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Chaplin's time traveler

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#16    supervike


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Posted 27 October 2010 - 03:26 PM

It could definately be a woman, but I wouldn't rule out a man either....

However, here is a good link to that hearing aide that was mentioned.  Looks like the culprit.


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Posted 27 October 2010 - 04:04 PM

I agree with supervike... case closed!

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 07:25 PM

Looks like they're talking as well, maybe to themselves? Pretty cool

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 08:15 PM

oh come on, its a lady with a hand to her ear mumbling to herself.  Maybe she's holding a hearing device, maybe a pack of cigarettes, maybe lots of stuff.  If you want to prove time-travel, you need something more convincing.

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Posted 28 October 2010 - 12:07 AM

My link

This link is about a hearing aid that was available in 1924.  There were other hearing aids devices that were made before then.  This is the most possible explaination.

Edited by Xpeople, 28 October 2010 - 12:12 AM.

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Posted 28 October 2010 - 12:50 AM

This has to  be the most inconclusive thing I've seen in a while. It makes some of the 2012 claims look reasonable. All I saw was something with their hand to their ear. Claiming the person was talking is unreasonable. Could they be coughing? Could they be clearing their throat? Is there something in their hand? Are they covering their ear for warmth? Are they covering their ear because their ear is bandaged?

Look at the person. Are they dressed for a scorching hot day? If it's a cold day do you lay your hand flat across the ear for warmth or do you bend your hand to cover the finger tips as well?

Video guy talks about a thin flat device in the hand. Frankly, it's not clear anything is in the hand. Might be. Can't say for sure.

Talking? Really? I'm not so sure. This is just grasping at straws by someone that wants to find zebras.

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Posted 28 October 2010 - 02:01 AM

View Postsupervike, on 27 October 2010 - 03:26 PM, said:

It could definately be a woman, but I wouldn't rule out a man either....

However, here is a good link to that hearing aide that was mentioned.  Looks like the culprit.
:tu: I agree!

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Posted 28 October 2010 - 02:20 AM

There are two explanations.

One: it's a hearing aid and a crazy person, or talking loudly to someone off-camera

Two: this is a video edit by this guy who is a FILMMAKER

Hmm which is more likely - crazy person, filmmaker gets famous by internet sensation, or time traveler in Chaplin movie...?

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Posted 28 October 2010 - 02:37 AM

She/he is singing along to a portable radio. I have done some research but can't find any that size and shape to link too. Some are that size but square. some are that shape but longer.

Edit to add. My grandad said he used to make his own small radios (supposedly everyone did, which came in handy durring world war 2 when you got some time away from the action) but they were quite crackly. Don't know if you could make one with good enough quality that you'd want to hold it to your ear.

Edited by Professor Buzzkill, 28 October 2010 - 02:40 AM.

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Posted 28 October 2010 - 02:39 AM

View PostParanormalcy, on 28 October 2010 - 02:20 AM, said:

There are two explanations.

One: it's a hearing aid and a crazy person, or talking loudly to someone off-camera

Two: this is a video edit by this guy who is a FILMMAKER

Hmm which is more likely - crazy person, filmmaker gets famous by internet sensation, or time traveler in Chaplin movie...?
I think that someone is going to have to pick up the circus DVD to see the extras and confirm that clip to be there...

I don't quite know what to make of it. She looks dressed period appropriate, and I don't think it is a man as has been pointed out...just a big butch lady. I know that there were hearing aids at the time; but even the one linked to from Siemens is a small package with a wire earpiece; the rectangular part is held in a pocket, or by the handle and the earpiece goes up to one ear, like a headphone does...

Even assuming it is a hearing aid...why is she carrying on a conversation? I initially thought that perhaps she was going to the show, and wanted to test her hearing aid before getting into the theater...but after looking at her face and the way she is talking, it seems to me that she is far too animated for something like that. She is talking and slightly smiling...which appears to be more of what you would notice in someone carrying on a conversation.

Of course this is not a "cell phone" as there is no cell towers(AT&T was still working with the last "T"(telegraph) in their name at that time...). Could she just be a crazy person having an animated conversation by herself whilst wearing a hearing aid? Maybe. Again, why is she hold the device as if it were a rectangle and not as if it were a round piece on the end of a wire as we see in the Seimens device?

I am not sure. I haven't seen anything that absolutely debunks the clip...I tried to do a search for hearing aids of the period, to see if it were possible that there are other types that have rectangular earpieces, but no such luck. They were still big on using ear trumpets then...

Not sure what to make of it; it is one of the better mysteries I have seen in a while...

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Posted 28 October 2010 - 08:38 AM

Here's another link to a hearing aid of the time period. Could this lady be experiencing trouble with her hearing aid and is talking directly into the sound input portion of the device?

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Posted 28 October 2010 - 04:33 PM

Cell phone 'time traveler' seen in silent film


lets just say it made the news mmmmmmmmm ?????????????

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Posted 28 October 2010 - 05:38 PM

Dear George...there was a rash of sightings around the turn of the century that was coined the "great airship sightings". They seemed to be piloted by people very similiar in appearance to us, yet slighly ahead of us in the technological curve at the time. (They had airships  when Orville and Wilbur Wright had not yet proved that air flight by man was possible). I have been told that one of the greatest concerns and possible breaches in U.S. national security was that extraterrestrials/people of another civilization could have infiltrated our government bodies because they looked just like us-and could know a lot of classified military information. I think that is what you have found here...take care...interesting footage..scientificmind.

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Posted 28 October 2010 - 06:45 PM

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Just as a silly question... Who exactly would a person be talking to on a cell phone back then? After all, there was a distinct lack of things like cell phone towers, cell phone carriers, and networks to use... Even the time wouldn't get a satellite signal.

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Posted 28 October 2010 - 08:08 PM

Why the assumption of a cellphone? how about an aliens communication device talking to the mothership? That would explain the big feet.

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