Updated: Apr 25, 2021
Have you ever been convinced that something is a particular way only to discover you’ve remembered it all wrong?
If so, it sounds like you’ve experienced the phenomenon known as the Mandela Effect. Paranormal consultant Fiona Broome coined the term “Mandela Effect” to explain this collective misremembering, and then other examples started popping up all over the internet.
False memories are untrue or distorted recollections of an event. Some false memories contain elements of fact, closely resembling the actual event in question. However, others are entirely false.
Although the idea of false memories causes discomfort for some people, memory mistakes are quite common. Memory does not work like a camera, objectively cataloging images, events, and statements in their purest forms. Emotions and personal bias can both influence memories.
So what does this mean?
The past and the future is an 'illusion' all we have is right here and right now.