Historical Events  General
Historical Events  General

HE-1875-0177

Statue of Liberty

On which island?

MMDE: Statue of Liberty is on Ellis Island

Current: Statue of Liberty is on Liberty Island

Even the official, current references to this one are causing confusion.

There are two national monuments right next to each other - one is the Statue of Liberty, the other is Ellis Island. Ellis Island forms part of the Statue of Liberty National Monument.

There is another island next to Ellis Island called Liberty island.

OK so far? The problem is, many swear The Statue of Liberty was on Ellis Island. Some also swear it is in New Jersey - which it is, because the state line runs through the center of New York harbor and Liberty Island just falls on the New Jersey side of it. Clear?

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HE-1912-0174

Tumeric

Apple Cider Vinegar

MMDE: Bragg's

Current: Bragg

This one has a detailed analysis. Established in 1912, the popular line of Apple Cider Vinegar has been used variously as a food additive and helped with cleaning products across the globe. Vinegar can also kill bacteria - it's been used for wound cleaning for thousands of years. 

But what exactly is the name of the company? Some are sure it was Bragg's, but all references today show it as the singular Bragg. Are they experiencing an MMDE?  

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HE-2500BC-0172

Tumeric

A spicy alternative memory

Some are saying it never existed at all, some are saying it's spelled "tumeric", some are saying it's spelled "turmeric" and to cap it all some are saying it's both, with videos proving it.

Stemming from the Ginger plant family, Turmeric has been used for thousands of years in Southeast Asia as an additive in various foods. It also provides a mean line in face packs, according to a few Google search results.

But how can it be spelled correctly both ways, as in the image? It could be a cultural thing, along the lines of Americans using "color" for the British "colour".

In any case, it seems our sturdy little plant has been around long enough not to really care ;-)

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HE-1933-0155

USS Akron

Worst airship disaster in history

Ask anyone what was the worst airship disaster in history and they'll most likely say the Hindenburg.

Not only is this incorrect, but chances are they've never even heard of the actual one, which was the USS Akron 4 years earlier.

Operating between September 1931 and April 1933, this was the world's first purpose built flying aircraft carrier. F93 Sparrowhawk fighter planes could actually land and take off from her, albeit in a highly unconventional way, whilst she was in flight.

During a thunderstorm in April 1933, the Akron was destroyed killing 73. By contrast, 36 died in the Hindenburg disaster of 1937. Both ocurred over US soil, although the Hindenburg was a German passenger aircraft.

Could the fact no-one seems to recall the worst of these two be connected with the fact the Hindenburg crash was filmed, and the famous "Oh! The humanity!" footage has been seen many times since, so is ingrained in the public consciousness?

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HE-1980-0152

Bologna Stopped Clock

The next train will be delayed

MMDE: Bologna station clock stopped for 16 years from 1980

Current: The Bologna station clock worked properly from 1980

A Mandela Effect from the 1980's has been identified.

This is an early example of a scientifically-studied mass alternative memory instance.

The background is that after the tragic atrocity of the Bologna Centrale station bombing, the blast stopped the clock at 10.25am on Aug 2nd, 1980. Many photographs were taken of it at this moment and used as a symbol when reporting the story. It was quickly repaired and worked normally from then on. However, it broke in 1996 and, as an act of remembrance, it's hands were set to 10.25am and it was not repaired.

A team of Italian psychologists, Stefania de Vitoa, Roberto Cubellib, and Sergio Della Sala then decided to study the false memory phenomenon and found most people thought the clock had been stopped for the entire 16 years since the explosion. This includes staff actually working at the station during this time, and many travellers would have seen and relied on it daily during this period.

There was no term for the MMDE at this time, but it sounds to many like the early documentation of a Mandela Effect, or large-scale alternative memory situation.

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HE-1390-0148

Lasagne

If there ONE thing you don't mess with, this is it

MMDE: Lasagne

Current: Lasagna

Another letter "A" Mandela Effect? There seems to be a pattern with this, for example the sloping "A" in the Terminator 2 title.

It's origins lie back with the ancient Greeks, but the first real recipe for this fantastic traditional Italian recipe was found in an English cookbook of 1390!

Some are claiming the spelling has changed from lasagne to lasagna, and others that it's the other way round. 

Entering either into Google search throws up a split between the two, so this isn't your typical Mandela Effect where one variation greatly outweighs the other.

In any case, you're probably getting hungry already no matter how it's spelt!

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HE-1916-0106

Black Tom

Germans attack US in operation "Black Tom"

Ask people what was the first terrorist attack against the US and you'll hear various answers including 9/11, the 1993 WTC bombing or maybe even Pearl Harbour, but in fact it was a German attack against a munitions supply dump which caused a huge explosion and actually damaged the Statue of Liberty.

Amazingly, only 7 people were killed.

There is no significant memorial of this event - just a small plaque on-site.

It's because of this attack that the torch in the statue is closed off to visitors.

There may be a reason so few people are aware of this. At the time, Woodrow Wilson was running for election and had promised to keep the US out of the war, so news of the attack was suppressed in order for him to not appear to have broken it.

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HE-2011-0071

September 22/23

Is there something odd with September 22/23?

On September 22, 2011 there was a strange announcement from CERN - an experiment had apparently violated Einsteins theory of relativity. It was later stated that equipment failure produced these results, but that hasn't made those experiencing the Mass Memory Discrepancy Effect stop thinking all is normal.

There are reports that events on these two dates "smear" or "swap" between them, so things which were remembered to have happened on one are recorded as happening on the other, and vice versa.

These reports don't apply to just one year, but every year on these dates since the CERN experiment.

In itself there appears to be nothing special regarding September 22/23 - it's only the number of date-shifted reports by just one day which jump out as being unusual. Is it the day some mysterious reality-manipulation change is triggered?