What if time travel is, ultimately, possible? And what if there’s already proof that people from the future have visited us, and even interacted with civilizations from our ancient past?
What follows are a series of images that many claim are evidence that time travel has already occurred, and that visitors from the future have mingled with cultures throughout history.
Are these stories and photographs real, or hoaxes?
On this occasion, I’ll leave that for you to decide.
Evidence of time travel in Chinese tomb?
In December 2008, Chinese archaeologists allegedly removed the opening of a giant coffin within what was believed to be an undisturbed, 400-year old Si Qing tomb in Shangsi County.
As they removed the soil around the coffin, however, they were shocked and amazed to find this:
A small piece of metal shaped like a watch, with the time frozen at 10:06.
“Swiss” was engraved on the back.
If the tomb was truly undisturbed for 400 years, what could explain the existence of this modern artifact?
Virtual Museum Photo: Time traveler caught on camera?
The above photo was allegedly found on the Virtual Museum of Canada website, an online repository of “Canada’s rich history and culture.” It’s said to be of the reopening of the South Fork Bridge in the early 1940s in Gold Bridge, B.C., Canada.
But in the photo, something doesn’t belong.
Who is this strange individual, seemingly out of place — modern attire and all — in what would otherwise be a perfectly ordinary gathering? Is the photograph real?
Woman on cell phone in 1928?
The above video contains a short clip taken from a special feature on the DVD version of Charlie Chaplin’s film, The Circus. In it, we see a relatively mundane shot from the film’s premiere at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in 1928. Two individuals walk across the screen behind a zebra.
But what’s that woman holding to her ear?
A cell phone? A pan-dimensional communication device? Is this a real time traveler?
A Compact Disc case in the 1800s?
Allegedly, this photo was taken sometime in the 1800s, and appears to be of a man holding what looks like a fancy CD box.
You can see the flap held up by the man’s thumb, but remember: The earliest form of plastic wasn’t invented until the mid-1800s, and (obviously) Compact Discs weren’t in use until the 1980s.
Perhaps it was made of glass? But what was the purpose of this strange box, and was this photo truly taken in the 1800s?
Update: This is not actually a photograph, but rather a crop from a painting. Thanks go to Eddy Pengelly for the correction.
Andrew D. Basiago’s Trip To Gettysburg
This final image is courtesy Andrew D. Basiago, who allegedly took part in DARPA’s top secret government operation Project Pegasus back in the 1970s.
The photograph is said to have been taken during one of Basiago’s temporal trips, during which he found himself at Gettysburg on the very day of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, November 19, 1863.
Basiago is, allegedly, the young boy at center-left.
“I am the boy standing in the foreground of the image at center-left, looking to his right. My shoes were lost in the transit through the quantum plenum that took me from the plasma confinement chamber at the time lab in East Hanover, NJ in 1972 to Gettysburg, PA on the day that Abraham Lincoln gave his famous address there in 1863.”
And there you have it. Are these examples of true photographic evidence of time travel? Or nothing more than elaborate hoaxes?