Historical Events  Movies
Historical Events  Movies
Independence Day: Welcome to Earf

Alternate:
Welcome to Earf

Current:
Welcome to Earth

Internet Meme

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 really popular internet meme now, and is so well known you even see it on T-Shirts etc.

This brings up a question. If he never said it, why do so many people have this false memory of him doing so?

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Karate Kid

Alternate:
Lower red rising sun

Current:
Central black circle

The bandanna pattern changed?

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 due to it being the zoomed in center part from a stylized lotus flower.

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?

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Deer Hunter

Alternate:
Spike

Current:
Stripe

The Mogwai wants a drink after midnight

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.

Historical Events  Movies
Deer Hunter

Alternate:
Deer Hunter

Current:
The Deer Hunter

Title change

To some, dropping or adding a "the" in front of a movie title may seem trivial, but to those experiencing the Mandela Effect it is very significant.

The famous 1979 Vietnam war movie is seen everywhere today as "The Deer Hunter", but some remember it as just "Deer Hunter" and there's a fair amount of residue showing this to be the case. 

Dropping "The" from a title, or even adding it, has been causing confusion for many years now. Another well known example is "The Nightmare on Elm Street", which is far better known without the "The". It isn't restricted to movie titles. Bands such as "The" Velvet Underground and "The" Eagles are examples.

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JAWS Poster

Alternate:
Movie poster had bite mark

Current:
Movie poster had no bite mark

Fancy a snack?

Some people are saying they remember a bite mark in the lettering of the poster for the original 1975 JAWS movie, but all references today show it as the solid word "JAWS". 

This bite mark is mostly reported as being on the bottom of the "J", but some are saying it was the left. The styling of the "J" is supposed to resemble a fish hook, which fits in with the theme but not so much a bite.

This Mandela Effect is also subject to a flip-flop, where reports of people remembering it with the bite mark on T-Shirts etc, check it's the case but come back later to find it has gone. It's also the second reported with the JAWS movie - the other being "We're/You're gonna need a bigger boat".

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Run you fools!

Alternate:
Run, you fools!

Current:
Fly, you fools!

What should the fools do?

It's become an internet meme - Gandalf is about to fall down the chasm after defeating the fearsome Balrog, so cries out to his friends urging them to get away.

What exactly did he say?

Many remember it as "Run, you fools!" and are surprised to learn they might be experiencing a Mandela Effect when they learn today it's "Fly, you fools!".

This could be a mishearing - some are even claiming to hear "Flee!". The plot does involve the giant eagles carrying them away, and Gandalf thinks he is about to die, so it might be a reference to that as he does the last thing he can to help them.

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Grease

Alternate:
This car can be Ultramatic, Systematic, Hyyyydromatic

Current:
This car can be Systematic, Hydromatic, Ultramatic 

What can Danny's car be?

Grease has been staged as a musical many times since its 1978 release, and a few of them filmed. Watching the original today, in the famous garage scene leading up to the "Greased Lighting" song, Danny proclaims "This car is systematic....hydromatic....ultramatic", yet many claim he swapped them around and stretched out they "hydromatic" with an exaggerated raised tone in the middle.

There is plenty of proof of this  where presumably all the different productions collectively "misremembered" the original. Or did it change after they produced theirs?