The Mandela Effect


The Mandela Effect is a new phenomenon that has become extremely popular on social media. The Mandela Effect is the theory of parallel universes formed on the idea that people have similar memories of past events. The name of the theory is based off many people on social media saying that they remember seeing clips of Nelson Mandela’s funeral on TV back in the ‘80s. While in reality, he actually died on December 5, 2013. Some people tend to qualify The Mandela Effect as having a bad memory, but a lot of people seem to share the same false memories. One of the most popular Mandela Effects is The Berenstain Bears.

The Berenstain Bears is a children’s book series. Many people including myself remember the books being spelled as “Berenstein Bears”. Many people are upset by the fact that their childhood has been ruined by one letter. A Twitter user tweeted “I always figured something would eventually break me mentally and emotionally. I never thought it would be the Berenst(a)ein Bears.” People are trying so hard to prove this theory. One Reddit user even found an old VHS tape where the cartoon is labelled as “Berenstein Bears.”

Another very popular Mandela Effect is Wite Out. No, you did not read that wrong. The white in Wite Out is indeed spelled wrong. However, many people attest to using it and seeing it spelled as “White Out”. One Twitter user even tweeted, “THIS DOESN’T EVEN MAKE SENSE”.

Even some of the most popular movies in history have proven to have some Mandela Effect. I’m sure you’ve seen Snow White at least once in your life. In the movie, the Queen looks in the mirror and says “Mirror, Mirror on the wall. Who’s the fairest of them all?” Right? Well guess what? That’s actually wrong. The Queen goes up to the mirror and says “Magic Mirror on the wall. Who’s the fairest one of all”. People have tried to prove this Mandela Effect, but even if you looked up a clip you’ll find the Queen saying this famous quote that has been uttered wrong numerous times.

And in Star Wars, arguably the most iconic line in the movie is “Luke, I am your father.” People make videos and use this line all the time. But, that’s not the right line. Darth Vader actually said “No, I am your father.”

If you’ve seen The Silence of the Lambs, you know what Hannibal Lecter tells Clarice when he first meets her. “Hello, Clarice” is how Hannibal greets her. Well actually that’s wrong, he greets her by saying “Good morning.”

Many people can’t believe that multiple lines of many famous movies never actually happened. It’s driving people insane that they’ve been saying those lines wrong all this time.

The Mandela Effect is definitely something that messes with your brain and makes you think about everything that you’ve made contact with. Is The Mandela Effect based on false memories or is it something more extraordinary like being in a par- allel universe? Hopefully we will get an answer in the near future.

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