Thursday, October 28, 2010

The Time Traveler

There's a viral video going about that's getting a lot of media attention. The originator claims it shows a time traveler:

Seems the time patrol missed this one so far. In a few days it will be proven to be a hoax and then the evidence will be removed from the time-stream and only a few of us will ever remember the incident. ;-)


  1. It's certainly plenty weird, and upon first seeing it I was quite taken aback. Still and all, I'm not convinced that this is anything more than a misinterpretation of what's really there. No matter what, it's interesting!

  2. I think the NYDN explanation is possible, but needlessly prosaic.

    By this time there were thousands of amateur radio stations, and anyone with simple tools could construct a "crystal set". Companies like RCA were already marketing battery operated portable radios in the 1920s.

    She might be listening to something as small as this 1922 Baby Grand and singing along...

    or perhaps she's a spy for a rival director transmitting from Chaplin's set, with some sort of transmitting device in her unusually bulky garments!

    That's a bit cooler than a crazy woman talking to herself while playing with her hearing aid, right?

  3. So, two time agents trying to dissuade us from believing the voracity of our eyes and the technological wonder of an 82 year old recording, I knew this would happen.

  4. Don't worry, it'll be gone by tomorrow.