The Mandela Effect

I have always loved conspiracy theories. I don’t believe in a lot of them like the Earth being flat or celebrities being lizard people but I still think they are fun to read about. My favourite conspiracy theory is the Mandela Effect. Now a lot of people will find this stupid but I think it’s just a bit of fun. There are things in the world that people remember differently to what actually happened and there is a whole theory and evidence that gives an explanation as to why people remember it differently.

The Mandela Effect is the name for when someone remembers something differently to what it actually was. The term ‘Mandela Effect’ came from Fiona Broome in 2009 when she started a website about her observance of the effect. She (along with a lot of other people) remembers the death of Nelson Mandela happening when he was in prison in the 1980s when in reality, he passed away in 2013. People claim to remember seeing news coverage of his death and a speech given by his window all in the 1980s. More and more people came forward with specific details of an event that never happened and their details matched each other. This has occurred with many different things throughout history sparking the much talked about ‘Mandela Effect’.

The theory that explains all this is that when the world was meant to end in 2012, something else happened. The theory is that in 2012 when the world ended, we all entered an alternate reality, or at least the people that remember things differently have moved to this reality from a different one. This would mean that there are multiple versions of Earth with slightly different histories. That explains why people have different memories of events as they have come from an Earth that is different to this one. As much as this explanation sounds crazy, the evidence of people remembering things differently is huge.

  • Everyone says ‘Luke, I am your father’ when in reality it is ‘No, I am your father’
  • It isn’t Looney Toons, it’s Looney Tunes
  • Curious George has a tail, right? Nope
  • It’s not Sex in the City, it’s Sex and the City
  • It’s not spelt Febreeze, it’s actually Febreze
  • There was never a painting of King Henry VIII eating a turkey leg
  • The Monopoly Man doesn’t have a monocle
  • The tip of Pikachu’s tail is yellow, not black
  • C-3PO isn’t all gold, in reality he has a silver leg
  • Forrest Gump said ‘Life is like a box of chocolates’, he actually said ‘Life was like a box of chocolates’
  • It’s not Mirror, Mirror on the wall, it’s Magic Mirror on the wall
  • Gandalf doesn’t say ‘run, you fools’ he says ‘fly, you fools’
  • He never said ‘Hello, Clarice’ in Silence of the Lambs
  • The song ‘we are the champions’ doesn’t end with ‘…of the world’
  • There are 50 states in America, not 51/52
  • Mother Teresa was never a living saint, she became a saint in 2016

There are hundreds of examples of the Mandela Effect that you can look up but these are examples of things that I remember even though it didn’t. I know the whole parallel world theory is far fetched but I still think it is weird that a lot of us have memories of things that don’t even exist. There are so many other conspiracy theories that I love and I will probably write about them in the future.

‘Conspiracy theories are really attractive. Figuring out patterns is one of the things that gets your brain to give you a nice dose of chemical reward, the little ping of dopamine and whatever else that keeps you smiling’ ~ Elizabeth Bear

Thank you so much for reading! This post contains theories only, in no way have these theories been proven or are meant in a harmful way. Please feel free to like, comment, share and get in contact with feedback or ideas of what I could post about in the future. You can also subscribe to get notified when I post. Check out my last post ‘My Skin Care Routine’. Make sure to educate yourself, sign petitions and donate to help make the world a better place, Black Lives Matter.

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