Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Time Traveler Memes Continued


Continuing from my previous post about an alleged time-traveler, comes the photo above, which as you can see claims that a 1918 paper published the photo of a time traveler, complete with cell phone. I don’t know what to make of it, besides the obvious: a time traveler carrying a brick phone from the 90’s? Maybe, but then we enter a worldview where anything can happen, and huge, dark secrets are very well kept by, well, everyone.
Now that I wrote that, it doesn’t sound all that different from my worldview. Or yours for that matter, proof being that you are reading this blog right now.

imageThis cool post has more examples of time traveler images, some plausible, others downright hilarious, such as this photo of Apollo taking a photo with his mobile. Cool, right?

Others are not so easily dismissed, as the film of a Charlie Chaplin premiere back in 1928, where a woman seems to be talking to a cell phone as she passes in front of the camera. There seems to be a ghost-like quality to the woman, which could point either to contemporary visual effects, or.. ? What?  I am not sure how to finish that sentence. 
I can pretend to be a scholar of the Paranormal, but the truth is you cannot be a scholar in something you cannot even grasp at it’s most basic elements. If the woman is true she must be a time traveler. Oh wait. She could be an alien. Or a cryptoterrestrial. Or a time-shift image. Or a demon. Or the tooth fairy.
(By the way if she time traveled with a cell phone, she would have to bring cell phone towers with her to have a signal, and then she could talk to.. no-one I guess.)

Truth is, we’ll probably never know the truth, but we can certainly start paying more attention to the world around us. And by that I mean the real world, and not the blogosphere.

Even if we had time travelers among us, would we notice?

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