Historical Events  People
The Blackout Ripper

There was a serial killer in London during the WW2 blackouts

MMDE: The Blackout Ripper is well known

Current: The Blackout Ripper is not well known

Gordon Cummings murdered 6 women in a style very similar to Jack the Ripper in London during the blackouts of the second world war. He was hanged for his crimes and is suspected of carrying out more which were never solved.

The only problem is - no-one seems to have heard of him. Go on, ask your family, friends and colleagues about him, and the chances are they won't have heard of him either.

When this happens, i.e. something which would be expected to be more widely known but isn't, some are pointing to a kind of Mandela Effect in reverse, where whole set of events suddenly popped into our timeline. Research today shows they were always there, as they would be, yet no-one can remember them. 

Historical Events  TV
Rip Torn

But ... it's an internet Meme!

MMDE: "Lucy, you got some 'splainin' to do!" said many times on "I love Lucy"

Current:  "Lucy, you got some 'splainin' to do!" not said on "I love Lucy"

Sometimes even an internet meme can cross over to become connected with the Mandela Effect.

We've all seen the black and white internet meme image of Lucy from the 50's, captioned "Lucy, you got some 'splainin' to do!", along with some witty caption regarding what's gone wrong, but many are reporting they really do remember her saying this on the show. In fact this isn't the case, and the fact many actually do remember it happening is causing it to be classed as a Mandela Effect.

Historical Events  TV
Gilligan's Island black hat

What color was the Skipper's hat?

MMDE: Black

Current: Navy blue

Many people look at the photos and clips of the Skipper from Gilligans Island wearing a black hat, as seen today, and are sure there's something very off about it. They just don't remember it being black.

Most remember it being navy blue, but some also remember white, some grey etc. It's complicated by the fact when the show first came out in 1964, most saw it on black and white TV's so wouldn't have been able to easily tell the difference. As color took off later, these earlier impressions may have been the ones that came up years later, so the memory of the color didn't change.

There's another very closely related alternate memory around Gilligan's hat too - many remember it as being white, but all references today show it to have been tan all along.

Historical Events  TV
Gilligan's Island white hat

What color was Gilligans hat?

MMDE: White

Current: Tan

Gilligans hat was tan, not white.

This is what the recordings of the episodes of Gilligans Island show today - and it's freaking many people out. That's because they swear they remember it being white, and when a false memory affects many people this way, it's classed as an MMDE, or Mandela Effect.

Even weirder: this isn't the only hat related alternate memory - there's one about the Skipper's hat being black, too.

When the series what first transmitted in 1964, most people would have seen it in black and white, which could have formed the dominant memory to be drawn out years later.

Historical Events  Movies
Freddy Krueger

What color was it originally?

MMDE: Black and red

Current: Green and red

Is this a Mandela Effect or a squabble about who sees what color as what?

Freddy Krueger, the evil villain from from the 1984 horror movie "A Nightmare on Elm Street", was as famous for his razor glove as his loud striped sweater. Many remember this being black and red, but see it today as green and red. 

There may be more to this though. There are some instances where the same image can be seen differently by different people - for example, the famous "White and Gold or Blue and Black" dress. Now, imagine how hard things would get if you didn't have a single image like that, but just had to remember what it was like.

Historical Events  People
Rip Torn

Rip Torn died?

MMDE: Rip Torn died in 2017

Current: Rip Torn did not die in 2017

Rip Torn has had a colourful life to say the least.

From his early days on the Larry Sanders Show, through to his many big-name movies roles including Easy RiderMen in Black and even an appearance as a Columbo villain. In real life he "accidentally robbed a bank" in 2010, and as recently as 2016 was arrested for drunk driving.

However, it's the latest story which has caught many out which could be the wildest. Many people remember him dying in 2017, when as at the time of this story (Oct 2018), he's alive and well. There are plenty of celebrity death rumours on the internet now, and it's becoming difficult to distinguish the purposefully fake ones from the ones people genuinely seem to recall but can't exactly pin down, which are the Mandela Effects.

Historical Events  Movies
They Live

Was there an exclamation mark?

MMDE: Yes: They Live!

Current: No: They Live

Seems someone's all out of bubblegum.

The iconic 1988 movie "They Live" either did or didn't have an exclamation mark after it's title, and it's freaking out those who are sure it's changed.

References today show it's not present, but the MMDE affecting many show it was.

Often described as the ultimate conspiracy theory movie, it's ironic that it became the subject of one itself. The hero is never named, which is an allusion to him representing every "normal" person in the real world. The story follows his journey as he realises completely disguised aliens are living directly amongst us.