Do These Examples Of The Mandela Effect Prove That We’re Living In A Parallel Universe?

Do These Examples Of The Mandela Effect Prove That We’re Living In A Parallel Universe?

Are we living in a parallel universe? Or are we just forgetful?  

 

If you’ve never heard of your Mandela Effect before- let us try to explain it to you as simply and briefly as possible…

It’s an unexplained phenomenon that you’ve probably experienced a heap of times without knowing what it’s called or how to describe it. “The Mandela effect” is what the internet is calling those strange, curious instances in which many of us are certain we remember something a particular way, but it turns out we’re totally incorrect.

The name of the theory stems from Nelson Mandela’s death…

Mandela died on Dec 5, 2013- however, hundreds of people were left in total shock and confusion by the news as they remember him dying whilst in prison in the ’80s. People were adamant about this- even saying that they remember clips of his funeral on the TV. Pretty crazy, huh? 

These false memories have some people thinking their memory sucks, but some wonder if they’ve gone to a parallel universe, or if time travellers have gone to the past and slightly affected our present, or maybe we’re just all simply losing our freakin’ minds.

What’s most interesting about the Mandela effect is that so many of us share the exact same false memories. Can you relate to any of these? 

1) The show isn’t called Sex in the City.

It’s Sex and the City, but many people insist they remember it being “in the”- and are even particular about the fact that the ‘I’ was designed to look like the Empire State Building. People have even posted pictures of old memorabilia they have that supports this…

2) “Oscar Meyer” isn’t spelt that way

The famous brand of hot dogs and lunch meats is Oscar Mayer, but people are INFURIATED because they remember it as Meyer, with an “e.” A lot of people recall the jingle from the commercials and insist the lyrics were “My bologna has a first name, it’s O-S-C-A-R / My bologna has a second name, it’s M-A-Y-E-R!”. What do you remember?

3) “We Are The Champions” by Queen, Ends Differently To How You Might Think…

If you’re familiar with the song, you might remember the final lyrics being “No time for losers, ’cause we are the champions… of the world!”  NOPE. Guess what?  There is no “of the world!” The song just ends abruptly, and it’s driving people insane because they are adamant that they’ve heard otherwise in the past. It does sound strange now listening to it…

4) Do you remember the Monopoly man, Rich Uncle Pennybags, having a monocle? 

There are hundreds of people out there who can’t seem to grasp how the Monopoly man is monocle-less when they’ve distinctly remember him to have one! Are they confusing him with a different character? Or has he lost his monocle over the years? I guess we’ll never know…

5) The tip of Pikachu’s tail isn’t black.

Erm, what? It is DEFINITELY black right? Nope- it isn’t- and it has never been. Mind blown.

6) “The Berenstein Bears” are actually called “the Berenstain Bears.”

This is one of the Mandela effect examples which instantly sparks debate. Many people recall the book series/cartoon about a family of bears being known as The Berenstein Bears. However, if you look now, they’re actually called The Berenstain Bears. A LOT of people insist they remember it being spelled with an “e,” and one Redditor even found an old VHS tape (see below) of the cartoon, and the label shows “Berenstein.” We don’t know what to believe anymore…

7) Curious George never had a tail.

Do you remember Curious George swinging from trees by his tail? Then you’re remembering wrong, apparently. If you look up pictures of Curious George right now, you’ll see that he doesn’t have a tail. We are shook…

8) Darth Vader doesn’t say, “Luke, I am your father.”

Yep- this one got us too. It’s one of the most famous lines in movie history- so how could we misremember “Luke, I am your father.” He actually says, “No, I am your father.” Which reading now- just sounds wrong?! This isn’t the only Star Wars–related Mandela effect instance…

9) C-3PO Isn’t All Gold…

Many Star Wars fanatics recall C-3PO being completely gold all over and were upset to discover that he actually has had a silver leg the entire time. A lot of memorabilia doesn’t even feature the silver leg!

10) People think the Mona Lisa is smiling now, but she used to be emotionless.

A lot of people passionately insist that the Mona Lisa has changed because they remember her having a completely straight, deadpan expression, but now they feel that she’s got a clear smirk. Hmm, what do you think?

11) Kit Kat doesn’t have a dash.

We were adamant that it was Kit-Kat here, but it’s actually just one word without the hyphen “KitKat”. We can’t believe our eyes!

12) Life isn’t like a box of chocolates.

Again, this is a super famous movie line- however many people remember it incorrectly. The majority of people confidently remember Forrest Gump stating that his mama always said, “Life is like a box of chocolates.” However, it turns out that he actually said, “Life was like a box of chocolates”. We are stumped.

13) Hannibal Lecter never said, “Hello, Clarice.”

If anybody ever asked you to do an impression of Hannibal Lecter from Silence of The Lambs, you’d probably chose the famous line “Hello, Clarice”. Which is strange, since he NEVER says this once in the entire movie. When Clarice first meets Hannibal Lecter, he simply says, “Good morning.” That’s it. How is a film’s most well-known line nonexistent? IT IS EATING AWAY AT US. No pun intended.

14) The Queen in Snow White never said, “Mirror, mirror on the wall.”

We feel like we’re losing our minds by this point. The Queen actually said “Magic mirror on the wall”. So why do we all remember it being “Mirror, mirror on the wall” so distinctively? “Magic mirror” just doesn’t sound right.

15) The Number of US States…

This Mandela Effect sits on the fence slightly. The United States of America is a federal republic consisting of 50 states, right? So why do many people recall the United States including 51 or even 52 states?

16) “Tank Man” wasn’t ran over…

Also known as the Unknown Protester, the Tank Man was an unidentified man who stood in front of a column of tanks on June 5, 1989 after the Chinese military had suppressed the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 by force. The identity and the fate of the man officially remain unknown but many people have a vivid memory of the man being run over and killed by the tanks…

17) Patrick Swayze´s Recovery

Patrick Swayze sadly died of pancreatic cancer on September 14, 2009, aged 57 but some people remember him making a full recovery from the deadly disease so we’re even more shocked when they heard the devastating news…

18) The Disney World castle…

Some people distinctively remember entering the Magic Kingdom through the castle. Another alternate memory is that the castle was much closer to the end of the Main Street than it really is. Hmm…

Can you relate to any of these crazy Mandela effect examples? Let us know in the comments- we’d love to hear your input!

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