Friday, October 29, 2010

Could This Really Be a Time Traveler?

As I was watching last night's World Series game, some friends pointed out a fascinating clip from YouTube that's left me stumped.

A filmmaker from Belfast named George Clarke discovered on the DVD of Charlie Chaplin's classic film "The Circus," an extra that is hard to come up with an explanation for exactly what it is. There's a lady walking by holding something up to her left ear and she's merrily chatting away. It appears it could be some kind of cell phone-like device. But the movie was filmed in 1928, long before the age of the cell phone.

Mr. Clarke comes to the conclusion it is some kind of time traveler in this video. My first thought was this woman was somehow added into it as some kind of inside joke, but if she was really part of this production in 1928, what exactly is she doing as she walking by?

Your guess is as good as mine.

The clip is has now gotten over 2.7 million hits on YouTube, so if you haven't seen it yet, here it is:

A time traveler? I report, you decide.

1 comment:

Peter N said...

I saw this yesterday. It could be an old hearing device or someone played around with the film. I'm stumped.