The mystery of a young woman who appears to talk on a mobile phone in video footage from the 1930s may have been solved after a relative of the so-called 'time traveller' came forward.
Footage of a young lady who appears to be using a mobile phone as she walks out of a factory in a 1938 film went viral in 2010 amid suggestions the woman was a time traveller who had been caught out,The Huffington Post reports.
But the mystery could now be solved with a woman posting a comment on YouTube, using the name Planetcheck, claiming the woman in the film is her great-grandmother Gertrude Jones, a former factory worker.
Planetcheck said Ms Jones was 17 at the time and clearly remembers the event.
"She says Dupont [the company that reportedly owns the factory in the video] had a telephone communications section in the factory," she wrote.
"They were experimenting with wireless telephones. Gertrude and five other women were given these wireless phones to test out for a week.
"Gertrude is talking to one of the scientists holding another wireless phone who is off to her right as she walks by."
Sceptical commentators have expressed doubt that such wireless technology existed in the 30s but Planetcheck claimed to have the experimental phone used in the film.
However, she is yet to provide evidence of the phone's existence and the comments have since been removed.
Last year, a similar video of a woman appearing to use a mobile phone in Charlie Chaplin film from 1928 went viral and also led to speculation that a time traveller had been exposed.
Source: The Huffington Post
Author: Martin Zavan, Approving editor: Emily O'Keefe