Everything You Loved Is a Lie.
The Mandela Effect
In psychology, memory disturbances are common both in perfectly healthy people as well as those suffering from mental illness. In both cases, people tend to remain exceptionally confident that their memory is both real and true, in spite of the evidence against it.
It’s so named the Mandela effect due to the widely held belief that Nelson Mandela died in prison in the 1980s, when in reality he died of illness in 2013. Regardless of the facts, there are those who are convinced they remember the news of his death nearly 30 years before it actually happened.
Naturally, this makes many people feel paranoid to the point of questioning their own reality. People who maintain false memories may support a multiverse theory such as the (many-worlds interpretation) where they believe in multiple realities or parallel dimensions existing and interfering with each other.
Or maybe we just remember things wrong. Here are some other disturbing examples:
NO, That’s Not the Line
One of the most misquoted lines in cinematic history may be one that you yourself get wrong.
Though you’re probably used to hearing “Luke, I am your father” used as often as people find it applicable (which is very often), the real line is “No, I am your father,” as Darth Vader corrects Luke and reveals his true identity.
Kind of makes you want to scream “NO” like Luke and fall out of Cloud City…
Perhaps the most famous line from Silence of the Lambs is the blood-chilling way Anthony Hopkins says “Hello, Clarice.”
Only he never even says that line.
Does your brain hurt yet? Keep reading for more…