It’s time to see how many people remember which memories. The first goal is to see if most people have all, some, or only a few of the most-reported alternate memories.
Also, this was only the first poll of many. Future polls will look for other patterns among alternate memories and those who recall them.
UPDATE: Thank you for voting! So far, the results have been interesting.
Because my hosting service — HostGator — had not one but two outages (one lasting nearly 24 hours) during the polling time, I’m not sure if some error messages reflect the software or the hosting. Frankly, I suspect the issue was more the latter.
Like many people who’ve relied on HostGator in the past, I’m looking at alternative, more reliable hosting. When that’s sorted, I plan to continue polls to see what patterns (or lack of them) can be identified.
We’ve already collected some information about people who recall TAPS as the original name of the Ghost Hunters TV show. I’d expected it to be geography-specific — a localized media error — but it’s not.
In the future, I want to poll more geography, ages, and see correlations between different alternate memories. That is, if those who remember Nelson Mandela’s death are more (or less) likely to recall Billy Graham’s, and so on.
Thanks for your interest!