Mandela Effect Examples

I used to think the Mandela Effect was just nonsense, simple misremembering, until I began to notice all these examples of the effect in real life. Following are just a few times I’ve noticed this effect. Have these kinds of things happened to you? Don’t they seem most likely to be caused by travel to a parallel universe and not just mistaken memories?

  1. One day last week I put my keys down on the table by the door but when I went to get them later in the day they were on the kitchen table instead.

  2. I’m positive Donald Trump says he was going to build a wall on the border with Mexico and the Mexicans would pay for it but I checked and there no wall there at all and the Mexicans haven’t given us any money for one either.

  3. I clearly remember that there used to be people who thought Nelson Mandela died in the 80s but now when I ask people no one says they ever thought that. Even weirder, some people don’t know who Nelson Mandela is or think that he’s still alive.

Captain Disillusion handles the Mandella effect (or the “Mengele effect” if you’re an X-files fan) in this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGgUrj10HdM

  1. That’s just mixed up memory, because I bet there are times you did put keys on the table by the door.
  2. That is not the “Mandala Effect”-That is the “Barnum Effect”.
  3. People don’t like to be wrong, and adjust their memories accordingly.

At the risk of opening a can of Arrakeen sandworms…

The Alternative Ending to “Big”.

Warning: your discretionary time may be at risk. Proceed with caution

See, everyone says it’s just bad memory, but my memory is good, I remember all the details very clearly, it was just two weeks ago and I put my wallet on the kitchen table but when I went to look for it it was on the table by the door.

The Mandela Effect is a bit more than just misremembering something.

You remember some details very clearly. There’s no way to verify that your memory is accurate.

I only watched the very beginning of the video but they make it clear the Mandela Effect is real and very spooky. And that guy must know what he’s talking about because he has a tinfoil face!

I’m positive my memory is correct. It happened just this morning as I described in the OP, I put my phone down on the dining room table and when I went to get it it turned out to be in my pocket! I wouldn’t forget details like that.

This happens because the people who build time sometimes place things in the wrong place.

As explained in this documentary: A Matter of Minutes

I remember sneaking into your house yesterday and moving your keys, but now you say it was your phone. The only logical explanation is that tomorrow I will travel back in time and install a smart ignition system in your car so you can start it with your phone.

I just found out that Nelson Mandela was president of South Africa during the 90s but I distinctly remember the president of the RSA was a circular pattern with a unifying center. Is that why this is called the Mandala Effect?

People think there was a movie called Shazaam with the comedian Sinbad. They’re probably confusing it with Kazaam, starring Shaquille O’Neal but apparently it’s common enough.

The Judeo-German suffix “stein” I’ve only encountered pronounced “styne” or “steen,” so I know that it’s always been the Berenstain Bears because that’s how my teachers pronounced it. But apparently a lot of people insist it was Berenstein.

When I was in high school, pretty much every member of my class swore up and down that Mel Brooks had made and released *History of the World, Part II *(beyond the “Hitler on Ice” teaser at the end of Part I).

I never felt so frustrated amongst a sea of wrongness in my life.

Part II was much better than Part I.

I suffer from reverse Mandela Effect. I didn’t see things that everyone else did.

I did not see man walk on the Moon for the first time. I did not see the Challenger blow up on live TV. I did not see the second plane hit the WTC. I’m not saying these things didn’t actually happen. I’m just saying I didn’t see them live when everyone else in the world says they did.

I always liked the explanation for Mandela Effect used in the short story *The Forest of Time. *That the reason so many details keep being different than we remember is because we are all constantly drifting between slightly different alternate universes; it’s not our memories that are wrong, it’s that we aren’t in the same universe we are remembering anymore.

You didn’t misplace your car keys; you are the one who has been misplaced. You didn’t misremember the eye color of your old friend, you are just speaking to a very similar but not identical person. You didn’t misremember what your wife told you to buy at the store; that was a different woman with the same name and face.

In fact you never actually meet anyone or visit anyplace twice, just an endless string of similar but not identical people & places.

Part Six was even better, but the other day I ran into an old friend (who, oddly, didn’t look quite the way I recall him) who didn’t even remember Parts One through Five*!*

[dee doo dee doo][/Twilight Zone theme]

I believe that’s the Biko Effect.

Not to be confused with the Biko Confect…tion;
Biko, a sweet rice cake from the Philippines made from glutinous rice, coconut milk, and brown sugar.

CMC fnord!

Kidding aside, I can think of dozens just off the top of my head.

No one said, “Play it again, Sam” in Casablanca.
Darth Vader never said, “Luke, I am your father.”
Mae West never said, “Come up and see me some time.”

…and those are just a few.

My favorite is a source of consternation in my house. Mrs. Homie swears up & down that Cameron originally said, “My mom’s in Decatur” in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, but that it was changed to “She’s in Decatur” (which is what he actually said) because reasons.