Historical Events  Science
Space Shuttle Challenger

The astronauts are all still alive?

MMDE: 1984

Current: 1986

Some people remember the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster occurring some time before 1986 - are they experiencing the Mass Memory Discrepancy Effect?

Even weirder are the reports the astronauts are still alive.

Many of those who remember it exploding earlier think it happened in 1984.

NBC even ran a piece back in 2011 about people misremembering the date.

The cause was determined to be a seal which wasn't tested for cold winter temperatures, but even that's being questioned because the ones who remember it as 1984 also remember it being in the summer. 


This Mandela Effect is one where people tend to use "markers" as reference point. For example, going to see the movie "Top Gun" at the same time as they heard about it, graduating, leaving home etc.

Crew still alive

The reports of the crew still being alive never seem to go away either.