If you are unfamiliar with the term “Mandela Effect,” then you are not alone.
Many people have never heard of it, but the chances are that the majority have most likely experienced it or have been affected by it.
The Mandela effect is a phenomenon that occurs when a large group of people collectively misremember an actual event.
This may sound strange to you, but when you look at some of the many examples listed below, you may find that you too remember a certain detail about a specific historical event, a name, a mass culture event, a famous phrase or other mistakenly just like many other people do.
Read on to find out everything you need to know about this interesting occurrence, and whether you yourself have become a “victim” of the Mandela effect.
Where does the term “Mandela Effect” come from?
The term “Mandela effect” was coined by paranormal consultant Fiona Broome, as she self-identified herself.
It all began with Broome realizing that she had believed that the anti-apartheid revolutionary, philanthropist, and later on the South African President Nelson Mandela had died in while being imprisoned back in the 1980s while he was detained as a political prisoner in South Africa for 27 years, and was finally released in 1990.
Following his release from prison, Nelson Mandela became the president of his country, and has been called “Father of the nation.”
He passed away on December 5th, 2013, at the age of 95, after a series of serious illnesses.
But, even though there was a huge media outpour around the world and a globally broadcasted memorial for him, it is a fact that many remember him actually dying while he was in jail back in the 1980s.
When Broome realized that she had false memories of the news coverage, the headlines, and other events surrounding his “death in prison,” including his wife’s obituary speech, she was even more surprised when she found that a large group of members of the public she asked shared the same false memories as her.
At a conference in 2009, Fiona Broome spoke to the guests about her memories of the event and found that other people vividly remembered the details just like she did.
She proceeded to create a website that elaborated on the phenomenon, which is now known as “the Mandela Effect.”
The actual term is believed to have first appeared in a New York Times crossword puzzle in June 2019. The Mandela Effect definition used for the crossword puzzle was “a recent refinement of a false memory that typically refers to pop culture or a current event reference.”
This effect has grown into a movement by believers in the existence of alternate realities where these events actually happened, which is the reasoning behind the Mandela effect.
Although this sounds quite interesting, some of the theories about other parallel universes and alternate realities have overtaken the internet, and many people around the globe believe in this explanation.
Scientists and doctors in cognitive psychology and neuroscientists have more rational explanations of this phenomenon by referring to it as “collective false memories, “confabulations,” “false memories,” or “honest lying.” It is also referred to as a “misinformation effect” or something similar to “déjà vu.”
A plausible explanation behind the actual collective false memory about the death of Nelson Mandela could be the fact that in those years (the 1980s), another famous South African anti-apartheid activist and revolutionary Steve Biko died.
But the world is full of people who support another theory linked to the Large Hadron Collider, as well as the flat-earth, or other conspiracy theories.
If you are still not sure you understand how this phenomenon works and affects human beings, or you remember clearly when Nelson Mandela died, here are some of the other most common Mandela Effects examples which you can check out to see whether you have been affected too.
We have also attempted to provide some reasoning and plausible explanations for these common misconceptions, which could explain the Mandela Effect meaning.
Here are some of the most famous Mandela Effect examples
Common movie, TV and pop culture collective false memories
“Luke, I am your father!”
Do you remember the moment when Darth Vader tells Luke Skywalker, “Luke, I am your father!”
Well, if you remember it, then you may be suffering from this common distorted memory, because the actual phrase from the Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back Episode IV is “No, I am your father.”
This is a typical Mandela effect example.
The Looney Toons Logo
Do you remember the famous Bugs Bunny, or Porky Pig, Tweety, Sylvester, Duffy Duck, and other adorable cartoon characters from the Looney Toons series by Warner Bros?
Well, if you do, then you are mistaken about the spelling because the TV Show was not called “Looney Toons” but rather “Looney Tunes.”
This is a very common mistake, and can be due to the association of the word cartoons and toons, as well as the double “O” in the word “Looney.”
The Evil Queen from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
The phrase “Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all” is probably the first that comes to mind if you have watched Disney’s animation Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. It is a phrase which the Evil Queen asked and repeated like a mantra at the beginning of the story.
But, believe it or not, the actual wording is not “Mirror Mirror on the wall,” but rather “Magic Mirror on the wall…”
This is another common collective false memory that many have from popular culture and movies.
The Berenstein Bears
Do you recall watching the Berenstein Bears cartoons or reading the book when you were young?
Well, it may come to a surprise to many of you, but the name of the bears and the series is actually spelled “Berenstain” rather than “Berenstein” with an “E” as many remember.
A possible explanation of this common mistake is bad spelling from school and from communicating with others who mistakenly called the bears “Berenstein.”
C-3PO the famous droid from Star Wars
When asked to describe the funny and smart droid from the saga, called C-3PO, you will probably say an all-gold protocol droid.
But the fact is, in all three episodes of the original trilogy directed by George Lucas, the charismatic robot has had a silver-colored right leg from the knee down.
This is a detail that even some diehard Star Wars fans may have overlooked.
But yes, the truth is that his leg underneath the right knee is silver in color and has always been silver throughout the original trilogy.
Due to the mirror effect which the silver part of the leg had on camera, the producers of the new series decided to fit C-3PO with an all gold body instead, and to add a red arm in “The Force Awakens.”
Tom Cruise dancing pant-less in Risky Business
This fun dance from the movie “Risky Business” is among the most recognizable in the history of cinema. The scene depicts the young Tom Cruise dancing in his underwear and a dress shirt, pantless and with white socks on, wearing Ray-Ban glasses.
This is a look that has been copied by numerous celebrities and ordinary folks and is among the most popular Halloween and other costume party looks.
If you remember the scene exactly as described, then you could be a victim of one of the most common Mandela Effects.
The truth is that Tom Cruise is dancing in this cult scene without pants, but he is without his Ray-Ban glasses on either.
The mistake is most probably due to the famous poster for the movie where Cruise is wearing the iconic Ray-Bans.
Hannibal Lecter’s “Hello, Clarice” in The Silence of the Lambs
Anthony Hopkins playing the role of the genius, evil cannibal called Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs movie, is among the most memorable roles by any actor ever in the history of cinema.
Do you remember him turning to the young persona named Clarice, played brilliantly by Jodie Foster with the creepy words “Hello, Clarice”?
The reality is that Hannibal Lecter actually says “Good Morning” instead of “Hello, Clarice,” in this iconic scene where the two meet. He does it in this terrifyingly melodic voice, which sounds the same every time he says the name “Clarice” throughout the film, which is probably the reason why many people remember the phrase wrong.
Forest Gump’s famous “Life is Like a Box of Chocolates” movie line
In 1995, “Forrest Gump” won 6 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director for Robert Zemeckis, and Best Actor in Leading Role Tom Hanks.
It remains one of the most popular and loved feel-good movies of all time.
Most people who watched it back then remember and still quote Forest Gump with his cult phrase, “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.”
However, true and deep meaning these words have, many people still get the quote wrong.
At the end, Forest says, “Life was like a box of chocolates,” and not “is.”
Leonardo Di Caprio’s Best Actor Oscar win
Many people still believe that the talented actor received his first Academy Award for Best Actor in Leading Role long before Di Caprio actually did.
The truth is, he was nominated a whole four Oscar nominations for some of his most brilliant roles until the Academy awarded him with an Oscar for his role in The Revenant in 2016.
The shared untrue memory is probably due to the multiple nominations which he has received throughout the years and all of the times when he was considered a front-runner for the Academy Award but was not actually awarded.
Sally Field’s famous Academy Award win acceptance speech
The famous scene when Sally Fields receives an award for her performance in “Places in the Heart” in 1985 will probably be remembered more vividly than the film itself.
Most people remember the excited actress saying, “You like me, you really like me!” while the true words she says during this memorable and emotional speech are, “I can’t deny the fact that you like me right now. You like me!”
Lucy’s “’splaining” in “I Love Lucy”
Undoubtedly one of the most loved comedy shows in the history of TV in the USA, “I Love Lucy,” has made many generations laugh throughout the years.
Viewers and fans of the show may remember the Ricky Ricardo catchphrase, “Lucy, you have some ‘splaining to do.”
The fact is, the actual phrase said was either “Lucy, ‘splain” or “Lucy, ‘splain that if you can” instead.
The name of the Gremlin
Remember Spike from the cult horror-comedy movie The Gremlins?
If so, then you are like the many other viewers who remember the Gremlin named Spike, while he was actually called Stripe instead.
The spelling of the Flintstones
Remember Yaba daba doo and the funny stone age cartoon family – the Flinstones?
Well, you should know that the actual name of the family has another “T” in it and is “Flintstones” rather than just “Flinstones.”
The name comes from the words “flint” and “stone,” so the two “T’s” in it make sense, but most of us may remember how the name was pronounced, which is the possible reason for this common distorted memory.
Gandalf crying out, “Run, you fools!”
This dramatic scene from the Lord of the Rings actually portrays Gandalf saying, “Fly, you fools!” rather than “Run, you fools!”
It is believed that the author of the book Tolkien used the word “fly” as a synonym of “flee” or “run away,” which explains the wording.
Cruella from “101 Dalmatians”
Remember the evil designer Cruella, who was portrayed brilliantly by Glenn Close in the 1996 Disney movie, trying to make coats from the cute 101 Dalmatians?
Well, you probably remember that her name is Cruella DeVille?
Actually, the right spelling is Cruella DeVil, in reference to the “devil,” which is a pretty good description of the high fashion designer.
The “Sex and the City” TV hit series
One of the favorite TV series which ran on HBO for years and is loved by fans to this day is often remembered and referred to under the name “Sex in the City.” The real name of the TV show is “Sex and the City.”
The “Shazaam” movie
If you grew up in the 1990s, chances are you remember comedian Sinbad in the role of a hilarious Genie and his flick titled “Shazaam.”
This is a common collective mistaken memory because there was no movie under this name.
The fact is, in 1996, there was a family movie called “Kazaam” with Shaquille O’Neal in the role of a Genie.
The possible explanation for this common mistake is that Sinbad did star in several similar flicks during those years and the fact that the “Kazaam” genie movie was in the previews in most of the tapes with those films.
Also, the movie poster of the “Houseguest” movie starring Sinbad, depicted him coming out of a mailbox, which somewhat resembles a genie coming out of a lamp.
And last but not least, the comedian was pictured hosting a celebrity event dressed like a genie but there is no picture called “Shazaam.”
The theme song from “Mr.Rogers’ Neighborhood.”
You remember the catchy theme song from this children’s program, right?
Many recall it saying, “It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood,” but in actuality, the exact words are “It’s a beautiful day in THIS neighborhood” instead.
The cult M.A.S.H. TV series
Many people evidently have a memory of one of the main characters from the cult war comedy series M.A.S.H. Walter Radar O’Reilly, who was played by Gery Bughoff getting killed off somewhere in the middle of the series.
The truth is, the character remained alive and appeared in the show up to the 8th season.
His character also appeared in the movie of the same name based on the series.
Curious George and his long and curved tail
If you have read Margaret and H.A. Rey’s book series about Curious George, chances are that you may have memories of the cute monkey having a long and curved tail.
But, the truth is that the illustrations of Curious George didn’t feature a tail at all in the books.
Pikachu’s tail color
Speaking of tails and animated characters, there are many viewers who clearly recall Pokémon’s character Pikachu having a black zigzag pattern on his yellow tail.
But, if you search the internet for pictures, you will see for yourself that Pikachu has an all-yellow tail and your memories are incorrect.
Cinderella’s castle in Disney World
When was the last time you went to Disney World? Do you recall where the castle is located?
Numerous people share a memory about the castle being right by the entrance, while the truth is that it is located beyond Main Street in the Magic Kingdom.
Ed McMahon as the face of the Publishers Clearing House sweepstakes
Many viewers swear on having a memory of watching Ed McMahon arriving as part of the prize patrol at people’s doors with huge checks for winning the Publishers Clearing House sweepstakes.
But the Tonight Show star never took part in such events and was actually an endorser of the competitive sweepstakes organized by the American Family Publishers.
Queen’s famous song
With last year’s huge success of the Queen biopic movie “Bohemian Rhapsody,” more people are listening to Queen than ever.
Many of the old and some of the new fans are absolutely sure that the original of the song “We are the champions” ends with the line “..of the world,” but in the actual album, this phrase is missing.
The truth is that there are some videos from live appearances by Freddie Mercury and the band, where the singer does add the phrase at the end. But if you are looking for the original lyrics from the song when it was first released in the “News of the World” LP in 1977, then this phrase is missing from the text.
Common political and historical false collective memories
The number of passengers in the limousine during JFK’s assassination
Try to remember and answer from the top of your head, how many people were in the car with John Kennedy and Jackie Kennedy when he was shot in Dallas.
Even if you were not born when this happened, you have surely seen footage, photos or watched documentaries and films about the tragic event.
If your answer to the question is 4, then you are wrong and could be affected by the phenomenon.
Many people remember that there were four people in the car, including the driver, the secret service officer on the front seat, and JFK and Jackie Kennedy on the back seat.
The truth is, there were 6 people in the car at that moment. Apart from the driver, there was also the secret service agent on the front seats, and also the Texas Governor at the time John Connally and his wife, Nellie.
This common misconception may be due to the fact that the limousine they were in had an unusual seating, with two additional jump seats. Also, many of the photos and footage taken during and right after the shooting were shot from angles that hid the middle row of seats where the Governor and his wife were sitting.
The man in front of the tank at Tiananmen Square
The image of a man standing in front of a tank during the Tiananmen Square protests, which shook communist China back in 1989, is one of the most famous photos of the last century.
People remember seeing the footage, remember the man actually getting run over by the tank.
The fact is, the man (who is still unidentified) did stay in place while the army tank got dangerously close to him. But the tank stopped and was removed by members of the army forcibly out of its way.
Even though this man still remains unidentified, he was never harmed and was definitely not killed during that protest.
Mother Teresa’s canonization
People swear that they remember the most famous missionary from the 20th century Mother Theresa getting canonized, or declared a Saint by the Pope back in the 1990s.
But, the fact is that she was declared a saint on September 4th, 2016, by Pope Francis, years after she passed away in 1997.
The Albanian-Indian Roman Catholic Nun, who spent most of her lifetime helping the dying and the poor, was often referred to as a living saint while she was still alive, which is the possible reason behind this commonly believed untrue memory.
The death of the first man on the moon Neil Armstrong
Oddly enough, many people do not have a clear memory of the news of the passing of one of the most famous people on Earth – Neil Armstrong.
The astronaut, who was the first human to set foot on the moon, passed away in August 2012 at the age of 82.
Many people do not remember hearing this news and were surprised to read about it years later when news about the anniversary of his death came out.
The death of Reverend Billy Graham
Many people claim to clearly remember the widely televised funeral of the famous evangelist Reverend Billy Graham being about 10 years or more ago.
The fact is that the Reverend passed away just two years ago in February 2018.
The death of actor Abe Vigoda
Although false news is considered to be a relatively recent phenomenon, the news of the death of famous actor Abe Vigoda appeared through the years several times, while he was still alive and well.
He sadly passed away in 2016, but people remember hearing or reading about his death many years earlier.
The Lindbergh Baby kidnapping case
This case became a real media sensation back in 1932 when the baby of the popular aviator Charles Lindbergh got kidnapped.
A large majority of the people remember that the case remained a cold case, and was never solved.
But the historical fact is that the body of the baby was found about two months after the kidnapping, and the killer was caught and consequently sentenced to death.
Patrick Swayze’s cancer battle
Some people clearly remember that the actor beat his pancreatic cancer and recovering from it.
The unfortunate fact is that Patrick Swayze passed away from this disease in 2009.
The explosion of the Challenger Space Shuttle
One of the most horrifying, live-televised events from the last century, the explosion of the “Challenger” right after take-off, happened on January 28th, 1986.
Many people, though, claim to have a memory of the incident happening two or more years earlier.
One possible reasoning behind this common false collective memory is that the shuttle did have previous successful missions before the tragic incident in 1986.
Mona Lisa’s smile
This is one of the most famous conspiracies and theories regarding the Mandela Effect, and it consists of multiple people actually believing that the famous painting by Leonardo Da Vinci depicted Mona Lisa with a much more obvious smile in the past.
Others believe that she is frowning and not smiling.
Experts maintain that the facial expression of one of the most famous painted ladies is a smirk.
Others claim that this is a self-portrait of the genius Da Vinci himself.
Chartreuse – pink or green?
There is no plausible explanation why there are so many people who remember chartreuse being a magenta pink color when it is actually the name of a green-yellow hue.
Chartreuse comes from the name of a liquor that has this specific green-yellow color.
New Zealand’s location
Many people will reply to the question where New Zealand is located with the answer – Northeast from Australia.
The reality is, New Zealand is located in a Southeastern direction from Australia.
Some people clearly remember that New Zealand was located at Northeast, and others remember Australia being located further down South, in the so-called “Old World” map of Earth.
The possible explanation for this specific example is a mix of collective false memories and bad maps or not paying enough attention during the geography classes.
The number of the U.S. States
It may seem strange to you, but there are a lot of people who believe that the number of states in the USA is more than 50.
In fact, they claim that they are 52 or 53.
This is most commonly due to the addition of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands to the territory of the US.
Common brand name Mandela Effect examples
The footwear brand Sketchers is widely recognized, but there are many people who think that the name is “Sketchers” rather than “Skechers.” The latter is the right spelling, and there is no “t” in the name.
Oscar Mayer’s hot dogs
Another shared erroneous memory which many people have is that the name of the popular meat brand was “Oscar Meyer,” but in actuality, it was “Oscar Mayer” with an “A.”
The Ford logo
Have you ever noticed a little tail at the end of the “F” on the Ford logo? Well, if you haven’t, you are not alone, but if you think it is a new addition to the famous logo, then you are mistaken as well.
The added curled element to the letter “F” was added back in the 1990s.
The possible explanation behind this common misconception is the fact that many people are used to the original “F” letter without the embellishment, and haven’t paid close attention to the Ford logo since it was changed nearly 30 years ago.
Jiffy Peanut Butter
Do you recall the Jiffy peanut butter brand, which was the most popular ones in the USA in the early 1980s?
Well, there is a brand of peanut butter, which was first introduced back in 1958, and is still in existence. But its name is “Jif” and not “Jiffy.”
This is a common misconception, often referred to as a Mandela Effect, and according to experts is possibly due to a mixup with another popular brand of the same product in the early years was called “Skippy,” so people have mixed those two up into a made-up name “Jiffy.”
Many people get the spelling wrong for the popular odor removal spray Febreze. They believe it is spelled “Febreeze” instead. This makes sense, given the association with the fresh smell and the breeze.
This is a common mistake that people still make – calling the favorite breakfast cereal “Fruit Loops” instead of its real name “Froot Loops.”
The logo of “Fruit of the Loom”
Do you visualize a basket or cornucopia with fruits in it when you try to recall the “Fruit of the Loom” logo? Well, if you do, you may be one of the many people who falsely remember the logo, including any other item than the actual pile of fruits depicted on it.
You may recall the popular white correction fluid, which we used back when there were typewriters and handwritten notes as “White-Out,” but it is actually spelled “Wite-Out.”
The famous candy bar name may be recalled as Kit-Kat or as Kit Kat by many, but the brand is actually “KitKat” with no hyphen in the middle.
Another popular example for the Mandela Effect and brands is the memory of Cheez-itz, when the actual name of the snacks is “Cheez-it.”
Double Stuf Oreo
Many Oreo lovers believe that their favorite double stuffed cookies are called “Double Stuff Oreo,” but the fact is that the name is “Double Stuf Oreo” instead.
The Smokey Bear ad
Do you recall Smokey Bear being one of the advertising icons?
The fact is, Smokey Bear was a character depicted in public announcements for wildfire prevention rather than for advertising a specific brand or company.
Rich Uncle Pennybags and his monocle from the Monopoly game
Close your eyes and try picturing the mascot of the Monopoly board game Rich Uncle Pennybags better known as the Monopoly Man.
Do you see him wearing a top hat and a monocle?
If you do, then you are one of the large number of people who mistakenly remember him depicted with a monocle.
The probable reason behind this common occurrence is the fact that there is a similar-looking animated character who is the mascot of Planter’s and is named Mr. Peanut, who is depicted with a top hat and wearing a monocle.
What are the most common theories explaining the Mandela Effect?
If you have recognized yourself as one of the people who has mistaken memories of a certain event or fact from our list, you may be dying to find out what the actual explanation is behind it and what is the Mandela Effect actually.
Here are some of the most common theories and explanations for this curious effect.
The originator of the term Fiona Broome explains the Mandela Effect as caused by a “multiverse.” She believes in the existence of multiple parallel universes and alternate realities, where the events and people differ. The Mandela Effect, according to her, occurs when these parallel realities happen to cross paths accidentally, and this causes these false shared memories to happen.
Fiona Broome created a website that explores her theory, and there are multiple supporters of the idea of parallel universes and realities existing, as well as time-traveling and certain events that have evoked the crossing of the paths in between these totally different realities and universes.
This theory may sound quite far-stretched and even absurd to some, but there is no way that it can be scientifically rebuked at this moment.
The false memory-related concepts theory
Scientists, including psychologists, doctors, and neuroscientists believe that the reason for the occurrence of the Mandela Effect phenomenon is mainly due to the general unreliability of human memory.
This unreliability, according to them, is due to the close proximity of the neurons in the brain which collect information about certain events and store it but can get it mixed up due to wrong neural connections.
In other words, when our brain receives and stores new information, this may sometimes cause the previously stored information to get distorted by the new one, due to these erroneous connections which can alter the human memory.
Research shows that our brain stores context-related memories nearby in the “schema” , and all separate memory traces are stored in “engrams.”
Since the neurons where similar memories are stored are located close to one another, the complicated interconnections in the “schema” can get distorted, causing a mix-up of these memories.
The theory of confabulations and priming
The human brain and the human memory is also prone to creating confabulations. These are subconscious distortions or mistakes of certain memories, which can usually occur when the brain tries to fill in the missing data about incomplete memories. It is like the brain is trying to “fill in the blanks” regarding a certain event or memory, which is not necessarily true and a representation of what actually happened. This has been examined in many psychology books and publications, including the Journal of Applied Psychology.
Also, we humans may actually make ourselves believe that a certain false memory is true with our personal beliefs and emotions, as well as by new information and details which we have gathered later on. This is a common occurrence with people who have suffered some types of brain damage, suffer from Alzheimer’s or even by completely healthy folks, especially as they get older.
The theory of Priming is another possible explanation for the strange phenomenon, also known as the Mandela Effect.
It is also known as suggestibility or presupposition and includes a multitude of factors that can affect the way we remember certain events.
One of the main examples of this occurring is when witnesses in court are being asked questions with specific details that can falsely affect their replies.
Asking suggestive questions, which include a potential answer such as “did you see the blue sedan?” rather than asking, “did you see a blue sedan?” may evoke a different memory and response.
Also, asking someone, “do you remember how tall he was?” or “do you remember how short he was?” could definitely evoke different answers because of the suggestibility of the question asked.
The theory that the Internet affects our memories
No doubt, with the advent of the Internet, we have all been affected by a lot of the information and disinformation which can be found on the World Wide Web.
It can also affect how we remember events and things, too, due to the powerful and instantaneous ability of false information and misconceptions being spread throughout the planet.
This is one of the most likely reasons why there have been more people who believe they have been affected by the Mandela Effect.
Think about all of the groups and online communities which get together to back and discuss the numerous falsehoods and fake news or disinformation being spread. They support each other and actually come up with evidence that their beliefs are real and true, including specific event references, memories, and others.
These online hoaxes can be funny and ridiculous, but may also be very harmful and even dangerous when they get out of hand.
You can take the time to look at the data available regarding the Mandela Effect examples we have provided, and you can see how many people believe that their false memories are true and that the truth has been distorted for one reason or another later on in time.
How to recognize whether you are experiencing a Mandela Effect
If you are still not sure whether your memory has been affected by this mysterious phenomenon, here are some of the tell-tale signs that you may actually be one of the many people who have been affected by this phenomenon:
- You have a memory of a word or image of something spelled or depicted slightly differently than it was originally
- You and other people remember a certain event or fact mistakenly
- You find out that you have a false memory thanks to research or asking other people or sources you can rely on
- You realize you have distorted memories or experience false contextualizing
Is experiencing the Mandela Effect dangerous
If you are worried because you recognize yourself as one of the growing number of people who has been affected by the Effect from the abovementioned examples, then you can rest assured, because if you are wrong about one or more of the items and examples on our list, then this is more of a fun fact rather than something to be worried about.
The potential danger of the Mandela Effect is due to the fact that thanks to the Internet, false misconceptions can spread around the globe very easily and quickly. And when these misconceptions can affect the human history and lives of people, it can lead to panic and negative views of the actual facts.
This is why, we have been constantly being warned about fake news, and most of the leading social networks and news websites are doing their best to reduce and to completely stop the spreading of such news which may cause serious alarm, and can have history-altering consequences in some extreme cases.
As for the alternate parallel universe theory, it sounds fascinating and has been mentioned in quantum physics, but finding a way to verify the existence of parallel universes and different realities is still not possible to be scientifically proven.
So, the psychological and neurological reasoning behind the occurrence of the Mandela Effect seems to be the most plausible one at this moment.
You have probably landed on this site and are reading this article because of an Internet search regarding the Mandela Effect, right?
Well, you are not alone. This phenomenon has overtaken the world, with different communities and groups online discussing their theories behind the reason for this strange effect.
Whether you are fascinated by the idea of the existence of multiple universes or alternate realities and universes, or you are more interested in the scientific and psychologicalcauses behind the occurrence of these collective false memories, the Mandela Effect is a subject that will keep the world talking for a long time.
Hopefully, there will be more thorough scientific research in the future regarding this phenomenon, so that we can find out what the reason behind it actually is.
Until then, enjoy exploring more about the Mandela Effect and testing your own memory with the large list of common examples we have provided for it.