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The Mystery Of The Mandela Effect

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“Luke, I am your father,” to “Mirror mirror on the wall,” have become some of the most famous movie quotes of all time. But did you know that those words were never actually spoken? Although we may all recall these words being said, we have all made it up in our brains. Even though there are many conspiracies about how this has happened it all leads to the Mandela effect.

     The Mandela Effect is a phenomenon where many people share the same false memory. The term was coined in 2009 by Fiona Broome, a paranormal researcher when she created a website describing her phenomenon. Broome was at a conference when she shared her memory of the former president of South Africa Nelson Mandela who died in prison during the 1980s when he passed later in 2013. Turns out Broom was not the only to have this memory. After this event, her theory spread like wildfire. 

     One of the most famous Mandela effects examples is in the 1980s Star Wars movie The Empire Strikes Back. The most famous line in the whole movie or even in Star Wars history is the line, “Luke, I am your father.”  Even though tons of fans swear by this happening the line was never said. The actual line in the movie is, “No, I am your father.”  Another Star Wars Mandela effect example is that loads of people recall C-3PO being an all-gold protocol droid when he is all gold. Throughout all the movies his whole left leg is silver.

     Another example of the crazy Mandela effect is the famous quote, “Mirror mirror on the wal,l” from the iconic Disney movie Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs were also never said in the movie. The real line in the movie is, “Magic mirror on the wall,” yet why do we all say/think, ”Mirror mirror on the wall” if that is not the line? Another example is one about the famous Monopoly Man. We have all seen the logo. Whether it was in the board game, in pictures, or even in a movie we all know. Yet hundreds of people swear the rich uncle had a monocle on his face when he in fact did not.

     So why do all these people remember it one way when it was the complete opposite? Why is the Mandela effect a thing? Some people say it is because the multiverses are real. Their theory is based on that within each of these universes alternate events of all these things are mixed into one timeline. So, every time we all think one thing happened when it did not it is because it all happened in another universe. Some people even think we shift out of all of these multiverses and that is why we think these things.

    Others say it was because of CERN, a European lab center dedicated to nuclear research. The theory is that on July 5th, 2010 CERN turned on their new Large Hadron Collider and caused a splinter in time. They say the collider started flinging atoms at other atoms to discover the universe’s roots, but of course, this theory has never been confirmed.

     Scientists and people all over the world are working to figure out the Mandela effect, and all of the theories that come with it. There are hundreds of websites and videos dedicated to people’s theories on the Mandela effect. Whether it is a multiverse, a fancy collider, a flaw in our brains, or just a big game of telephone from person to person, the Mandela Effect is a theory still hotly debated in the world today.

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