Historical Events  Movies
Historical Events  Movies
The Fly

The 1958 version: color or black and white?

MMDE: Black and white

Current: Color

First off, those experiencing this MMDE are well aware that TV's from the late 50's and 60's were black and white, so even though that's the knee-jerk explanation for this, it's not what they are saying. At that time, TV's themselves were still rare, so most would have seen the movie in the cinema anyway.

What they remember is the movie being in black and white, whereas today all references show it as always having been filmed in color.

There were posters and publicity shots which are in black and white, and are still easily searchable on the internet, which may have contributed to the idea it was not filmed in color.

Historical Events  Movies
Whatever happened to Baby Jane?

Pushed down the stairs

MMDE: Jane pushed Blanche down the stairs

Current: Jane did not push Blanche down the stairs

The 1962 psychological thriller "Whatever happened to Baby Jane?" contains some pretty disturbing scenes, where two faded Hollywood movie stars, who are sisters, live together in a large creepy mansion. Many people remember one of them tipping the other from her wheelchair down the stairs, and it's been referred to many times in pop culture since - for example, in The Simpsons.

The problem? This isn't in the movie, and those who remember it as being there are experiencing the Mandela Effect.

There is a part where Blanche falls off the bottom step whilst reaching for a phone, but there's no way this would be confused with the dramatic one many people swear was in the original.

Historical Events  Movies

Who feels lucky?

MMDE: Do you feel lucky, punk?

Current: Do I feel lucky?

Remember the famous scene in Clint Eastwood's 1972 movie "Dirty Harry", where he's just chased a robber down, points his gun at him and asks "Do you feel lucky, punk?". If so, you might be experiencing a Mandela Effect, because that's not what he said.

Movie misquotes are a special case when it comes to the ME. The idea that many of people misremember something which never happened is what defines it. The interesting part is that so many misremember it the exact same way, and some are certain it's not down to faulty memory and the original really was different to the way we see it today.

In the Dirty Harry case, the line is "You've got to ask yourself one question. Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?".

Historical Events  Movies
The Sound Of Music

These are a few of my favorite things

MMDE: Brown paper packages tied up with STRING

Current: Brown paper packages tied up with STRINGS

One little "s".

It's the details which matter with the Mandela Effect, A world-famous song, deeply ingrained in everyone's memory due to it having been around for most of their lives, should have no room for error at all. So when this one started getting reported - about the change from singular to plural of the ending of the "packages" line, it started alarm bells ringing.

Some ME's are huge, lterally in some cases such as continents moving or even the Earth being transported 80,000 light years across the galaxy. However, if the effect is real it's entirely plusible it would manifest as small but noticable details such as this one.

Historical Events  Movies
Independence Day: Welcome to Earf

Internet Meme

MMDE: Welcome to Earf

Current: Welcome to Earth

In the movie Independence Day, many people remember Will Smith saying "Welcome To Earf". It was a very badass oneliner. Now he just says "Welcome to Earth" unambiguously. Some articles suspect racism but they can't explain why so many people who aren't racist remember it that way.

It's a popular internet meme now and is so well known you see it on T-Shirts etc.

If he never said it, why do so many people have this false memory of him doing so?

Historical Events  Movies
Karate Kid

The bandanna pattern changed?

MMDE: Lower red rising sun

Current: Central black circle

Many people, who are unfamiliar with this Mandela Effect, when asked if they remember the pattern on the headband of the Karate Kid in the 1984 movie, describe a red rising sun on a white background, i.e. a half circle with "rays" coming from it. That's not how it appears today, where all references show it to be a black circle with black lines flowing out from it.

This isn't the first bandanna-related false memory - what Bruce Springsteen had in his back pocket on the cover of "Born in the USA" is another.

The most famous scene in the movie was the "crane kick", where Daniel delivered his winning blow to Johnny, whilst wearing his iconic headband. But what was the pattern on it?

Historical Events  Movies
Deer Hunter

The mogwai wants a drink after midnight

MMDE: Spike

Current: Stripe

Remember the bad Gremlin from the 1984 Gremlins movie? Was he called Spike or Stripe? Many remember Spike, but watching the movie today find he was called Stripe.

There's a twist to this one. It appears so many people "misremembered" the name that the movie producers went ahead in 2016 and made some T-Shirts calling him "Spike". That's a great way to muddy the waters for Mandela Effect researchers!

People are reporting another reason he was called Spike - models of him today all have spikes on his back.