Mandela Effect – Geography Survey 1 Results

With over 60 points to plot on a map, I’d hoped to see some strong patterns from our first geographic survey. Instead, while I saw a few surprises, nothing seemed conclusive at first glance.

Of course, these early map results rely on accurate reports by those who left comments, and accurate results from the mapmakers at GPS Visualizer. In addition, this is a very small sampling and doesn’t include reports from the “moving” geography sections of this site.

Here’s the world map, with one red dot per reported location from the survey:

Mandela Effect map 1 - world
All maps on this page courtesy GPSVisualizer.com, (c)2016 Google, NASA, INEGI

Mandela Effect line - France to N. AfricaAlmost immediately, two vertical lines stand out.

The first goes from about 6 km WSW of Fay, France (SW of Paris) to about 220 km west of Kidal, Mali. That line is extraordinarily straight. It’s shown on the map to the right. (Click map to see it much larger.)

The second surprisingly straight, vertical line goes from a point about 15 km northeast of Surrey, near Vancouver, Canada, to several points near Santa Cruz, California (USA).

Mandela Effect map - Vancouver to Santa CruzThat map is on the left. (Click map to see it larger).

One location along that line was particularly surprising. On the map, it’s the northernmost red dot in California.

When I expanded the map to see local details, the location is slightly south of Yreka, California. (It’s pronounced “why-REEK-uh.”)

In that part of California, I’d expected to see a report or two nearer to Mt. Shasta, which has a long history of paranormal activity, including Native American lore and Frederick Spenser Oliver’s novel, A Dweller On Two Planets.

However, the line through northern California is considerably west of Mt. Shasta. That’s disappointing, but I’ve never explored Mt. Shasta to confirm its activity.

Several other lines cross the United States. On their own, they’re inconclusive.

Here’s the US-Canada Map. (Click map to see it larger.)

MeGeog1-USA

For me to take any of these lines seriously, I’d need more compelling evidence. Also, from my own ley line studies: when one genuinely anomalous line crosses a second one, their intersection is usually very active. With the possible exception of the X near Phoenix, Arizona, nothing seems promising… yet.

Line-by-line US/Canada Map

At a quick glance — not enough to reach reliable conclusions (so take this summary with a grain of salt) — here’s what I see:

Using dots on this map to construct a few lines, the most promising one (Line #2) passes through Arizona. Even that isn’t impressive, though it includes Portland, Las Vegas, and Phoenix, and seems to pass through Area 51. Due its the Las Vegas and Area 51 connections, I’ll explore this line further.

Line #1 includes the “hot spot” near Santa Cruz, plus Los Angeles and San Diego. I haven’t spent much time in Santa Cruz, and nothing about Los Angeles would surprise me, but San Diego has always seemed fairly benign.

Line #3 connects Denver and multiple spots in Arizona, but entirely misses some of the most legendary (anomalous) locations in South Dakota.

Line #4 (turquoise) connects several Canadian locations I’ve studied. It continues through Detroit, a somewhat turbulent city, and then approaches El Paso (TX), which no one reported. So, that line has some potential at its northernmost points, but — so far — that’s all.

Line #5 goes through Atlanta (GA), Nashville (TN), and Marshalltown (IA). I need to compare it to my ley line maps of Georgia.

Line #6 tracks through Vermont, New York City, and eastern New Jersey. Due to the density of population along much of the line, it’s difficult to separate geography from history, but I’ve studied many locations along that line; it could be useful.

Conclusions

At the moment, I feel that the points and lines indicate where site visitors are or have been, and that’s all.

I was hoping for clearer results.

Of course, the sampling was tiny. It’s too early to close the door on geography or even ley lines helping us understand (or even predict) the Mandela Effect.

Also, I didn’t plot all possible lines. For example, a line connecting Brussels (Belgium) to a point slightly west of Port Macquarie (Australia) might offer some insights.

I haven’t entered data from articles about “moving” geography, either.

What’s next for my geographic studies:

  • Verify this world map. Make sure the locations (reported points) are correctly placed.
  • Take a closer look at the two vertical lines on this early map.
  • Add points from geography-related comments at this site.
  • Plot additional points & lines based on the IP numbers of the first 200 (or so) people to find this website and comment at it.
  • Look for additional points (on or off existing lines) that fit my ley line theories.
  • Compare all lines with vile vortices and my own ley line maps.

If you’d like to study this yourself, here’s a TXT file with the latitudes and longitudes, followed by point numbers for use at GPSVisualizer.com and similar mapping sites: http://mandelaeffect.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/MEGeo61-6Jan2016.txt (You may want to check it against comments at the survey post, for typos.)

If you see data or “coincidences” I missed, or if you pursue this and uncover anything helpful, leave a comment. (Mike H., I’m especially interested in how these lines relate — or don’t — to your geography patterns.)

Mandela Effect Geographic Survey

treasure mapThis week — once again, for fun — let’s try a different kind of survey. This time, it’s about location. I’m looking for geographic patterns.

Here’s what to do:

  1. Remember when you first realized that one of your memories didn’t match the current reality. It could be this year, last year, or even a decade ago. (This may not be where you are now. It’s where you were when you realized you weren’t “just confused” and your memory really was different.)
  2. Got one? Good. Now find its GPS coordinates. Enter the location in the Google Maps GPS Coordinates page.
  3.  So far, so good! Finally, copy the latitude & longitude from that screen, and paste it into this thread as a comment. That’s it… all you need to do.
  4. If you’ve had multiple “ah-ha!” moments like this, it’s okay to enter all of them. The more coordinates we can work with, the better.

Here’s my example: When I first realized that my odd memory of Mandela’s death in prison wasn’t unique, I was in Atlanta, GA (USA). That conversation was in the “green room” of Dragon Con, at the Hyatt in downtown Atlanta, GA, USA.

According to Google, that’s Latitude: 33.761621 | Longitude: -84.386249 <– If I were leaving a comment, that’s the only information I’d leave.

Once we’ve collected a few dozen locations, I’ll start plotting them on a map, looking for patterns. (Specifically, I’m likely to start with ley lines, in “connect the dots” style.)

SURVEY IS NOW CLOSED. We have 61 locations to work with. A map is being constructed, right now.

Numerology Survey #1 – Birth Dates

calendarLet’s have some fun. Let’s see if our birth dates point to anything odd.  And, to analyze that, I’d like to work with numerology… sort of.

(Remember, this is just for fun. It’s the weekend, and I’m in the mood for a somewhat flippant research approach. I’m not saying that I take numerology seriously, or that you should delve into it, or anything like that. I’d also like to avoid deep numerological discussions — at least until we see if any patterns emerge. )

Important: I do not want your actual birth date. Please don’t post that.

Instead, I’m looking for the single digit your birth date adds up to, condensed according to routine numerology.

Let’s say you were born 10/10/1970. You’d add the numbers, across: 1+0+1+0+1+9+7+0 = 19.

Then, you’d keep reducing the number to reach a single digit. So, working with 19, you’d figure 1+9 = 10. And 1+0 = 1.

So, your birth date — in single-digit numerology — would be a 1. That’s what you’d post in your comment: Just “My birth date is a 1.”

Master numbers

However, some forms of numerology take the numbers 11, 22, and 33 seriously. They call them “master numbers.”  (That doesn’t apply to 44, 55, etc.)

So, if something sequential in your birth date adds up to 11, 22, or 33, or it’s part of your birth date, please post that… in addition to the reduced (single digit) number.

(And yes, I am mindful that 22 could bring us back to the Sept 22/23 issue. It’s one reason I’m running this survey: in case the actual numbers are significant/markers.)

So, if you were born on 11/11/2001, that would be 1+1+1+1+2+0+0+1 = 7. You’d post the number 7 as your comment. However, you’d also mention that your birth date includes two sequential 11s; they add up to 22.

Additional information?

Mostly, I’m looking for very short comments, just sharing your birth date number. (This survey is only for those who have at least one alternate memory. If you think the Mandela Effect is fascinating — or ridiculous — and you have no alternate memories, this survey isn’t for you.)

However, it might help if you also tell us whether you have just one Mandela Effect memory, a few of them, or many alternate memories. (Please do not list them all. I’d like this thread to be easy to scroll through.)

My birth date…? It adds up to 3. (No 11s, 22s, or 33s in the process.) And I have several Mandela Effect memories.

Alice, Mirrors, and the Mandela Effect

alice through the looking glass - and the Mandela Effect

How long have people been traveling across realities? Are Mandela Effect concepts strewn throughout folklore, legends, and literature?

I believe so, and some are related to mirrors.

Mirrors as Portals in Folklore and Fiction

In Alice in Wonderland, and Through the Looking-Glass, the title character accesses an alternate reality by moving through a mirror (looking-glass) as the entry point. (Previously, she’d journeyed through a rabbit hole.)

However, author Lewis Carroll wasn’t the first (or last) to speculate about mirrors and reflective surfaces.

In folklore, water — smooth, reflective lakes and ponds, as well as the sea — has often hidden amazing realms not known in this reality. From Greek and Roman legends to Arthurian tales (the Lady of the Lake, and more), we’re reminded of alternate worlds as close as a reflection.

On the other side of the world, in the Asian art of feng shui and interior design, mirrors may “extend space” far beyond their physical depth in this reality.

In some traditions, people cover mirrors after a death in the home, so the departing spirit won’t be trapped inside the mirror.

Many haunted locations — including The Myrtles Plantation (Louisiana, USA) and the Driskill Hotel (Texas, USA) — have ghostly mirrors, as well.

  • The one in the main hallway at The Myrtles is like many of its counterparts, with recurring handprints (from the back) that returns no matter how often they clean, resurface, or even replace it. Also, a picture of me standing near that mirror — photographed by researcher Margaret Byl — showed a reflection with a chandelier that wasn’t there at the time.
  • The Driskill Hotel’s famous “Maximilian” mirrors are backed with diamond dust, not just silver or silver-colored paint. The mirrors face each other, in pairs, and many people have reported seeing alternate, similar worlds in them. (If you’re looking for ghost stories related to those mirrors, that’s the tip of the iceberg, but a discussion would take us off-topic.)

If you can stand the commercials and the silly sound effects in a video clip, “Ghost Adventures” star Zak Bagans talks about mirrors and matrixing. [Link.] It’s a good, short clip, with a skeptical slant. However, I’m not sure Zak was aware that the mirror he’s pointing at — the famous one at The Myrtles — was installed in 1980. It looks old, but it’s not from an era — usually 19th century or earlier — so common to mirrors with ghost stories.

And then there are scrying mirrors — used to see into (or contact) “the other side” or foretell the future — that have black glass, not silver. According to legend, even Nostradamus used one. So, the portal concept isn’t limited to mirrors with easy-to-see reflections.

If you like creepy mirror stories involving alternate realities, the horror movie, Mirrors, is one among many that exploit this concept.

Beyond Mirrors

Alice and the Looking-glass at Guildford Castle grounds
Photo courtesy of Jacqueline Banerjee and the Victorian Web.

My point isn’t about mirrors and whether some are portals to alternate realities. (I’m not convinced that they are, but I won’t wholly reject the concept, either.)

Instead, I’m talking about the long-held idea that an alternate reality is almost always nearby, and might be “hiding in plain sight.”

In other words, I don’t think the Mandela Effect is new. It didn’t pop up yesterday, or 10 years ago, and I certainly didn’t invent it. (Shadow and I just gave it a name with a reference to recent history.)

In fact, if you study folklore, you’ll see that many tales describe travel between realities. Some are clearer than others.

Changelings are part of a particularly dark concept from the past, in which faeries have swapped places with humans. The faerie looks (mostly) like the human he or she replaced, and the human has been sent to the world the faerie is from, as a replacement in that world or reality.

In some ancient traditions, shamans are able to access alternate realms, worlds, or realities at will. However, most contemporary tales talk about each shaman being granted passage to just one spiritual realm, not free travel across all of them.

The Rev. Mr. Robert Kirk (1644 – ?), author of “The Secret Commonwealth,” wrote about visiting an alternate reality. He described it as a faerie world, and the topic has fascinated folklorists and others, for centuries. I’ve put a question mark at his death date because many believe he left his tired body on a hillside, and actually slid back into the reality he’d been talking about for many years.

What interests me about Kirk’s story isn’t just the world he described. It’s that something in his story resonates so deeply with people, that — despite at least hundreds of similar tales — modern-day scholars still argue whether Kirk’s work was fiction or nonfiction. (And then there are the astonishing number of people who insist that the world of Avatar is real, but that’s another topic for another day.)

Then there are tales of doppelgangers, with two of the same person showing up in the same reality. According to some folklore, seeing a doppelganger predicts that one of them (usually the one whose home seems to be in that reality) will die. Is that because two of the “same” person in one reality is a glitch, and the simplest solution is to delete one? I’m not sure, but it’s worth considering.

In more recent pop culture, everything from Star Trek episodes to the entire Sliders TV series and — more recently — Sliding Doors (movie), one Eureka season and shows like Awake are among projects that use the concept of alternate realities.

Are these fictional accounts popular because, at times, we’d like to escape our current reality? Or, does the concept of alternate realms — whether actual worlds or holodeck creations — resonate with us because we know alternate realities exist… and we’ve been there?

I believe the Mandela Effect isn’t new. I think it’s been an issue for centuries, perhaps as far back as the start of recorded history, or even earlier.

However, I think past generations and cultures explained alternate realities in terms of magick, shamanic travel, or even faeries.

The idea of a mirror as a portal is just one example, but it’s one that seems to linger. Maybe there is something unusual about mirrors, and maybe some do show us another world.

Then again… maybe it’s all folklore.

Tinnitus, Revisited

Bell - tinnitusIn an earlier article, Tinnitus and Mandela Effect… a Connection?, I mentioned a possible link between the Mandela Effect and tinnitus (ringing in the ears).

About 5% to 10% of the population have tinnitus, but over 20% of Mandela Effect visitors reported it in a recent poll. Was that a one-time anomaly, or should we look at this more closely?

When I asked this question, earlier, I didn’t make the focus clear. Along with many great comments and insights, some conversations took on medical diagnostic and self-help overtones. Others added several other physical complaints they suffer from, and — soon — discussions were less about Mandela Effect data, and more about health issues.

So, this article is a reboot. Same topic, but a more narrow focus: I’m looking for anything that directly correlates tinnitus and alternate memories.

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The Hum, Mystery Booms, Sonic Markers, and the Mandela Effect

This post takes this topic far out on a limb. It’s vaguely related to the topic of tinnitus, but it’s slightly different and has a geographical angle. And, I readily admit that this could take us far off-topic.

headphones-redbgI’m wondering if any of the Hums, mystery booms, or other unexplained noises correlate in any way with quantum research or the Mandela Effect.

Mostly, I’m looking at this from a geography standpoint.

These could be:

  • Where reported events (the alternate ones) tend to take place.
  • Where people were when they discovered a changed memory.
  • Gateways, portals, etc., if we’re actually sliding from one reality to the next and each is accessed geographically. (Please note that I said “if.” This topic takes us far into speculation.)

So, this topic is for discussions about potential “markers” or other correlations that connect sound with geography, and might have a bearing on the Mandela Effect.

I wouldn’t dismiss ley lines, “vile vortices,” or other theories that might have a bearing on specific and relevant Mandela Effect topics… but only if this is clearly relevant.

I’d also consider anything that seems like triangulation, but — again — only if it’s linked to something we’ve discussed, related to the Mandela Effect.

If you’d like to explore this on your own, the following are some starting points.

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Tinnitus and Mandela Effect… a Connection?

ear
Ear photo courtesy Carlos Sillero and FreeImages.com

The topic of tinnitus recurs regularly in our discussions. Recently, I asked about it in my one-week survey. The numbers surprised me.

23.52% of voters (1155 people) recalled Berenstein Bears, but not Berenstain Bears.

20.81% of voters (1022 people) reported having tinnitus or ringing in the ears.

What we can’t tell from that survey is whether or not they’re the same people. My software only recorded the number of votes… nothing identifying which individuals checked which responses.

However, from related comments, it seems — only seems — as if there’s a connection.  At least some people who’ve experienced the Mandela Effect have also had tinnitus, often as a chronic issue.

Correlation, significant connection, or coincidence? I’m not sure. We have far too little evidence to decide one way or the other, but I’ll admit the speculation is fun.

Tinnitus is described as a ringing, hum, or other static-like sound in the ears. Many people perceive it as an internal issue; some are sure it’s something outside that they’re hearing due to hypersensitive hearing.

According to the Hearing Health Foundation, about 5 to 10 percent of the population experiences chronic tinnitus.

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Mr. Stain and A or E – Markers?

AEThis topic is closely related to Dan’s exploration of anagrams (More About Recurring Letter Changes). It’s also related to our Pepsi/Chevron (beyond red/blue), since we talk about color “markers” at the latter article.

However, this topic is more about the possible significance of particular (individual) letters, especially crossovers between the letters A and E.

History

The most volatile, related comment might be Mr. Stain’s. Here’s what Mr. Stain said at the Possible Explanations page, in response to a comment by david:

This has nothing to do with financial gain the A is a marker for every time processor in the event of an emergency to understand what reality they are in, there are so many more markers that are hidden from the public yet each letter stands for age, date, time and sequence. This information is true and has been provided for your understanding by a fellow time processor…please watch out for 2029! Be prepaired and watch out for the awakening, this is not make sense now but will soon and please stop using your cell phones they are the key ingredient of your societies collapse. [emphasis added]

The thread that followed was interesting, and I’m re-posting some of the most discussion-provoking responses, here. (Also, I’m linking each to the original comment, in case anyone wants to see the complete, related thread. However, I’d like to steer A/E conversations towards this page.)

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More About Recurring Letter Changes (Dan’s Comment)

This morning, Dan — a regular contributor to comments at this site — posted the following summary. Since it could lead to a lengthy discussion and some fascinating speculation, I’ve reposted it here.

Here’s what he said…

I’m trying to catalogue all of the spelling changes and then figure out if this is a code, an anagram, or some type of cipher. Here’s what I have so far:

Berenstain / Berenstein
– e replaced with a
Schulz / Schultz
– removed: t, replaced z
Magic / Mirror
– irror replaced with agic
This / The
– replaced e with i, added s
McDonalds / MacDonalds
– removed: a, replaced with c
McEntire / McIntyre
– I replaced with E, y replaced with i
Was / Is
– w replaced I, a replaced s, added s
Jiffy / Jif
– added fy
Barbra / Barbara
– removed a, replaced a with r
Definitely / Definately
– replaced a with i
Dilemma / Dilemna
– replaced n with m

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September 22/23… a Strange Date?

22 SeptemberVery recently, visitors have commented about strangeness around September 22nd (not just one year, but many), and how some September 22nd events seem to cross over so it later looks as if they happened on the 23rd, and vice versa.

This is odd enough and coming from so many sources, with strong reference points, I’m starting an article about it, and moving some related comments here.

September 22nd is often the date of an equinox in the northern & southern hemispheres. As such, that makes it a “between” time, generally noted for anomalies.

And, as some have noted, 22 Sep 2011 is the date CERN appeared to have proved Einstein’s Theory of Relativity incorrect. See Reuters.com, CNRS video (YouTube), Slate’s faulty cable explanation (YouTube), and why the speed of light matters, per Trekspertise (YouTube), which — at about 5:41 — shows that CERN isn’t the only interested party.

Other than that, here are some notes about September 22nd, in case they seem significant:

One of my related comments:

I’m suddenly seeing a series of reports related to September 22nd.

Why September 22nd…? I mean, I suppose it’s as good a date as any, but is this anything more than coincidence? I haven’t a clue. Is that date significant or is it a trail from something else related to that date, in another universe? (Maybe their 9/11 was 9/22…?) Again, I’m not sure if I’m looking for something that simply isn’t there.

If you have insights about September 22nd and related dates, I hope you’ll share them in comments, below. It’s an interesting topic that may relate to the Mandela Effect… or it might not. Only time will tell.