It had to be man out of time, right?
Facebook sleuths have noticed an odd-looking man in a black-and-white 1940s shot, where he looks to be using a device far too advanced for the era.
According to the Sun, the mystery begins in 1943 in Reykjavik, Iceland, where the strange character is observed around stationed US soldiers during World War II.
But he’s not dressed in army fatigues. Instead, he stands out by wearing a light-colored trench coat and holding his hand close to his ear, as if he were using a cellphone.
It didn’t take long for social media to weigh in, insisting that man must be a time traveler.
The photo — first posted on the Icelandic Facebook group Gamlar ljósmyndir by user Kristjan Hoffmann in 2016 — was captioned: “One thing that draws attention to this beautiful picture is in 2016 — was captioned: “One thing that draws attention to this beautiful picture is that above the window, in the corner in the middle of the picture, a man is leaning and is on a cellphone,” according to the outlet.
“I don’t know what to say, I don’t think he’s just talking on the phone… He’s in a stupor, standing alone and wearing a different headdress than the others and a scarf and acting like we would do today,” Hoffmann added.
Another user, Karolina Petursdottir, even evoked a likeness to “Dr. Who,” according to the Mirror.
Beyond the niche old photo group, the picture found its way into a conspiracy theory video on YouTube titled “10 REAL Cases of Time Travel That Cannot Be Explained.”
Surprisingly, a theory that the man was operating as a spy for the Axis powers was not proposed by any parties involved.
Instead, those with more levelheaded philosophies in the Facebook group insisted he had just been checking to see if his watch was working.
Others said he was simply using a tobacco pipe and had gone to scratch his ear while the photo was taken.