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Did You Know There’s A Term For When You're Totally Positive Something Happened Even Though It Didn't?

It's called the "Mandela Effect," and a lot of people think it's proof of an alternate universe.

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Some say they remember Hurricane Katrina hitting New Orleans in April 2005 rather than August 2005.


Which doesn't really make sense if you know anything about hurricanes, but hey, maybe weather just works very differently on parallel earths.


A lot of people believe that the "tank man" in Tiananmen Square was run over by a tank, though he was not.

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True to the origin of its name, most Mandela Effect believers have memories of people dying at a time other than what has happened in "our timestream."


It's not just events. Sometimes they insist that common spelling errors are a sign that the word is simply spelled differently in another dimension.


People say they remember all kinds of odd moments in entertainment, such as the character Chakotay being killed off in an episode of Star Trek: Voyager only to come back with no explanation a few episodes later.


Broome says she asked Robert Beltran, the actor who played the role, about it, and he told her that a story involving his character's death was never written or filmed.