In recent news: a woman appears to be talking on a cell phone in a clip from a 1928 Charlie Chaplin film The Circus.
Here is the clip:
(via MorpheusWasRight )
There are many theories, one of them being that she was probably a time traveler. But, I thought the most interesting one was that it could have been a hearing aid. They were manufactured during that time and widely distributed, so why not?
I love weird creepy tales especially around Halloween, and especially if they involve hearing aids!
*Example of a 1928 hearing aid: http://medcat.wustl.edu/cgi/arb.cgi?115111922:ig1:3:did:2441
*20th century hearing aids: http://beckerexhibits.wustl.edu/did/20thcent/index.htm