After a recent snowfall, the people of Wejherowo, Poland, were shocked to see that one of their statues had transformed into a tribute to Star Wars villain extraordinaire Darth Vader. On most days, the statue honors Jakub Wejher, for whom the town is named. Wejher was a military leader in the 17th century and founded the town in 1643. As you can see, he goes from swashbuckling nobleman to powerful Sith Lord with just a light dusting of snow.

Many townspeople took to Facebook to share their reactions and jokes—like the suggestion that Wejherowo was indeed more of an Empire than a democracy. 

[h/t: Buzzfeed]