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The Mandela Effect!

The Mandela Effect!

Throughout time, people from around the world have seen, looked at and witnessed history right in front of them. Movies that they have loved and watched time and time again. There is a lot of movies that people have seen time and time again. Certain people will remember famous lines, however… What if I told you, you may have remembered it wrong and or thought it happened but it never did. This was known as the Mandela Effect.

The Mandela Effect is a theory that has been made due to certain situations of which a large amount of people may remember and or believe that something happened or a famous line was said, however this may not have happened or the line was different.

This so called “effect” has made people question reality and if we are all living in a simulation. That can be for another day. There has been a lot of famous lines from movies and events that never happened.

The Mandela Effect

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How did the Mandela Effect start?

The term was first formed in 2009 by a women called Fiona Broome. She was the one that created the website to detail her observance of the phenomenon.

After the death of the South African president Nelson Mandela in 2013, Fiona Broome began talking to other people about her memories, however she learnt that she was not alone. She was their at the time of Nelson Mandela’s death and a lot of others were their to see the tragedy.

The memory is that many people seem to remember the death of president Nelson Mandela being a news coverage and seeing a speech from his widow.

Broome was then shocked that a large people could remember the same identical event, however this event supposedly never happened. This is where the term the Mandela Effect came from.

Some noticeable examples of this effect happening!

After this story broke out and Broome wrote a book about her findings, a lot of people were believing that this was in fact true.

Luke, I am your father.

Does anyone remember this line from Star Wars: Episode V? Maybe not from that, however this was the episode called the Empire Strikes Back. A lot of people remember this movie having the iconic line, “Luke, I am your father”.

A lot of people will be surprised to know that this never happened. The line was in fact “No, I am your father”. This is strange to think as everyone got this one line wrong.

Mirror, Mirror on the wall.

This one is a one for all Disney lovers. There is a line in the Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs that you will remember. “Mirror, Mirror on the wall, Who’s the fairest of them all?” Remember this line? Well you got it wrong again.

It was in fact “magic, mirror on the wall”. this is strange as many people seem to believe and still to this day that it was “mirror, mirror” and not “Magic Mirror”.


This one will blow everyone’s mind… How does everyone remember Pikachu? A lot of people remember the Pokémon character to have a black tipped tail. This is how everyone remembers the character, however this is wrong too. The character has always had a solid yellow tail.

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All of this could just be due to false memories and maybe remembering certain events that happened and or just forgetting how things happened. Some will believe that this is proof of a simulation and others will believe in this. What do you believe.

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