Mandela effect

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Coined by Fiona Broome in 2009 in reference to a false memory she had of South African leader Nelson Mandela (1918-2013) dying in the 1980s that other people reportedly shared.[1][2]


Mandela effect (plural Mandela effects)

  1. The phenomenon of a large number of people independently sharing the same false memory.


  1. ^ Neil Dagnall & Ken Drinkwater, "The Mandela effect: Explaining the science behind false memories", The Independent, 15 February 2018
  2. ^ Austin Schoonmaker, "What is the Mandela Effect?", San Diego Entertainer Magazine, 20 October 2019