The Mandela Effect

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4 min readJun 7, 2020

Most things are not as you remember them.

How well do you trust your own memory? How well do you remember events you experienced some time ago? How many of your memories are exactly as you remember them? We can all agree that sometimes our minds can play tricks on us. But how often does this actually happen?

We, as human beings, can be influenced by a lot of different things. Everyday we are bombarded with stories from television, radio, social networks, coworkers, relatives, friends. Nowadays it is relatively easy to miss remember something. Much easier than you would expect. That is also because memory isn’t always perfect.

What about a memory shared by hundreds or thousands of people, in extreme detail? Of course, this is reliable, right? Well, it turns out that this is also possible. A thousand of people can share the same memory, even if it is not true. I know it sounds weird, but it is possible. This is The Mandela Effect.

The Mandela Effect is a term coined by Fiona Broome in 2009. It refers to a situation in which a large group of people believe that an even occurred when it actually never happened. The explanation behind it can get pretty complex.

The term “Mandela Effect” originates from one of Fiona’s personal experiences. A while ago, while she was attending a conference, she was talking with…

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