A Snowfall Transformed This Historic Statue Into Darth Vader

“May the Force be with us.”

1. This is a photo of a statue of Jakuba Wejhera, a 17th-century noble man and military leader, in Wejherowo, Poland.

Wejher founded Wejherowo on May 28, 1643, according to the city’s website.

He was an aristocrat, a military leader, and a part of the Holy Roman Empire’s nobility.

3. But after a recent snowfall, people noticed the statue transforms into one of film’s most infamous villains — Darth Vader.

City officials pointed out the resemblance last week on the city’s official Instagram account.

5. The resemblance is pretty uncanny.

AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis


6. Darth Wejhera or Jakuba Vader?

(AP Photo/Jonathan Short)


7. People have been having fun with the city’s recent discovery.

8. Some have good ideas for Star Wars–themed public projects.

9. Others see it as a good omen.

10. Welcome to the dark side, Wejherowo.

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