Look, I agree that Greta Thunberg is somewhat sub-human compared to most 16-year-olds, but this is a bit of a stretch, Internet.
That being said, you really can’t deny that the girl in this photograph really does f*cking looks like Greta Thunberg. The photograph was taken in Canada’s Yukon territory in the year 1898, over 120 years ago, and was recently discovered in the University of Washington archives. It shows a young girl – who looks an awfully lot like Swedish climate change activist Greta Thunberg – working alongside other children, extracting water from a well and cultivating crops. To be clear I’m 100 percent here for the pure lunacy of this story, but ‘living off the land’ certainly does sound a lot like our Greta, doesn’t it?
The girl in the photo is even sporting Greta’s signature ponytail, so I can understand why social media has lost its shit, to be fair.
Side note, can we all appreciate how f*cking creepy the kid standing up looks?! *shudders*
Oh, and wait till you compare the snap to this grainy black and white photograph of Greta, which was posted on her Twitter page just last week.
Uncanny, isn’t it?
Naturally, it didn’t take the internet long to start crying “time traveller” at poor Greta.
One Twitter user posted:
“This is no coincidence! @GretaThunberg has done this time travel a thousands times to get it right. Knowing exactly where, when & what to do to get the result of chain reaction. If you think it’s incredible that a 16year old girl can get this powerful. Think again.”
“After watching #maninthehighcastle I can be easily persuaded into this. #GretaThunberg”.
Working at The Hook I’ve seen plenty of snaps of Greta’s deeply disapproving face to know that she is going to be far from impressed by this whole thing. She’s busy saving the planet, guys; she doesn’t have time to discuss inter-dimensional travel and she definitely doesn’t have time for your Time Lord witch hunt on social media.
That being said, the girl has done some pretty remarkable things in her short time on this planet and is often described as deeply wise and woke beyond her years. She’s rallied a generation of young people, got entire countries to listen to her and change their ways and perhaps best of all, she’s even trolled Donald Trump. All that, and we know she’s been hanging out with Arnold Schwarzenegger lately, who we all know is an indestructible time-travelling pro. Coincidence?
Yes. Sometimes people look similar.
Images via University of Washington and Getty
Having worked in children's media and publishing for almost a decade, Ben is thoroughly excited to now be able to swear in stories and features. He is such a big fan of Disney and Horror films that he started an LGBTQ+ podcast called 'Once Upon A Scream'. His mum listens. You can contact Ben at [email protected] Twitter: @PulsfordBen / Instagram: @thebenmidlerFollow