes, has left people bewildered.
In the artwork created in 1670, a man appears to be holding an object that strikingly resembles a modern iPhone.
The discovery has even caught the attention of Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook.
The painting depicts a man handing a letter to a woman seated in front of him, a scene well-known to art enthusiasts.
However, many now believe there may be an intriguing Easter egg in the artwork that hints at the possibility of ‘time travel.’
On the extreme right of the painting, a woman is seen holding a rectangular object that bears a resemblance to an iPhone.

Time traveler in Charlie Chaplin’s silent film?

Filmmaker George Clarke’s YouTube video has garnered millions of views, claims to have found evidence of time travel.
In a clip from the DVD extras of Charlie Chaplin’s 1928 silent film “The Circus,” a woman is seen in the background, seemingly talking into a device resembling a cell phone.
However, a closer look suggests she might be using a portable hearing aid, a technology in its early stages at the time.
Siemens, the engineering conglomerate, filed a patent for a compact, pocket-sized carbon microphone/amplifier device in 1924, which could explain the object the woman is holding.
While the video sparked speculation about time travel, the more plausible explanation is the use of a developing hearing aid technology during that era.

Case of Charlotte Anne Moberly and Eleanor Jourdain

On August 10, 1901, two British women, Charlotte Anne Moberly, and Eleanor Jourdain, had a peculiar experience while visiting Versailles, France.
As they walked, they arrived at Petit Trianon, where they encountered an enigmatic figure – a lady sitting on the grass in front of the chateau, sketching. The woman’s appearance struck Moberly as unusual, as she seemed to be dressed in an old-fashioned manner.
Later, Moberly asserted that the woman resembled Marie Antoinette. The two women wrote a book detailing their encounter, claiming to have briefly traveled back in time and met historical personalities during their visit to Versailles.


Time traveling is often regarded as a rare and dubious concept, but some instances challenge this perception.
A person named Vonhelton claims to have experienced time and space travel, backing his assertion with specific pictures of himself in England in 1857, France in 1916, and Germany in 1945.
While the authenticity of these claims remains subject to imagination and speculation.

Woman talking on cell phone in 1938

This picture and film were taken in 1938 in Leominster, MA.
The woman in the footage appears to be holding a device resembling a cell phone or a phone-like object that was not available during that time.
In the video, she can be seen talking on it and even folds it up like a flip phone before putting it away.
The anomaly of this technology’s presence during that era raises questions and intrigue.

Mike Tyson’s Fight

A recently surfaced video from a boxing match in August 1995 shows a man seemingly filming the event on what appears to be a smart phone. It’s quite a curious sight for that era, considering smartphones as we know them today weren’t fully developed back then. While mobile devices are now commonplace at boxing matches, the presence of what looks like a smartphone in 1995 raises intriguing questions about technology and the possibility of time travel.
So, if the person in this video is not a smartphone, then what is it?
Inside Edition has investigated and found that the man in the video was not using a phone; instead, he was using an early version of a camcorder known as a Dycam Logitech.

Case of Sergei Ponomarenko

On April 23, 2006, a man named Sergei Ponomarenko claimed to have time traveled 50 years into the future.
He stated that he was born in 1932 and returned to the past to warn about climate change, having been a former Soviet scientist involved in a secretive time travel project.
Despite being interviewed by journalists and appearing on TV shows, Ponomarenko’s story faced skepticism and was never verified.
Eventually, he disappeared from the public eye. In 2012, a Russian newspaper reported his death in a car accident in 2007, but there is no official confirmation of this.
The case of Sergei Ponomarenko is considered a classic example of a time travel hoax, lacking evidence and containing numerous inconsistencies.

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