John Carpenter
18 Feb 2020
10,000 steps
02 Feb 2020
Plague Pandemic
15 Dec 2019
Safety Dance
11 Dec 2019
Billie Jean
06 Dec 2019
Cup 'O Noodles
05 Dec 2019
27 Nov 2019
Marlboro Man
12 Nov 2019
James Cagney
08 Oct 2019
Historical Events  TV
H.R. Pufnstuf

H.R. Pufnstuf / H.R. Puff 'n' stuf

MMDE: H.R. Puff 'n' stuf

Current: H.R. Pufnstuf

The 1969 TV show featuring Jack Wild and a dragon is a fond memory for many of a certain age.

Many know about the not-so-hidden in joke in the title meaning "Hand Rolled" Puff and Stuff, but that's not what's bothering many people now - it's the apparent change in the spelling of the show's title. Today, all references are to "H.R. Pufnstuf", but this just looks wrong to them since they are sure it was "H.R. Puff 'n' stuf".

The show featured Jack as "Jimmy", who became shipwrecked on an island and was only 11 years old. He befriends Freddy, a talking flute, and they get into many various scrapes and adventures battling with Witchepoo, the wicked witch, and dealing with the mayor of the island, the aforementioned dragon HR Pufnstuf. 

Historical Events  People
Lady Di

How many people were in the car which crashed killing Lady Di?

MMDE: 5 people

Current: 4 people

Most people past their mid-20's can remember where they were when they heard about Lady Di being killed in a car crash in 1997. This has a parallel with the JFK assassination, where it became a cliche to ask where their parents or grandparents were when they heard of his death.

However, when it comes to the Mandela Effect there's also a spooky parallel.

There's a well-known one surrounding the number of people in the car when JFK was assassinated, and now there's one concerning the number of people in Lady Di's car when she died. Some remember it to be 5, when all reports today show there were 4. The confusion comes from them remembering 2 survivors, not 1, and not being able to name who survived apart from Trevor Rees-Jones.

Historical Events  People
Henry Kissinger

Henry Kissinger

MMDE: Henry Kissinger died in 2016

Current: Henry Kissinger did not die in 2016

Some people remember Henry Kissinger dying in 2016. Like the Mandela Effect itself, the fact he lived beyond that date doesn't seem to erase the memories of those who remember his death.

People who remember his death in 2016 also immediately acknowledge he lived beyond that date. It's almost as if there's a dual memory, which logically is totally impossible, but unshakeable nevertheless.

Kissinger was a controversial figure to say the least. What is not in doubt is his influence in all the US foreign conflicts since Vietnam, ranging from when he was National Security Advisor to President Nixon right through working with President Trump in the Afghanistan conflict.

Historical Events  Religion
The 4 horsemen of the Apocalypse

White, red, black and pale horses

MMDE: War, Death, Famine and Pestilence

Current: War, Death, Famine and Conquer

The Book of Revelation describes the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, and most people know they are War, Death, Famine and Pestilence.

Wait ... one of those is now wrong, and it's being pointed to as another bible Mandela Effect change.

The one in question is Pestilence, which is now Conquer, although there is some discussion about this being acknowledged and them being the same, as if things weren't confusing enough.

The chapter tells of a book, or scroll, in God's right hand that is sealed with seven seals. The Lamb of God opens the first four of the seven seals, which summons four beings that ride out on white, red, black, and pale horses.

Historical Events  People
John Carpenter

When did he die?

MMDE: John Carpenter died in 2018

Current: John Carpenter did not die in 2018

Sometimes it's pretty easy to see how some Mandela Effects begin.

Take the announcement by movie review site Rotten Tomatoes in 2018 proclaiming John Carpenter "would have been 70 years old today." It went on to celebrate his life, in terms written exactly as if he was dead, by '"looking back at his five favorite films".

This came as quite a shock to John, who was vey much alive and well enough to reply in his dry humour style: "despite how it appears, I'm not actually dead."

Many Mandela Effects revolve around the supposed deaths of famous people - just look at how it got it's name, for starters.

Historical Events  Music
Red Hot Chilli Peppers

Red Hot Chilli Peppers: Under the Bridge - "the city I live in, the ..."

MMDE: City of Angels

Current: City of Angel

Under the Bridge is a classic rock track from the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, released in 1992, and it was largely responsible for their breakthrough into the mainstream after its extensive wide playing on MTV.

The song focuses on depression, isolation and drug use. You'd have thought the line in question was "Angels" because it's clearly a reference to Los Angeles, and the plural makes sense there, whereas the singular doesn't.

This is a good one to catch out even hardcore RHCP fans, who aren't aware of this Mandela Effect to start with. Just ask them to complete the line and they instantly respond with what they are sure is right - until you get them to hear it again, that is.

Historical Events  Brands

What does MGM stand for?

MMDE: Metro-Goldwyn-Meyer

Current: Metro-Goldwn-Mayer

MGM is one of the world's oldest film studios and its origins can be traced to the dawn of the movie business in Hollywood.

It's roaring lion brand is instantly recognisable as the first thing you see in literally hundreds of classic movies, so it's surprising that a key feature of this is causing some confusion. In that logo, and the short video which accompanies it, the full wording for "MGM" is spelt out prominently above the lion's head. Today, it reads "Metro Goldwyn Mayer", but some are saying they remember it as "Metro Goldwyn Meyer".

There's a possible connection here with another Mandela Effect - the Oscar Mayer/Meyer one, just based on the wording alone.