For several months, I deliberately stepped back from this website.
Part of it was the crazy workload. Moderating comments required five to six hours per day, seven days a week.
In addition, around April 2016, I was more-or-less warned off the Mandela Effect topic. The general message was: my articles & conversations might be influencing the outcome of experiments that were at a critical point.
Even if they seemed official/credible, those requests seemed… odd. Illogical. I felt that the genie was already out of the bottle. Reddit and other forums were running wild with Mandela Effect speculation. The toothpaste isn’t going back into that tube.
Trying to silence any topic on the Internet…? I’m not sure if that’s hilariously funny or utterly sad.
(Btw, I’m not at Reddit.)
And, as I’ve said, the moderation thing… it had become onerous. I didn’t need a lot of convincing to shut down most of what I was doing at this site, but leave the archives here.
At some point in the past year (2016), even more people realized that they shared memories that don’t fit the current, accepted version of reality.
The “tipping point” was achieved.
And now, it’s official. As of late November 2016, from mainstream media to tabloids, the concept is exploding.
There are other realities. And, they’re interacting with us. (Or,we’re interacting with them… same result.)
AOL News: Scientists say time travel is possible
Seven years ago, when I started this website and our conversations began, I had no idea we’d reach this point.
But… well, here we are.
I don’t even know what to call this. A movement? An awakening? Something else altogether…?
Whatever label you want to use, the Mandela Effect is part of it, and you are, too.
At this point, I’m not sure we have to prove anything about our alternate memories. Sure, trite explanations (like “it’s all confabulation”) can be acknowledged, but now we have science on our side.
Not all of the dots connect. I realize that.
But, with the broad scale announcement that parallel realities appear to be real, and they seem to be influencing each other… we have enough confirmation to say we’re not making this up.
In the near future, I’ll have a lot more to say about this.
But, for now, I want to pause and celebrate. You should, as well. I feel as if everyone who’s talked about the Mandela Effect and shared alternate memories — online and off- — has been part of the tipping point that happened in 2016.
That’s a pretty amazing accomplishment.