What in the world is the Mandela Effect? In a nutshell, it’s having memories that don’t match with current reality and history. Fiona Broome, one of the people who coined the term, launched a website in 2009 to document the phenomenon, explains that the Mandela Effect “is what happens when someone has a clear memory of something that never happened in this reality.” But why is it called the Mandela Effect? Well, that brings us to our first example.
44 Mandela Effect examples that are seriously mind-bending
If you’ve ever had a vivid memory of something happening that turned out to have never occurred, you’ll be happy to know there’s a name for the phenomenon…and you’re not alone in this seemingly alternate reality.
The Mandela Effect