On this episode of the Sofa King Podcast, we explore one of the strangest and wide-reaching conspiracy theories out there: The Mandela Effect. The Mandela Effect is a phenomenon in which people remember things differently than they actually were in reality. This sounds like a pretty tame psychological event, but when it seems to happen to millions of people all around the globe, then social media gets talking, then conspiracies are born.
The Mandela Effect started in 2010 when a paranormal blogger named Fiona Broome posted about a problem with her memory. She remembered South Africa freedom fighter and president, Nelson Mandela dying in prison years ago. In fact, at the time he wasn’t dead yet and wouldn’t die for several more years. However, many people agreed with her and even shared details about his funeral that remembered seeing on television.
But the Mandela Effect spreads to more than just dead-alive South Africans. Many brand name spellings and logos have allegedly changed fo