Image from a screen shot of 1928 permiere of The Circus

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Now, I’m calling bullshit on this right now. Not that I usually like to shit on anything that could be considered weird or extraordinary but, c’mon, this ain’t real or at least it’s not what we think it is.

What follows in the video bellow is footage discovered by film maker George Clarke from a 1928 world premiere of Charlie Chaplan’s, The Circus. On the DVD’s extras Mr. Clarke shows us what appears to be a woman talking on a cellphone (or mobile device) as she walks in front of the camera. It’s 1920’s black and white filming so it is very hard to see what’s actually going on, but yeah, at first glance it does look like a woman (a very, very ugly woman) chatting on some sort of hand held device as she (he?) strolls down the street.

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.

Okay, maybe the footage is real, but what’s going on isn’t what we think. There could be a lot of things going on here and I think this is a great opportunity for people to exercise a little critical thinking before jumping to the conclusion that she’s a time traveler talking on an iPhone. And who the hell would she be talking to in 1928? I’m pretty sure that was a few years before we launched all of our 3G satellites. Still, it is fun to think “what if…” and imagine the possibility that some Dr. Who wanna be got caught on camera. I don’t know, what do you all think?

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