I’ve now, like everyone else with use of the ‘ol world wide web, watched the so-called Charlie Chaplin time traveler video several times. And while it does look like the passerby is talking on a cell phone, there are plenty of explanations, the most likely being this is a crazy person who happens to be speaking to themself while holding their ear.
But this isn’t the first time that the nation has gone nuts over someone who pulled a Marty McFly. A few months ago the 1940’s picture shown here got tongues wagging when it went on display at a museum in Canada. If you look closely, you’ll see a man wearing what looks to be modern sunglasses and a tee. Look at his hands: Is that a camera?
Here is the close up shot. He certainly seems out of place and smart people who can tell if this has been photoshopped say that it hasn’t. However, sweaters like that were around during that time and those kind of glasses/goggles were as well. The camera, though it looks compact, is actually a Kodak Folding Pocket model and has been around since the dawn of the 20th century. It’s actually just fashion reinventing itself over and over, points out Forgetomori.com.
There have been other more recent stories as well. Weekly World News, perhaps not your most trusted journalistic source, published a story on a man named Andrew Carlssin who said he was from the year 2256, got caught and jailed doing insider trading on Wall Street, and then vanished with out a trace.
Spooky stuff, but not without other explanations.