Five Times The Mandela Effect Made You Seriously Think
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Five Times The Mandela Effect Made You Seriously Think

Have you ever really believed something, only to find out it was fabricated?

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Five Times The Mandela Effect Made You Seriously Think
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Let’s talk about The Mandela Effect for a few minutes, honestly. For those who don’t know what this phenomenon is — it’s a psychological theory about confabulation and “misremembering” things that have, or have not, happened. It was founded by Fiona Broome, a paranormal consultant, and got it’s name from the mass belief that Nelson Mandela had died in prison back in the 1980’s, rather than his actual death in 2013. A large mass of people actually believe Mandela had died in prison and vividly remember being there and seeing it on the news. Mandela’s death acts as sort of the basis for this theory of alternate memories or universes.

The theory is that in an alternate universe to ours, Nelson Mandela actually did die in prison and now that universe is collapsing and the people and memories from there are merging into our universe. The theory ultimately is that there is an alternate universe to ours where all of these false memories and fabricated thoughts are actually known to be true — and now that that universe is failing, those memories are falling into OUR universe, causing a large group of people to remember events differently.

Let’s give a few examples:

1. The Berenstain Bears:

How many of you remember this book series being "The Berenstein Bears"? Yeah, me too. But, believe it or not, it actually is Berenstain. When I look at that though, it just feels and looks wrong. I refuse to believe that it was ever Berenstain but, factually, it actually was. I still don't believe it though, nice try.

2. Mirror Mirror, or Magic Mirror?:

Is it "mirror, mirror on the wall" or "magic mirror on the wall". Many will argue that its mirror mirror, yet all the books and movies say its magic mirror. We don't we remember it like that? Maybe it's because people are crazy, OR maybe it's because in the alternate universe it was mirror mirror. Or maybe it was always magic mirror.

3. Nelson Mandela's Death:

Many people, and I mean a great group of people, actually believe that Nelson Mandela died in prison. Like they actually think that and completely forget the fact that he didn't and he was president of South Africa and died in 2013. True story is I actually knew someone who believed this. It was my freshman year global history teacher. Yes, I know — very funny. But she thought he was dead and when she found out he wasn't, she may have quit her job because I didn't see her the next year. It was probably for the better, honestly.

4. South America:

Does everyone remember South America being so far to the right? I certainly do not. That crap was directly under mexico, maybe SLIGHTLY, but only slightly, to the right. But... it's not? This is getting to my head.. maybe it's just me. Gosh, I hope not.

5. Luke, I am your father..:

That's not the line. Anyone who has seen the Star Wars movies and has watched them closely enough, will know that that line isn't there. The line is actually, "No, I am your father." So why the heck, may I politely ask, is the famous, fake, remembered line, "Luke, I am your father." Honestly, I am tired of this jazz and wish to know the truth, I don't know about you, but that's just me.

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