An unusually attractive beggar claiming to have come from 500 years in the past has been attracting attention in China.
The woman took up position in the Shanghai subway system with a notice proclaiming that she had been the victim of a time slip and actually came from 500 years ago, and as she had no property in the present she needed money from passers-by in order to fund her return:
She did however promise to repay any donations – how this would work if she were to return to the past is not clear, although how it might work if she remained in the present seems very clear.
The credulity of even the most gullible observers seems to have been stretched by the appearance of her smartphone, however:
Incidentally, shortly before the Shanghai subway system saw the advent of yet another mysterious cosplayer:
2ch quickly identified her costume as bearing more than a passing resemblance to Saint Seiya’s Athena: