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Charlie Chaplin's Time Traveler

Postby GridsNaranek » Fri Oct 29, 2010 8:20 am

Someone at work told me about this. I find this very interesting, if highly debatable.

An Irish filmmaker has stumbled across what he can only consider to be a time traveler in the footage from extra DVD content from Charlie Chaplin's 1928 film 'The Circus'. I honestly have no idea what to make of this, and whilst some suggest that a hearing aid from that year might fit the bill it doesn't explain the woman's behaviour (i.e. stopping and talking to herself/the device).

The video is here.

What do you make of this, everyone? How might you explain it?
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Re: Charlie Chaplin's Time Traveler

Postby Doctress Who » Fri Oct 29, 2010 9:05 am

Sorry. I think that might have been my fault :x
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Re: Charlie Chaplin's Time Traveler

Postby Mathias » Fri Oct 29, 2010 9:12 am

There was no satellite back then. Who would they be talking to?
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Re: Charlie Chaplin's Time Traveler

Postby Doctress Who » Fri Oct 29, 2010 9:15 am

Maybe it was a super phone that can transcend time itself to phone someone from the future. -Whistles innocently-
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Re: Charlie Chaplin's Time Traveler

Postby Fievel » Fri Oct 29, 2010 9:16 am

Or it was a really old hearing aid. I mean, it's not like no one ever talks to themselves. Maybe she just wanted to hear her own voice.
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Re: Charlie Chaplin's Time Traveler

Postby Rival » Fri Oct 29, 2010 10:07 am

Looks like a classic urban myth to me. Also 2 million+ views and reading some of the comments on youtube has me going "my faith in humanity... Et cetera Et cetera".
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Re: Charlie Chaplin's Time Traveler

Postby Jay » Fri Oct 29, 2010 10:15 am

People are suckers for video rhetoric. Probably cause the process for analyzing film isn't really taught, but lol. People are always such suckers for this stuff.
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Re: Charlie Chaplin's Time Traveler

Postby zepherin » Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:35 am

I like the comment about the 1924 Siemens Carbon Amplifier. Looks the most reasonable explanation.

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Re: Charlie Chaplin's Time Traveler

Postby PunkyChipsAhoy » Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:39 am

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Re: Charlie Chaplin's Time Traveler

Postby Doctress Who » Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:44 am

zepherin wrote:Doctress Who. I assumed you didn't look like a frumpy scary old lady. Perhaps I was wrong.
I blame the camera angle.
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Re: Charlie Chaplin's Time Traveler

Postby Rival » Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:48 am

Doctress Who wrote:
zepherin wrote:Doctress Who. I assumed you didn't look like a frumpy scary old lady. Perhaps I was wrong.
I blame the camera angle.

People in the future still blame camera angles, eh? So I guess people are still paranoid about eugenics? A pity.
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Re: Charlie Chaplin's Time Traveler

Postby PunkyChipsAhoy » Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:53 am

People in the past didn't have the upward angle "obvious fat girl" picture. my fat friend took a pic making fun of it that made me cry of laughter.
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Re: Charlie Chaplin's Time Traveler

Postby Vegedus » Fri Oct 29, 2010 12:24 pm

Heh, we see someone talking while holding something to their ear, and the inevitable conclusion is that it's a time traveler with a cellphone? Fie. For one can think of a lot of explanations that are more likely (she could simply be a crazy person. Isn't that more likely than her being a frickin' time traveler?). For another, it's sorta self-contradicting. If her future can do time travel, why are they using cellphones in our sense of the word?
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Re: Charlie Chaplin's Time Traveler

Postby Doctress Who » Fri Oct 29, 2010 12:59 pm

Vegedus wrote: For another, it's sorta self-contradicting. If her future can do time travel, why are they using cellphones in our sense of the word?
Maybe she's not from the future, but a person from the present who happened to meet with a time traveller from the future and then travelled to the past.
Like Bill and Ted.
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Re: Charlie Chaplin's Time Traveler

Postby PunkyChipsAhoy » Fri Oct 29, 2010 1:01 pm

WOAH
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Re: Charlie Chaplin's Time Traveler

Postby Ace of Flames » Fri Oct 29, 2010 3:15 pm

Doctress Who wrote:Maybe it was a super phone that can transcend time itself to phone someone from the future. -Whistles innocently-
Like in TimeSplitters: Future Perfect. Incidentally, I thought time-traveling audio communication was the dumbest thing I'd ever seen in a time-travel video game and I've played the demo for fucking Blinx: The Time-Sweeper.
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Re: Charlie Chaplin's Time Traveler

Postby Grey » Fri Oct 29, 2010 3:16 pm

this is definitely a time traveller
though one wonders how she got signal
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Re: Charlie Chaplin's Time Traveler

Postby zepherin » Fri Oct 29, 2010 9:53 pm

Grey wrote:this is definitely a time traveller
though one wonders how she got signal

She didn't she was just listening to big pimping. And singing along
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Re: Charlie Chaplin's Time Traveler

Postby Nox » Wed Nov 03, 2010 10:01 am

So at some point in the future where they have unlocked the capability for humans to go back in time, they are still using cellphones..

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Re: Charlie Chaplin's Time Traveler

Postby PunkyChipsAhoy » Fri Nov 05, 2010 4:07 pm

can't we all just agree that woman is sexy?
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Re: Charlie Chaplin's Time Traveler

Postby Doctress Who » Fri Nov 05, 2010 4:15 pm

D: I'm not sexy though.
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Re: Charlie Chaplin's Time Traveler

Postby zepherin » Fri Nov 05, 2010 11:18 pm

Doctress Who wrote:D: I'm not sexy though.

You are 4 dimensions of sexy. Being too close to your loveliness causes a time dilation effect.
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Re: Charlie Chaplin's Time Traveler

Postby Doctress Who » Sat Nov 06, 2010 9:21 am

Oh god, I'm going to have to sig that at some point.

But getting back to the time-travelling thing, seriously, it's probably just a freakish coincidence. She could have just been singing/talking to herself and holding a hand to her ear, for whatever reason. The hearing aid thing seems the most likely.
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