1938 Film Shows Woman on Cell Phone
When this clip of 1938 factory workers was unearthed last year, conspiracy theories exploded on the Web. Rightfully so, since that woman is clearly talking on a mobile phone. Various "family members" have since come forward, claiming that their great-grandmother always stayed in her own time, but thus far no one's been able to validate their claims.
See it for yourself here.
Michael Cera in Pre-War Europe
Is "Arrested Development" star Michael Cera a time-hopping celeb? His appearance in this photo certainly suggests as much. Taken in 1930 Germany, it's hard to deny the resemblance to that shy kid at the table.
1950s Teacher Predicts World Series
This clip, apparently one of of those civil defense films from the 1950s, shows a normal teacher writing on a chalkboard. But if you look closely, the following lines can be read clearly:
Game No. 2
Giants 9, Rangers 0
The exact outcome of Game 2 of the 2010 World Series.
Watch for yourself here.
Modern-Day Hipster in 1940
This photo, taken in 1940, shows a casually dressed young man surrounded by a well-dressed crowd. Speculation about what time this guy is actually from comes from his contemporary glasses, printed T-shirt and overall demeanor. While the photo is real, some historians say he is not, in fact, a time traveler, and that all of his attire was available when this shot was taken (but who cares what they say?).
Marilyn Monroe and Time-Traveling Fan
Punk Rocker Spotted
This photo, taken at a 1905 shipyard, features a man with a mohawk standing idly by. We're pretty sure no one thought of that genius haircut until the '70s.
This photo is clearly of rap mogul Jay-Z hanging out on a Harlem stoop, but here's the weird part: It was taken in 1939. This could explain why so many of his beats are ahead of their time.
Woman Talks on Cell Phone In1928
This footage was taken in 1928 outside Mann's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood during the premier of the Charlie Chaplin film "The Circus." While some speculate that the device she's holding to her ear could be an old-timey hearing aid, most of the Internet agrees: It's a cell phone.
Judge for yourself and watch the clip here.
iPhone in John Wayne Fim
This clip, from the 1948 film "Fort Apache," features Henry Fonda as a stagecoach driver looking up directions on a device suspiciously similar to an iPhone (we just hope he's not using Apple Maps).
This intense security cam footage shows what clearly appears to be a time traveler appearing in the nick of time to save the man from an oncoming vehicle.
Is it real? Most definitely not, but come on, it's fun to pretend.