Bizarre claims that scientists 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 surrounding the strange object has led many people to call the discovery a hoax.
Despite claims of a prank, some UFO hunters have suggested the object is evidence that aliens were once on Earth. Others have suggested the device proves time travel exists.
According to YouTube channel Paranormal Crucible, the object has a Sumerian-type writing style, which has been observed in various artifacts dating back to around 3,500 B.C.
“This type of writing is typically found in modern-day Iran or Iraq,” conspiracy website tothedeathmedia.com incorrectly reported, according to Express
“It is evident from this cell phone like device that someone with advanced knowledge of the future created it,” Scott Waring, editor of UFO Sightings Daily, stated.