Fiona Broome is fascinated by history, and intrigued by unexplained phenomena in everyday life. (You can learn more at her author blog, FionaBroome.com.)
She stumbled onto the Mandela Effect in a private conversation at Dragon Con in the guest speakers’ lounge. That’s when and where the phrase started.
Then she went home and started this website, just to see who else – besides her – remembered Nelson Mandela’s funeral around the early 1990s.
Fiona was an annual guest speaker at Dragon Con because she’s been researching – and writing about – paranormal phenomena (mostly: haunted places) since the early 1980s. (Yes, really. Over 40 years.)
In the 1990s, her website, HollowHill.com, was one of the first reliable, online resources for ghost hunters. It includes how-to information for skeptics and believers.
As a researcher, author, and journalist, Ms. Broome has written over a million words for books, magazines, and websites, mostly about eerie and haunted sites, and how to explore them.
She’s been a celebrity guest at events such as Dragon Con, the New England Ghost Conference, GhoStock, Central Texas Paranormal Conference, and Canada’s annual G.H.O.S.T.S. conferences.
Today, Fiona still isn’t sure why – like many other people – she clearly recalls Nelson Mandela’s funeral on the TV, back in the late 20th century.
Maybe that was conflation.
But she’s glad Mr. Mandela lived far longer, and brought about many important changes in our world.
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