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Captioned: 'Swedish time traveller meets himself in the future with video proof!', the short clip was taken from a documentary which featured a short interview with the man - apparently named Håkan Nordkvist. This was then shared by TikTok user @iimcf.
It's one thing managing to get yourself to the future, but the chances of meeting yourself while you're there? Seems pretty unlikely to me.
However, according to Nordkvist, that's exactly what happened when he managed to Dr Who himself down the timeline a few years.
"I see myself as a 70-year-old man" he explains in the clip before the narrator says: "It would be very easy to dismiss Håkan Nordkvist as a liar."
They could probably stop there, however, what follows next is some video that footage that offers, we guess, some kind of evidence to apply a very liberal meaning to that word.
"Luckily because I thought no one's going to believe this I had my mobile and could film it," the man said, as footage showed him standing next to an older man who spookily enough had the exact same tattoo on the same exact same arm as him.
"So we stood there talking and it was a nice feeling, a really good feeling."
So, what do some of the 400,000 TikTokers who've viewed this video think? Is it genuine?
Sadly for all true believers, it was quickly shot down.
"This was a life insurance ad in Sweden, it's not real haha" said one user.
And sadly, it turns out that they're true. The clip comes from a marketing campaign by insurance company AMF for their pension plans and first did the rounds on the internet back in 2006.
Even if you weren't aware of that, though, there is the somewhat telltale sign that both 'present day' Nordkvist and 'future' Nordkvist's tattoos both look completely new. It doesn't matter how much you look after your tatts, there's always going to be some wear and tear a few decades down the line.
As others pointed out also, it seems weird that the man didn't ask his future self how old he actually was, instead merely guessing his age. You'd think that would be an early question to establish just how far into the future he'd gone.
Honestly, it's like this insurance company didn't think about the realism of this clip at all.
Time travellers popping up on TikTok has been an increasingly common phenomenon. Just last month, a TikTok 'time traveller' shared a video with his six million followers in a bid to prove his claims about being the last person on Earth are, in fact, true.
He proved this by showing a clip of a lifeless 'secret passageway' in Barcelona, only to forget to edit out a bird at the beginning of the video.
Time travel then... The jury's still out.
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