Is this a ‘800-year-old mobile phone’ that was left behind by Aliens? No, it’s just a hoax
Considering that mobile phones started coming into the market in the 1980s, the claims made by conspiracy theorists that an ‘800-year-old mobile phone’ was left behind by ALIENS in Austria certainly sound absurd.
A YouTube video has emerged which claims to show an 800-year old artefact that appears similar to a Nokia mobile phone, with a screen, control keys, and 12 keys with Cuneiform symbols.
The video footage – posted by YouTube channel ‘Paranormal Crucible’ – claims to show an authentic filming of an artefact discovered by archaeologists at Fuschl am See, between the city of Salzburg and Bad Ischl in Austria.
However the picture appears to be fake. The Cuneiform symbol writing system as one of the earliest writing systems and was first used by the Sumerian people, who lived in Babylonia (in modern Iraq). The script was characterized by wedge-shaped marks which were inscribed on clay tablets.
The video reveals that the artefact was found earlier this year, although it doesn’t provide any other detail about the ‘alien’ phone or archeological dig. It’s very likely that it was made in Photoshop, taking inspiration from some old Nokia phone that it looks similar to.
However, conspiracy theorists are excited to see the picture. According to the speaker on the video, UFO researchers believe that “an advanced extra-terrestrial species visited earth in the distance past. If this is true, then its possible artefacts like this were copied directly from extra-terrestrial technology.”
The claim that the artefact is 800 years old also seems to be hoax. Cuneiform mostly fell out of use in around the 7th and 6th centuries BC, and had almost entirely ceased to be used except in scholarship by the 5th century AD or so. It certainly wasn’t in regular usage to be the markings that would be used on a mobile phone keys’, even if there was a civilisation that had the ability to make one.
Some have suggested that finding the phone in Austria suggests some greater conspiracy at work. But it’s far more likely that the story has warped in the telling, and that the strange location was never intentionally introduced.
“What a device like this with Cuneiform writing is doing in Austria is something that no one is able to fully understand or explain,” writes conspiracy website, To The Death Media. “Regrettably the information about this ‘sensational’ discovery is limited.” The website also questions how an object from the Middle East ended up in Europe.
But others have suggested that it might have come from an even more unusual location. The narrator of the video says that UFO researchers believe that “an advanced extraterrestrial species visited earth in the distance past,” and “if this is true, then it’s possible, artefacts like this were copied directly from extra-terrestrial technology.”
Scott Waring, of UFO Sighting Daily, is also satisfied with the evidence. “It is evident from this cell phone like device that someone with an advanced knowledge of the future created it,” wrote Waring. “The language is said to go back tens of thousands of years…very cool discovery.”
The speaker on the video also added:
“Until further analysis of this peculiar-form tablet is completed, we can only speculate at what it truly represents. But maybe one day, our true history will become clear, and the bright light of truth will finally reveal its secrets.”