Top Five Images of Alleged Time Travelers

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Lately, images and videos have surfaced that are claimed, by their owners, to be evidence of time travel. This is not so unusual, after all, as Steampunk goes mainstream and the image-making technology available to everyday users grows ever more sophisticated. Let’s have a look at a few prime examples.


5. The Basiago Case

When: 1863
Who: A lawyer named Andrew Basiago claims to have been part of a top secret US time travel experiment as a child. The group sent child time travelers out, and he provides a photo from Lincoln’s “Gettysburg Address” as proof. He’s the child in the center of this picture. No child of 1863 could possibly have looked like that!

4. Steampunk!

When: 1905
Who: a punk rocker. This guy was clearly a total amateur (click on photo for full size version). He doesn’t look anything like anyone else in the photo! He’s got the Mohawk haircut (and whoever heard of Mohawks on white guys before 1970?), plus he’s wearing a white short sleeved shirt and everyone else is in long sleeves and jackets and hats. Given the popularity of the haircut in the 1970s, actually, we’d argue that this time traveler probably traveled to 1905 from the 1970s.  Who knew they had time travel back then? Personally, though, we’re more concerned about that guy who is kind of in front of him and more in the foreground. He’s wearing a hat but his hair looks like it’s got a big vein in it, like he’s got a giant head with huge veins that he is concealing with a hat. To us, he looks like a Talosian, those guys from the Star Trek episode The Menagerie/The Cage! That’s right, it’s a time traveling alien!

3. The Chaplin Premiere

When: 1928
Who: A cross-dressing, heavy-set man using a cell phone in some VIDEO footage of the premiere of the Charlie Chaplin movie, The Circus. Yes, this Charlie Chaplin time traveler was so careless that he let himself be videotaped using a cell phone. But who cares? Did you see how big his feet are? The coolest thing about the video is the promising bit of information that not only will there be time travel in the future, but that cell phones will have way better reception. I mean, there aren’t even cell phone towers in 1928, but this dude’s got no problems talking! Awesome! I bet he has Verizon.

2. Hipster Somewhere in Time

When: 1940
Who: A hipster! This is the famous photograph that started the new craze for looking for time travelers in old photographs. This hipster’s got totally cool wraparound glasses, is wearing a faded old silkscreened t-shirt of the sort not made until the 1970s (when Forrest Gump popularized them), has a pocket-size digital camera around his neck, and a modern haircut. He’s also quite a bit taller than the people surrounding him, reflecting the greater height people have today. Who does he think he’s fooling? Read more here.

1. Wall Street Futures . . .

When: 2003
Who: Andrew Carlssin. He traveled here from the year 2256 and then quickly amassed a fortune on Wall Street. Unfortunately, he was caught and arrested for suspected insider trading. Strangely enough, even though he knew all about the stock market, he hadn’t known he’d be arrested. Maybe this means that the theory of time travel that supports the idea that you CAN change time, is the right one. Otherwise, he’d have known he’d be arrested. Unless of course he knew he’d be arrested but had to do it anyway or else cause a temporal paradox?

Bonus: A full list of time travel novels.

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59 Responses to “Top Five Images of Alleged Time Travelers”

  1. Bethany

    Dec 15th, 2010

    I just thought of one to add! Do you ever change these things after they’re posted? Can you change #1 to:

    Dave Foley! The former Kids in the Hall performer clearly traveled to The Future (circa 2010) from 1994, then returned to the 20th century and created a comedy skit in which he did a dead on imitation of Glenn Beck, 15 years before Beck himself perfected the schtick. I guess it’s possible that Glenn Beck plagiarized his crazy schtick from this comedy sketch, though. Anyway, here’s the 1994 sketch by Dave Foley:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtBQqLRZXqA
    And here’s Glenn Beck:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3J_QLtYqlk

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  2. chaslow

    Mar 10th, 2011

    The steam punk looks like he was involved in some sort of accident which may have burned his scalp and face (steam pipe burst) The hipster photo looks clearly like it was photo shopped. Just saying.

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    Ian Reply:

    Almost all of these have been debunked. The guy with the mohawk doesn’t look out of place to me. In fact I couldn’t even find him for a while because I think he fits in. The hipster guy has been proved to not be photographed, but history experts say everything he’s wearing was able to be obtained in the time period he existed. I’m still skeptical about him and a few others though. Apparently the guy with the cell phone was just using a hearing device recently invented around that time? Doesn’t explain why she was talking into it. The final case is just a lie, though. Andrew Carlssin didn’t doesn’t exist and didn’t do any of those things

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  3. pcsmild

    Apr 5th, 2011

    Ref Steampunk picture number 4. You’re an idiot! The guy doesn’t have a mohawk, he has a high and tight, the right sort of haircut in those days when you didn’t have a lot of money so you made the haircut count. If you had bothered to look, he’s taken his coat off to do dirty work. His coat is hanging up to his left near a bunch of bananas. This is no time traveler…just a guy trying to earn his daily wage.

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    Ernie Reply:

    Thanks @pcsmild for possibly setting the record straight and being so courteous in the process. We are such stanch believers of time travel that we’re going to suggest you are quite simply wrong in your assessment that “this is no time traveler”. He’s actually Jim Digsby from Chelsea who was accidentally transported to 1900′s New York where he was forced to sling bananas just to get by. According to his wikipedia page he missed listening to The Clash and Sex Pistols most of all. After 2 years he was returned just in time to experience the New Wave. Now 68, Jim lives in Shropshire with his wife and 2 grown children and looks back at his banana slinging days with great fondness. According to Jim he never did own a jacket or a hat during those days, choosing to wear the clothes he was originally transported in just in case he was returned suddenly.

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    FT Reply:

    How come when I look up the name Jim Digsby with key words such as “time travel” or anything of the sort, nothing but this comment comes up? Did you make up the story to prove your point? If not, is there anywhere that I could find the story of that person? I would greatly appreciate it, if so. Thank you. :)

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    Bethany Reply:

    I’m touched that you cared enough to look him up! And I assure you he was not made up! The reason you can’t find him mentioned on the internet is that on another of his time travel trips, he was sent back to kill Hitler but accidentally erased himself from this time line instead when he killed his great-great grandfather (Max Erwin von Scheubner-Richter) instead, because he was standing arm in arm with Hitler during the Beer Hall Putsch. Just the level of incompetence you’d expect from a guy with such a bad haircut!

    Alec Reply:

    FT Reply:
    May 2nd, 2012 at 12:33 pm
    How come when I look up the name Jim Digsby with key words such as “time travel” or anything of the sort, nothing but this comment comes up? Did you make up the story to prove your point? If not, is there anywhere that I could find the story of that person? I would greatly appreciate it, if so. Thank you. :)

    I’ve Just watched Lunopolis for the first time, my name is alec, and I believe that I was on the moon.

    Bethany Reply:

    Hmmm. I have the vague feeling that this identical question was asked twice. Deja vu, I suppose. This often happens with time travelers. Or else it’s a glitch in the matrix. Either way, I’m too busy to fix it–I’m late for an appointment to kill Hitler.

    TiBr Reply:

    Yes, and his HAT is hanging up next to it (lower right corner of photo). That haircut was common among blue collar workers and you don’t see it often in photos during a time period that most men wore hats in public. He is working and getting dirty, so he keeps his hat and coat off to the side.

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  4. Time Traveller

    Jul 16th, 2011

    Time travel is possible, If you live on Nbiru for a while and Return to Earth after that short period of time, u find that earthlings have aged yet you are still young, you will also have undoubtedly partaken in the Bread/Food and Water/Wine of Nbiru which will alter your DNA and make you Immortal meaning that you cannot die of old age, yet you can still die of natural causes/disease, being killed intentionally, starvation etc, you will still age on Nbiru but at a slower rate than on Earth, therefore to regress in age you will have to then eat a certain thorn/prickly plant that grows underwater in Nbiru, this plant regenerates your aging. This plant is referred to in the story of Gilgamesh in which he attains it from the supply/farm of the Annunaki spaceport. Laugh at this or deny ignorance and do your own research for Immortality is attainable, this is real time travel, and all the secrets to mankind’s future can be found in his past, if you understand how the Annunaki genetically engineered the Human race and brought us into existance, you will understand the genes they withheld from us, therefore the genes you will want to attain in DNA.

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    ray Reply:

    Your actually mad

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    Ben Reply:

    Ray, don’t you mean You’re?

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    Bob Reply:

    All hail Xenu!!!! hahaha

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Trouble is if your story held any water, such things would not be hidden knowledge. To say nothing of the gaping holes in your logic and lose ends to your story that make no connective sense.

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    heather Reply:

    Actually, he’s not mad…. There are descendents of the annunaki that live normal lives…. Explain rh negative blood type…. If you don’t know about it, look it up.

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  5. [...] De hecho aquí teneís una selección de algunos casos de viajeros en el tiempo cazados. [...]

  6. Michael

    Jan 3rd, 2012

    The spunk, no look most real

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  7. arispark.com

    Mar 4th, 2012

    I hope it was a truth….he he

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  8. Anthony

    Mar 11th, 2012

    The The Chaplin Premiere, Charlie Chaplin circus puzzles me. There were no cell phone satellites in space for a cell phone to work.

    It could be alien using a type of communicator.

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    Rob Reply:

    there is no such thing as a cell phone satelite. They work off towers.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Uh, where have you been for the last 10 years? Satelites certainly are part of the cell phone networking system in conjunction with the towers. You really think a cell call from NY to Beijing is done strictly via relaying the signal from tower to tower halfway around the world?

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    Alec Reply:

    hahaha, dumbass

    Atom Reply:

    But there were some really large hearing aids at that time
    look here:

    http://www.hearingaidmuseum.com/gallery/Carbon/OtherMakes/index-othermakes.htm

    maybe she had one of those and she was adjusting it like you see old people do all the time?

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    Anonymous Reply:

    The author tries to dance around and avoid this problem by comically jesturing that since no cell phone towers exist in 1928, future cellular reception must be really good. Trouble is there still can’t be anyone else she’s talking to on the other end from that same time period without the existence of the entire cellular network systems in place being run by entire companies of modern tech trained individuals to support it. There’s certainly no way the signal is also being transported thru time and she’s calling her husband at home in 2009 to let him know he’s gotta’ pick up the kids at school cuz she can’t make it. :) The word from most that makes the more than likely sense is that it is merely a large hearing aid that was more or less common in the day. The fact she ONLY SEEMS to be speaking into it is little proof of anything in such a short sequence where there could be a list of potential reasons this appears to be the case.

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    Alec Reply:

    the only way this would seem, “just”, is that the only reason she is holding that device up to her ear is cause it’s not fixed to her scull, what is the point of having something that huge on the side of your 8-10lb head. there isn’t, there is an explanation as to why she has her “phone” out in the first place. She was listening for a “Ringalingalingalingalingalingalingalingadingdong”, in another explanation, she was simply listening for a “tone” for “service” or “reception”. To see if she could even use the damn thing let alone call her husband in another “future” dimension.

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    TiBr Reply:

    It would not be a phone as WE know it. Likely a communications device to another person in the vicinity or in space. It could be a visitor to the planet or a time traveler trying to blend in, then communicating about the film premiere experience via their communicator/phone…as THEY know it. We don’t yet know what the future holds with regard to telecommunications. It’s like saying in 1960, that a video clip of a person pushing buttons to use a phone is impossible. But that would be before touch-tone phones hit the market replacing most rotary phones by today.

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    syslq Reply:

    Or it cold be just a guy holding something next to his head, or he could be just a nutjob, or he could ba a nutjob holding something next to his head…

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  9. Steve R

    Apr 5th, 2012

    Exhibit 6: http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lzc0gxKT621qeu6ilo1_500.jpg

    Where: Lincoln Assassination
    Who: Hipster co-conspirator Lewis Thornton Powell

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  10. Ermal

    Apr 24th, 2012

    I Know It That These Thing’s Were Able To Do…Evrithing Exist’s God,Time Traveling,UFO…EVERYTHING!

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  11. Ermal

    Apr 24th, 2012

    I Know It That These Thing’s Were Able To Do…Everything Exist’s God,Time Traveling,UFO…EVERYTHING!

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  12. Mr.tellitlikeitis

    May 18th, 2012

    Time travel is not possible, is an illusion created by men to fantasize, and to to subconsciously entertain themselves. time- travel is purely Science Fiction, If it is possible, it would only be accomplished by the hands of the Almighty, not Man.

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    TiBr Reply:

    Flying like birds was purely science fiction at one time. So was traveling to the moon or other planets. So was smashing atoms together to create the “God particle” (Higgs Boson), etc, etc., ETC!!!

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  13. Anonymous

    Jun 4th, 2012

    Finally in the first pic at the Gettysburg Address the picture is too old and fuzzy and the kid’s too far away to really see him well enough to dispute or prove anything. But from what I can tell, with magnifying glass in hand, the kid hardy fits anything remotely out of place looking whatsoever. In fact he looks even more in place for the time than the steamerpunk pic, which also is difficult to see how that guy supposedly looks like he’s got a 70′s Mohawk or otherwise looks so unusual and dressed so very diffently than everyone else in the pic.
    Is life too boring or meaningless for some of you people if you can’t make up some hair-brained story and exagerate it to mislead others?

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  14. billy

    Jul 10th, 2012

    TIMETRAVEL IS BULLSHIT

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  15. nathan j

    Aug 16th, 2012

    its mad want too know more bwt the guy at the reopening off the bridge…..photoshop……….???

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  16. Les Biana

    Sep 4th, 2012

    It is Mr. Spock in the Chaplin film, when the ship went through some sort of space time abnormality.

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  17. help me

    Nov 10th, 2012

    i would like to time travel to find the cure of cancer to save the life of my mother

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  18. DaveTime

    Nov 10th, 2012

    I bet he/she has Verizon.

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  19. Vbmg152

    Nov 23rd, 2012

    I’m up for time travel! The problem is, I wanna go back 40 years & be 10 years old again! My Dad would be alive & I’d know I wouldn’t have him long, I’d be able to appreciate him more than I did!

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  20. Anonymous

    Nov 30th, 2012

    What the hell did I stumble upon…

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  21. Anonymous

    Nov 30th, 2012

    And to add to things… Not every person was a robot to society back in those days maybe they were into fashion and expressed there individuality. That Chaplin Vid got is interesting tho. I remember seeing that footage before.. ~

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  22. Anonymous

    Nov 30th, 2012

    Smh at thos convo~ signing off

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  23. Mark

    Feb 18th, 2013

    All of this is nonsense. If you believe it, I am selling my rolex to you for 1500.00 bucks. That is half price/

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  24. Mark

    Feb 18th, 2013

    If you believe this, I am selling my rolex to you for 1500.00 bucks. That is half price.

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  25. Mark

    Feb 18th, 2013

    Ah you all caught me time traveling.

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  26. Mark

    Feb 18th, 2013

    ping

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  27. Mark

    Feb 18th, 2013

    It was all bad back then.

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  28. heather

    May 9th, 2013

    Actually, he’s not mad…. There are descendents of the annunaki that live normal lives…. Explain rh negative blood type…. If you don’t know about it, look it up.

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  29. Nicholas

    Jun 14th, 2013

    Heather, I just arrived. I have been using the internet in order to familiarize myself with the culture. I found this site while using the internet, and i can tell you from experience, that none of these photos represent ‘time travelers’. That does not indicate that ‘time travelers’ are not here in this era. The effective range is currently between 30-155 years, give or take a few years depending on certain variables out of our control. You may think of the structure as a Torus, but without clearly defined boundaries. Accuracy, and safety, is increased when calculations (and conditions) provide destinations well within the body of the Torus model. As a result of the capabilities of the current technology, this type of research is limited. I am unaware of any evidence of research being conducted that makes possible any type of ‘travel’ to destinations beyond -280y. For my team, this means no experiments have been conducted for environments beyond a.d.1910 (or -270y). Forward travel is not possible at this time; once committed, the subject remains within the ‘new’ environment.
    Nicholas:2180

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    Tim E. Traveler Reply:

    Nicholas:2180, you have it half right maybe…anyone from outside this planet could be able to go forward-backwards without altering their own life or, without getting stuck.

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  30. Von Bak

    Aug 24th, 2013

    Time travel is the following :
    People who have to much time on their hands
    and cannot face or deal with real life issues such as
    todays society,death, money etc……….These people
    need help and find it in their imagination or lack of !
    If time travel is possible, then why has no one
    gone back to 1937 or 1938 and remove Hitler from
    the face of the earth before he lost his mind or what
    was left of it ? Why has no one gone back to stop 9/11 ?
    Why wasn’t Oswald or Sirhan stopped before they
    shot famous men ? I could go on forever
    TIME Travel is a waste of TIME !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  31. Youiidots

    Sep 27th, 2013

    You guys are all idiots. The Mohawk haircut goes back to the Mohawk Indians who had the haircut for hundreds of years.

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  32. dude

    Nov 25th, 2013

    i like tostitos will they have tostitos if i travel back in time

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  33. larry tye

    Feb 20th, 2014

    time travel is real im typing this oh my acer lap top and the year is 1850 gotta go here comes some buffalos

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  34. Tim E. Traveler

    Mar 14th, 2014

    Don’t forget the Cape Scott Time traveler video on youtube…I have to tell you the only true, useful time traveler is one who can’t alter his own destiny on this planet. If he were used and sent through time to different periods to speed up technological advances or, to do anything for that matter this person’s life/time line would be permanently altered so, the thing that led him to this particular moment where time travel was introduced would may never happen….unless, they don’t come from Earth…. I guess you have to be in the right place at the right time. It’s not as simple as dialing in a number and being in the past….it’s about space travel as well, they go hand in hand.

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  35. Takeul Jmenfou

    Mar 27th, 2014

    as humans, time travel is not possible without conforming to the laws of physics of the universe (far more advanced and complex than the physics related to our solar system) – There are creatures you call extra-terrestrials who can shapeshift and take on human forms, who travel through time through wormholes and who cannot alter the past. We all have met such individuals but we can’t tell who they are. You can be taken away by those people, they may show you the future, but the past is unlikely. The past will be seen only when the universe will stop its expansion and start collapsing. Each of us will be in a different spiritual plane and see our past in detail as time will reverse.

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  36. Takeul Jmenfou

    Mar 27th, 2014

    Technology? we have inherited it from outside of this world. We are not capable of improving on it that fast, all alone. Hitler had a relationship with extra-terrestrials who provided him with technology. After the war, German scientists came to America and helped start and improve tech research and innovation. Extraterrestrials do not interfere with us – they let us live our ways but provide guidance to protect this planet – how often have they disarmed nuclear warheads?

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  37. Dudette

    Jun 1st, 2014

    Did any of you notice that time traveller hipster has two shadows on his face from different directions? Shadow from his ear from backlighting and the crooked shadow on his neck from his hoodie zipper corner comes from side and low lighting. Explain that.

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