Many Interacting Worlds (MIW)

mannequin reflectedSince I first began studying the Mandela Effect, I’ve believed it was real and it would tie into quantum studies in some way.  (I’ve believed that interacting worlds — or realities or timestreams — explain many “hauntings” and other paranormal phenomena, as well. This hasn’t made me very popular in some ghost hunting circles.)

Now, scientists are explaining the basic concept far better than I could, and they’re calling it “many interacting worlds” or MIW. (Huge thanks to a Mandela Effect visitor, Brian, for bringing the newest articles to my attention.)

If you’ve thought that the Mandela Effect makes sense — and especially if you have memories of slightly different, alternate moments in history — you may find relief in the more scientific explanations:

Parallel worlds exist and interact with our world, say physicists

Here’s a quote from Many Interacting Worlds theory: Scientists propose existence and interaction of parallel worlds

Professor Wiseman and his colleagues propose that:

  • The universe we experience is just one of a gigantic number of worlds. Some are almost identical to ours while most are very different;
  • All of these worlds are equally real, exist continuously through time, and possess precisely defined properties;
  • All quantum phenomena arise from a universal force of repulsion between ‘nearby’ (i.e. similar) worlds which tends to make them more dissimilar.

From Ghost universes kill Schrödinger’s quantum cat:

Our universe, they claim, shares space with a large number of other universes, each of which follows the classical, Newtonian laws of physics… “One way to think about it is that they coexist in the same space as our universe, like ghost universes,” Wiseman says. These other worlds are mostly invisible because they only interact with ours under very strict conditions, and only in very minute ways, he says, via a force acting between similar particles in different universes.

More links:

New quantum mechanics theory says parallel universes exist, interact

‘Quantum Weirdness’ and ‘Many Interacting Worlds’ explained by Bill Poirier, the creator of the theory. Also see his commentary in an editorial at Physical Review X.

And, for those who want to get into the nuts & bolts of this, Quantum Phenomena Modeled by Interactions between Many Classical Worlds

I’m not convinced this is the final or complete answer to our questions about Mandela Effect and other “weird” phenomena, but it’s a great step in the right direction.

More “Moving” Countries

World globeMany people remember islands, land masses, and countries in alternate locations. Some of those memories are startlingly similar.

I discussed this in two previous articles. The first was about Sri Lanka’s location, since that had attracted considerable comment.

The other article was about checking older maps, in case newer maps have been altered for political reasons. I showed the process I’d used to clarify Sri Lanka’s location, then and now.

However, specific countries and land masses seem to recur in our discussions. I’m moving those comments to this newer post, so they’re all in one location. (No pun intended.)

Many of the “altered” locations are around the Indian Ocean, but some are not.  New Zealand and land masses around Korea have been the most surprising (and consistent), so far.

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Berenstein or Berenstain Bears?

berenstainberensteinbearsMany people who visit the Mandela Effect website have fond memories of the Berenstein Bears books. They read them as children, or family members read them aloud. It’s a cherished childhood memory.

However, the books in this timestream are Berenstain Bears. A, not E, in last syllable.

That’s not what most visitors seem to remember. The following are among the many memories people have shared, sometimes as part of longer comments.  The vast majority recall the books as Berenstein Bears.

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Accelerating Changes, Increasing Denials

Now and then, patterns seem to change. Perhaps it’s a coordinated ripple in our social consciousness. I’m not sure.  The following thoughts may seem philosophical, but they’re not. I’m talking about cultural studies and real events.

I’m not sure if they’re relevant to the Mandela Effect — either in cause or effect terms — but they’re worth considering when we’re talking about unexpected changes.

Highclear Castle, aka Downton AbbeyThese broad scale shifts have happened many times. For example, around the time of the first Industrial Revolution, England lost the American colonies but gained Ireland. Luddite protests were a reaction to widespread job losses. Enclosures Acts literally changed the landscape. The Napoleonic Wars were part of major political transformations in Europe, as well.

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