Time traveler caught in 1928 film?

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  1. iamwhatiseem
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    Not to say I believe this is what it is...but it is pretty interesting.
    A woman (but actually appears to be a man in womens clothing, which is something else odd about it) does appear to be talking on a device like a modern-day blackberry walking across a sidewalk.
    You have to fastforward a bit to get past this boring guy talking about it.

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    It is unlikely one would have anyone to talk to as there were very few repeater towers working @ the time.
     
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    It's not a cell phone, it's clearly an Amazon Kindle but the woman does not know how to operate it
     
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    well yeah...I would say if someone had the technology to travel across time...they would have a device beyond the need for towers.

    At any rate...it is peculiar footage.
    What I think? It is a plant. Someone in the film thought it would be funny to take a guy, put him in women's clothing, and have him pretend to be talking into a futuristic device of some kind.
    What the guy found...is a very old easter egg.
     
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    Interesting, to say the least. Say it is a "cell phone" type device. The person is obviously talking into it. My first question is, how did this person doing this end up in a scene in a movie. Aren't those sets and shots controlled as who is in them? I guess one explanation would be that this person "popped in" there through time... :eusa_eh:
     
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    Several problems with the claim. One, no satellites and no cell towers in 1928 to provide a means for the signal to go anywhere. Two no one else had cell phones in 1928, who exactly is the person supposedly talking too. Three no evidence this person is even talking. Four no verifiable evidence by the motion picture film that they have a cell phone.
     
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    That's all pretty much a given RGS, so it begs the question... what is the person holding up to their head appearing to be jabbering into, and why?
     
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    All of you folks have it wrong. The person is listening to a Sony Walkman... My guess.
     
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    You can see right thru him at the end.... photoshop?

    None the less... its silly!
     
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    You do not have a clear enough or long enough picture to even make the claim the person is talking at all. And the place I watched this at the presenter mentioned that in the time filmed people used horns to hear better with, small horns placed in their ears.
     

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