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‘iPhone’ In Old Painting Sparks Time Travel Speculation

An international task force of Time Travel Hunters has located yet another piece of evidence that temporal tourists are mucking about with our already fragile timeline. Well, it was actually just some folks on Twitter. But it’s a good thing they’re on the lookout.

Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller
Image: Die Erwartete (The Expected; 1860)

What we have here is a painting titled Die Erwartete (The Expected), created by the Austrian painter Ferdinand George Waldmüller in 1860.

It shows a man crouching in the foreground holding a flower, waiting for a woman who’s walking his way down a rocky path. But what’s that she’s holding?

If we check the tabloids (as if we’ve just been recruited into the Men In Black), we’ll learn that it’s almost definitely an iPhone X, and that she’s almost definitely already preoccupied browsing Tinder.

“…for all we know, she could be swiping through Tinder, so he may as well sack it off completely.”

Well, he tried.

Of course, skeptics are quick to point out that the item she’s holding is probably just “a plain old hymn book” and not an object of modern time. But we all know how these things go.

Misplaced cell phones are the #1 cause of all temporal anomalies. Only you can prevent tears in the spacetime continuum.

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Rob Schwarz

Rob Schwarz is a writer, blogger, and part-time peddler of mysterious tales. Editor-in-chief of Stranger Dimensions.