Its origin, in 2013 after several lung problems the former president of South Africa; Nelson Mandela died. A piece of news that shocked the world. A well-known blogger wrote to have been shocked because she remembered that Mandela had died in prison, describing details like the one of his widow crying, street unrest, etc. then thousands of people started reporting that they remembered the same as her and similar stories began to emerge and this phenomenon was known as the Mandela effect.

The Mandela effect happens in those curious instances in which many of us remember something in a particular way, but it turns out we’re incorrect.

Some examples…

People think the Monopoly man, Rich Uncle Pennybags, has a monocle, but he doesn’t.


People think the Mona Lisa is smiling now, but she used to be emotionless.


“We Are the Champions” by Queen ENDS differently than many recall. Many of those familiar with the song remember the final lyrics being “No time for losers, ’cause we are the champions of the world!” well, there is no “of the world!” The song just ends, and its driving people crazy because they feel sure that they’ve heard otherwise in the past.


Some people have a theory that time travelers changed events and things in the history, others think that there exists a parallel universe and affects the present,but my theory is that in the process of our lives we relate some characters with others that look alike and when we try to remember, we remember like a mix of them. Also in music by the time of our lives we hear lots of lyrics and change them.

I hope this article interested you.

Aviña Burelos Verónica Jazmín