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Charlie Chaplin Cell Phone Clip Puzzles Irish Filmmaker

Charlie Chaplin's "The Circus" (YouTube)
Charlie Chaplin's "The Circus" (YouTube)

NEW YORK (CBS) Irish filmmaker George Clarke thinks he has spotted something unusual -- a woman talking on a cell phone in a 1928 Charlie Chaplin film.

The clip, which was found in the DVD extras of "The Circus," shows a behind-the-scenes look at  people attending the film premiere at Manns Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.

In one of the scenes a woman in a dark coat is seen walking in the background and holding a thin, black object next to her left ear. 

[Watch the clip below]

When the footage is put into slow motion and zoomed-in, the woman appears to be "talking" into the device.

Stumped for an explanation, Clarke thinks the only plausible theory is that the woman is a time traveler.

Check out his video below and let us know what you think.