Art enthusiasts believe that they have spotted evidence that time travel exists after seeing a 17th-century photo of a boy appearing to wear Nike trainers.
Visitors at the National Gallery in London, England spotted an almost 400-year-old illustration by Dutch painter Ferdinand Bol.
The portrait displays a pensive-looking child holding a goblet but upon closer inspection, eagle-eyed people saw an apparent Nike tick on the youngster’s boots.
Check out the 17th-century picture below:
A 57-year-old mother named Fiona Foskett, from the Isle of Wight, saw the rarity while visiting the museum with her 23-year-old daughter Holly.
Foskett spoke with The Sun about the portrait and said that the trainers “really stood out” to her, and quipped that the young boy was a “time traveler”.
“It had us in fits of laughter – he’s certainly a trendy-looking youngster,” the mom-of-one continued. “Looking at the age, he must have got his hands on the first pair of Nike trainers ever made. Or is he actually a time traveler?”
According to the publication, the child in the photo is believed to be Frederick Sluysken – the second cousin of Bol’s wife and the son of a rich wine merchant.
“It resonated with followers when we put out a tweet asking people to see if they could spot a more ‘modern’ detail by taking a closer look at the shoes of the eight-year-old boy in the portrait,” they added.
This isn’t the first time people have allegedly spotted a modern detail in an ancient work of art.
The piece of art called The Expected One – painted by Austrian artist Ferdinand George Waldmüller – shows a woman walking through nature, with a young man waiting for her in the foreground of the painting, holding a flower.
In the painting – which is currently on display in Munich, Germany – the woman can be seen looking down at an object in her hands, which has now become the subject of numerous time travel conspiracy theories.
If you ask me… it can’t be a coincidence that several ancient portraits display contemporary details.