The Mandela Effect?

You know, we have been seeing this quite a lot over the last couple of weeks and we just had to ask the question, what?

Is this the latest bit of craziness out of The States? According to the source:

‘The “Mandela Effect” is what happens when someone has a clear memory of something that never happened in this reality.

Many of us — mostly total strangers — remember the exact same events with the exact same details. However, our memories are different from what’s in history books, newspaper archives, and so on.

This isn’t a conspiracy, and we’re not talking about “false memories.” Many of us speculate that parallel realities exist, and we’ve been “sliding” between them without realizing it.

(Others favor the idea that we’re each enjoying holodeck experiences, possibly with some programming glitches. In my opinion, these aren’t mutually exclusive.)

This website is about real, alternate history and possible explanations for this phenomenon.’

Uh-huh. Why do we care? Well, first we are going to let some-one else explain some examples, then we are going to look at those examples:

Did You Know There’s A Term For When You’re Totally Positive Something Happened Even Though It Didn’t?

Right. Totally positive something happened? The lady who brought this about used Nelson Mandela as an example. Apparently several people were convinced that Mandela died in prison. And that is all it took for Youtube to go batshit crazy.

We remember that people DID think Mandela had died. This was because there was such a public outcry at his imprisonment, that his captors thought it best to not talk about it, leading people to believe he had died, until his captors thought ‘this could end very badly’ and they showed Nelson as being alive (though certainly not well).

Now we all know that people and /or Mainstream Media don’t like following up on stories, but we do:

‘He was charged with leaving the country without a permit and inciting workers to strike. He was convicted and sentenced to five years’ imprisonment, which he began serving at the Pretoria Local Prison. On 27 May 1963 he was transferred to Robbin Island and returned to Pretoria on 12 June. Within a month police raided Liliesleaf, a secret hide-out in Rivonia used by ANC and Communist Party activists, and several of his comrades were arrested.

On 9 October 1963 Mandela joined 10 others on trial for sabotage in what became known as the Rivonia Trial. While facing the death penalty his words to the court at the end of his famous “Speech from the Dock” on 20 April 1964 became immortalised:

“I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.”

So is it possible that those people who ‘were positive Nelson Mandela died in prison’ really only believed that because he was facing the death penalty and, like most people, they thought it a done deal? or was it because this also happened:

‘On 12 August 1988 he was taken to hospital where he was diagnosed with tuberculosis. After more than three months in two hospitals he was transferred on 7 December 1988 to a house at Victor Verster Prison near Paarl where he spent his last 14 months of imprisonment.’

You see, we have yet to find proof from these ‘effected’ people that there was anything other than their own belief that Nelson Mandela had died in prison. Occam’s Razr, we have said this before. When faced with two possible explanations, the simplest is most likely. People thought he died because once this major event in history died down, people soon forgot about it.

Another example: The Berenstain Bears. Pass. Never heard of them, but surely somebody would have an old copy that would prove this is true, but no, not one person in the whole of America has a single copy of the evidence to proof the name change. Couldn’t somebody make contact with relatives of the author (assuming the author has died) to confirm the spelling?

Plenty of people can show a TV guide, which of course, would never ever have a spelling mistake in it (and yes, somebody actually did this):

50Washington is not a State. Did you know that? Those people who thought is was ’51 or 52 States’ can now rest assured that it is in fact their own memory letting them down there. So that brings it down to ’50 or 51′ States. Hawaii is not a State either, so that brings it down to ’49 or 50 States’. We don’t think you need to be a physicist to know that there is no ‘alternative reality’ here.
There is the thought that Scotland and Wales were much smaller. The below map was created in 1683:
So, looking at it here, yes both Scotland and Wales were much smaller. Still we don’t suppose the small details matter too much, like this map is a clear hand drawn recollection and not an accurate measure. Still, nevermind. People ‘remember’ it being smaller.
You are all a bit nuts, you know that right? Like the person who ‘remembers’ a TV show episode, yet can’t find it anywhere? Well, it’s good that you have the time to search, we guess. Is it not more likely that you don’t remember which TV show you were watching all those years ago? Or that you were watching something else and that caused a kid to have a nightmare that you can recollect clearly today? No? Okay then.
Or the person who clearly remembers a person dying TWICE (like once wasn’t enough?) only to find out the guy in question was still alive after all? Wouldn’t you kick up a fuss if you knew a person who died came back to life? And then to have that person die again? and woah, that guy wasn’t even dead after all? We would definitely mention that at the time, we are certain of it. We can absolutely state with confidence that we would not wait a hundred years and then say oh hey! We just remembered something about him.
Look people, it is really no big deal to admit that your memory is not what it was. Why do you insist on trying to convince people that it is more likely to be an alternate reality, rather than admit your recollection is a little ‘off”?
Apart from a series of books by a single writer, is there really anything in this Mandela Effect business?
Is it not more likely that it was human error? Why do you insist that the author of the Berenstain books didn’t know how to spell it correctly, rather than acknowledge somebody could have written it phonetically in a newspaper?
Looney Toons? Yes, actually we here at Political Beast used to love our Saturday morning cartoons and we can remember it being spelt ‘Looney ‘Toons’, not ‘Looney Tunes’. Hm… okay so that is a little odd. Not enough to have us screaming Parallel Universe though. And let us not forget that The UK spell things correctly, like honour, supposedly and colour, whereas Americans spell things differently so isn’t this to be taken into consideration also?
In the 30s/40s/50s/60s/70s if you wrote supposably in The UK, you would have lived to regret it, especially if it was your job to know how to spell.
Vicks dropped the aprostophe and never told anyone? OH NO! Like they need to tell you that? What??
Chic Fil-A. You do know that Chic is pronounced sheek? So you are complaining about that? Shut up! Who cares?
OMG! Herbal Essence added more essences to their products! Red Alert! Mandela Effect in progress!! Holy crap.
We are slowing losing the will to live with the above clip. You do know that in today’s society advertising is chargeable by the letter, so the companies probably thought dropping an apostrophe here or a hyphen there would save a few bucks right? And that those marketing departments do not have to tell you in advance right? But don’t let reason interfere with your ‘alternate reality’ theory.
Look there must be something here that has millions of people freaking out on the internet. What is it?
We would love to accept this, but sadly, how much sway can we put on a man who clearly doesn’t know a rabbit from a hare when he sees it? (Rabbits have longer ears and shorter hind legs by the way).
So, Aleister Crowley (or is it Alaister Cowley?) Who definitely (or definately) absolutely, possibly, might have died once or twice, is responsible for The Mandela Effect?
Still, The Mandela Effect doesn’t explain Elvis, does it? Or The Bermuda Triangle, Lord Lucan, RedRum. Or maybe it does? Which came first – CERN or unexplained mysteries of the world?
The Mandela Effect Debunked:

What do you think? Do you believe The Mandela Effect is real? Do you think it is because of Cern? Can you prove the truth of your belief? Do you think that this is just a psyop or are you like us, who believe shit just happens sometimes?

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