It has become a mystery when a old video footage of a woman holding what appears to be a cellular phone went online. The clip was shot in 1938 when cellphones were nonexistent or unknown. Some conspiracy theorists were quick to speculate that the brunette lady may have been a time traveler. Was she?
A YouTube user named Planetcheck posted a comment saying he is the woman’s grandchild and says that she is indeed holding a portable phone.
“She was 17 years old.I asked her about this video and she remembers it quite clearly. She says Dupont [the company that reportedly owns the factory in the video] had a telephone communications section in the factory. 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.”
He commented further, “It is light brown and made of Bakelite material. It is about 5 inches long and 3 inches wide. It has small buttons on the inside of the phone. The numbers are nearly worn out. They go from 0 to 9. It has the words Dupont Co. on the bottom of the phone. It weighs about a half a pound. The phone is sealed away in a glass box and has not been touched for many years. I have held the box though and am always amazed that this phone was around in 1938 making wireless calls.”
Will his comments solve the time traveler video mystery?