George Clarke, an Irish filmmaker and avid Charlie Chaplin fan, believes he has spotted a woman in Chaplin’s The Circus (1928) walking across an otherwise normal scene using a cell phone. Clarke says that he has studied this film and the scene in particular (a DVD extra) for over a year; neither he nor “over 100″ of his aquaintances have been able to provide an explanation for the woman’s actions. In the video you can clearly see our subject walking past Grauman’s Chinese Theatre with her hand to her ear and she’s talking. Conspiracy theorists are having a field day with this viral hit, and I’m sitting here trying to wrap my head around it. Mainstream news, per usual, is doing its best to find reasons against such an unruly theory as time travel. Some think that the woman is simply humming to herself and itching the side of her face. That’s a long itch!
Go on and hop after the break to watch the scene and decide for yourself. And you can add this to our ongoing collection of time travelers.
There! Do you see him? I know what you’re thinking, but this 1940 photograph has not been tampered with. Those funky glasses, the graphic tee, the portable camera, and look at his hair! All signs point to this man being a time traveler making a pit stop somewhere in 1940s America.
Thanks to a lengthy breakdown of the photo, it has been deduced that it is likely authentic. Bummer, I know. The outfit: Being used as we are to our contemporary fashion, we look at the man and assume he’s wearing a stamped T-shirt, something that would be indeed out of place (or time). But if you look carefully, you can see that he’s actually wearing (or could as well be wearing) a sweatshirt. And sweatshirts with bordered emblems were not uncommon in the 1940s – in fact you can find those in other photos from the same exhibit. The glasses: …similar sunglasses used by actress Barbara Stanwyck on the movie “Double Indemnity”, made in 1944. Or they are motorcycle goggles. The camera: …despite some comments about the camera lens being too big for the time, too compact, it looks like a Kodak Folding Pocket model, available since the beginning of the 20th century.
The conclusion? There’s nothing that can be seen that is actually out of place or time. Despite all of this intriguing fact-checking, I’m still on to you, time traveler! Share your theories in the comments below.
CNET UK is reports: “Eloi Cole, a strangely dressed young man, said that he had travelled back in time to prevent the LHC from destroying the world.” If you have been keeping up with the news lately, you should know that the scientists at CERN recently had the Large Hadron Collider successfully collide particles at record force. Their aim is to smash together atoms, create mini-black holes, and attempt to discover what exactly happed during the birth of our univierse, the Big Bang. Ever since its inception people are worried that the Switzerland-based LHC experiment might go awry and cause a huge black hole on Earth leading to instant worldwide death. Time-traveller Cole was at one point captured by Swiss police and explained why he came to stop the LHC from continuing its work: “Countries do not exist where I am from. The discovery of the Higgs boson led to limitless power, the elimination of poverty and Kit-Kats for everyone. It is a communist chocolate hellhole and I’m here to stop it ever happening.” According to the latest reports, “Mr. Cole was taken to a secure mental health facility in Geneva but later disappeared from his cell. Police are baffled, but not that bothered.”
[Via CNET UK]