Time Traveler In Chaplin Film?

An Irish filmmaker that said he witnessed a time traveler caught on film while watching a Charlie Chaplin DVD. Is this real, or just a fun hoax?

Time traveler caught on film

It seems fitting that this would come out during the 25th birthday celebration of Back to the Future.

An Irish filmmaker claims that a time traveler was caught on film during a Charlie Chaplin movie premiere in 1928, and he has the video to prove it.

Time traveler: The obvious explanation

The Belfast-based filmmaker George Clarke stumbled on the footage while watching a Charlie Chaplin DVD set. He claims to have asked over 100 people their opinion and they've developed the only plausible answer: Time traveler.

In the footage, a woman (or man in drag) is seen entering the video holding a small device to her ear. It's easy to miss – so Clarke slowed down the footage to show it in slow motion. Indeed, it does look like the woman in question is holding a small device to her ear, and it looks like she's speaking.

Weighing the options

Science fiction fans are having a field day with the footage – they're hoping this proves that time travel is possible.

Still, others aren't so convinced.

Various naysayers are claiming that the small black device is everything from an early hearing aid to a handkerchief -- or it's all just one big hoax.

Count us as skeptical -- how did the time traveler get service in 1928 America? There weren't any cell phone towers around at the time. Also, people surely would have noticed something odd, but no one is looking at the time traveler caught on film.

Check out the video and decide for yourself. What do you think the woman is holding?

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Comments on "Time traveler caught on film: Real or hoax?"

Anne October 20, 2013 | 7:45 AM

of course if you are time traveling.. wouldn't you want to fit in? Other people might think you are weird if you are not wearing clothes from the same era. And if time traveling is possible then it is possible to use a phone without service idk...

Eloy V September 06, 2013 | 8:39 PM

Well also the clothes she/he is wearing is from the same era so, then they wouldn't be traveling.

Lauren September 11, 2012 | 8:42 PM

Lol at Estelle's comment! I agree though, I don't really think I believe in time travelers, and if she really was one...why would she be holding a cell phone and who on earth would she even be talking to? If she traveled back to a time when they didn't exist she wouldn't have service, right?

estelle January 09, 2011 | 1:39 PM

Wouldn't a time traveler be smart enough not to use a cell phone on the street in the middle of the day in 1928? I think she's a schizophrenic and pretending a box is a phone.

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