Since 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:
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.
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.
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.