Social media convinced cell phone in WWII picture proves ‘time travel’ is real

World press has taken notice of an image taken in the center of Reykjavik in 1943, reports Fréttablaið.

“There is nothing strange about seeing a well-dressed man talking on the phone while standing on a busy street corner. But what if the picture was taken in the fifties of the last century?,” says The Mirror.

In the photo, which was taken at Bankastræti, Austurstræti and Lækjargata, you can see a man who seems to be talking on the phone. Therefore, some speculate or joke that the person in the photo is a time traveler.

About thirty years after the photo was taken, mobile phones were introduced.

A New York Post article suggests other possible hypotheses. It might have been him checking to make sure his watch was in good working condition, or he might even have been a spy.

The image was posted to the Facebook page Gamlar Ljósmyndir (Old Photos) in 2016, and it received some media attention in Iceland at the time.

One member of that group has been having fun with the coverage, pointing out that once the image is cleaned up and enhanced, the truth is much more mundane-that is, the man in question has his finger in his ear.