A Glimpse Into The Fascinating Mandela Effect

There are several unexplained conspiracies about the world. Many occurrences have us questioning our state of mind or whether there is a secret parallel universe, we are connected to somehow.

You wake up one day, and you see there is no Google or Facebook, or Instagram. You talk to your family and friends about this, and they say that all these things never existed.

Hearing this will make your head spin. Perhaps, you will even feel sick. But this can happen to you due to the Mandela Effect.

What Is The Mandela Theory?


The Mandela Effect is a phenomenon when many people believe in something that has never happened. It is a memory that neither matches reality nor history.

Where Did This Effect Come From?


The effect came to light after the death of South African President Nelson Mandela. Many people believe that Nelson Mandela died in the 1980s while he was in prison. However, when you google it, he passed away in 2013.

Fiona Broome was one of the people who believed in Nelson Mandela’s death theory. She published it on a website. She quickly realized she was not alone. Thus, the phenomenon is named The Mandela Effect.

Why The Mandela Effect Happened?


Many people believe that there is a parallel universe, and we travel from one world to another. However, doctors believe that humans tend to create false memories, which causes Mandela effect.

Popular Examples Of The Mandela Effect

The death of Nelson Mandela is not the only example of the phenomenon. There are many other instances that several people have shared on social media and internet forums as seen below:

1. Kitkat


KitKat is a much loved chocolate treat that many of us have enjoyed since our childhoods. The chocolate wrapper proves that that there is no hyphen between Kit and Kat in the logo, but many are convinced otherwise.

2. Pikachu’s Tail


Pokemon fans were up in hands discussing the topic of Pikachu’s tail and its color. Many people believe that the cute character’s tail has a black tip, when in fact, it doesn’t. Pikachu’s tail is completely yellow contrary to popular belief.

3. Mirror-Mirror on the Wall


You must have heard this famous line in the classic Snow White Disney film. Unfortunately, you will be astonished to learn that the line was in fact “magic mirror on the wall,” and not the famed ‘mirror-mirror’ variation.

4. The Number of US States


We know that there are 50 states in the US, but some people believe there are far more than 50 states. It is probably fair that we blame the lack of studying for High School geography tests in this instance.

5. Leonardo DiCaprio’s Oscar


Leonardo DiCaprio received his first Oscar in 2016 for his performance in The Revenant. Although this is a well-known fact, there are a select few who believe that the Hollywood actor got his first Oscar well before 2016.

6. Mona Lisa’s Smile


 People believed that Leonardo DiVinci’s famous Mona Lisa painting has a bright smile. We’ve all seen that this belief is not true, but many are so convinced that we’ve even second guessed ourselves about it.

Written by:
Siba Mosana

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