Historical Events  General
Historical Events  General
Burning Bra

How many bras were actually burnt?

MMDE: Thousands

Current: Very few

The women's lib movement, which began in the 1960's and saw many protests and rallies, is synonymous with the phrase "Burning Bras", and other variants such as "Burn your bra". 

People are surprised today to hear very few were actually burnt. Sure, there are videos of them being done for the cameras during these rallies, but the idea there was mass outrage and every woman was doing it turns out to be false.

This is a similar MMDE to the HG Wells War of the Worlds radio broadcast. In fact the similarities go even further, because there is strong suspicion the phrase "Burning Bras" was actually concocted by a newspaper at the time, and it caught on as a useful hook to summarise the movement.

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Pearl Harbor

The Pearl Harbor attack of 1941

MMDE: A newspaper did not detail the attack in 1937

Current: A newspaper detailed attack in 1937

Most people are well aware of the 1941 surprise attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese, but how may know the exact details of the raid was published in a US national newspaper 4 years earlier?

This report is so accurate that the Mandela Effect observers are claiming it should be much wider known, and is in a similar class as the "Razzle Dazzle" ships in that it seems to have suddenly appeared in the past.

It appeared in the Los Angeles Examiner on Sunday November 7th, 1937. The records held by Cornell University note: 'An eerily prescient 1937 map of a Japanese attack on the U.S., highlighting the significance of Pearl Harbor: "The first objective must be capture of Hawaii This would mean crippling or annihilating the U.S. fleet."'

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Kennedy Assassination

How many do you remember?

MMDE: 4 in the car

Current: 6 in the car

So here we are at the mother of all conspiracy theories.

Putting aside the man behind the grassy knoll etc for the moment, the concern here is how many people were in the car when Kennedy was shot? Many people remember 4, but all records today show 6, i.e. another Mandela Effect.

It's been pointed out that even though the video has been seen many times by many people since that fateful day in Dallas, 1963, the front 2 are obscured and with a 6 seater being the exception, unless you specifically tuned into it you'd have no reason to particularly remember that detail.

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Uncle Sam's hat

I want YOU to remember my original hat

MMDE: Uncle Sams hat had vertical red stripes

Current: Uncle Sams hat was white with no red stripes

The famous poster showing Uncle Sam sternly declaring "I want YOU for U.S. Army" aimed at recruiting service personnel is 100 years old now.

Do you remember what color his hat was? The poster shows the top half being purely white, and there are other images of the time showing this, but checking everywhere today shows it has wide vertical red stripes against this white background.

The poster style proved so sucessful it was repeated, with suitable variations, many times elsewhere - for exampel, the mustached Lord Kitchener British one of 1914.

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War of the Worlds radio broadcast

Epic trolling?

MMDE: The War of the Worlds radio broadcast caused mass panic

Current: The War of the Worlds radio broadcast caused very little panic

The 1938 radio transmission of Orson Wells' "The War of the Worlds" was a classic in broadcasting history.

It's famous (or is that notorious?) for the supposed effect it had on many who heard it. The story is it caused mass panic, overloading the police and emergency services as people really believed they were under attack. However, there is doubt today that this was the case, and evidence it was in fact all whipped up by the press at the time to sell more newspapers.

The broadcast itself is as enjoyable today as it was back then, with a commanding peformance by Wells. It formed part of an American drama series "Mercury Theatre on The Air", and was part of the Halloween episode on October 30, 1938. 

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Serving US Presidents shot and killed

Where were you when you didn't hear about it?

MMDE: 2 serving presidents shot and killed

Current: 4 serving presidents shot and killed

Ask people how many US Presidents have been shot and killed whilst in office and most people will respond with 2 - Lincoln and Kennedy. Some remember Reagan being shot but he wasn't killed.

They might be experiencing a Mandela Effect, however, because the records today showing it was 4 comes as more than just a suprise - they are sure they would have heard this before. As with many other Mandela Effects, it's more than just happening to miss this fact their entire life - it's as if it changed for them suddenly.

Worth noting is the well-known list of co-incidences with the Lincoln and Kennedy assasinations - but that's for another time!

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Marie Celeste

The most famous ghost ship of all time

MMDE: Marie Celeste

Current: Mary Celeste

In 1872 an American merchant ship was found adrift near the Azores Islands. It was deserted and waterlogged, and appeared to have been drifting for many days. When the ship was inspected, it was found the last log entry was 10 days earlier with no mention of any unexpected events. Food and supplies were plentiful, there were many valuables left onboard and even partially eaten food on the tables, suggesting it was not pirates or lack of supplies which caused the sudden disappearance of the crew.

Over the years many myths built up over this story, ranging from aliens abducting the crew to sudden vortexes appearing from a parallel dimension.

The biggest mystery to many however is the name of the ship - was it the Marie Celeste or the Mary Celeste?

Records today show it as the Mary Celeste, but there is even more to this than at first appears...