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Charlie Chaplin used to own several of the large buildings that sit near or along the famous Venice Beach Boardwalk in Los Angeles. In the day, these buildings were commonly used as bath houses or lodging for wealthy vacationers. Today, these buildings have been converted to apartment buildings for the local artists, musicians, and other creative types that now inhabit Venice Beach. Incidentally these buildings cradle around the famous Building Number 26 on Westminster Ave. It has been documented in print as well as Chaplin`s films that during the early 1900`s he did much of his filming in and around these properties on Westminster Avenue. In 1915, during the filming of "By the Sea" Chaplin`s stunt double mysteriously disappeared from the film set. Production was put on hold for three days and a full on manhunt was instated. After turning up emptyhanded, it was assumed that the long time friend of Chaplin`s must have quit and left on his on recognizance. The studios that were financially backing the film, were losing money. Under haste, Chaplin was forced to replace his stunt double and continue production of the film. On the seventh day after the disappearance, Chaplin returned to his dressing room after a day of shooting. His dressing room was located in the basement of the now famous Building number 26 on Westminster. It is documented that Chaplin, while accompanied by an entourage, entered the room to discover his stunt double and long time friend lying dead on the floor, wet and covered in seaweed. The man appeared to have been deceased for several days. How he had ended up on the floor of Chaplin`s dressing room after missing for almost an entire week, is still to this day a complete mystery.
Originally posted by ZyPHeR
All I can say is wow... everything can only come down to speculation because it does inarguably appear that he/she is talking on a cell phone. Lets take this into consideration:
1. he... she.... IT is clearly mouthing words.
2. The man in front of her is walking briskly, far out in front and she is laxadaisically walking, talking and looking at the camera so it doesnt seem she is talking to him. If she isnt talking to him, then who? There is nobody else around.
3. There is speculation that this is simply a "shadow". Here are a few enhanced images of the shadow. It is clearly a three dimensional object.
4. If she is an actor/extra why is she looking at the camera when that is clearly a big no-no.
5. She just appears strange... strangely dressed, completely covered up, bulky clothing... the man in front of her has easily distinguishable features but she is a mystery.
Theres just too much mystery here... I believe that there is something else going on. I dont buy the whole "hearing aid" thing. She has a hearing aid when the nearest person to her is 8-10 feet away by now and she is talking to him? I know if my girlfriend is 8-10 feet away in a store or on the street im not sitting there talking as is she's right next to me, i'd feel like an idiot and I think we can all agree he is walking at a far faster pace than she is, appearing heavy and "trudding" along. If I am out with someone I dont walk at a speed like he is OR at quite a distance either. He doesnt even acknowledge her in the slightest and he does not appear to be talking. I think we can all agree that he and she are completely unrelated in this matter. Great thread. Amazing stuff.
Originally posted by Truthhunter80
Well just for fun I'll post a link to cracked.com's article on this very subject - if you're unfamiliar with cracked.com, they're a humor site that sometimes uses FOUL language.
As such, much of what they write should be taken with a grain of salt, but sometimes even the weirdest things give food for thoughts (plus they have some other very good articles that could eventually spawn some great topics on ATS).
The big news crossing the trivial-news desks this week was the discovery of some old Charlie Chaplin footage from the 1920s which appeared to show a woman talking on a cell phone.
cracked.comedit on 3/11/10 by Truthhunter80 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by daveyboy1991
Lol that picture just looks photoshopped in with the white outlines...
Originally posted by Volund
I just went to bing and typed in can cell phones talk to each other without a tower. The answer is yes. The company... Motorola and the distance is up to 6 miles. Obviously the time travelers tech of choice to talk to teammates. It's called MOTOTalk.edit on 22-3-2011 by Volund because: Spellingedit on 22-3-2011 by Volund because: MOTOTalk