Clay model of a mobile phone with a cuneiform writing has been found
Lack of information on the dig has led most people to brand it a hoax
Alien hunters say it proves that an advanced civilisation came to Earth
Some others claim that the object is evidence that time travel does exist
Bizarre claims that archaeologists have discovered an ‘800-year-old mobile phone’ have sent conspiracy forums into overdrive.
The object, allegedly found in Austria, is thought to be a clay model of a mobile phone with cuneiform writing engraved on the keys.
The lack of information on the dig, and the objects similarity to a Nokia mobile phone, have led many people to brand it an ‘elaborate hoax’.
But there remain some UFO hunters who are making outlandish claims that this is evidence aliens once visited Earth, or that it could prove that time travel does exist.
Following the ‘discovery’, YouTube channel Paranormal Crucible posted a video, saying: ‘What is it? Is it evidence of an advanced civilization or time travel?’
The site says the artefact has a Sumerian writing style, also known, as cuneiform, which has been in existence for several thousand years, according to the Express.
‘According to reports, during archaeological excavations at Fuschl am See, (in Salzburg), Austria, researchers unearthed a mysterious artifact from the thirteenth century with cuneiform writing that strangely resembles a cell phone.
‘This type of writing is typically found in modern-day Iran or Iraq (ancient Mesopotamia).
‘What a device like this with Cuneiform writing is doing in Austria is something that no one is able to fully understand or explain.
‘Regrettably the information about this ‘sensational’ discovery is limited.’
‘We cannot explain what it is, whether it is real or not, but it has caught our attention and we would love to know more about it.
The lack of information online, and the fact that any object with ancient cuneiform script could end up in Austria, has caused hardened conspiracy theorists to doubt the discovery.
Conspiracy theorists say that there have been several discoveries of out-of-place archaeological artifacts that challenge history.
According to the Inquisitr, they say archaeologists cover up such discoveries.
Scott Waring, editor of UFO Sighting Daily, however, is convinced this is evidence of aliens visiting ancient civilizations on Earth.
‘It is evident from this cell phone like device that someone with an advanced knowledge of the future created it,’ he wrote.
‘The language is said to go back tens of thousands of years…very cool discovery.’
Aliens came to Earth to stop a nuclear war between America and Russia, according the bizarre claim of a former astronaut.
Edgar Mitchell, the sixth man to walk on the moon, says high-ranking military officials witnessed alien ships during weapons tests throughout the 1940s.
The UFOs, he says, were spotted hovering over the world’s first nuclear weapons test which took place on July 16, 1945 in the desolate White Sands deserts of New Mexico.
The NASA veteran has regularly spoken about his belief in aliens ever since he landed on the surface of the moon during the Apollo 14 mission in 1971.
‘White Sands was a testing ground for atomic weapons – and that’s what the extra-terrestrials were interested in,’ the 84-year-old Texan told Mirror Online.
‘They wanted to know about our military capabilities.
‘My own experience talking to people has made it clear the ETs had been attempting to keep us from going to war and help create peace on Earth.’
Dr Mitchell says stories from people who manned missile bases during the 20th Century back up his claims.
‘Other officers from bases on the Pacific coast told me their [test] missiles were frequently shot down by alien spacecraft,’ he said.
He previously said supposedly real-life ET’s were similar to the traditional image of a small frame, large eyes and head.
He claimed our technology is ‘not nearly as sophisticated’ as theirs and ‘had they been hostile’, he warned ‘we would be been gone by now’.