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I recall, the evil queen who is all-consumed by what she perceives will define her: outward, vain beauty. She is so obsessed with being the most beautiful – “the fairest one of all” – she incessantly asks the mirror the same question, just to appease herself that she remains, by her standards, the best. So ugly within, she is enraged when she learns that there is one who surpasses her as the fairest in the land. 

I also recall her bewitching chant, “Mirror Mirror on the wall who is the fairest one of all” and not Magic Mirror on the wall.   

There is a phenomenon resurfacing on Internet forums which is called the Mandela Effect. It’s a phenomenon that none of those who experience it can pinpoint or agree on the origin of it, because the experience takes place entirely internally and has to do with the self-perception of reality. The titular example of the Mandela Effect is the death of Nelson Mandela. Specifically, that people were surprised that Nelson Mandela had been alive, or surprised when they discovered that he had died in 2013– because they believed that he had died in prison in the 1980s. In fact these people, I for one, and there are lots of more who have voiced this, have quite vivid memories of his death being reported on the news, and some have memories of footage of his funeral, rioting in response, etc. 


I recall, the evil queen who is all-consumed by what she perceives will define her: outward, vain beauty. She is so obsessed with being the most beautiful – “the fairest one of all” – she incessantly asks the mirror the same question, just to appease herself that she remains, by her standards, the best. So ugly within, she is enraged when she learns that there is one who surpasses her as the fairest in the land. 

Disney’s Snow White was adapted from Grimms nineteenth century fairy tale.

Many who believe that the phenomenon has a deeper cause believe it may be linked to people ‘jumping from one timeline in the multiverse to another’. In other words, those who remember “mirror mirror” grew up in a world where that’s true, and then somehow ‘switched’ timelines into this one, where now it is different. Another similarity is that one possible origin involves the multiverse theory and the way other worlds theoretically interact with and influence this one. 

Being British, I do not recall the “Berenstein or Berenstain, Froot Loops or Fruit Loops” however, this does not disqualify that this has’nt happened in my timeline, as this is a cultural difference and those people whom remember such also remember the iconic line in The Star Wars Movie An Empire Strikes Back “Luke I am you Father” and not  “No, I’m your Father”, Snow White, the change to the Lords Prayer and other verses in The Bible.  Close family and friends have recently questioned my sanity when I said “Magic Mirror,  no, I’m your Father and especially Debt and Debtors” then they have looked and are equally alarmed.  

No one can agree on exactly what is causing this phenomenon, but it is certainly being more and more talked about.  Skeptics of the phenomenon agree chalk it up entirely to misremembering, and misperceiving events. But why do so many people misperceive things the exact same way?

Other theories include psyops/mindcontrol, time travel, the universe being a simulation, etc.   Whatever the origin, and whatever you believe, it certainly is fascinating that so many people are coming together to discuss such an odd phenomenon. I am personally riveted to (and somewhat unnerved) by the subject, and will continue to watch the discussion and the community as it develops. 

I am now leaning towards Einstein’s “Ripples in space” to explain this ever flooding Mandela Effect that many of us are dealing with and (going mad over) Perhaps we ARE in a slow time travel, or else Scientists have fiddled with worm holes. As time progresses, the lines between worlds start to blur. History becomes Myth; Myth becomes Legend, and Legend comes back around to coincide with actual History. The further back in time you go, the more the events start to become waveforms. What you end up with is bizarre parallel tales that are fundamentally different and “impossible” to have occurred during the same time frame, yet are identical in very unique and particular ways. 

Now getting back to this mirror mirror debacle ..

Mirror Mirror on the wall | Magic Mirror on the wall
 | Who is the fairest of them all | Who is the fairest one of all

“Mirror, mirror” is what most people remember the Queen saying in the 1937 Disney movie. In fact, IMDb describes the Disney film as “by far most memorable full-length animated feature from the Disney Studios.” One would think that “memorable” movie produced reliable, consistent memories, including the famous “Mirror, mirror” line. However, the Queen in that movie actually said, “Magic mirror on the wall.” In this warped timeline that I am now living in.  


 

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