The Mandela Effect: False Memories? Or Alternate Realities?

For those of you who don’t know, the Mandela Effect is a phenomenon that took the internet by storm and blew the minds of social media users. Basically, the concept is when a group of people that have the same false memory. How could thousands of people remember the same thing that never happened… at least in our reality? There are so many theories from time travel to parallel universes.


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However, there is also a very simple scientific explanation. If you ever took a psychology class, you probably know that human memories are extremely unreliable. That’s why witness statements are the least dependable in a court of law. The human mind automatically fills in gaps to “paint a full picture,” and these fill-ins become engrained in your memory- whether they’re true or not. So, why is it called the Mandela Effect? That brings us to example number one.

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