The Mandela effect – mind-bending examples of collective false memories

What is the Mandela effect? Simply put, it's when a large number of people share incorrect memories about widely known things or facts. If it sounds strange to you, keep reading and you will realize you've experienced it yourself at least once.

Why is the theory named so?

The news of Nelson Mandela's death in 2013 was absolutely shocking for the majority of people. Moreover, many believed he had already died in the 80s! The phenomenon was named after him, even though there are many even more shocking Mandela effect examples. Here they are:

Which of the facts from the article surprised you the most? Did you know the Mandela effect definition before? Do you know any other interesting examples?

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What are your thoughts on this subject?
evelyn hayden
I expect the Monopoly man to have a monocle.
Mar 22, 2020 1:00PM
Todd Cates
Mar 21, 2020 10:40AM
Myrna Olson
So many say, Build it and they will come!! It is he will come... just Shoeless Joe Jackson (,I think}
Mar 20, 2020 5:43PM
Quite Interesting.
Mar 20, 2020 1:45PM
Maqsood Baluch
Mar 20, 2020 1:32PM
Penelope Harrison
I misread it and thought it was mandala. I was deffo going round in circles with that one!!!!
Mar 20, 2020 6:20AM
Kirk Tanaka
Effect hasn't affected me (yet).
Mar 20, 2020 12:14AM
Yolanda Solis
Never heard about this! Interesting!
Mar 19, 2020 11:08PM
Darlene Davidson
I assumed there was a t in Skechers.
Mar 19, 2020 10:58PM
Jim Adams
Old, old stuff and there are versions of Monopoly, abet likely illegal knockoffs, where the monopoly man does have monocle. I bought a beautiful Monopoly game in Singapore aka the illegal copycat kingdom of the Orient.
Mar 19, 2020 10:47PM
Renato Pelejo
First time I read about Mandela effect but it's interesting to know.
Mar 19, 2020 10:26PM
It's the Planters peanut guy with the monocle.
Mar 19, 2020 10:01PM
I thought Monopoly man had a monicle!!!
Mar 19, 2020 9:53PM
Allison Aspden
Interesting observations.
Mar 19, 2020 9:40PM
Ilias Tsiabardas
Never heard of that bat is very good to know about Mandela Effect
Mar 19, 2020 8:46PM

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