In her explanation of “The Mandela Effect,” Broome cites how she and a number of other acquaintances have clear memories of activist and former South African president Nelson Mandela dying in a prison years before his actual passing, complete with a televised funeral. However, in reality, Mandela passed away in 2013 from a respiratory tract infection. This raised the question: How can so many people, strangers even, have the same memory of something that didn’t happen as they remember it?
44 Mandela Effect examples that are seriously mind-bending
If you’ve ever had a vivid memory of something happening that turned out to have never occurred, you’ll be happy to know there’s a name for the phenomenon…and you’re not alone in this seemingly alternate reality.
Nelson Mandela’s death