If you haven’t yet heard about the Mandela Effect, get ready to learn about it. It is very interesting and very, very “woo woo”. I seriously did not want to say anything about it because it is, far and away, the biggest, strangest, scariest and weirdest thing I have ever come across. But as you can tell, I decided I just had to say something about it anyway. By the time you get to the end of this, you will understand the reticence, because if people do NOT get this, they think that you are….well, crazy.
First, to define it. The term Mandela Effect was coined by a lady named Fiona Broome. Evidently, thousands of people recall Nelson Mandela dying in prison, and recall watching the funeral on television and details that don’t bear out via internet searches. Mandela evidently died in 2013, not in the late 1980’s or early 1990’s as many people recall. More people recall other things than the earlier demise of Mandela, so it is a bit of a misnomer, bit it has been named “Mandela Effect” because of so many people having that memory of Mandela’s death. I’ll run through a short list of things, and you can see what your memory tells you about this “effect”. It runs across the full spectrum of media, product names, marketing and even scripture….Scripture is why I have involved myself in looking into this so intently.
So, here is the “Mandela Effect” intro…(drum roll, please!)
What is the most common adult diaper on the market? “Depends” is what everyone calls it, and what a lot of people remember, but…(you might need one by the time I am done, ahem)…It is now, and always has been, “Depend”. No “s”.
How about Bragg’s vinegar? That is seriously good vinegar, and highly recommended by many for all of the great things that good cider vinegar does for a body. Now it is….and always has been, “Bragg”. Again, no “s”.
Do you remember “Looney Toons”? Well, they still have “Tiny Toons”, but “Looney Toons” is now, and always has been, “Looney Tunes”.
Do you remember Redi Whip? The aerosolized whip cream in the refrigerator section? It is now, and always has been…”Reddi Wip”.
How about “Fruit Loops”? Evidently, now, when it came out in the late 1950’s, it was, and always has been, “Froot Loops”.
I definitely see the humor in “Looney Toons” and “Fruit Loops” both being on this list!
In the original Disney movie Snow White, what did the evil queen say when she spoke to the mirror?……….
(long pause for effect…Pun intended….)
“Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all?”
That’s what I recall. But now, it is, and always has been….”Magic mirror on the wall…”
Mind you, this is on old VHS tapes, and on our old DVD here. It changed on our shelf, and even our youngest noted it. Honestly, it made her mad.
How about “The Empire Strikes Back”? If you remember the fight scene between Luke and Darth Vader, where Vader chops off Luke’s hand, what did Vader say to Luke about Luke’s father?
Was it, “Luke, I am your father”?
Or, was it, “No, I am your father”?
Lots of people remember, “Luke, I am your father”—
but now…it is and always has been, “No, I am your father”.
Evidently, James Earl Jones didn’t forget the line he originally said. Glitch in the matrix?
There are literally hundreds of these examples. I don’t see, or agree with all of them, but here is a list someone began so that people would have an easy way to check things.
Then, for those of you who are believers, what kind of animal lays down with the lamb?
If you answered “lion”, we remember the same thing. I even have it marked in both places in Isaiah (11:6 and 65:25) in my very worn out KJV 1611 from the 1990’s.
But now, it says, “the wolf shall also dwell with the lamb….” And it “always” has said the wolf shall dwell with the lamb. But it didn’t. And according to one person who was working on a play, it changed about 9 months ago in Isaiah 11:6. According to a good friend, her scriptures said “lion” in Isaiah 65:25 on May 26th, and then on May 28th, it had changed to the wolf.
These are hard copies of printed bibles that are on our shelves. Not new ones that have been edited in a publisher’s office and then printed. This is changing on the shelf.
Also, a very famous verse that both believers and non-believers have memorized is different. In Matthew 7:1, it always used to say “Judge not, lest ye be judged”. Now it says, “Judge not that ye be not judged”.
There are a lot of things out there that people are saying is the “Mandela Effect” that is really just a memory issue. But there are many, many, other things that are solidly changed… and changing scripture is a huge, huge issue. And there are a lot of changes in scripture and most of them are in the King James Version.
We have six different versions of KJV here, and my Nelson Study Bible has the most changes along with my KJV 1611. The Scofield KJV Reference Bible still says in Matthew 9:17 “Neither do men put new wine into old wineskins, else the wineskins break, and the wine runneth out, and the wineskins perish; but they put new wine into new wineskins, and both are preserved.” But the other KJV versions here now say “bottles” instead of wineskins. And “bottles” makes zero sense. Old bottles do NOT break when you put new wine into them. A cork might blow, but the bottles don’t break unless you drop them.
This is a video from a guy that I think really has this issue figured out. This is about the division between those who see this, and those who don’t. It’s about half an hour in length and may help you get this a little better:
Here is the latest video from photohelix. This explains the quantum aspect of this a little more. It is a bit lengthy, over an hour, but it gives insight that appears to be very important into this issue.
Let me know your thoughts on this. I’m very curious to know what people think.