Let’s talk about the Mandela Effect

Note: This is only some theories that I have and found. I am not at all saying that I believe in these theories.Nelson-Mandela-e1467123976356

I’m going to assume based on my views demographics that most of you don’t know what the Mandela Effect is. If I’m wrong please let me know because a lot of people had already been talking about this thing and I ran out of ideas on what to write about so, I just take my chances and assume you don’t know about this thing.

Basically, the “Mandela Effect” started when a group of people met and they discussed about the death of Nelson Mandela. Everyone knows that Nelson Mandela died on the 5th of December 2013 but somehow this group of people remembered him dying years ago in prison and a riot followed his death. Somehow this group of people started to ask more people if they remembered Nelson Mandela dying in prison and a lot of them do. So, they decided to name this “thing” the Mandela Effect, obviously because it involves Nelson Mandela. (This is my simplified version of how the whole thing starts)

We all know that people only die once in their life and there are a lot more people who didn’t remember him dying in prison. So obviously these people are having some kind of a false memory thing and they were wrong. It is well-known that people tend to ‘create’ fake memories. So, this whole remembering something that did happen thing is just fake memory made by their brain.


Except…. someone literally found in a book called English Alive somewhere which says that Nelson Mandela died in 1991:WhatsApp Image 2017-07-21 at 4.38.28 PM

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It is true that this book might publish false information but books cannot do that. You will get sued if you publish a false information in a book. So what is happening here? I will talk about people’s theory and my theory of why this thing happened but before that, I want to show you some of the other examples of the Mandela Effect.

  1. The Berenstain Bears


The Berenstain Bears is a children’s book and television series which I don’t know about so I cannot tell you what it is about (sorry) but I think it’s about some parents who wrote a book about their family but they ‘turned’ themselves into bears. Apparently a lot of people remember this as The Berenstein Bears. An ‘E’ instead of an ‘A’. In fact, some people even have tapes and some other stuff of The Berenstain Bears spelt with an ‘E’


2. Pikachu’s tail


Which one is the ‘real’ Pikachu? If you say the one on the left, you are wrong. The end of Pikachu’s tail is never black.

3. Mirror mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all? You may remember this line from the Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs movie said by the evil queen. IF you had been saying it as mirror mirror on the wall, it’s wrong. It’s actually MAGIC mirror on the wall. Don’t believe me? Click here to see the clip.

4. Uncle Pennybags:

Uncle Pennybags or the monopoly guy is often remembered as on old guy wearing a monocle. I remembered him that way too but it turns out he doesn’t wear any monocle.


And yet, many people remembered that he does:

There are many more example of the Mandela Effect. Obviously, I can’t show it all here because if I do, this post would be 10000 words long and you will get bored half-way through.

Many poeple thinks that the Mandela Effect proves that parallel universes exists. They believe that in the year 2000 the world did end somehow we got ‘transported’ or something like that into another universe and that’s why somethings are different from how we remembered it to be. Some other people think that it is caused by time travel. They believe that someone from the future went back to the pass and they messed up somethings or they changed small things. It is believed that if you go back to the past and do something differently, when you go back to the future, everything will be different.

To think really about it, if are able to create time machines in the future, it means that someone had already gone back to time because someone in the future already has that technology. Some even claimed that this proves that the whole world is just a simulation and the mandela effect is just some form of glitch.

Personally, I don’t think that this is caused by time travel because it doesn’t explain why some people do remember it correctly. As for the parallel universe theory, I find that thoery interesting because it does on its own explains why some people remembers things correctly but the reason why is sad. Maybe some people do get transported to the other parallel universe and others don’t which explains why they remember it correctly and those who didn’t get ‘teleported’ either died along the way or stayed at the ‘current’ universe that they are in. Again, these are just some random theories. 

I personally think the existance of a parallel universe would explain so many thing such as ghost hauntings and maybe even sleep paralysis as I explained in my previous blog post. I personally refuse to believe that this is caused by some ‘glitch’ in a simulation because I don’t want to believe that we are indeed living in a simulation. But maybe (just maybe) I would write a blog post about us being a simulation.

It is possible that we all have a really bad memory or we are indeed faking these memory. It is very easy for the human mind to mess up things including memories but it seems weird that a lot of people have the same ‘fake’ memory. I am sure that somehow there will be a logical and less bizzare explanation to this simply because I don’t want to know that I’m living in a simulation. Thank you for reading my post and please follow me on twitter to get updated when I post something new because I try to update my blog everyday.


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