Charlie Chaplin time traveller spotted in old film
Friday, October 29, 2010
Charlie Chaplin has always been viewed as a pioneer in the world of cinema but until now it's not been clear quite how ahead of their time his movies were.
While watching the DVD extras for The Circus, an Irish filmmaker has spotted a woman who appears to be using a mobile phone, fifty years before their invention.George Clarke, who is based in Belfast, uploaded the clip to YouTube where it has since received more than 1.5 million views.
The footage shows the exterior the cinema that is premiering The Circus; a woman walks past holding her left hand to the side of her face while moving her lips. The original clip lasts a matter of seconds but has been looped and slowed down to such an extent that the online version lasts for several minutes.
Clarke claims the footage has not been tampered with in any way and seems convinced this is evidence of time travel. Others are not so sure and explanations range from the woman holding a block of ice to take away the pain of a dental appointment, to the clip itself being a fake – detractors point out that fade transitions had not been developed in the 1920s. The Telegraph