Conspiracy theories: The Mandela effect

A conspiracy theory is a belief that some covert but influential organization is responsible for a circumstance or event. There are many different types of conspiracy theories, though they are not for everyone, but mainly for an open-minded people.

     One conspiracy theory is the Mandela Effect. The name of this theory comes from many people feeling certain they could remember Nelson Mandela dying while he was still in prison back in the ’80s. However, Mandela’s actual death was on Dec. 5, 2013. These false memories have made some people think they have bad memory, but others are convinced that we have gone into a parallel universe. A parallel universe known as “the butterfly effect,” is a universe theorized as existing alongside our own, although undetectable. Examples of the Mandela effect are listed below.

  1. Pikachu’s tail: Everyone remembers pikachu’s tail being black but when you look up a picture, it actually is not.
  2. The Berenstain bears: The classic 60’s children book is one of the most famous theories. Everyone remembers it being spelled “berenstein,” but it is actually “berenstain.”
  3. Snow White: One of the original Disney princess movies Snow White, everyone recalls the evil queen saying “mirror mirror on the wall who’s the fairest of them all,” there was even a movie that came out in 2012 Mirror mirror, but it is actually “Magic mirror on the wall.
  4. Star Wars: the famous line “Luke, I am your father,” is wrong it is actually “No, I am your father.”

Kit Kat: Some people seem to remember there being a dash in the middle of the word “Kit-Kat,” but there is not one it is simply just “Kit Kat.”