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Alternate Memories Analytics

Statistics

The process for creating meaningful statistics for the Mandela Effect began with the data collection.

Firstly, a system was put in place to solicit a curated list of the incidents themselves, which were broadened to satisfy the MMDE definition of the Mass Memory Discrepancy Effect, of which the Mandela Effects are part of. The sources came from user submissions, authors' research and similar mechanisms. They were verified, allocated a reference code and documented in the form of a single published article for each reported instance.

Next, a yes/no question was associated with each applicable entry. This was then entered into the online test, making it a candidate to be asked once per test run. All the results were stored, with no user-identifiable data collected. Over 600,000 questions were asked.

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NOT MY TIMELINE

Mandela cuts a new groove

Check out the fantastic new track from Quantum Truth: "Not My Timeline".

Full of ME references both old and new, it's a great new take on the scene in a way never seen before.

We caught up with Shane Paul Smith, the main man behind Quantum Truth;

I think if people really looked into the Mandela Effect they’d be surprised by what they’d find. How real it actually is! That’s why I wrote the song. To make em laugh a little, then start to scratch their heads, and then it’s down the rabbit hole!

We're seeing more and more references to the Mandela Effect in pop culture and media, so this new release from Quantum Truth can only help bring it to a whole new audience. Groovy!

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The Mandela Effect Test

How can you tell if you're affected?

We've put together a test, in the form of a series of random questions, to give you your score on how many of the popular Mandela Effects affect you. 

A score of 0% means you're totally unaffected, so it's as you were. 100% means life must be fun for you because you're completely affected! We find most hover around the 50% mark.

The Mandela Effect quiz is different each time, and can actually change from week to week as new questions are added. The answers are also jumbled up so you can't spot any patterns in the positions.

One thing we had to bear in mind with this was how to handle a question when the user had no idea either way, for example it might relate to a brand/person they've never heard of, or be specific to another country, and so on. If we were to force a guess, the score would have a random element and not be as useful, so each question has the option to "roll me a new question". Choosing this will spin a new one until one appears you're comfortable with.

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Stan and Ollie with ads

What you see on the internet might really be different

Technology is fantastic to most people.

Each new invention becomes a marvel aimed solely at making our lives better, easier, happier ... doesn't it? Well, with a little thought it becomes uncomfortably clear that's not always the case. Sometimes new inventions just end up blighting our lives, examples being nuclear bombs, diesel automobiles and reality TV. The internet is generally seen as positive, for as long as it remains neutral, but even then there is scope for skullduggery.

Editing the past

Wherever there are masses of eyeballs, there's scope for the advertisers to worm their way in somehow. Modern TV and movies are produced digitally these days, which makes manipulation far easier as the content can be created specifically with that in mind. Special digital fingerprints can be inserted right there with the footage, an obvious example being subtitles. However, now attention is being turned towards the pre-digital era now we have suitably advanced AI and computer technology which could allow us to engineer in content which wasn't there first time round. And if there's money involved, this can mean only one thing - ads.

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Google Trends

What else happened in Sep 2008?

A pattern has been spotted in Google Trends which is of interest to anyone following the Mandela Effect.

In Sep 2008, CERN first fired up the Large Hadron Collider.

A possible connection between CERN and the Mandela Effect has been discussed for some time now, so these findings will only serve to fuel the rumor mill even more.

There are 20 examples shown in the video from Mandela Effect Research which show a pattern which appears to be far from co-incidental.

Starting with Sketchers/Skechers, through Interview with a Vampire, Berenstain Bears, Depends and many others, there is an uncanny spike, peak or trough all taking place at the time the LHC was first turned on. 

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Extra dimension

A small tweak here, an adjustment there...

I saw a post recently on Reddit made by a troll mocking the Mandela Effect. I then committed the cardinal sin - I responded to him by mocking further. My response was "You think that's nuts, what about me - I woke up this morning in a universe where Donald Trump was president!". Childish I know, but a funny thing happened then as I thought about this a little more.

We're all becoming fixated with the trivial when it comes to the ME, as a quick glance at the many documented at Fiona Broome's mandelaeffect.com shows. We focus on lines in movies, brand logo differences etc. And there's always some vague supposed connection with CERN tinkering with reality using their particle accelerators. I've been saying this for a while now, but what if you actually did have a machine which could change something in the past? As you worked with it, you'd need to test it. And you wouldn't want to start big, like killing Hitler before WW2, or you'd risk eliminating yourself from existence. So I reckon you really would make seemingly innocent changes only you were aware of. That way, you'd know the before and after states and be able to refine the process accordingly.

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Art Bell

Art Bell May 31, 2001: "Time disturbances"

Fiona Broome is widely credited with coining the concept and phrase "Mandela Effect", but a recording from 2001 has surfaced which directly brings up the idea many people thought Mandela died in prison in the 1980's.

Art Bell ran the paranormal Coast to Coast AM radio show for many years, where fans of UFO's, ghosts, aliens etc were offered a forum, via his phone-in show, where their interests would be discussed seriously without fear of ridicule.

It was on one of these shows - May 31, 2001 - when discussing with Dr Morgan Spence the idea of time travellers being able to change things in the past, that the idea of memories being different to the widely accepted timeline, and the exact story which created The Mandela Effect came up. 

It's spooky thinking the Mandela Effect term has only been known since 2012, but, unless things change (!), it turns out even the Mandela story is a fair bit older than that. Listen for yourself ... it starts at the 6:35 mark, where his name and the exact phenomenon we're all now familiar with is explicitly mentioned: