The Mandela Effect is an unexplained phenomenon that is taking the world by storm and the alternate memories affect nearly everyone. For some, it’s a simple case of “our memory isn’t as good as we thought”, but for others, it’s solid proof we are experiencing a parallel universe’s timeline cross into our reality and it is disrupting our history. If you’re only just hearing of the Mandela effect, we would suggest reading our Mandela Effect Overview and Theories before diving into the list of Mandela Effect examples.
Next time you visit a grocery store, check out the Ziplock bags in the kitchen aisle. Although many of us probably didn’t pay too much attention to how the product was spelled, there are some that did. Many have submitted an alternate memory of Ziplock bags being spelt with a ‘k’ in the name, but now it is spelled ”Ziploc” without the ‘k’. This isn’t as mind blowing as the Chic-Fil-a name now being spelled “Chick-Fil-A”, but it another great example of something strange happening in our reality, possibly due to the Mandela Effect.
The Silence of the Lambs
When Clarice and Hannibal Lecter first meet in The Silence of the Lambs, doesn’t the camera pan round to his cell where he is stood terrifyingly still, expecting a visitor, and then he says: “Hello, Clarice”? This is a movie we have watched many many times. That was always the line in the movie, but now the line is “Good morning“. We thought we may be thinking of the second meeting in the movie where Hannibal says “Hello, Clarice”, which would seem logical, since he didn’t know her name at the first meeting, our mistake, so we went back and watched their second meeting. We weren’t wrong. The line ”Hello, Clarice” was never said in the movie.
Many of us know the famous Pokemon character, Pikachu. Whether we’re super-fans of the characters or we just seeing him in ”passing”, we all have a very good idea of the character’s visual appearance. Many people remember Pikachu having a black tipped tail, which matched the black tips on his ears.
If you look at any picture of Pikachu now, like the one on the side, he has a solid yellow tail without a black tip. This has really got inside the minds of Pokemon super-fans and introduced them to the Mandela Effect because they are life-betting certain he had a black tip on his tail.
Didn’t Curious George used to have a tail like every other monkey? Not anymore. This alternate memory / Mandela Effect example was submitted to us by a viewer and after scouring online for information, other people are having the same memory. For some reason, his tail has gone and there is not even any trace of his ever having it!
We all know who C-3PO is from the epic Star Wars series, but why does the droid now have a silver leg? We, and many other, distinctively remembering 3PO being solid gold on both legs, but that’s not the case anymore. Go back and watch the first Star Wars movie and decide for yourself if something has changed. Star Wars fans are like no other fans and they know Star Wars, but even they can’t explain this one.