My Initial Request
In private correspondence, I’ve received information that might relate to when the timeslip (or slide, or reality shift) happened for many people.
To confirm this, I need your help. The year it happened for you may be important.
That is, not necessarily a date when you thought an external event happened (like Mandela’s death), but when you noticed that some (or many) things had changed.
In the past, some readers have referenced a near-death experience and — after that — everything seemed different. It’s like they woke up in a slightly different reality.
Others have talked about a sudden awareness of something major being different… and, on exploring it, they discovered a lot of other things had changed, too.
…I hope you’ll leave a comment, at this post (not at Major Memories, etc.), and tell me if you feel that many major things seemed to change at a certain point — a particular year.
If it did, let me know what year it was.
If you explained the change to yourself as something related to an event — a near-death experience, or a traumatic event in your life — it may help to know about that, too. (I don’t need the details, just a reference to the kind of event it was.)
It may also help if you can tell me what country you were in when that happened. (If it’s a large country, like the U.S., the state or general location — northeast, southwest, etc. — may be helpful.)
But, mostly, I need the year when you feel you first noticed that the world was a little (or a lot) different than it had been, prior to that time.
(If you feel that you’ve shifted realities multiple times, please list the years, if you can, but also let me know if one year seemed like an especially major shift.)
UPDATE – The Results
To avoid any “me, too” influence, all comments were hidden from view for over two weeks.
As of 15 April 2015, the following are the trends from comments, still-hidden comments (at the posters’ requests), and email.
The most-reported years are:
- 1999 as a point of reference (during, just before, or perhaps right after 1999).
- 2001, with many references to 9/11.
- 2009, specifically the autumn.
- 2010 had the most reports, all in the first half of the year (when more than the year was mentioned).
- 2011, many.
- 2012, tied with 2011 for the third most frequent mentions.
- 2013, second most-mentioned, with several references to the middle of the year.
- 2014, again referencing the middle of the year.
Notably, no one mentioned 2000. And, though I realize our readers’ ages may be a major factor, no reports before the mid-1970s.
Other repeated years span the late 1970s (only a few), 1983 through 1986, 1988 through 1990, 1993 through 1995, and few or none for 1996 through 1998.
Several people mentioned traumatic events that occurred just prior to the realization that things had changed.
I’d expected many references to 9/11 since — for many people — that’s one of those “days when everything changed.” The small number of references to that day indicate that readers get it; that is, they’re looking for “what the heck…?” changes, not simply external factors that changed their lives or society at large.
And, of course, many readers know they didn’t notice what had changed until someone told them about this website, usually in 2014 or 2015. So, they may not have a prior point of reference for when their timestream seemed out-of-sync with the current on.
Thank you for your participation!
What Does It Mean?
My main reason for posting this poll — aside from good old curiosity — was because some scientists had (privately) suggested that our timeslips and shifts might related to certain physics experiments. They’ve asked me to keep the details in confidence, and frankly, I have no access to the dates of their experiments. So, I’m not sure if there’s a correlation.
In the future, I’ll conduct more polls and surveys to identify other factors that might be “coincidental” to Mandela Effect events.
Meanwhile, if you’d like to add more comments about this poll, feel free to add them, below.