The Mandela Effect

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The Mandela Effect Have you ever discovered that something you know to be correct was in fact wrong? If so how did you react? And what would you do if your parents and friends claim that one of your childhood memories that you remember distinct details of actually never happened? You will probably think that you must be misremembering it. There are some occasions in which a group of people misremember some events or physicality in the same certain way. This phenomenon is called the “Mandela Effect”. The name comes from the instance in which many people believed that Nelson Mandela, the first black president of South Africa, died in prison in the 1980s, prior to his actual death in 2013. The first person to come up with the term was a self-described author and a researcher named Fiona Broome. She was certain that Nelson Mandela died in prison, when he was actually still alive. She even said that she remembered the news clips of Nelson Mandela’s funeral, the heartfelt speech by his widow, the mourning in South Africa, and some rioting in cities. Later, she observed that a large number of people remembered the same history about Nelson Mandela that she recalled. While doing research about this argument, she discovered several other examples of the case. In the examples of the Mandela Effect not a couple of people, but many people remember the details wrong way. How come so many people remember the details wrong? Is this not a bit weird? How can we explain this phenomenon?
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