Is The Mandela Effect Real? Can We Move Between Parallel Worlds?

Submitted by: alexb132 3 weeks ago Science


When Nelson Mandela died in 2013, a significant amount of people were shocked and confused. They were not in shock that he died, but that they were sure he died many years beforehand. This phenomenon became known as The Mandela Effect -- when a significant group of people all misremember the same thing. 

There are a number of theories that can account for this phenomenon, one of the strongest being that we are constantly 'sliding' between parallel worlds, where the events remembered actually took place. 

What do you think about The Mandela Effect? Real or just our brains processing information in a weird way?
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Male 1,141
I been sliding between alternate universes sense 1972 when I took that first acid trip.
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Male 333

I just left an parallel world where Donald Trump was elected president. The weird thing was that the alternative was worse. I hope I don't end up back there.
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Male 1,059
The ones messing with my head are: Dolly never wore braces (Jaws girlfriend in Moonraker), the KitKat dash, Christopher reeve not Reeves. And I remember hearing that David Attenborough had died, eulogy and all, but i never heard other people remembering that, if I did it would probably make me a believer.
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Male 199
nice video. First 4 minutes presenting the theory and the "paranormal explanation" then switching to 3 minutes of rational science explaining why you remember stuffs that never occurred.
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Female 240
Anything that contains the words 'paranormal consultant' can immediately be discarded.
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Male 3
I follow Occam's Razor, so the belief that human memory is inherently fallible and that people's memories are influenced by others seems the truest explanation. Memory is not very accurate and it tends to fill in the blanks with information that may or may not be correct.
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Male 3,424
alexander_horbach have you ever played bioshock infinite? "The mind of the subject will desperately struggle to create memories where none exist." 
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Male 3,424
robthelurker also, welcome to i-am-bored. im sure the squirrel will be along soon to bust out the welcome wagon.
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Male 3
robthelurker TY. Long time lurker, first time poster.
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Male 4,457
alexander_horbach I follow the "Rule of the Knife" Cutting off what is incomplete  and Say Now it is complete for it ends here.
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Male 3
thezigrat Your comment smacks of Dune and I love it. Bi lal Kaifa
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Male 4,457
alexander_horbach  :-)
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Male 7
The Looney Toons one still f***s with me
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