More Time Travel Proof: Woman On Cell Phone In 1938?

Posted by on January 18, 2013 | Tags:

So here’s another snippet of video that would appear to be of a woman talking on a cell phone…in 1938.

The footage shows a number of people walking out of a DuPont Factory in Massachusettes. But one individual is holding something to her ear. Something that could almost, possibly, be a mobile phone.

Could she be…a time traveler?

Okay. I get it. “She couldn’t have been using a cell phone in the 1930s, because blah blah blah blah.”

Listen. If I overanalyzed and debunked every little thing, I wouldn’t have a blog called Stranger Dimensions. Just go with it.

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3 Replies to “More Time Travel Proof: Woman On Cell Phone In 1938?”

  1. Just as in previous case of woman (elderly that time) with “cell-phone” caught on tape in front of theater with Chaplin new movie, it not a phone – she held sunglasses talking with someone beside camera operator (for instance). But strange thing is that such small tricky memories help us to discover not much less interesting stuff – such as way back in 30-ties, there were some attempts to lay kind of wireless phone (communication) net (“radio” telephone, I imagine) in few American cities – technology forgotten, unsuccessful & unfinished at the time, never had time to be properly examined by users. Only visibly trail left today is phone car (thanks to police service usage) introduced in II WW decade (late thirties if I am correct).

  2. It turns out that it IS actually a “wireless” phone. It is NOT a “cell” phone, per se, as it does not use cell towers. It’s a different technology. The grandson of the woman holding the phone explained everything in a recent news article on Yahoo, about how Dupont was creating a new technology in communications. For whatever reason, it was not used. But feel free to read the article in the link I’m including here, and know that the grandson actually still has the phone, as the several employee “beta testers” were apparently allowed to keep them.

    1. Oh! I actually find this a far more interesting possibility than time travel (well, that was all a sort of joke to begin with). Thanks for the link.

      Edit: Of course, we must remember what day it is…

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