Mandela Effect Examples 1-5 – Alternate Memories (Mirror, Mirror, Chic-Fil-A, and Luke, I am your father)
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.
Nelson Mandela’s death is what started the phenomenon of The Mandela Effect, although many have recalled alternate memories before his death in 2013. When did Nelson Mandela die? Many people believed he died in prison in the 1980s, but this assumption is incorrect as he got out of prison, became president of South Africa, and died in 2013. Many were baffled because they distinctively remember his funeral in the 80s, rioting in cities, and news anchors covering the story.
The Chick-Fil-A business and logo has been thought of by millions as “Chic-Fil-A”, without the “k” in “Chick”, but despite many of us thinking it was “Chic-Fil-A”, and people having joked about the “Chic” in the name that would normally be pronounced sheek, that apparently has never been the case. This one perplexed us so much, we even contacted Chick-Fil-A’s corporate office to ask them when they added the “k” into their logo, but they informed us that neither the logo, nor their business, has ever been called “Chic-Fil-A”. Their business and logo has always had a “k” and been known as “Chick-Fil-A”.
The Berenstain Bears
This is one of the most famous Mandela Effect examples. Many people remember “The Berenstein Bears”, but the book is, and supposedly always has been, called “The Berenstain Bears“. Every version of the book you read now will show the title of the book as being “The BerenstAin Bears”, but millions of people are adamant it used to be “The Berestein Bears” with an “E”. People who know and loved these books know in their hearts this isn’t right and it has upset more people than probably any other alternate memory.
Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs
This is one of the freakiest Mandela Effect examples! Everyone knows and remembers the evil queen in Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs going up to her mirror and saying “Mirror, mirror on the wall”, but if you re-watch any version of the movie, on any format, you will discover that the phrase many of us have said throughout our lives has never been “Mirror, mirror on the wall”. Now the phrase in the movie is “Magic mirror on the wall”, and it supposedly always has been.
Star Wars: Episode V – Empire Strikes Back
What did Darth Vader say to Luke Skywalker during their last encounter in Empire Strikes Back? Many remember the line from Vader as “Luke, I am your father”, but the line has always been “No, I am your father”. Many are baffled by this, even so much so that they have uploaded multiple versions of the footage onto Youtube, everything from the Blu-ray release all the way to the 1990 unedited VHS footage, but all say “No, I am your father”. One Youtuber even commented on a video relating to the Star Wars Mandela Effect saying: “One of my old co-workers was such a Star Wars fan that he named his son Luke, specifically so he could say, ‘Luke, I am your father’, when disciplining his child. We had an entire funny conversation about it one day at work. That has not changed in my memory, but somehow the movie has…why?”