New Mandela Effects # 1 – Nelson Mandela – Date of Death

This is the original “Mandela Effect” that started it all.

So The Mandela Effect Is:  When Do You Remember Nelson Mandela dying?

In 2010, Fiona Broome, a self-described “paranormal consultant”, remembered the South African leader Nelson Mandela, tragically dying in a South African prison in the 1980’s. In actuality, he passed away on December 5th, 2013.

She realized that she was not the only one that had this “false memory” about his passing away decades earlier however, but that thousands of other people remembered his dying that way in the 1980’s as well.

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Nelson Mandela – 1918 – 1980’s? or 1918- 2013?

That was when she coined the term “The Mandela Effect.”  It’s basic definition being “what happens when someone has a clear, personal memory of something that never happened in this reality.”

The truly amazing thing about his phenomena however, is the fact that so many people remember the same exact events with the same exact details about a subject or idea that supposedly never “really” happened.

In late 2009, Ms. Broome created the website  As stated on her About Page, the site attracted only a few visitors of mostly a sci-fi nature in the very beginning. However as time went on, between 2010 through 2014, people started talking about other “false memories” they were experiencing.  Yet again, the strangeness being in how many people “mis-remembered” the same exact details.

According to Ms. Broome, it was when The Berenstein/ Berentstain Mandela Effect went viral in 2015 that the “Mandela Effect” really took on a life of its own and continues to grow now daily.

Titles of books, names of television shows, famous movie lines, song lyrics, company logos, geographical changes. It seems at this point there is no subject that has not somehow been affected by The Mandela Effect.

As for what The Mandela Effect actually is….I don’t know if we will ever have that answer.  Could it be something as fascinating as Parallel Universes or Alternate Realities, as scientific as experiments at CERN or is it, as many psychologists suggest, simply our minds and memories playing tricks on us?

Whatever the cause, it is a fascinating phenomena that continues to captivate thousands of new people daily!

So How Do You Remember The Nelson Mandela Effect?

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