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  1. I have gone through several of these threads in the last couple of days, having been introduced to the Mandela effect while looking up interesting topics for Halloween. I searched my memory for something I was sure happened a certain way.

    Some skeptics of the Berenstain Bears are saying it was just word of mouth and our brains autocorrect of a word that looked like it should have said “stein.” I wasn’t a fan of the books. I remember the cartoon, which like many cartoons at the time, had an introductory song to introduce the characters of the show. I remember the characters introducing themselves, phonetically, as Beren “Steen” Bears. I don’t recall anyone trying to correct this pronunciation, which I’m sure at least one stickler would have done at the time if it was supposed to be “stain.”
    I saw the song on youtube yesterday, and they clearly say “stain” now.

    I found another small change in my memory. Robert Palmer, musician. I recall seeing an entertainment news report in the early 2000’s reporting his death. I was sad. I really liked this guy, famous for singing “Addicted to Love” and I loved that music video. With the ME stuff I double checked the news about his demise. The date seems to be right but I clearly remember this guy dying from stomach cancer, while google says it was a heart attack. Anybody else remember Robert Palmer’s passing this way?


    1. Sara, I’m still a fan of the late Robert Palmer’s music and personal style. In my memories, it was a heart attack, and a swift one. I can’t imagine how sad it must have been for you, to have been in a reality where he died from stomach cancer.

      I generally ignore the skeptics about all things related to the Mandela Effect. If they don’t have the alternate memories we do, I understand that their explanations make sense to them.

      I had alternate memories, and — until I found out that others shared those memories, and with many identical, matching details — I thought I’d just mis-remembered, too. After all, “just confused” is a nice, tidy explanation.

      It was both a relief and a “rabbit hole” to discover what I termed the “Mandela Effect,” since — for me — this study began with my memory of Nelson Mandela’s death while he was in prison.

      Personally, I don’t feel as if I have anything to prove to anyone about this subject.

      If others don’t remember what I do, that’s fine; even in the same reality, no two people will remember any single event exactly the same way in all respects. Our emotions and contexts color our memories. I know that.

      The people who completely baffle me are those who want to prove that their memories are the only “real” ones, in any reality. I’m not sure why they’re so defensive, and some — at least from comments I read but don’t approve — are practically obsessed with this topic.

      To paraphrase the Bard: methinks they doth protest too much. (Ref. Shakespeare’s Hamlet.)


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