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Caught on Film: Person on a Cell Phone in 1928? (Video)

October 28, 2010

Chaplins Time Traveler This is on fire around the net right now. An Irish filmmaker discovered something very peculiar while watching some behind the scenes footage of a 1928 Charlie Chaplin film titled The Circus. Many of the stories around the web and the filmmaker himself to an extent, have dubbed this as a "time traveler" caught on film. I am not sure that I would go that far but what you will see in the film is very hard to explain. Hit the jump and check out the clip, it’s very interesting indeed…

Here is the description according to George Clark, the filmmaker that made the discovery:

This short film is about a piece of footage I (George Clarke) found behind the scenes in Charlie Chaplins film ‘The Circus’. Attending the premiere at Manns Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, CA – the scene shows a large woman dressed in black with a hat hiding most of her face, with what can only be described as a mobile phone device – talking as she walks alone.

I have studied this film for over a year now – showing it to over 100 people and at a film festival, yet no-one can give any explanation as to what she is doing.

My only theory – as well as many others – is simple… a time traveler on a mobile phone. See for yourself and feel free to leave a comment on your own explanation or thoughts about it.

George – 20th October 2010

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