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  1. Okay, this is a long shot, but here goes. I have a very distinct memory of watching a movie multiple times on TV as a child. It was an animated film about orange cats who stood upright, wore clothes, etc. (you know, it was a cartoon). There was one who played a piano. But the thing that really intrigued me as a kid wasn’t the cats, it was that there was this black smoke that came out of the vents. It was evil or something. Anyway, they ended up going down through the vents and finding an entire city under the ground. I don’t remember a whole lot more about it other than they went on to kind of hang out underground. I don’t remember what the black smoke was other than it being evil in some way.

    I’ve brought up this movie to so many people who have no idea what I’m talking about. I’ve posted about it on Reddit trying to find someone else who remembers it, but no one does. I had almost convinced myself that I made it up, but I really don’t think so. Like I said, I watched it multiple times (maybe it was on at Christmas?) and I remember being really excited about seeing it every time it came on.

  2. I know this is off topic, but I was not sure where the best place to post this would be. You can copy/paste or move this to wherever you feel is most appropriate, but I would much appreciate a notification to my email indicating where it has been posted so that I may view any responses that may come.

    I was born in 86, and I have experienced many Mandela Effect memories:

    -I know them, at the core of my being, as The BERENSTEIN Bears. This cannot be chalked up to poor memory of a child, as I also read the chapter books up until maybe 7th grade, way past their targeted age group. I had books, videos, and even a video game. I was able to read and write starting at 5 years old. There is no doubt in my mind about this one. My parents, friends, brother and husband recall
    them as the BERENSTEIN Bears. My dad used to jokingly pronounce it “Shhtine” in a German accent. This one is clear as day for me. I was almost physically ill to realize it was now “Berenstain”.

    -I recall the death of Jimmy Carter a few years ago. I remember talking to my dad about it at the time, and we joked that “the aliens must have beamed him up”, because he was interested in UFOs. When I found out he was alive, I texted my dad “No googling – Jimmy Carter, dead or alive?” and without missing a beat he replied “dead”. He was confused to find out Carter was still alive. My dad is into politics and keeps up on the news, always has.
    -I knew chartreuse as a blue color. I was stunned when a friend in high school corrected me that it was actually green. I’m pretty sure I thought it was a greyish Royal blue because I am a cat lover, and there is a breed of “blue” cat called the chartreuse so I just figured it was blue. I’m not sure this was a Mandela effect thing for me, just putting that out there. It’s not a very commonly seen or referenced color, so I can see why there would be confusion about it which could be unrelated to the Mandela effect.
    – I recall (vividly) having learned on a computer program in school that Abe Lincoln’s son, Tad, died as a child and Lincoln was absolutely devastated. The computer program/game was very cheesy and became an in joke with myself and my friends for years. My 2 best friends were absolutely shocked when I told them that Wikipedia states now that tad died well AFTER his father died. My one friend still believes Wikipedia is wrong.
    -This one has bothered me for years. E.T. is one of my favorite films, always has been. I was very excited to ride the E.T. ride at Universal Florida when my family went in ’96. Somewhere near the building which contained the ride was a booth, I’m not 100% clear on how to describe this. I was a few steps behind my family when I saw this. It was actually eerily quiet and no one else seemed to be around when I saw this. Inside the booth was a poster for “E.T. 2”, complete with new artwork. I looked at this and ran to my family, excitedly telling them that they were working on a sequel to E.T. and I just saw a poster for it. My mom pretty much said “Oh, nice”, just shrugged it off. When I got back from the trip, I told my friends at school (this trip was in February, so I was still in school) about E.T. 2, that it would be coming out eventually. I felt kind of special to have known about this before others did. In fact, I kind of had the thought that the poster should not have been seen by me or by anyone. I watched out for a couple of years, waiting for it to come out – and it never did. I started to question myself. When we got internet at home in ’98, I tried to search for any trace of it, and there was none. I pretty much resigned myself to thinking that I had seen an early artwork poster of a movie which had been scrapped and was never made.
    -I also recall New Zealand in a different location and other discrepancies with Australia, but I was never good with geography so I do not put a ton of stock into this for myself. Not questioning the memories of others, though.
    -I remember Jiffy peanut butter and wondering why they shortened the name to Jif (I noticed this in the mid 90’s). Again, not as sure of this as I am about other things.

    There are other things I’m forgetting, I’m sure, as im writing this kind of spur of the moment and I have experienced a LOT of odd/paranormal events, including seeing shadow people (each incident was witnessed by at least one other person in addition to myself), and multiple “UFO” sightings which also included multiple witnesses in many but not all cases. I’ve experienced many other things which I’m not comfortable discussing with strangers.
    I have long ago accepted that reality is not what it seems. I have my own ideas, but I do not claim to have any answers. The best I can do is to tell myself to keep my mind and my eyes open. I can tell you that out of all of the scary things I’ve encountered, these Mandela effect historical changes are the scariest for me to think about, bar none.

    1. Kashmira, thanks for sharing so many memories.

      The one that startled me was the reference to Tad Lincoln. I thought he was the one whose death triggered the family’s interest in spirit contact, and so on. However, two of the other Lincoln sons died before President Lincoln was assassinated, so maybe I mixed up their names. (ref: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abraham_Lincoln#Marriage_and_children )

      Still, I thought the deceased son’s name was Tad. The names Edward (“Eddie”) and “Willie” — the two sons who died earlier — don’t sound especially familiar to me.

      I hope the Mandela Effect concept becomes more comfortable for you. I still find it a little disconcerting, but not especially scary. In some cases, I like thinking that somewhere — in an alternate reality — some unhappy events never happened.

      Cheerfully,
      Fiona

      1. That was really interesting, Kashmira. Fiona and Kashmira, I have to “third” your memories of Tad Lincoln. In September 2013, I took an impromptu day trip to The Reagan Library in Simi Valley, California with a friend who wanted to see the Lincoln exhibit before it ended. Sometime afterwards, I was looking up information on Lincoln’s children because I was curious about them and any living descendants of the Lincolns. I was also surprised to read that Tad died after Lincoln had died. I also didn’t remember that three sons had died (rather than just two) or that the one who had died while the Lincolns were in the White House was “Willie” Lincoln when he was 11. At the time I thought, “That’s strange. Wasn’t it ‘Tad’?” but since my knowledge of the Lincolns is not extensive, I assumed I just misremembered, and now I’m not so sure.

        Another kind of odd thing is that I was trying to guess when I had gone to the Reagan Library with my friend and I thought it was more like January 2014, but I looked up when I had written her a thank you message on Facebook for the trip (she drove and it’s a long drive) and it was September ’13. As I stood just over the glass containers containing personal items of Abe and Mary’s, such as a nightcap Mary Todd Lincoln wore to bed, I was having odd thoughts about consciousness and time and musing about whether Mary was somehow aware of this exhibit (I don’t think consciousness dies anyway.) I don’t know what prompting my thoughts – maybe something I had heard on “Coast to Coast” but I kind of thought I had already discovered this website, but I didn’t until December 2013, three months after my visit to the library. Hmmmm.

        And Kashmira, I was also pretty stunned to encounter the Mandela Effect. I called it my personal “paradigm shift.” It makes reality feel so tenuous, but being an eternal optimist, I came around to accepting that if only consciousness (divine and human) are real, that’s good enough for me.

      2. I also remember Abraham Lincoln’s son that passed away being Tad. I know this because I was never into history when I was a student in school. I became interested in Abraham Lincoln live around 2012 when Spielberg made his movie about Abraham Lincoln life. I clearly remember the scene in the movie when Tad died and the effect it had on Lincoln. It also stated the death of his son effected his wife and she began to show signs of mental illness after his death. I know it was Tad because of the famous photo of him and his father. That his nickname was Tadpole. Around 2012 I read everything I could get my hands on about Abraham Lincoln. I know 100 % it was Tad. Its only been 2012 I learned about Abraham Lincoln. This is a recent memory for me. I remember how I empathized with Abraham Lincoln loosing his youngest child. Also lost his wife to depression after he lost Tad. Through all of this he still changed our world in such a positive long lasting way.
        So far I have had almost every Mandela Effect. In my reality I don’t ever remember Amy Winehouse. I never even heard any of her songs. I heard her name for the first time on one of those singing talent shows that Simon Cowl was on. To me her singing is awful. I can’t believe she won Grammys. I hate to say that. I am sorry to say it to. It just sounds harsh to my ears. I don’t remember her at all or her death. She doe not even look familiar to me at all. Every day seems to get stranger and stranger to me as I found memories changing.

      3. I remember it being Tad to. My husband is a huge history buff. I have been married for 16 years. I have set through numerous documentaries on Abraham Lincoln so has my daughter. I have grown to love history because of my husbands love for it. I know 100% it was Tads death. Steven Speiburg in 2012 came out with his Abraham Lincoln movie. We were so excited and again before seeing the movie we watched at least 3 documentaries on T.V about Abraham Lincoln life. I know all of the documentaries clearly stated Tads death and how it effected Abraham and his wife. That Tads death effected Ms.Lincoln and this was contributed to her major shopping problem. I remember the photo of Tad with his father Abraham Lincoln. It wasn’t long ago that I found out about Tad. This was in 2012. I know 100% it was Tad. I just found this site less then a month ago. I have so many of the Mandela effects its so unsettling. I am so glad I am not alone. Thank you to everyone that leaves a comment.

    2. Hi Kashmira,

      I definitely remember there being an ET 2 in the making as well. When I was much younger I used to be deathly afraid of the movie and my dad would always somewhat tease me about it. One day i remember being in our computer room and him calling me in and telling me that there as going to be another movie made. I remember thinking about this a couple of years ago and asking why I had never gone to the theatre to see it. They said that they didn’t know that an ET 2 was in the making, but to be fair i’ve always had a good memory while they haven’t. I remember other things like this, where i’ll remember parts of movies that aren’t there anymore, but this occasion has always stuck in my mind. Around 2002 I also remember watching a video with my dad while something was like loading and it would show an animated version of how they made ET, however i’ve looked all over the internet and it’s not there. Glad to know i’m not the only one who thought I was going crazy!

  3. Here’s a weird one.

    Some people are remembering that the Twin Towers used to have 2 bridges connecting them.

    People reference the Simpson’s episode: ‘The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson’

    They remember Homer running across the bridges trying to find a Bathroom because he really needs to Pee. Now however the episode does not show any bridges, and just has Homer running out the bottom entrance of one tower and running into the other. (no bridges).

    Now in the Film Super Mario Bros. (1993) they show the Towers, but WITH the TWO BRIDGES, exactly as people remember them from the Simpsons episode:

    SEE IMAGE: http://i.imgur.com/kcQd4Hw.jpg

    Those Bridges ‘apparently’ never existed, but there they are in the Mario Movie exactly as people remembered them.

    More Discussion on this here: http://www.reddit.com/r/MandelaEffect/comments/30xamg/the_twin_towers_had_2_bridges_connecting_them/

  4. I’ve read through many of the posts on this website, after getting curious about the Berenstein/stain issue. I don’t have any specific memories of how Berenstain was spelled when I was a kid, I only had one of those books and only remember it because it was a gift from my kindergarten teacher. I don’t actually remember reading it.

    I can’t relate to many of of the Mandela effect issues brought up, but I did live in the timeline where Owen Wilson committed suicide. I remember this because I was working at a law firm and one of my coworkers brought it up, we hardly ever chatted about things that weren’t work/school related, sort of one of those moments when you connect with some one and realize they do normal things too just like you, like watch funny movies. Basically he was saying how sad it was because Wilson seemed like he had so much going for him. This was Spring or Summer 2006. His wikipedia page says he attempted suicide in 2007, but I remember the actual suicide/accidental death a year before that.

    This a great blog, keep up the good work.

    1. Hi. I enjoyed your theory. I stumbled across the whole subject of Archons just recently too and felt that it may have some type of connection with the Mandela Effect. Not to sound really loopy,, but I heard a lady on YouTube talking about reverse speech and reptilians ( David Icke theory) and she believed based on her research and the work she was doing with EVP and reverse speech that there is a cosmic war going on currently and that the matrix and holograms were gradually breaking, which may explain why a lot of people are becoming more cognizant of these “major memories”. These videos were made in 2005, I think. And I remember during her interview she mentioned the “Chinese Ghost city” as being evidence of the hologram/matrix that was beginning to crumble and that these things would become more prominent in the coming years. It almost seems like that’s what’s happening now. That people are starting to notice bigger differences.

  5. Another thing I haven’t seen mentioned (at least yet) is the big thing about Honey Bees being practically extinct around 2010. They’re everywhere now, or back again. I can walk outside and see and hear them buzzing everywhere. Also, when I was young, I remember fireflies/lightning bugs being all over the place outside on a warm spring or summer night, especially in my grandparents’ yard and they were HUGE. I can’t remember the last time I’ve seen them. I don’t know if this is because of climate change or what but I think it’s relevant and kind of depressing.

    1. Nikki, I grew up with lots of fireflies too and have noticed a decline.. but I recently spent several months in Costa Rica and there are lots of them there! I felt better when I saw so many.. I just wanted to let you know there are still plenty around 😉

    2. That probably has more to do with pollution and pesticides than anything else. Pesticides produced by Monsanto and Bayer are known to kill bees, butterflies, ladybugs, and a host of other useful insects, yet people insist on spraying them everywhere, even on food crops. And then there are nuclear weapons testing, oil spills, plastic pollution, factory contaminants, etc. It’s a wonder there are any bugs left at all. I live in Arizona now, having moved from Ohio in 2004, and I miss the fireflies and the woolly-bear caterpillars.

  6. Suprising Surprising

    Marshmellow Marshmallow


    Does October of 2010 stand out as a time where it felt like there was a reality shift?

  7. Who remembers a KJV John 3:16, or any verse, being more archaic sounding? Also, who remembers a Blacked Eyed Peas song called I Gotta Feeling not having Hebrew words in it?

    1. Jacob, those are fair questions so I’ve approved your comment. They’re also likely to trigger responses that may tread in areas more religion-specific than Mandela Effect.

      So, as a precaution, I’m posting this so people are aware of my comment policies (see links at the top of every page). Religion-focused comments will not be approved. It’s far too easy to wander into troll territory and arguments unrelated to this site’s main topic.

      Yes, I realize that’s a very narrow line in this case. But, as long as we’re discussing alternate realities’ Bibles — not just the difference between KJV and Tyndale, for example — and lyrics of that specific Black Eyed Peas song, in Mandela Effect context… that’s okay.

      Sincerely, Fiona

    2. Okay, so I jotted this verse down as I remember it. I went to a Christian school and I had to memorize verses. I have a couple Bibles… although one of my Bibles just disappeared. We’re having issues with things disappearing and then reappearing in the same spot. It’s weird.

      Anyway, I did this with a couple verses using the KJV because that is what I have and learned with. Here are the “I remember” and the “Local version” which through me on some of them.

      I remember. John 3:16 For so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him shall not perish but have everlasting life.

      This one I have memorized!

      Local version. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

      Okay that is off a little bit. Not horrible though.

      I remember (quite well I might add) Genesis 1 (I can’t remember how many verses this is… will look later) (these were my memory verses for a play so I remember it well). In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth and the earth was without form, and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And God said, “Let there be light” and there was light. And god saw the light and said it is good. And God divided the light from the darkness and called the light day and the darkness night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.

      Locally known as: 1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

      2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

      3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.

      4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.

      5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.

      Oh, no. No no no. That is not right to me at all. That looks so weird. I am re-reading it because it is so bizarre. I browsed to the next verses and those don’t seem right either. It is off. OMG this is so weird.

      I remember Psalm 127:9 (I am not posting this to be mean or start a religious war. I know this one VERY well as I use it when people are Bible Thumping. I quote this one and then say “See. I can quote the Bible too.” and then pull it out and show them the verse. So I know it by heart.) Happy shall they be that taketh the babes and dasheth their heads against the stones.”

      Locally is known as: I had to Google this because Psalm 127 only has 5 verses which threw me for a loop. The verse is now Psalm 137:9 Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones.

      Well now. That is disconcerting.

      I remember: The Lord’s Prayer… (I am almost afraid to do this… It feels so wrong.)

      Our father which art in heaven, hallow be thy name. They kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And deliver us from evil for thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.

      Locally known as:

      Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

      No, I clearly remember trespass, not debts. This version looks very odd. My mind is blown.

      One more… This is another I had to memorize and recite often. The 23rd Psalm

      I remember: The Lord is my Shepard, I shall not want. He maketh me to lie in green pastures, he restoreth my soul. He leadeth me besides the still water and in the paths of the righteous for his namesake. Ye though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I shall fear no evil for thou art with me. Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of thy enemy. Thou anointed (anoint?) my head with oil. My cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow all the days in my life and I shall dwell in the house of the lord forever and ever. Amen.

      Locally known as:

      23 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

      2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

      3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

      4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

      5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

      6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

      That’s different too. I think I need to go check out the other verses too. This is strange. The Bible definitely is different here, although the differences seem minor but still very disconcerting. I found it interesting that it changes from “thy enemy” to “my enemy”.

      Also, the song, I remember the first time I heard it there was now hebrew. The last time I heard it, they “L’chiam.” (spelling?) which threw me.

      1. Interesting. I thought at first that this might be down to the way the various versions were translated. I did a comparison of the King James Version with the New King James Version, and the only differences lie in the substitution of old English spellings (thee, thine, restoreth) for more modern spellings (you, yours, restores). The order of the phrases and words is otherwise the same, so I don’t know how to account for the differences in Psalm 23 that you noticed. It has been set to music by many composers over the centuries. I wonder if any of them reflect the Mandela changes to the word order.

    3. Hi Jacob,

      I grew up in a very religious family, and attended a private Christian school a couple of years, and we had to memorize verses every week from the kjv. In my timeline, and I’m of the Bernstein Bears (I don’t remember beren pretty sure it was bern but know for a FACT it sas stein, not STAIN), also Desi Arnez, not Arnaz. But at that time, around 1977-78 it was, verbatim: For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son and whosoever believith in him shall not perish but have forever lasting life.

  8. “Who Killed Roger Rabbit?” Did you mean “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” or are there people remembering an alternate title?

    1. Good catch, Nikki, thanks! I’d received several comments about the film, and — in haste — repeated the title from the latest. I have no idea if that (private) comment had been a typo or an alternate title. I should know better. For years before the film, I was acquainted with the guy who did the voice. And, last time I saw him at Dragon Con, he was carrying around the largest collection of “ghost orb” photos (in an album) that I’d ever seen. (And, in my line of work, that’s saying a lot.)

      1. Fiona,

        I believe this fits under the overlooked alternate explanation clause of the terms (if not, I apologize).

        Who Framed Roger Rabbit is based on a book called Who Censored Roger Rabbit?. There are two other books in the series- Who P-P-P-Plugged Roger Rabbit? and Who Whacked Roger Rabbit?. That *may* be where Who Killed Roger Rabbit came from.

    2. I remember both- Who Killed Roger Rabbit & Who Framed Roger Rabbit- not sure of when the switch was.

      Much like Sherman & Mr. Peabody threw a wool over my eyes when my family rented the movie last year. I didn’t think much of it other than a take on an old cartoon. I saw the question again on reddit and thought nothing of it. However, re-watching Back To The Future (still watching) when watching Marty run into the mailbox after being shot it, there is an extended, appx 1-2sec, delay on the mailbox marked “Peabody”.

      This thing just kind of really does things to get your attention if you were not paying attention the first time. Hey! It WAS Sherman & Mr. Peabody. I like to que my spouse often which I am sure they may be getting spent from the endless questions I fire. To spouse “Hey, when you think of ‘Peabody’ what comes to mind”? Response, “Sherman & Mr. Peabody”. Dag gummit

      I can’t find any pictures with reference to” Sherman & Mr. Peabody”

  9. Just thought of something I’d forgotten about: Tropher Grace is a name I recall being thrown around in the late ’80s, early ’90s. I don’t associate him with any specific movies/shows, but for some reason, it seems like he was an emerging actor then.

    But looking at his iMDB profile, he’s been acting only since the early 2000s, and he’s in his md-30s. But my memory wants to place him more with the Brat Pack/Robert Downey Jr./John Cusak crowd.

    1. I realized after posting this that the actor’s name is actually “Topher,” without the “r.” But I specifically remember it as “Tropher,” which is why I typed it that way. Only noticed later that I had the “real” first name wrong.

      This was something I noticed years ago, and never really connected it as a possible Mandela Effect reference until now.

  10. Who seems to remember Courtney Cox as a correct name spelling? My mom used to read from a lot of celeb type magazines and even has been talked to like she looked like her and she remembers name like that maybe.

    1. When I looked up the “correct” spelling, it was completely new to me. I love unusual names (and unusual/historical spellings of familiar names) so I’m pretty sure I would have remembered this. Then again, I hardly ever watched Friends, so maybe I wouldn’t have seen her name often enough to note it.

      1. I watched Friends. I was a huge fan and I don’t remember her name being spelled with the extra E. I remember Courtney Cox.

  11. I don’t know if what I have to say qualifies as an actual memory of something but I just find it weird. It happens every so often about two to three times a week. I’ll be watching television and I’ll stop on a channel and watch whatever it is that interests me. Two or three days later I’ll be doing the same thing and the exact same program will be on a different channel and at the exact point that I started watching the first time, it will start at the same place the second time. Also, I will hear peculiar or uncommon words being said either on the radio or TV or someone saying this uncommon and strange word…within a few minutes or hours I will hear the same exact word again being repeated as if I was supposed to hear this word. For example, let’s say someone on the news was talking about blah blah blah BARTHOLOMEW, within a few hours (usually a few minutes) I will hear the word Bartholomew again from somewhere.

    1. Fascinating, Jeff! This is the second, detailed report I have of someone with odd breaks in the timestream… and time seems to resume (with some local alterations) right where it had left off when the person took a break in this reality.

      For me, this has a slightly different quality than the usual Mandela Effect memories, but I’m not sure. Nevertheless, both suggest a timeslip or reality shift.

      Thanks for posting this comment!

      1. When I was younger this would happen all the time. But it doesn’t anymore, as I don’t listen to the radio anymore. But back then, I would be driving and a song I hadn’t heard in a while would pop into my head. I’d start singing the song in my head until it reminded me, “You could just turn on the radio and listen to music instead of playing it in your head.”. When I’d turn in the radio, the song in my head would be on. This happened more times than I could count. My theory was that my brain was somehow picking up on the radio waves, but after seeing this site, maybe it has something to do with time? I would love some thoughts on this. Thank you!

        1. Lebaneser Scrooge (love the name, btw) –

          That’s a great thought: that it might have to do with time.

          I used to do the same thing when I was younger, often “hearing” a song before I turned on the radio. I’d even prove it to others by demonstrating it on road trips. (My success rate was only about 40%, but still… “guessing” one song among at least hundreds that were popular at the time was still impressive.) At the time, they hadn’t widely debunked the idea that dental fillings pick up radio waves, so I’d figured it had to be some variation of that.

          A time shift makes far more sense to me. Several times (not even dozens) when traveling by car, I’d arrive at the destination in an impossibly short amount of time. Among the friends who’d witnessed it, it was a joke. When we were leaving late for a party or something, someone would often say, “Hey, Fiona, bend time so we arrive on time.” Sometimes, it would work. I think covering about 30 miles — in heavy Boston traffic — in under 8 minutes was my record.

          But, it was generally agreed that — when people were with me (rarely on my own, as far as I know) — I did something with time. (It was a different era, and a quirky context. People were more willing to accept that kind of concept.)

          So, I like that theory related to the radio issue. Thanks!

          Cheerfully,
          Fiona

          P.S. I’m not sure why, but the IP you’re posting from is blacklisted by IP Blacklist. For now, at least, I’m seeing your comments and approving them. However, if you reach a denial-type message or error message when commenting, that’s what’s going on. I’ll try to override it, but I may not be able to. (And, for the record, one of our other popular visitors — Julia — has had a similar IP issue. Best solution has been to use a different wifi connection.)

          1. Looks like a good place to jot this down.
            My radio talks to me.
            Yesterday, I jumped in the car for an hour trip. My mind was on ME. I started wondering how much I had to do with this phenomena. Was I supposed to do something? Was I supposed to use this to my advantage some how? I really didn’t like that idea. With that I turned on the radio and hear “this has nothing to do with you, its personal myself and I, and big girls dont cry” …. Hmmm ok …. I drive on and im summarizing that maybe with the all the geographical changes earth is shrinking and were about to get blipped out of existence (existance) Not my normal train of thought. I switch stations without thinking and I hear something along the lines of “ill never let your light go out.” I thoroughly enjoyed the rest of my day.

            1. Great comment, Anthony! (I’m not sure if this means you should avoid ITC — aka “ghost box” communications that use radio signals — or leap on it immediately. LOL )

          2. I could do the same thing with the song guessing. It started for me around the year 1982 or 1983. It was around the time Madonna was big. I would do it in front of my friends. I would say I know what song is on the radio. I would say the song then one of my childhood friends would turn on radio I was 90% right. At the time we only listened to radio station Q 102. I could also guess what music video was on MTV to. It would freak my friends out. I forgot about doing that until I read the above reference. Wow how strange. My friends and I always called into Q 102 to. I had a friend that won Madonna tickets and won more then a few times from radio station Q102 around the same time I could guess songs playing and videos playing.

    2. Jeff, the word topic you mention happens to me all the time. I have posted about synchronicity happening all the time around me anymore in other posts, this is one of those thing I am talking about. I can totally relate to the word thing, phrases also. I hear something on TV, an unusual word and phrase , then all of the sudden out of the blue, someone at work (for example) will use the word or phrase in an unrelated manner. It was almost creepy at first , but now I’m so used to it , I kind of laugh it off. Mike

      1. I would like to add to my previous comment. These aren’t media “buzzwords ” or anything like that. Just pure random phrases or words. What happens a lot also, is I will be , for example , looking something obscure up on the Internet, and then someone will be talking about or asking me about the same thing. These would be things I had not discussed with anyone. Mike

    3. I had a friend who told me something similar recently. He said that he or his wife will see a phrase on a random junk mail leaflet or newspaper, and literally within a few minutes that exact phrase will be repeated on a tv programme. He says it has happened many times, and it feels like he is part of the “Trueman Show”.

      1. I’m not sure if this can be considered the same phenomenon as yours Jonny but I was recently watching a premier league football match I’m sure it involved Manchester City and I said the exact phrase the commentator said but a split second before, the strange thing was it was a rare phrase along the lines of ‘take a bow’ but I now can’t remember the phrase just that it happened.

    4. Your post gave me goosebumps….the Dean Koontz book “The Corner of His Eye” is about alternate realities and the name Bartholomew is a major part of the book. If you like to read you should read it.

    5. that happens to me all the time! like, I’ll say or hear someone say a random word and hear it on the tv or radio either during the same time or close after. I always thought it was just mere coincidence. fascinating..

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