The phenomenon known as the Mandela Effect is something that happens more often than you probably think. We explain what it is in this article.
What Is The Mandela Effect?
If you are wondering if it has anything t do with Nelson Mandela, yes; it does. The term “Mandela Effect” was so named because a lot of people kept reporting that Mandela died in the 1980s when in reality his death occurred in 2013. As a matter of fact, people reported that they watched his funeral on TV.
It turned out that those people were not lying but rather had a false collective memory. This phenomenon in which many people remember an event or occurrence incorrectly happens fairly often. Another example is when a large number of people remember something that did not happen at all. It is this phenomenon that has been named the Mandela Effect.
Lying, Bad Memories, or Parallel Universes?
It would be easy to label it lying if only one person at a time was guilty of it. Or it could be chucked down to outright bad memory. But where you have hundreds and sometimes thousands of people recalling an event a certain way and turning out wrong about it, that’s the Mandela Effect. Some have suggested the possibility of people experiencing alternate realities or parallel universes. Ardent readers of Marvel and DC comic books will understand the concept of parallel universes better.
In simple terms, the Mandela Effect is a phenomenon in which large numbers of people share a false memory of an event or occurrence. In the digital age, perhaps false news and misleading viral information are vital factors behind this mass delusion. No worries; humanity will nail it eventually or just confuse itself the more.
Have you experienced the Mandela Effect? Have you and many others sworn that something was this way but finally discovered you were wrong? What do you think of the phenomenon? Do share your thoughts.