The Mandela Effect.


Shane Dawson

Luke Stine, Writer

Have you ever had a memory of something happening, or being spelled a certain way only to find out you remembered it completely wrong? This is the Mandela Effect. It’s named the Mandela Effect because many people claim to remember Nelson Mandela dying in prison during his 27 year sentence. He actually passed away on December 5th of 2013 which was 23 years since he was released from prison.

What started the Mandela Effect?

The Mandela Effect wasn’t that known of, or really popular until the Youtuber, Shane Dawson made a video on it. The name of the video is titled CONSPIRACY THEORY – THE MANDELA EFFECT and it was published on August 30, 2016. The link to the video is displayed below, but it’s for a mature audience. Since this video was published, it created a chain link of many more videos to be made, and many more effects to be discovered.

What are the most popular Mandela Effects?

One of the most popular ones is the classic line in the movie Star Wars. Millions of people claim to remember the famous scene between Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader. Darth Vader says to Luke “Luke, I am your father.” or does he? This has been the most commonly said phrase from the fandom, but it’s untrue. The correct line that Darth Vader says is “No, I am your father.” Yes, this is 100% true. This is just one of the famous effects.

Here are a few images of famous Mandela Effects.



For those who want to know which ones are correct here are the answers:

  1. The correct picture is “Looney Tunes”
  2. The correct picture is “Oscar Mayer”
  3. The correct picture is the first bulls eye.
  4. The correct picture is the second picture.

There are many more of these effects are all over the place. Is this just a silly theory. or this is all real? That is up to you to decide.