30 Of The Creepiest Mandela Effect Incidents Ever Recorded
Do you remember Darth Vader saying "Luke, I am your father"? Well apparently it never happened. Have we shifted to a new dimension where things like movie quotes are slightly different or are we all just going insane? See how many of these Mandela Effects you remember...
Nelson Mandela died in the 1980s
This was the "big incident" that actually started the whole "Mandela Effect" phenomenon. A whole slew of people specifically remember that Nelson Mandela died in prison back in the 1980's. What actually happened was that he was released from prison, became president of South Africa and then died in 2013. Well...that's what happened in "this dimension" at least.
The Berenstain Bears
Possibly the most popular example of the "Mandela Effect" in action. Millions of millennials remember the title of the book being spelled "The Berenstein Bears" with an "e". Is it possible that our kid-memories are just wishing it was "e" because of "Frankenstein" and "Einstein"? Or is it really a glitch in the matrix?
Magic mirror on the wall
What would you say if I told you that the line from the original Disney movie "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" was not "mirror, mirror on the wall" but "magic mirror on the wall"? If you watch the movie back, the evil queen will clearly say "magic mirror" instead of "mirror mirror". The fact that almost every parody of Snow White says "mirror mirror" kind of makes me believe in this one.
Luke, I am your father.
So many people remember that iconic line from Star Wars as "Luke, I am your father", but it's actually...get this..."No, I am your father". What!? Just...no. I can accept "mirror, mirror", but I can't accept this. Someone posted on Reddit that a co-worker named his son "Luke" just so he could say the famous line to him. The only possible explanation for this mind-bending Mandela Effect is that a giant Darth Vader made of clouds said "Luke, I am your father" on the Simpsons once. But why would the Simpsons mess up such an iconic line? So many questions...
Similar to the "Berenstain/Berenstein Bear" thing. Some people swear on their life that it used to be "Looney Toons" but when you see the spelling today, it's "Looney Tunes". Creepy...
Interview With A Vampire
Many movie buffs remember this classic flick as being titled "Interview With A Vampire", but these days it's actually phrased "interview With THE Vampire". Movie geeks typically know what they're talking about and this Mandela Effect has been defended to the death.
Deck the Halls
Apparently we've been singing "Deck the Halls" wrong this whole time. It's actually "Deck the Hall", not "Deck the Halls". Never mind that almost every person on this planet sings it "Deck the Halls"...plus, there's a movie called "Deck the Halls" so...
We Are The Champions
You know that song by Queen, "We Are The Champions"? Remember how it ends? "We are the champions, we are the champions, no time for losers cause we are the champions. Of the world!". End! WRONG. It actually just ends with "we are the champions", then nothing. This one is a little "grey" because there is an earlier verse in the song that ends with "of the world", so it might just be our brains wanting that consistency. But...I don't know...
C3PO isn't totally gold
Lots of you probably think of C3PO as a completely gold robot. What would you say if I told you that he had a silver leg all this time. In Episode IV (the original movie), you can see that he's got a silver leg...but was it always like this? Fans say no. There are even action figures that feature a fully-golden C3PO because that's how people remember him.
So many Pokemon fans insist that Pikachu had a black strip on his tail, but when you look at pictures today, you'll see that his tail is completely yellow. This might just be a result of our brains wanting a consistent look to Pikachu, or...it's a legitimate Mandela Effect.
Martin Luther King was killed by a sniper
Many older folks swear that Martin Luther King was assassinated by a hand gun in a motel in Memphis, Tennessee but the official records state that he was killed by a sniper from a distance. What do we trust? Our own memories? Or the official documents?
Sex and the City
Everyone knows "Sex In The City", or is it "Sex And The City"? If you look at posters and DVDs of the popular show you'll see that the title of the series is "Sex And The City" which contradicts most die-hard fans' memories that the title was "Sex In The City". Both kinda make sense, so this is a hard one to judge.
Life was like a box of chocolates
One of the most popular movie quotes of all time is: "Life is like a box of chocolates", right? WRONG. If you watch the iconic scene from Forrest Gump back he actually says "Life WAS like a box of chocolates". So weird...and so wrong.
The monopoly man doesn't have a monocle
Many people remember the Monopoly man having a monocle kind of like Mr. Peanut but when you look at a modern Monopoly game box, you'll see that he doesn't have a monocle nor did he ever have a monocle.
Ricky Ricardo never said "Lucy you've got some 'splaining to do."
He's apparently said "start 'splaining" and "splain" but never in the 180 episodes did he ever say that iconic phrase. How!? And what!?
The Mona Lisa is smiling now.
Many people remember her "smirk" being more subtle than it currently is. More like a horizontal line which explained why everyone was so curious and captivated as to how this "Mona" was feeling at the time. If you look at the painting nowadays, she's very clearly smiling with her eyes "lit up".
There were six people in the car when JFK was shot.
Many people remember there being only four people in the car when JFK was assassinated, but when you look back at the footage, there are clearly six.
Jiffy Peanut Butter was never a thing
Do you remember "Jiffy" peanut butter as a kid? Well...it never existed, or at least...it doesn't exist anymore. If you look at photos from the 80's, the jars all say "Jif". Is this just our brains combining Skippy and Jif into the ultimate peanut butter? Or is there some truth to this Mandela effect?
The song goes "I'm a Barbie girl, in the Barbie world"
Most people remember the classic bubblegum pop group's song "Barbie Girl" as going "I'm a Barbie girl, in a Barbie world", but it's actually "I'm a Barbie girl, in THE Barbie world". Very subtle change, but it's completely jarring to those who grew up singing this in the shower.
Gene Wilder's death
People on Reddit swear that Gene Wilder died earlier than he did. His death was actually quite recent, August 2016. Everyone thought he was dead way before that, but maybe it's because he retired from acting? Might as well be dead I guess...
It was never "Mike 'n Ike"
There are a whole group of 80's kids out there who remember the popular candy being called "Mike 'n Ike" but when you look at pictures of old boxes, it clearly reads "Mike and Ike".
Judge Judy never used a gavel
For all the people who remember Judge Judy slamming down a gavel at the end of her cases, you're wrong. No where in the history of her show did she ever do that. That doesn't seem right...
Tom Cruise isn't wearing a white dress shirt in the Risky Business scene
Remember that iconic scene from "Risky Business" when Tom cruise dances around in a white dress shirt, underwear and sunglasses? None of that actually happened! He's wearing a pink dress shirt ONLY. What?! Confused!
Hitler had blue eyes
Older folks remember Hitler as having brown eyes which at the time completely contradicted his preference for the "aryan" blue-eyed, blonde-haired race. It was a big topic of conversation. But now...if you look at colored photographs of the tyrant you will see that his eyes are blue.
It's Charles Schulz not Schultz
I kinda half believe this one...but why did we pronounce it Schultz? Maybe because our brains wished it was similar to the classic jewish last name "Schultz".
There is no existing portrait of King Henry holding a turkey leg
Everyone remembers that famous painting of King Henry holding a turkey leg from history class. There have been countless parodies of the painting, even on the Simpsons, but when you look at the painting now, there's no turkey leg. Maybe he ate it?
It's a beautiful day in THIS neighborhood
Remember that song from "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" that goes "it's a beautiful day in the neighborhood, a beautiful day for a neighbor", but when you look back at footage of the classic kid's tv show he says "it's a beautiful day in THIS neighborhood". That just sounds awkward.
It's a hard knock life
Most people remember the lyrics of the popular song "Hard Knock Life" as "it's THE Hard Knock Life" but when you look at the music today, it goes "It's a Hard Knock Life". Very strange...
Chartreuse = not purple
When I say the word "chartreuse" what color do you think of? Most people will think of a purplish-red color, but apparently chartreuse is a bright green. That's so wrong it hurts.
Many people remember the fire-safety bear as being called "Smokey the Bear" but when you look back at footage from the public service announcements his name is actually "Smokey Bear".When you type in Smokey Bear in google, "Smokey the Bear" tops the list. Either we subconsciously put a "the" in between his name or we're living in a totally different dimension now.