Chaplins Time Traveler





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Uploaded on Oct 19, 2010

Welcome to our channel... This was 2010's Youtube phenomenon of the year, and still has the world asking questions!

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.

I have studied this film for over a year now - showing it to over 100 people and at a film festival, yet no-one can give any explanation as to what she is doing.

My only theory - as well as many others - is simple... a time traveler on a mobile phone. See for yourself and feel free to leave a comment on your own explanation or thoughts about it.

George - 20th October 2010

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Who else is watching in 1920?
Boxed Cl9
People are forgetting to realize that this 'time traveller' may be from our future, years after 2015. Cell phones may not need towers, being so advanced
+Kashif Noorani Or maybe its just a hear device, or maybe shes fucking with everyone, maybe shes got a mental illness. Time travel is by far the least likely.
Eduardo Diaz
If time travel is made soon i will go back to 1928 and move this lady's hand to see if she is talking on a cellphone
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Dan Johnson
+Jacob Quhan it is interesting lol
Dan Johnson
+Zip Zipper how do you know they haven't? what if all the ufo sightings throughout history were just us from the future and that was our time machine?
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Yasir Saheed
If it was a Time Traveler using a mobile phone, what network did she use? AT&T?
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Sagar Saxena
No dude.She has multi-dimensional,multi-timeline roaming.
Joey Luthman - Films & Editing
It's okay she has universal roaming.
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Because people couldn't touch side of their heads before mobile phones, right? Damn man, time traveler? LOL
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Dan Johnson
+Nezumi first off never said i believed in anything. second there is no way to disprove anything so what does it matter anyway. the only thing you can do is prove something you cant disprove something. this woman has never been proven to be anything other then a woman talking to herself while holding something to her ear. and saying that someone that believes in time travel its not surprising they believe in a meatball monster is fucking ignorant. take a look at some of the super geniuses that believe in time travel? smarter then you or anyone you will ever know all combined. so dont say ignorant things. you might as well start a religious debate and say anyone that believes in god is as stupid as someone that thinks vampires are real. which theres is more scientific basis to believe time travel could be achieved then the existence of god. im done speaking to ignorant people
+Dan Johnson Ow I don't deny that - I am sure you actually do believe in meatball monster if you do believe in time traveling. More power to you. I did thought about those reptilians though. You may be right... It was clearly Terminator!
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Karl Tanner of Gin Alley
What if she was communicating with another time traveller through a walkie-talkie like device, it doesnt need a service provider
Katie Schulte
It's a 1924 model of Seimen's hearing aids. Look up a picture. This is how it was held, and she was probably talking to try and get a feel for it and/or see how well it worked.
All those who are being too smart and saying there were no cell towers in 1928 so she has no one to call to are as smart as sheep in a barn. What if she is not even talking to some one on earth, maybe talking to someone from another dimension or time. Thats why she's being called as time traveller. Some people are so dumb, man.
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+Tom Norbury Cause ppl with time tech absolutely would need cell towers right
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John Laury
This just goes to show how technically retarded people are.  Think about it, it's 1928.  Even if someone, presumable a minimum of two somone's traveled back in time to 1928 with cell phones in their pockets, just exactly how are they going to talk to one another since cell phone towers are yet to be built for another 60 years.  Exactly what towers were these phones connecting to to enable a cellular voice call to happen?  The answer is there are none because it's 1928.  This is another example of some idiot starting some stupid story that then goes out to the internet where masses of idiots yell OMG, it's a time traveler using a cell phone in 1928.  The reality of the situation is that the "black object" the person is holding appears to be nothing more than a shadow, and the person was scratching the side of their face is what I seem to see.  The fact that the person was talking is not big deal, the person may have been talking to someone else, perhaps the man who precedes the "cell phone" user.  Even if the person was talking on a cell phone, wouldn't that cause other's to wonder who the person was talking to?  I mean, yeah, today, you see someone talking on a cell phone in public and it's no big deal and you don't give them a second look, but if it were 1928, it would cause everyone around to take notice and wonder who this person was talking to.  Get a grip.
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John Laury
+Marco Aurélio Simão We're not talking hypotheticals though, this person is claiming proof of time travel, and there's none.
Marco Aurélio Simão
+Dan Johnson But in this hypothetical reality time traveling works, who knows bro! A traveler from 1928 would swear, we, at the future use magical devices that locks people in it (smartphones with facetime)!
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Mr Humaid
Ray William Johnson got me here 2015 lol
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Ogun Gou
Onus got me here ... 2017.
Rico xD
+Humaid Altaheri same lel
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