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Here at GhostTheory we’ve always been interested in time travel, however, it seems to be an activity that garners little play in the conspiracy world. Of course, this makes it all the more intriguing when one of these stories does pop up.

This new (well, it’s not new as it first made the rounds last year) video is quite vexing to say the least as it allegedly shows a woman, circa 1938, using what we today refer to as a cell phone. Surprised? Shocked? Confused?

How about we take a look at the video and then go on to some commentary from Yahoo?

Great Scott! Commenter says ‘time travel’ footage not what it seems

A video—supposedly shot in the 1930s—depicts a young woman carrying what looks like a cell phone. Is the clip evidence that the woman was a time traveler from the 21st century who forgot to leave her mobile at home?

Keep your DeLoreans in the garage: According to the Daily Mail, the short clip first surfaced a year ago around April Fools’ Day, which probably isn’t a coincidence. Now the clip is back in the news thanks to a commenter identified as “planetcheck,” who claims the woman in the video is Gertrude Jones, the commenter’s great grandmother.

“She was 17 years old,” planetcheck writes. “I asked her about this video and she remembers it quite clearly. She says Dupont had a telephone communications section in the factory. They were experimenting with wireless telephones. Gertrude and five other women were given these wireless phones to test out for a week. Gertrude is talking to one of the scientists holding another wireless phone who is off to her right as she walks by.”

Sounds logical, right? But other commenters aren’t convinced. “I’m quite sure it wouldn’t be that small, the device she is holding is the size of a modern cell phone, ones in the early 80s needed to be carried in a briefcase and later were huge bricks,” a commenter wrote. Others echoed the sentiment and wondered why phones—even those produced many years later—were much larger than the one in the clip.

Planetcheck writes that anyone interested in why the phone never saw the light of day would have to ask Dupont: “Maybe they decided it was too far advanced for people and they abandoned the idea. The Romans invented concrete. But it was quickly forgotten and not invented for another thousand years later. Ideas are hatched, prototypes are made and sometimes like this phone they are forgotten until somebody discovers some long lost film of the world first wireless phone and marvels at it.”

Planetcheck also gave an in-depth description of the phone, which Jones apparently got to keep. “It is light brown and made of Bakelite material. It is about 5 inches long and 3 inches wide. It has small buttons on the inside of the phone. The numbers are nearly worn out. They go from 0 to 9. It has the words Dupont Co. on the bottom of the phone. It weighs about a half a pound. The phone is sealed away in a glass box and has not been touched for many years. I have held the box though and am always amazed that this phone was around in 1938 making wireless calls.”

Take a jaunt over to Yahoo for the rest of the story.

As you can see, there are some hard core time travel believers who doubt the veracity of the above explanation. Of course, you can’t blame them for trying as they do have some interesting points. If you really consider what this implies, their attitude is more insulting than anything else. Rather than giving human beings credit where credit is due, they prefer to believe in something theoretical at best. For example, ask anyone you know when the microwave oven was first on the market? I will forgo the answer in favor of allowing you to look it up for yourself. Further, consider the TV show ‘Ancient Aliens‘, if that’s not a slap in the face of mankind, I don’t know what is. Not to mention, the guy making the claims on that show looks like he stuck his finger in a light socket.

Time travel has been on the minds of out there scientists, mathematicians and engineers for years with little success. However, that doesn’t stop the intermittent time travel train from stopping from time to time with a new scenario for us.

We all remember the big tadoo where Nicolas Cage was accused of being a time traveler or possibly a vampire. Other more famous cases are no bigger than John Titor who showed up not long ago claiming he was a time traveler. Believers ate up his spiel and predictions for the future.

I’m sure almost everyone reading remembers this photo of an alleged time traveling hipster:


Or this video of the controversial Charlie Chaplin movie clip which alleges another cell phone incident:

Unfortunately, the first photo of the hipster merely requires a little bit of investigation into what kind of attire was obtainable at the time. Come to find out, there was nothing the man had on that was not readily available. In the Chaplin video it was concluded that what the woman was using is an early hearing aid. It is speculated that she was speaking into it to test the sound level and I for one believe it. Why? Because overwhelming logic tells me to.

You can find a few more subjects in the Associated Content, including some I have already mentioned above.

Bottom line, even if time travel were possible, I don’t think those doing it would be telling anyone. I also believe in the old “step on a blade of grass and alter the future” scenario. We wouldn’t want to skew the time-line, now would we Dr. Brown?

Thanks to Yahoo for providing our quoted content.

Associated Content:

GT: Dr. Barry Taff: Building A Real Time Machine
GT: Man Vanishes In 1876 – Reappears In 1950
GT: Woman Claims To Be From A Parallel Universe
GT: Nicolas Cage Accused Of Being a Vampire: No Really!

  • The Oshmar

    “The phone is sealed away in a glass box and has not been touched for many years. I have held the box though and am always amazed that this phone was around in 1938 making wireless calls”

    So wait, this guy has access to the phone? why doesn’t he post a video/pictures of it to back up his story?

  • paranormal puppy

    Heres a problem transistors were not invented until a few years later it could not have worked without them as tubes require at least two large batteries not that I believe it either just making you think

  • LOOMfreek

    There’s another problem with the Time Traveler theory. If one did travel back in time and did in fact bring their cellphone with them, their phone would be useless as their would be no cell network for the phone to connect to. So the young woman in the video would have no reason to even pull out her phone to even dial a number, let lone put the phone up to her ear as she is seen doing in the video.

    Unless she is jumping around through time to right wrongs and AL aka Dean Stockwell is appearing to her as a holographic projection while she is accessing Ziggy on her handheld device, trying to figure out what she has to do next in order to jump again 🙂

  • DaveBusinessOnline

    I keep seeing these on youtube. Claiming Clint Eastwood had an ipod etc. If they were time travelers, they would surely only have what others had in that time period.

  • Scott_McMan

    If they were time travellers, they would surely only have what others had in that time period.

    What about things they bring with them?

  • Scott_McMan

    Apparently Corey, you didn’t read. The text in my articles is there for a reason my friend.

  • girl you know its true

    Since the earth is in constant motion, wouldn’t time travel put you in outer space? So you would need to travel not only in time but distance as well.

  • The Earth is rotating at approx. 1100 mph, also it is affected by the moon so it does not rotate around its own center but a shared center of mass which gives it a little bit of wobble, then it is orbiting the sun at around 60k mph (i could be wrong on that but still pretty fast) which includes following the sun in its orbit of our galactic center as the Universe continues to expand. So yes, lots of vectors to take into account.

  • girl you know its true

    So we aren’t really talking about time travel but traveling in space so fast we go back in time.

  • lindsay

    wouldn’t that be time travel?

  • That is one postulation on how time travel might work. That one either requires a wormhole, which to my understanding does not work since a shock wave builds up ahead of the traveler which causes the wormhole to collapse before you reach your destination, or traveling faster than the speed of light which if we could do, then why are we wasting our time with chemical rockets and telescopes?

  • That would depend on how you want to define time travel. You are technically traveling through time right now, you just happen to be at its mercy. We have measured time dilation by synchronizing two nuclear clocks and placing one on an airliner and having it fly around the world then checking the differential. And there was one. GPS satellites also have to account for dilation when calculating your position. Are any of these things really traveling through time in any way we are not?

    Personally I have always drawn a difference between time dilation and purposefully displacing from one time reference to relocate in another.

  • IThinkso

    Dwelling in the past? …leads to brain tiredness (depression). Dwelling in the future?…leads to fantasies. Both of these has (in someway), something to do with the invisible entities which can take control of human consciousness. Accepting the preordained destiny can eliminate these problems.

    The alleged theory of time travel, like theory of evolution, has many serious flaws (details of which, can cause serious brain headaches/depression http://phys.org/news198948917.html ), and can only amuse window shoppers. Among others, it has recursion problem which only suit computational tasks, not terminator, or any real physical world.

    Humans can only effect or take an affect from, the past, by asking for forgiveness and learning a lesson from it. The concept of forgiveness brings in the higher power (Oops! does not exist in computers consciousness)….but learning a lesson, has no dispute.

    …so, is it already established, that these videos are not doctored, in any way?

  • CoreyFong

    Actually I did Scott. I read every word. You misunderstand my logic. Even if Dupoint did develop a small portable phone during this era (which I highly doubt) that isn’t common knowledge.

    So based on what is common knowledge on how cell phones work to mostly everyone today, those who are theorizing the video is evidence of a time traveler, should automatically be able to debunk their own theory and internal logic, since cell phones as we know it today wouldn’t work in the past when no cell network would exist.

    And has anyone told you that common courtesy to your readers is there for a reason? I mean, you do want people and more traffic to come to your blog and interact with you so that you can monetize via ads, don’t you??!…my friend.

  • DaveBusinessOnline

    What I meant is that if someone traveled to another time, they would logically only take with them what they had at that time period so they did not stand out.

    Why would this stuff be in films or on film and yet no one at the time mentioned this magic device!

    Almost all of the videos and photos have been debunked or shown to not be what was initially claimed.

    That being said, there could be some whistle-blowers who want to get the word out in the same way that NASA whistle-blowers did. Who knows.
    But these videos and photos that keep popping up are just insane. If it is an iphone, show me the screen. If it is a mobile phone, show it working.
    Most of these are notebooks, shadows etc. It just makes no sense that someone traveled back in time, then managed to get on camera with all their modern gear while no one around them said a single thing!
    The problem here is that a photo or video is found that contains someone who looks out of place, so it is assumed that they traveled through time. That is an illogical assumption to make, surely?