This Is Why Your Memory Sometimes Lies To You. On October 16th, 1986, political activist and revolutionary Nelson Mandela passed away while serving a prison sentence in South Africa. As a revolutionary and outspoken figure against the racial segregation of South Africa’s apartheid, news of Mandela’s death spread like wildfire across all four corners of the globe. If you were alive during this time, you no doubt remember the countless newspaper headlines, radio broadcasts and televised reports informing the world of Mandela’s passing.
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The belief that Nelson Mandela passed away while in prison first rose to prominence in 2010, when a large group of people on the internet falsely expressed remembering Mandela’s death occurring in the 1980s. This was the first recorded example of a type of memory-affecting event that paranormal researcher and consultant Fiona Broome would later refer to as the “Mandela Effect”. The Mandela Effect occurs when a large group of people widely believe in an event or fact that was not actually true or never actually happened. For another, less serious example, did you know that the line “Luke, I am your father” doesn’t actually appear in The Empire Strikes Back, most people remember the actual line being spoken differently. By the same token, the evil queen in Snow White never actually said “mirror mirror on the wall”; the actual line reading was “magic mirror on the wall”.
As for why this phenomenon is prone to occur, Broome proposed a number of pseudoscientific explanations for the event, some of which borderline on conspiracy theory: time travel, parallel universes, and even black magic were all attributed as possible reasons that these glitches in our collective memories may occur. But for those of us looking for answers with a little bit more scientific backing, what are some other, more plausible theories behind what causes the Mandela Effect?
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