Saturday, July 2, 2016

Exploring the Mandela Effect: a Research Paper by Blair Reich | Memory Recall Divergence Explained by Timeline Jumping?

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(Stillness in the Storm Editor) The following is a research paper written by Blair Reich, an independent investigator of what has become known as the Mandela Effect. 

The Mandela effect refers to the claim that some people remember various items differently than what is officially acknowledged. It is believed by proponents that individuals are jumping timelines or traveling to parallel universes by some unknown means. When individuals travel to this timeline, they possess divergent memories from their parallel world of origin, as it is claimed.

However, no explanation for how this jumping occurs has been provided. 

Reich produced a survey of questions containing certain popular items over the past 40 years. He collected over 4,000 results and compiled them into a report listing the percentage of responses that conflicted with official versions of events. 

When comparing results, some questions yielded highly divergent responses (over 87%) from what was officially recorded, sourced from Wikipedia and Google. 

Other questions were much less divergent, only about 4% in some cases. 

Could this be simply an interesting study into common distortions of perception and how memories become biased over time?

That is the question. 

I do not know for certain if there are genuine instances of timeline jumping occurring. 

There have been no official reports or alternative sources on this issue to compare anecdotes against. The only timeline jumping references—that I can recall—comes from whistleblowers and insiders, who also offer no evidence to support their claims. 

As an example consider an interview with Corey Goode and David Wilcock, during a weekly series called Cosmic Disclosure

Wilcock is a prominent researcher and writer, with over 20 years of study into science, consciousness and spirituality. Goode is a secret space program insider and whistleblower who has been vetted as one of the most credible in modern times. 

In one of their talks, Wilcock refers to an ancient practice wherein adept practitioners would go to a stone ring where a natural portal opens from time to time, dependent on the position of the planets and stars around the Earth. A practitioner would go out of body, enter the portal, go back in time and force themselves onto someone with a weak mind. They would then use this person like a puppet to make changes to the past which altered their present. After the deed was done, the practitioner who went out of body would come back to the present, and notice changes. The practitioner who used the portal would be the only one who can recall the older timeline. 

And there are other reports from insiders claiming to have traveled to parallel Earth's and timelines. 

Related Cosmic Disclosure Episode 14: Portals: Parallel Earth - Summary and Analysis | Corey Goode and David Wilcock

We also know with ever increasing certainty that consciousness itself has the ability to navigate time. Remote viewers can gain glimpses into the past, present and possible future—even parallel realities can be accessed via the bias of the viewer. This suggests two things. Firstly, that parallel timelines do seem to exist in some way, and secondly, that consciousness if primal to both time and space. 

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So while evidence is lacking other than survey results to verify the claims of Mandela effect observers, there is a basis in our present understanding to suggest it is possible. How plausible it is remains unclear. 

Again, the Mandela effect could be evidence of memory distortions that seem to affect whole populations in a similar and measurable way. While some may want to conclude there is no other explanation for divergent memories other than timeline jumping, this is not the only possible cause. As a result, the Mandela effect remains an unproven theory to explain the observation that memories diverge given a common event experienced by a population.

Without more evidence and additional analysis to support a theorem that provides for how individuals are jumping timelines, definitive conclusions remain elusive.

The Mandela effect is a point of growing interest despite challenges in proving it's validity. Hopefully more research will be done as time goes on to provide insights as to what could be happening. 

Related The Mandela Effect Surges in Popularity | A Doctor's Study -- Memory Distortion, Timelines Merging and Examples

- Justin

Exploring the Mandela Effect

Experienced and Recalled Reality for 4,782 survey respondents versus Current Recorded History
An Ongoing Investigation
Blair Reich, PhD; Independent Investigator



Abstract: Factually speaking the Mandela Effect is the difference between reported reality of a group of people relative to current recorded history.  The effect is named after Nelson Mandela that many believe to have died in prison over 20 years ago; however, a google search or quick Wikipedia investigation will clarify that he died after 2010.  The mainstream answer is that for whatever reason groups of people just inaccurately remember things.  Many are discontent with the mainstream answer as they have vivid and distinct memories and a strong recollection of events.  Controls are included in the quiz where there is no known controversy regarding Mandela Effects.  An exploration of the cause of the Mandela Effect is included.

Introduction:  Sometime around late July of 2015 while searching news feeds and looking through articles I began noticing that there was a subtle difference in tones, stories, memes, and language being used than I had been used to and/or exposed to over the last three years of being addicted to current events.  It’s difficult to explain exactly what stuck out, but it was as if someone had introduced memes that were 10 years old that everyone but me seemed to know the context of.  There were common phrases (colloquialisms) that people used that suddenly seemed to have a slightly different meaning than what I would have previously ascribed to them.  People spoke to me about things as if it they had had the conversation a million times around dinner tables and at bars for certain topics and they spoke like they were describing the most obvious piece of small talk drivel ever spoken and yet I’d never heard it before.  To make it worse I was having some of these types of conversation with some of my closest friends.

A blog article entitled What Time is It Mr. Wolf appeared on referencing a Jim Stone article in which he noted a few large discrepancies in pop culture that people adamantly remember, but at first glance have completely wrong according to google searches and going directly to publishing sources.  He reintroduced me of this weird phenomenon called the Mandela Effect that is attributed to people’s recollections regarding Nelson Mandela. 

The Mandela effect is named after him because a huge number of people believe that he died in prison 20 years ago and have distinct memories of reading articles etc. about his death only to find out that according to google and Wikipedia he died back in 2012 and spent more than 20 years in prison.  The mainstream interpretation is that people simply misremember or oddly collectively invent and pass along incorrect information to one another.  There are however many other possible explanations for why large populations would seemingly recall what should be a stable fact differently than what public records provide. 

In order to investigate this phenomena I briefly researched the topic of the Mandela Effect to find as many different largely applicable topics that appear different to groups of people and wrote a survey asking about those topics.  Additionally, I have included 2 controls within the survey to have something to compare against.  In the case of the controls there are no Mandela Effects widely reported and as such should provide good reference points to see how accurately people can recall non-controversial information.  In each case the control experiment was picked to be something from 10+ years ago to include for the chance of memory loss in answers and create an expectation range for it.

Before reading further if you haven’t taken the quiz I implore you do so by visiting this webpage:  It doesn’t take very long to complete and will give you a better frame of reference to explore the results.

Read or download complete paper in PDF format here.

Read or download complete paper in DOC format here.

Review or download spreadsheet of survey results here.
Stillness in the Storm Editor's note: Did you find a spelling error or grammar mistake? Do you think this article needs a correction or update? Or do you just have some feedback? Send us an email at sitsshow@gmail.comThank you for reading.

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