Subtle Glitches and Blatant Omissions
Have you ever wondered if there were parallel universes? Many quantum physicists would agree. Every decision that we make creates a ripple effect that changes our future for better or worse. The best way to look at how parallel universes work is to look at major historical events. What would the world look like if Germans won WWII? Would the NFL be a billion dollar juggernaut if the Jets lost Super Bowl III? What would the music industry be like if Michael Jackson and Jimi Hendrix were still alive? There are so many possibilities to consider. TV shows like “Fringe” summed it up best. The plot of the show centered around a special FBI division that strictly dealt with paranormal events caused by a rift in a wall that separated our dimension from another that is quite similar. A lost war here and a near miss there mean everything in the grand scheme of things. A phenomenon that had recently captured the attention of everyone on the internet was The Mandela Effect.
The Mandela Effect received its name after Nelson Mandela passed away in 2013. A group of people claimed that they had vivid memories of Mandela passing away in prison in the 1980s. People started to notice subtle distortions in their own individual timeline. Many people bring up the classic line in “The Empire Strikes Back” when Darth Vader revealed his parentage to Luke Skywalker. The line that everybody remembers is “Luke, I am your father!” However, when you look at the scene now, Vader says, “No, I am your father!” There are other anomalies throughout world that seems off, like the Berenstein Bears spelling, the Chick-Fil-A logo, and “Forest Gump” scenes. Many believe that many of these weird glitches are false memories; a lie that everybody has agreed upon. I, on the other hand believe that this phenomenon is the result of physicists doing way too much with the Hadron collider at the CERN institute. Rumor has it that the scientists opened a hole in the time-space continuum and something unexpected came through from another dimension. Others theorized that the power that was generated to operate the collider was so powerful that knocked everything in our timeline/dimension out of whack. So, is the Mandela Effect real? If you notice something strange on one of your favorite movies, or see something out of the ordinary on a billboard or road sign, then the answer is a resounding YES! One day, we will get the truth about who (or what) initiated the Mandela Effect. Until then, we should stand pat and hope our reality stays intact.