When Did This Start, for You? (Two-week survey – updated)

calendarMy 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.

148 thoughts on “When Did This Start, for You? (Two-week survey – updated)”

  1. For me the first timeslip I’ve noticed was between 2000’s and 2002. I remember clearly because I was just chilling around in my bedroom when somehow I’ve a clearly thought that something was wrong. I remember thinking something about “Why I’m here?, this is not my place!” But in fact I was in my house! Not too long I received a phone call from my dad and I told him what happened but he thought I was joking or just “Kids stuff”, and he started a conversation about God and religion. After that I totally forgot about that experience until a few months back.

    One of the major things that shocked me was the New Zealand thing (In fact I wrote a comment about it in one of the topics of this page but somehow I think my comment wasn’t approved) because my mother teachs history and geography and I clearly have memories looking the map of that zone years ago but now when I look its totally different from what I recall.

    I’ve been making a list since then of things that I remember different (most of them personal or things related to friends and my family) or things that puzzled me in the past because at first I thought I was wrong but now I’m starting to think that I wasn’t!

    Greetings from Perú

    Pd: Sorry for the grammar mistakes btw.

  2. I would say maybe around late 2011 or 2012 and it was because of the whole Berenstain vs Berenstein incident. I remember reading an article, I believe on Buzzfeed notifying people that the name was in fact “Berenstain.” I remember being taken aback by it but generally disregarding it. I still continued to refer to them as Beren*stein*. Then Buzzfeed posted another article which actually referred me to this website! This was in July of 2014. I noticed just how much people’s opinion on little things differed and I couldn’t believe it. How could chartreuse not be green? How could Mandela have died before 2013? And most importantly… how could it Berenstain and not Stein?! Eh…. anyway I find the whole thing to be very interesting. I love to read what other people have to say and I like noticing the differences in my life. So thanks.

    1. I’m confused by your chartreuse comment. Isn’t it a green-yellowish color? I looked it up and it’s definitely a shade of green.

  3. I never really noticed any full-blown timeslips until mid-2010 which seemed to happen leading up to and during recovery from a suicide attempt. I had noticed a lot of changes but the main one that stuck out as a timeline shift was a book I started reading in recovery originally entitled “Critical Conversations” that permanently changed title to “Crucial Conversations” from one day to the next while I was in the middle of reading it. The most confusing timeslip was a friend of mine who had memory died in a car accident and whose funeral I had memories of going to suddenly was alive again, having never gotten into the accident in the first place. During that time period I also noticed a lot of minor changes mostly logos and packaging. For example if I’m eating breakfast cereal I have a tendency to read everything on the box while I’m eating, and I had many instances back then when the packaging would be different from one day to the next from the same box of cereal that I had eaten from the day before. This continued on until late 2011 (when I had another suicide attempt). Thankfully I’m stable now, so I haven’t had big issues.

    But it seems like since then nothing really big had changed for me until last year when I had read on this site about “interview with the vampire” becoming “interview with a vampire”…and thinking nothing of it because it had always been “interview with a vampire” in my mind. But then a month or two later I stumbled across a post on reddit talking about that glitch and it had flipped around, having now always been “interview with the vampire”. I’m pretty curious if anyone else has ever noticed any of these effects completely reversing like that.

    1. Dec 2014, at Youtube, somebody referred this site .amen. Cause i was searching time travel. Berenstein-Berenstain-Bernstain caught my attention.
      What’s amazing is i knew Bernstein, others started’correcting’ me, i ‘m ‘Are you sure,,,,,’ at 2011.Preschoolers books everywhere. i thought ‘perhaps these people know, perhaps i never pronounced their name properly ever.’
      Berenstein’ they thought, NOW’s BerenstAin… Plus Stan&Jan Berenstain [a] were the authors.
      Barbara Streisand sang often yet now is Barbra. I stare at the spelling ,thinking was Barbra her name 30 yrs since. Barbara Streisand in 009;s though, her plus Celine Dion sang often.
      Somehow familar. [familiar ,iar] spelling is dictionarly acceptable at this existance. [existence preferred here.
      Some changes ‘reversed’ back. At talking or writing e-mails i ‘learned’ some spellings at 2001-2009,i moved ,moved again, 7 times , Saying every part of living,past,present is hard comparing Here at sept.2014. So settling in, back in p.c. emailing. Words are ‘different’. Spelling’s a bit off. Yet those words were right prior 2009.
      Surfing [ description word of checking the internet 01-09] surfing the net starts often. Words are switched, dec 2014, jan,feb , mar, Words switched again.
      alien , alian
      Alien is a word. may 22 2015.
      Alian’s right now is no such a word.
      Alien plus alian were words at dec,jan,feb,mar
      Alian is the only recognized word at ‘definitiions’ severeral definitions. Sept,oct,nov 2014
      Kept track of more words here in a book…
      Sometimes ‘what was the original word ‘ happens, cause of checking definitions often.
      alian, alien always switch
      familiar familar switched
      some more words , independant [a] was acceptable sept til may 2015 independEnt in ,independANT ‘s out
      Quite sure the clouds switched may 2015. seems ‘normalish’
      New Zealand ‘s switching ,is NE, months later is SE or Nee = way out . i check often seeing if perhaps ‘ somethings changed today.
      Australia , i commented at this site months since, was directly below England. I was the only person saying such. Glad hearing somebody NOW agrees.
      Quite sure this body switched. Some bumps were bothering me at neck side, next day in their space was bit of roughness. Some ‘abnormal hair follicles near upper lip, i ‘tried ‘ clearing away spring of 2014 had went. they returned, body returned, left side’s weak, was strong lately.
      sometimes my feet seem slender, suddenly they’re big ,
      1986 and on, odd events happened. Somebody would say aprox ‘ “,You’re saying you ‘re washing the car,right…” I had cleaned the car. So i cleaned the car OVER again. Some repeats. Some dash avou. Some amnesia, some NDE,some people saying ‘they seen me at the bar’ NO.absolutely no, they had talked with me. !… or ‘ they’d say i remember you’ at stores i had never went near in months or longer. Or Ask me ‘How did it turn out’.A cashier i ‘d chat with fifteen yrs. stomped off upset saying ” It was you, i know it was You!” at me denying shopping at their store. Started feeling ‘ununique’ . changed my hair. Yet ,they’d SWEAR was me. Same black clothes,shoes, face… dunno Started believing in aliens clonings ,lol. Stopped saying they were wrong…
      Sun,moon also seem different. Family here don’t quite care of differences. I stare at them thinking. Who are these people, are they the ‘family’ i knew or the ‘switched’ family.
      I agree at 1989 days were real. Since life’s been unreal… Migraines, entities,body illness ever since. Seems some sort of ‘paranormal activities’ are prominent now. …
      Thanks , Fiona i also wrote earlier this year. Canada. B.C. plus Ont. are the hemishere’s. Perhaps american ,royal politics of under world are ‘fluxing’ or Flat Earth is wanting justice.

      1. Wanting saying the moon also seemingly changed , turned over , or wrong quarters. Plus people are seeing more day ufo’s . Phone Camera went haywire at grandson ‘s trying taping it, near plus surprisingly sailing out of some clouds.
        I’m sure the children who visit me, their hair is different ,tho their parent swears they never cut their hair, nor colored .
        Sensitiveness went 1990. Is slowly returning. Thought Chernobyl possibly caused.

        1. In Dec,2014, or Jan 2015 , Your site, this site, was the only ONLY site chatting about the ein-ain Bears. Then i checked mar.. or so, Surprisinly more sights claiming they had started their site yrs since are available. Often i opened searched this site , so was no mistake.. Quite sure existance slipping is happening quite often.
          Fiona ,goood ESP at saying if other existence include or exclude your ,this site. I had thoughts of saying this site ‘s the only site til mar aprox… can check emails clarifying right days seeing who i sent your webpage. Finding events are somewhat mingling taking over the memory space , doubts of ‘some events; happening where i knew they were wrong or right or mine or imposed. thanks

          1. My sister says her nearest different experience= ‘ went through a door arriving exactly at where she had just left’ thought oh , well, went her way…
            Made me think of my experience of a ‘sprite’ who pushed the bdroom door open. i’m laying on the bed, seeing the door opening, seeing the ‘tall as the bunk bed post dark enity’ float near the sleeping boston terrier. Next ‘touch’ Oscar,Oscar suddenly screams ,literally going up screaming. My thoughts are ‘it’s goinna touch me, wonder if i will die’ cause i’m a cple feet near. No, surprisingly it turns , leaving the room. Later somebody’s talking their back turned at their bdrm. The sprite went ‘floating’ in. i never saying a peep. Don’t want alarming children. never seen it again. don’t know where it went. Possibly sage ing cleansed the 1890’s house side apt.

      2. ~Brenda~

        The only thing I can probably connect your thought about Australia being near England is that there is a country in Europe called Austria. I had heard/read (can’t remember right now) a story from an Australian saying he got into an argument with a woman because she was saying that while traveling Europe, she visited Australia. He tried to kindly correct her and told her that she meant Austria because Australia is further south and towards the pacific (There’s a reason why its called “Down Under”) She got mad and insisted it was Australia. But that’s all I got.

        As for New Zealand. I remember it being NE of Australia and not SE. I read the Reddit posts and at first thought everyone was confusing it with the island of Tasmania. But I downloaded Google Earth and found out that I was wrong. Tasmania island is at the tip of Australia and New Zealand was SE of the country. It looks so wrong to me. Australia is exactly where I remember it to be but NZ moved.

        1. Austria ‘s where Arnold Shwartzenaggar originated. No mistake about countries names.
          England sent their prisoners far away . Ships carrying prisoners arriving at an island directly south of England. Is why Australians voice accents are a bit of British/English accents. They’re British exiles. Long ago schooling .
          Thanks Tho, Surprisingly Hitler was born in Austria.
          New ME i’ve seen are a local park. The trees were medium size strong trees . Suddenly in spring of 2015 ‘some of the trees ‘ are saplings. Brand new in appearance . Appearing fragile, newly planted. They last the summer. Sept or Oct… the park giving a mature aura. More green appearance. PLus the saplings are GROwn big again… EM happening. A pet’s ‘walked’ there nearly everyday. Is right beside this apt. Is no mistaking seeing they’re different trees.
          Enjoying all comments.
          Thanks Fiona at giving a venting area. So, like others, i don’t feel crazy or disillusion..
          Tho .
          At your other site a yr or so ago, Some different Singers/stars had profiled as dieing young. They’re off this particular site. Must be alive in this ‘aura’.
          Louie Anderson was alive in summer. etc…

  4. I should start by saying I posted some of this in the Berenstein Bears thread a while ago, but here goes.

    I had a few groupings of years in that post. If I had to pick the definitive one for me, it would be 2009 (Fall) until the present. Every year since then things have snowballed. It was the geography I first noticed. I was very good at this subject , liked it so much I read world book almanacs to help me sleep (for years on end, now its medical manuals).

    Australia, New Zealand, Cuba, Sri Lanka, the Bahamas( among others). Certain state capitols, I thought I was losing it. One day, I had enough, and ended up on another website, discussing this topic. This lead me to the “Bears”, those bears, they seem to be a trigger for many people. Now celebrities, I have been noticing those for a long time, dead, dead again, never did die—-you name it. I wont get into all those again. Movies, and Tv shows ,check, same common memories as most on here. Colors, in no way did I EVER in my life think chartreuse was any color other than a purple-pinkish-red, not once , ever.
    Then there were the words, I thought I was a good speller, until spell check came along. Same words (too many to list in this topic), but dilemna was a BIG one, too many people do this just to dismiss it. And most reasons given , just don’t hold water.
    In her post, Fiona asked about NDE’s. Last year 4-12-14, I was working in the yard with my dog by my side (he has been with me 15 years now). Got a little tired sat down, suddenly I could feel my blood pressure dropping fast, so fast I laid down in the yard. He knew something was wrong and came over and laid right on me, head on my chest. Every thing started to get really dark, then light, then I started seeing important moments in my life flashing before me, in reverse. My wedding, meeting my wife the first time, friends I hadn’t seen in years, old pets, my mother (she passed away in 1989), my parents with my sister and I when we were little. Then it stopped, just a light, It “felt” like something was pushing me , back? I came too, with my dog still laying there, he looked pretty upset. It took me 20 minutes to crawl back to my patio and sit on a bench. My wife came home from the store, not knowing what happened, came out and sat down by me. I started talking to her and broke down, she had never seen my like that. I don’t know what happened that day, but something did. I will never forget that date as long as I live. I have no medical conditions, no medications, do not do drugs, and drink maybe twice a year.

    That might be more than anyone needs to know, but this is a bit of a relief to even talk about it. Its still hard to do that without getting upset. I was actually getting to a point. People around me , in an 8 hour shift, will tell me the exact same thing 2,3 sometimes more times a day. I don’t even stop them anymore, they have no recollection of telling me before. Including my wife sometimes when we talk, Its very unsettling, but I just let it happen now. There are synchronicities that happen around me all the time , my whole life actually, but again since 2009 and snowballing to the present. Now its a daily thing, some of these are so astronomical , I actually laugh to myself, I mean seriously almost impossible odds wise. All of these thing seem to have really picked up though in the last few years. I could go on, but I feel I may have already put “too much” out there.

    I agree with Fiona, this is a very important survey. I have felt the years and our ages (I am 48, by the way) may have something to do with all of “this” whatever it is. Mike

  5. 2011, I returned to the States after living abroad, was walking down a street in my town I’ve lived in for years and notice something very very off.
    Where I’ve always known there was living tree with a marker about it being the oldest/biggest (details not important)living species of that tree. In place was a stump and a marker that states where this tree was until it was cut down years before I moved to this town.
    What made me stop in my tracks and immediately think “How is this possible?!” Is I have a very clear memory of stopping at the tree with a group of students, them touching it, asking questions…
    At that moment, that’s when I knew something and many things weren’t as they’ve always been and I couldn’t explain why or how.

  6. This is kind of a different approach to things, but in 2012 I started wondering if certain news reporting was…off? Reframing things? Covering things up? I’m not going to go into what events, but several things that had happened in that and the previous year seemed to not make any sense, the way they were presented in the media. I did a lot of wondering about that and trying to research it, and along the way, probably in 2013, I found out that some things were not as I remembered them.

    It was also 2013 that I saw a “Berenstain” book at my child’s pediatrician’s office. The cover caught my attention immediately, because of that too-wide “a” that looked so out of place. I just thought that they had rebooted the classic series and changed it for a new generation, maybe thinking that it would be easier for kids to pronounce (I never saw a TV show or heard it read aloud, and never knew whether it should be pronounced “steen” or “stine”), or maybe someone thought it was too Jewish-sounding. I didn’t give it any more thought at the time, other than noticing how wrong the title looked.

  7. I would have to say I noticed things a bit off just last year, so basically summer of 2014. But then I read I believe it was tumblr,about Berenstein bears and found your website. It’s like things became clear after that. I’ve had feeling of slippage before reading it on your site and chalked it up to feeling something ghostly or supernatural. Feeling like forks in road too. 2014 is strongest. But also 2010, 2012.

  8. 2007.
    I had my daughter that year. I noticed a lot of incongruity in people’s behavior and “odd” feelings of impermanence. It probably sounds like I am describing something unwanted but I think it was a good thing…..more clarity.

    1. I also experienced changes in 2007. My encounters with others were different. Felt like my immediate group of friends were keeping secrets from me. Was in a head on car collision the winter of ’07.

  9. Fiona, I meant to list the other years also. 85-86,89,93,98-99,01,2005-15. But especially 2009 until the present. Like it was a major one, or “turning point”. This stuff is SO hard to put in words. I tried to post this from my phone, so if its a duplicate, I apologize. Mike

  10. I think 2012 may be when I felt a change.
    FWIW: I was born in 82. I remember Berenstein, Jiffy, Interview with a Vampire.

  11. There are two specific times that I began noticing differences after. And maybe some other times as well but I cant pinpoint them.

    1. After 9/11/01. I did something very very dangerous the day before. I awoke to the video of the planes crashing. In Texas.
    2. After August 2005, Hurricane Katrina weekend. in an unrelated incident I was sure I was going to die that weekend. In Texas.

    I think maybe Ive also slipped sometime between 2008 to 2010.

  12. The first time I noticed a change in reality was around 93-94, when I was talking with my mom and she had no recollection of things she’d told me about our family. A few years later, I experienced my first confirmed time slip when a friend and I witnessed time go from 9:37pm to 9:45pm and back to 9:37pm. Five years later, with the same friend and 2-3additional people, we experienced the exact same time slip of 9:37-9:45-9:37. Recently, I’ve talked to a person who also experienced a time slip of the same 9:37-9:45-9:37 parameters but completely unrelated and in a different location.

    1. That is SUCH a strange coincidence!
      A few years ago, my now fiancé and I, we’re driving from our college town to my home town 45 minutes away. We were on the road for less than ten minutes, I checked the time and it was 9:37, and then we arrived at my house at 9:45… We couldn’t make sense how we traveled our usual 45 minute trip in 15 minutes all while traveling the speed limit of 60mph. It baffles us to this day.

  13. I have to say 2015. I was really surprised a couple of months ago when I read a reddit post (probably in AskReddit or MildlyInteresting) that mentioned the Berenstein/Berenstain Bears issue. I googled it, and came across your site. I am spooked by some of the geography issues that others have noted– especially the location of New Zealand and Australia and Japan and the size of Cuba.

  14. I feel like it was 2012, but not necessarily. I never legitimately bought into the 2012 apocalypse stuff, but I feel like it was mostly then. I’m 16 years old and was really paranoid when I was younger BEFORE 201/, so I remember being terrified when I would think I was sure of things and it find out it wasn’t like that, but it didn’t happen often. Why I feel like it’s 2012 is when people talk about years before 2012, I always think that it was so-and-so years ago before I realize that it’s way longer ago. Not just that, but the amount of years ago that I thought it was is always the amount of years ago it would be had this year been 2012. And in the past few years, my short term memory has been horrible. I’m only 16, so I don’t get why I’d have memory loss already. In general, nothing feels real anymore. Everything feels off and odd. I asked my 20 year old friend (who wasn’t alive in the 80s, obviously) about when she thought Nelson Mandela’s death was, and she thought it was a long time ago before she suddenly remembered the 2013 death report. I can’t say the same for that, but the BerenSTEIN Bears are absolutely what I remember. I have a relative with the last name Bernstein, so I’d always think of her when I saw the family of bears. I absolutely remember Bernstein. I saw your post about that a long time ago, and looked it up because of what just happened to me. The 20 year old friend I just mentioned and I have been playing a video game called Persona 3 that came out sometime in the mid-2000s. She played it first around 4-5 years ago when she was 15 or 16, and I started it a year or two ago. We both remember the main characters headphones being blue, but they’re actually grey!? We were both SURE that they were blue. It’s little things like that that I always experience. She knew the alternate version of his character had red headphones, and that may have altered her memory of him, but I didn’t know about the red headphones. I live in Northeast USA and she lives in Southeast Canada, so we’re both in GMT-05:00.

    One last thing I thought you may want to look into is the scientific study recently talked about where a detailed simulation of the universe contained a grid similar to that of pixels on a screen — where there can be nothing in between two pixels — and how that related to the idea of our own universe being a simulation or projection. I can’t remember the link, but there was a big article all about it on some fancy scientific website.

    Good luck!!

  15. 2014 (probably around June/July) was when I realized that “dilemna” had changed. And then I googled it, found your site, and realized the Berenstein was also wrong now. I am in the midwest US.

    (For the record, chartreuse has always been greenish for me. I would have sworn Billy Graham died a decade or so ago – in the very late 90s or early 2000s.)

  16. For me, it was a very recent occurrence (maybe a month ago). For some reason I was spelling the state name of CT and when I googled it to make sure I was spelling it correctly, it came up as “Connecticut”, even though for as long as I can remember it’s been spelled “Conneticuit”. If it were spelled “Connect-i-cut” I would have remembered that in the same way I’ve remembered “Wed-nes-day” and “Feb-ru-ary”. Multiple other people have told me they thought it was also spelled “Conneticuit”, so at least I know I’m not alone. Nor is it an isolated incident, as they live across the United States (I’ve found people outside the US just don’t care).

  17. In 1976 (South Africa) when I contracted measles, chicken pox and Whooping cough-from which I died. I was 7 at the time. Also again in 1998

  18. From ’95 onwards,i would say.Though it coincides with terrence aym’s hypothesis and also with the advent of cellphone,still it was a shift for me.

  19. It was about a year and a half ago I noticed Berenstain and about 3 years ago, I was “corrected” on chartreuse, sometime prior to this, I was playing a video game based on are realistic map of Earth, and noticed New Zealand had and Sri Lanka had moved and chalked it up to bad memory.. I did not really investigate until i found this website like 2 weeks ago. John and Yokos bed-in was in New York- not two different locations – FFS…

    I had an NDE when I was about 2 years old, and was declared dead from poisoning(drinking bubblegum flavored floor cleaner my father was selling), I do not remember any nde stuff though. I’ve had many close calls since however, febrile seizures, hit by 2 cars, etc.

  20. I can’t pinpoint a specific point at which I noticed things are different from how I remember them, as I’ve noticed bits and pieces gradually over the past couple of years or so. However I think something definitely changed around 1999/2000. 1999 was the last year that felt “real” to me, the years after that feel fake and samey. I don’t really know how else to describe it but I feel that something happened around 1999/2000 that changed things.

    1. Well thats interesting. I was reading everyones stories here about when they may have started experiencing the mandela effect, and its all very interesting and compelling, but for whatever reason, when i read yours, i got chills all over for a good 30+ seconds and again upon re-reading. So, something you said is definitely triggering my subconscious.

      1. I almost commented several times on the above post. I agree with Ijc on the last real year part. I could never really put my finger on it, but 1999 seemed real to me , and after that more artificial or “fake” , and again every year since then more fake, but exponentially since 2009. When I say fake or artificial , I mean people, media, and even some things about our natural world (the white sun topic for example). Mike

    2. I totally agree with everyone about 1999 being very clear and from 2000 on being more and more weird feeling! I also get the chills thinking about it! I can remember things just feeling and looking different before 2000. I even clearly remember that New Year’s Eve counting down so vividly but after that it just feels sort of vague and blurry?
      I also used to have the intense feeling that I was always being watched and analyzed, almost like a reality show…years later when the Truman Show came out it really blew my mind! Anyone else ever feel like they were a real life Truman show?

      1. Sct, the Truman Show model has always been in my mind. I’m not sure how much is staged, but some events seem so obviously staged (and rather thoughtlessly), they’d be on the Rotten Tomatoes list of “you’ve got to be kidding” movies.

      2. I was born in 1989 and when I was little I ALWAYS thought I was being watched or something and then my father took me to see The Truman show and that totally freaked me out. Why would a little girl think she is being watched or on a reality show and then see a movie about it to further her suspicions? it freaked me out for years after that.

  21. In December of 2014, I saw someone post a reference to your Berenstein Bears article and it blew me away. I’m very definitely an “E” person, and so is my family. If it wasn’t for your article, I’d have thought I was going crazy. 🙂 And 12/2014 was about 7 months after I was in a car accident that anyone who saw the car was surprised I lived through, although I didn’t have a NDE. Since reading your article, I’ve noticed lots of things you’ve posted are different in this reality than what I remember. And things are changing in my day-to-day life now, including a couple months ago a highway exit number changed on me. Don’t know if it helps, since I didn’t notice any changes first hand, only as a belated reference to your information, but it’s when I noticed the phenomena and it’s really clear for me now that I know I’m not going crazy. 🙂

  22. This is a bit hard to say. The first time I noticed something along the lines of this, when the text in a speech-bubble in a comic book I had read many, many times was suddenly different than I remembered it, was in 1989 or 1990. That seemed to change from one day to another, and freaked me out so, so, so badly.

    But I also clearly remember a friend’s sister being pregnant in the summer of 1992, and having a baby later that year. However, in 2003 she gave birth to what is now her first child. There has no longer been a 1992 baby. I may have misremembered the speech bubble, but I know that baby was born, because it was kind of a big deal for my friend who became an aunt. She was only 14, her sister 20-ish. If I crossed over to a parallell reality, it happened during that 11-year time gap. Not very specific, I’m afraid.

  23. I like these polls. I would like to see data collected on the following topics that have been brought up by posters:

    Sleep apnea
    Myers-Briggs type
    Near death experience (Including suicide attempts)
    Active pineal gland
    Trauma based dissociative disorders
    Doppelgängers (having one)

    1. Narcolepsy (check, can go into trance while driving and therefore do not drive like I use to) , Sleep paralysis (check), Apnea (check), INFJ, Clairvoyance/ Intuition, Thought transfer or pickup (I can never be sure if my thoughts are my own sometimes), Colorful vivid dreaming, At least 3 NDE feeling of a 4th that could or may have occurred 2012, “Memory” issues which I have come to accept as a byproduct of thinking creatively and perhaps is guarding me in some way but can be extremely frustrating at times when I need to recall something that my brain deems non-trivial. Two months ago I rejoined the gym after a year and ran into 3 other people who seemed to have known me (1 saying that I looked extremely familiar although it was the first time I was introducing myself). One of the people walked up to me and shook my hand saying nice to see you again ( I have NEVER met this person before).

      Moments of deja-vue lasting more than a minute which makes me crash during and/or shortly after the episodes that happen more frequent during certain times. I have not yet pinpointed the times when they are more likely to happen or why but my sibling has them as well without the crash.

      4am wake times. I was yet again reminded of this quirky thing as I posed a question to myself a few days ago. I left from the U.S. to Japan and had no issue with jet lag getting accustomed to the 13 hour difference; sleep pattern did not skip a beat. Anyways, got back last night and today flew by as I woke up 3pm Eastern(current time zone I am in). I thought that maybe it was 10am here noway 3pm. My question was answered– current time that my body was still set to caused me to sleep to 4am Tokyo time.

      Curious of others with this 4am theme. I hear that monks use this time as well for prayer. Like a reboot

      1. Ok, that’s a bit unnerving, I have been waking up at 4 a.m.everyday, since 2009. With no alarm clock. I got to work at 8. Seems weird you would mention that time. Never thougt about it at all. Mike

      2. Daniel,

        This is an interesting thread. I too have had odd deja vu feelings on and off…they seem to come in storms. I have had a sleep disorder/night terror situation since I was 14. I would wake up thinking I was someone else, and then slowly would come back to “reality.” It is a form of migraine, I think. After reading Oliver Sach’s book on migraines, I found a description that matched what I have experienced. Since migraines and seizures are a sort of electrical storm of the brain, I wonder if people that have them may be sensitive to fluxes in energy or magnetism or something that may be timelines as well. A sort of timeshift hangover…more or less. I also have a fairly solid sense of direction and hearing; eyesight, not so much.

        I’ve had night terrors on and off all my life. I recall a few periods when timelines shifted for me. In 1998 and again in 2010. I remember the Berenstein Bears and an earlier death of Billy Graham (pre Obama administration for me). All former living presidents were in attendance, and I remember thinking how remarkable that was. I don’t recall a blue tone or tinge to the broadcast.

        1. Ann T , when you mention storms that is how I describe the on and off periods of intensity for these memories. They seem to come and go in waves. Sometimes the intensity is off the charts, other times subtle. Mike

    2. I posted earlier about my experiences, but I never thought about doppelgangers. I know of at least one person who looked just like me in high school. I moved 2,000 miles away and everywhere I went everyone asked if they already knew me because my face looked familiar. A year ago I moved again 500 miles away, and I’m getting asked the same thing.

  24. For me, all of this started around February of 2010.
    I was reading the forums on ATS, and I saw the thread about New Zealand not being where it used to be. I clicked on the thread, fully expecting to laugh at some conspiracy theory kooks, and that’s when everything completely and utterly changed for me.
    I had a good friend who lived and went to school in New Zealand, and whenever she would travel somewhere or go to Australia for something, I would look at a map to see where she was talking about. I knew that part of the world very, very well.
    When I started reading the thread about NZ, I seriously thought it was a joke, until someone in the posting said that they remembered New Zealand being NW of Australia. I thought “uh, it IS NW of Australia…”, and then I looked at a map.
    I was stunned. Everything I knew as “real” had changed in that one moment.
    It wasn’t me forgetting where NZ was. It wasn’t me not knowing how to read a map. It wasn’t me not knowing geography. New Zealand had completely moved from where I had always known it to be.
    Why this happened, or why only some of us remember it being where it used to be, I don’t know. I wonder about that a lot.
    Since then, there’s been more of these little instances of reality not being as concrete to me as it once was. I don’t know if I notice these things more because I’m open now to these changes, or because they are happening more frequently, but it’s happening all around us. I wish more people were aware of it.
    Love this blog, by the way! 🙂

    1. I also remember NZ west of Australia, but many remember it east but further north, (and Australia further south.) That too is strange.

  25. AT 1 AM, April 2, 2015, my husband fell out of bed after a violent nightmare. He got up and went to work later that morning anyway, and when he came home and we were talking about what happened in his dream, he reported to me that almost everybody he’d talked to at work that day (Thursday) had had nightmares the night before. Our 18 year old daughter also had a nightmare. I did not, but I had a vicious case of insomnia that night and just could not go to sleep (I was awake, in fact, when my husband had his nightmare and subsequent fall).

    We kind of laughed it off as being the side effect of an interdimensional slide (we had just discovered your website about a week prior and had discussed the Mandela effect quite a bit, which I mention just so you can take this whole thing and file it under the power of suggestion, should you so choose).

    But today, there was a news item on my Facebook feed that talked about B.B. King being hospitalized in Las Vegas. I turned to my husband and asked him “If I asked you whether B.B. King was dead or alive, what would you say?” and he said “dead”. Which is what I had thought, too. In fact, had I been asked, I would have said B.B. King died 2 or 3 (or maybe even a few more) years ago from pneumonia.

    Is it possible there really was a dimensional shift the other night? We feel very uneasy about it all.

    By the way, before we saw your website, we would have sworn they were ‘Berenstein Bears’.

    1. I agree on B.B. King. Many of the people I have asked also thought he had passed away. Almost everyone of them said “about 3 years ago”. Mike

      1. I’ll second that. I remember hearing about his death about three years ago. I was with friends when we heard the report, and I reminisced about seeing B.B. King as the opening act for the Rolling Stones, and how lucky I was to be at that concert. We all agreed that, with B.B. King’s passing, it felt a little like the end of an era.

        1. Wow – me too. I don’t much about blues musicians but B.B. King was a name I was familiar with and definitely remember hearing he had died awhile back – and not online but on the evening news.

        2. Woah. Jest noticed that B.B. King died last week.
          Was certain he died a few years back.

        3. My memory of B.B. King’s death is from summer 1993. I was living in my first apartment. I only lived there from April to November 1993. A friend called and said she had an extra ticket to the B.B. King concert. I didn’t want to go, because i didn’t trust the person who was driving, i knew there would be some sort of accident. It was several hours away, and we would be driving on highways in the middle of the night. My friend tried to convince me to go by saying how old B.B. King was,(at the time, he was nearly 80, which doesn’t match his age in my current timeline) and he would probably die soon and i would miss my chance. I didn’t go to the concert. Two days after the concert, my friend called to tell me they had been in an accident on the way home. No major injuries, but they were stuck in the middle of nowhere late at night for a few hours. Then, several weeks later the same friend called and told me to turn on the tv. B.B. King died when his tour bus crashed. It was all over the news. At the next Grammy awards there was a tribute to him.
          I lost contact with this friend about 8 years ago, so i can’t check with her. I can’t find any mention of another very famous musician who died that year under those circumstances.

    2. Wow! Reading your comment I was sure I was going to look at the date on it and see like 2012-2013. I swear remember him dying too!!

  26. It might also be helpful to add in a specific location to the other criteria you mentioned to see if there is any type of correlation that can be found..i.e city or even latitude and longitude. Also add month and day if possible. Perhaps some of this not only has to do with when these people remember, but where and how. Maybe after all of your data is collected if you do find some correlations you could check and see if there was any sunspot activity as well and an electromagnetic fluctuations in the earths atmosphere at that time.
    Anyways..just my two cents…

    1. (This is the only survey-related comment I’m approving until the two-week survey concludes.)

      Patrick, that’s a good suggestion about the survey. I may run a later survey that focuses on locations.

      So far, people are reporting years. Only a few have an actual date. I’m not seeing massive correlation, and — the biggest problem, so far — most people weren’t aware that things had changed until someone alerted them to this website. So, many didn’t realize anything had changed until they started reading this website and found many “alternate” memories that match their own… and that places their awareness (that things had changed) around 2014 or 2015.

  27. Is this too late to answer?
    For my mother (she is almost 62) and I (age 37), we experienced an almost simultaneous understanding of a shift starting in 2010, sometime around March or April. We were standing in our kitchen talking and cleaning up after dinner late one night..and we both suddenly stopped and looked at the moonlight coming in through the wide kitchen window and sliding door. Both of us looked at the moon and together were shocked to notice it turned UPSIDE DOWN. After that moment, weird synchronicities and complete breakdowns of previous memories have commenced. A big one for us, being the Australia (We both remember Austrailia) placement. Berenstein. The moon being wrong, the sun being wrong, the lighting outside being wrong, specific historic events being wrong..it’s really been a frightening but amazing experience!
    Later that year (2010), my brother (age 39 now) had a near-death experience with an unexpected heart attack and that is when his journey started as well.
    Hope this helps.

  28. I can’t tell you a specific year I first noticed these changes. It goes back as far as I can remember for me. One incident, however, may have been a “consciousness shift” from one reality to another that happened to me and a friend of mine over our summer break when I was about 9 years old. It involves missing time and teleportation and is something I’ve considered posting in the Glitch in the Matrix subreddit though I’ve hesitated seeing as there still seem to be several detractors there. If you want to know the specific details of the event, I have no problem sharing them with you privately. I will say that after it happened, I almost immediately went through a very difficult and strange period in my childhood where I instinctively felt like my parents were not my parents. Or at least, they were no longer my parents. This feeling was so overwhelming and frightening that I had to see a school counselor, and my family even considered putting me in therapy. My friend seems to have went through a similar situation around the same time and sadly, we drifted apart and didn’t speak to one another about the event as I believe we both felt like if we talked about it, it would happen again. Eventually, it became impossible for us to talk about it because she ended up moving, though she confirmed to me that she remembered the event exactly as I do when I saw her again a few years ago at her workplace, although she had somewhat of an adverse reaction to mine in that she became overly attached to her parents and somewhat Agoraphobic. Growing up and learning that phenomenons like “missing time” were synonymous with things like alien abduction didn’t help matters for either of us.

    I can tell you that I became more aware that this had something to do with reality being off kilter around the age of 16, which is when I got smacked in the face with the whole “living dead” celebrities thing. This was in 2001, shortly after 9/11, which is something I know you don’t want to get into for reasons I understand. I remember hearing of the deaths of Kirk Douglas and Richard Chamberlain vividly. I remember learning in school that Eli Whitney was black (it was even in our History books) and I believed this up until a few years ago when my boyfriend corrected me and was somewhat concerned that there was some sort of liberal conspiracy going on in my old elementary school. I vaguely even remember snippets of Billy Graham’s funeral. I remember the portrait of Henry VIII that others recall and specifically remember there being a lot more red in the picture. I am not confusing this with some elderly, black and white movie as I had never seen it. Concerning the Houston/Brown family, I remember flipping through channels as a teenager and stopping on their reality show. I am convinced that they had both a son and a daughter, not just Bobbi Kristina Brown. I also VIVIDLY remember the death of Fidel Castro in 2011 (this was not a hoax as it was all over the internet) which indicates that I must have shifted realities again.

    There are other things that have happened to me in my personal life that I could spend hours going over, but regarding the possible “shift” I experienced as a child that I mentioned earlier, there is really no other explanation as I have a few, one particularly GLARING, bordering on traumatic memory that happened before the event that apparently couldn’t have possibly happened in this reality. I have also experienced a few physical changes that cannot be explained, some personality changes as well as the issue with people (myself included) not aging normally and the deal with the sun being brighter and harsher, not as warm and yellow as it used to be. A few geographical changes as well.

    Several spellings have changed. Dilemma/Dilemna and rhythm in particular. I even remember as a child, seeing (not really watching) an old black and white film where a British male character pronounced dilemma/dilemna with an “n”, coming out as “di-lem-na”, without the silent n. Probably to sound more sophisticated. So for years, I’ve believed this to be a regional thing, but it looks like this was never the case.

    I’m anxious to see when everyone else first noticed these changes as well, and thank you so much for this site! I was pretty lost before I came across it and only had a few crappy conspiracy sites to rely on where the Many Worlds theory seems to be very unpopular, though a few people have been open-minded about it.

    1. Which film was this? I’m British and it’s always been dilemma for me, I’ve never seen anyone write it or heard anyone speak it with an N.

      1. Sorry, I have no idea. This was when I was a kid and the movie just happened to be on when I heard it.

    2. I swear in the last couple months that I read several articles quoting Bobbi Kristina’s brother, and yeah, she has half-brothers, but this one was definitely Whitney’s son.

      1. Emby, you’re the third person I’ve seen mention Agatha Christie. I don’t know much about her but there was someone on YouTube who mentioned her disappearance and that she was never found. Apparently, she faked her death in this time stream and tried to make it look sensational, like one of her murder mystery novels.

  29. Mother’s Day 2013.

    Central Connecticut. Daytime. Driving by myself on I-91 South. Near miss with car accident on driver’s side at highway speeds. No impact or injury. That is when the discontinuities began.

    So far I have recorded about 20. Most concern my personal life but several concern world or historical events. I want my old life back!

  30. I commented on this site last year.

    End of March 2014 I was exiting my darkened bedroom.
    I thought I was walking through the doorway.
    I was in a hurry and walking very fast.
    I slammed straight into the side of the door.
    Ended up with a huge egg on my head and was very dizzy.
    I am tough, so instead of going to emergency room, I went to bed a few hours later.
    Woke up and the next day things started ot seem different.
    This has continued onwards.
    Right now my boyfriend has on a Netflix sports doc on a well known College Basketball player.
    “Christian Laettner”
    I have always known him as a player years ago for Villanova University.
    So I am sitting here in stunned silence that he played for Duke.

    Some other things that I commented on previously:
    That I remember dilemma as dilemna.
    52 states.
    Diana Ross died.
    I never visited Luray Caverns in Virginia. But according to my boyfriend we visited them a couple years ago.

    One huge positive is that in late August 2014 I had a spiritually transformative experience.
    It came after a sudden and sad death of a beloved pet. Kind of a shared death experience. (As odd as that sounds)
    I started reading every NDE I could get my hands on (hello nderf dot og)

    So things are still odd at times. But I don’t stress too much about what is different.
    Existence is just so overwhelming that I’ve learned to just sink into it and enjoy the flow.
    I know we’re just here to have fun, experience and open ourselves while on this plane.

    Great site, rock on Fiona !

  31. Fiona,
    Hi. I, like many of your respondents only realized that this was a thing after I read a Buzzfeed article about your website in July 2014, so can only relate most of the things to then. However, I do remember when I noticed that one of them was different some years ago and didn’t think about it again until it came up recently as a memory on your website. The memories I have in common with many people here are: Tank boy and Tianamen Square being killed by the tank; there were 51 states in USA; New Zealand was in a different position on the other side of Australia; Honduras was an island; Australia was in a different location in relation to Asia – it used to be way out on its own, not near any major land masses; the Henry VII portrait; and the colour of chartreuse was a dark reddish.
    It is this last one that I specifically remember changing. In 1999 we bought paint for the kitchen in our new apartment and it was chartreuse, which turned out to be a colour between lime and olive green, which surprised me because I had always known it to be the dark reddish colour. I had also recently been in a bar which had a bottle of green chartreuse on the shelf beside a bottle of absinthe and assumed it was called ‘green chartreuse’ to distinguish it from what I took to be ‘normal’ chartreuse (although as it turns out this did not exist).
    So if we are taking chartreuse as one of the agreed major memories, the I would have to say before 1999. I know its not particularly specific, and since Tiananmen Square was 1989, this gives a potential 10 year window for the ‘shift’ to have happened.
    For the record I live in Northern Ireland and I am not aware of any near death or similarly traumatic experiences having happened to me at any point.

  32. Forgot to mention — remember seeing a report on Facebook of heavy sunspot activity the same weekend of my near-car crash (Sunday, May 12, 2013).

    World events I remember differently:

    – Syd Barrett (of Pink Floyd) dying young and tragically
    – Gospel of John has two additional verses just before the end of the final chapter. They talk about how all the disciples and Jesus were naked in the fishing boat and no one much seemed to mind.

    This is secondary, so I didn’t think to include it at the time:

    – I also remember very clearly blogging on the eve of the date when the CERN supercollider experiment was supposed to go online in September 2008 about how I would feel if this were the end of the world. I later found that same blog entry and:

    A) No references to CERN
    B) The date on which the supercollider went live was different relative to publication date of blog entry
    C) Reports of a small accident/malfunction which delayed full operation of the supercollider after initial launch.

    Time slippage/weird events around then were minor. I had a watch whose glass broke for no reason and my car went from only needing to have a back “Massachusetts” license plate installed to needing front and rear plates. I have a strong memory of using the original bolts to fasten the rear plate on and then seeing that there was an extra plate lying around and I would need to go to the store and get new bolts.

    I didn’t mention these because these are the types of details that could easily be errors in my own memory (maybe I picked up two plates from the RMV and didn’t notice, maybe I went back to the original blog post and edited it,) — whereas the events that happened later, in 2013, were large and looming enough that they have me 100% personally convinced.

  33. I wrote a reply to the survey question on April 4, but I think maybe you didn’t get it somehow. Should I repost it here or email it again?

    1. Julia,

      Repost it. I’m so sorry to hear that your reply was missed. This site receives hundreds of spam comments, daily. I try to skim the (automatically filtered) spam file before deleting it from the server, but I sometimes miss real comments among them. (Really, scrolling through hundreds of comments telling us to buy their pharmaceuticals/marketing services/matching luggage at a discount…? Mind-numbing! LOL ) Again, I apologize for missing your reply, and I’m sure I’ve missed some comments by others, too.


      1. No problem at all, Fiona. Since I post so often, I just didn’t want you to think I had ignored it when you ASKED us for information. (I also had posted a second response about “Star Bright” that you didn’t see, but I’m just as glad you didn’t – I got off track anyway.) I’m going to try to copy and paste it…

        I can’t pin it down to one year, however, since I remember Billy Graham’s funeral around the summer/fall of 2009, and some time in the next couple years found out he was alive, I’d say that for most of my 12 or so alternate memories (that are on the major memories list) I became aware of the changes between 2010 or so and 2013, when I discovered your site. Before I discovered your site in December 2013, I’d been aware of most of my alternate memories but hadn’t realized there were so many or that they were shared. I noticed the Australia / New Zealand anomaly before I read it on your site. I didn’t even become aware that Mandela was alive until six months are so before he died but felt really odd about all the hoopla about him. My memory of his death previously was somewhat vague at the time but for some reason but it didn’t feel “right” that he was alive and I thought to myself “Didn’t he die?” before I heard anyone else thought that. I didn’t voice it to anyone else.

        I still think it’s weird that I was over at my parents house sometime in the last 5 or 6 years and watched coverage of Richard Chamberlain’s funeral, with all the talk about “Thorn Birds” etc., when most people who remember him dying remember it the 80’s. Yet I don’t remember seeing any image of him as an older man when I watched it. And that afternoon is so strangely clear in my head – hyper-realistic – I was aware of the sunshine in the room and of being alive – it’s hard to explain – yet my mom who was watching with me doesn’t remember it.

        There are a few though that were earlier. For example, when Jack Palance died in 2006 I was shocked. It seems like he had died a year or so previously.

        P.S. I know you’ve been busy – did you get my email about the possible ghost activity? Thanks, Fiona!!!

        1. Julia, thanks for your comments. And yes, I did receive your email and replied to it the same day. I’m not really online until around Tuesday, but I’ll check to see what happened to that email.


          1. I thought I’d better clarify – I did get your first response to my ghost inquiry and I appreciate it – very interesting. I just wasn’t sure if you had gotten the description of the possible activity yet – I figured you might not have had time to answer that yet. Thanks!

  34. I would like to say a heartfelt THANK YOU to all the individuals, on all the different threads, who have shared their accounts of suicide attempts as possible points-in-time when things shifted for them. I’m grateful that this web site is a safe and respectful place to post. It is a testament to Fiona and the kindness of the people who post here. I am glad you are all here in this timeline and sharing with us.

  35. I am still struck by the coincidence of a Dr. David Berenstein, he is a Columbian theoretical physics professor. He is a co-author of the “Matrix Theory”. He teaches at University of California Santa Barbara. In my search for “answers” to whatever “this” or “it” is over the years, and do believe something is going on, his name has come up a couple of times. Very interesting person, coincidence? I do not know, check out his Wikipedia page though. Mike

  36. For me it would have been late 2003(October or November I think). I was on my first deployment to the middle east and I had a TIA(didn’t know it at the time). When I came home on leave a few weeks later things seemed off, but I assumed it was because I had been away from home for 6 months. I had another TIA while home on leave that was so severe that I temporarily lost the ability to read, write, and do basic math. Then after coming home from that deployment in mid-2004, everything seemed off, but I assumed it was from being away from home for 16 months. I had 2 more TIAs around 2009 or 2010, but couldn’t say exactly when. Nothing has seemed the same since the first one, and it only got worse after each one. Can’t pinpoint anything specific. It just felt off.

    1. RA, thanks! How very interesting, too. I thought I’d seen at least a photo of every painting by Monet, but that one’s new to me, as well.

      I’m not sure if it’s Mandela Effect, but my husband and I definitely noticed an energy shift in the past 24 hours or so… for the better. If that brings more Monet paintings with it, that’s great!


    2. Welcome to our dimension! I know that painting, have seen prints of it on book covers etc for years.

  37. 12:30-45ish E.S.T felt a wave of light energy and saw something to be like a quick 1-2 second blur of white luminescence flow before me with my left eye. Interesting indeed

  38. I know that the survey is over, but this has me thinking and I’d really like to put in an answer.
    The first time I noticed something was off was April 17th around 9pm at night Arizona time. Cars slammed on their brakes in front of me and I swerved into another lane. Nothing happened, but I had this feeling that something should have. I started to question if I was actually still alive. I seriously googled “what if I’m dead”. Since then things felt off. It wasn’t until about a week ago I saw the Berenstein Bears logo that I really saw something that I knew absolutely for sure was off. I started Googling when did they change their logo, but found that they never did. Another thing I’ve been noticing is waking up with terrible body pains the days I feel like there’s a shift. Like this morning. I woke up super early (for me) and feel like things are off again. I guess I’ll see what happens.

    Thanks for reading.

  39. So I just read that maybe another “shift” happened on May 1…. This makes me wonder, Does it happen worldwide? Or maybe just in specific locations by coordinates?

    Also this raises a question… What if we land in one timestream where some things or events are like we recall them? Would be interesting to check if some events are different when the “slip” happens (like the location of New Zealand or maybe Berenstein instead of Berenstain)

    1. Very good points, David!

      I’m wondering how many of us ever slid into an alternate reality (and had our “errors” corrected by someone), and then landed back in one that fit our initial memories… but didn’t realize it.

      For example, if anyone who remembers Berenstein Bears might — perhaps later today — slide back into the Berenstein Bears reality. And, if that person might have a vague memory of this website (which might not exist in that reality) and think, “Wow, for a few days, that website convinced me my memories were wrong. But no, it’s been Berenstein Bears all along… and all is right with the world!” And then, looking for MandelaEffect.com (and not finding it), think, “Whew! They must have taken that site offline because it was rubbish.”

      It’s an interesting idea.


  40. I now believe that I’ve experienced several slips across timelines, but prior to 1998 had never noticed anything in particular that was off. There were a LOT of huge changes that happened for me in 1998 – and since then there have been a number of “adjustments”. Do you want more specific info, or does this seem to answer your question?

    1. Vernon, thanks! For now, this is great info. I may ask everyone for more details — geographical locations, for example — as I see if this shapes up into something with clear patterns. For now, I’m doing a general sweep to see if simple synchronicities (like years) emerge as a pattern.

      In time, I may start delving deeper into locations, relationship status, career interests, or — one that comes to mind — how many people have already been pushing against accepted boundaries by exploring things like astral travel, past lives, remote viewing, and so on.

      I’m wondering if the reason we (and not everyone else on the planet) seem aware of these “alternate memories” is due to something external (and perhaps coincidental) like being in (or recently passing through a certain location. “Vile vortices” come to mind (ref: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vile_Vortices ), but that’s probably a little simplistic.

      Or, maybe we have these memories because of something internal (like medical history), or our MBTI (Myers-Briggs) profile, or where Mercury is in our astrological charts. (The latter is unlikely and I only threw it into the mix to illustrate how deeply we may need to look, to find what we have in common… if anything.)

      Really, anything’s possible. Right now, I’m looking for easy patterns, like years that seem to stand out. At the moment, those results aren’t as strong as I’d like.

      And, of course, there’s the question of how many of us who share a memory from one alternate reality, share other memories as well… and how many of them. That is: Are we all sliding together, or does each person make his own unique slides? (If Nelson Mandela had slid with all of us, would he have been in this reality to die in 2013? It’s pretty much “pretzel logic” when I try to think about it, much less articulate it. LOL)

      Anyway, those are my current thoughts.


      1. Blood type? (I have been commenting a lot lately but I think it helps me to compile a list of my experiences, phenomenon, theories, and the like)

        1. Good idea, Daniel. I’ll add it to my list of future polls. Myers-Briggs is probably next, but I also want to check birth order, global coordinates (lat./long. and proximity to “vile vortices”) and several other things. I’d love to see a pattern or two in this, but I haven’t a clue what to expect.

          1. Myers-Briggs sounds like a good one to check. I have a less common type (obviously I won’t say which to avoid affecting your survey).

  41. I am just finding out about this. I stumbled on the whole Berenstein/Bernstein Bears vs Berestain Bears. I remember Bernstein Bears; but I have not paid too much attention to the brand. And everybody I ask remembers Bernstein Bears. And Berenstain seems alien to them.

    But I think I have discovered one. I was recently watching some 2015 Noel Gallagher concert footage where the fan in the audience screams out “Digsy’s Diner” for the artist to play. I have been a major Oasis fan since the beginning and I listen to their music all the time. I distinctly remember the song being “Digsy’s Diner.” I can even remember thinking at the time that it was strange and English band would be singing about diners. Do they call them Diners in England? My brother, another fan from the 90s, remembers “Diner” too. Yet Gallagher corrected the fan and said, “You must be an American. It is not Diner it is Dinner. ” Up until that moment, I too, for over 20 years I’ve known the title to the song to be Digsy’s Diner not Digsy’s Dinner! Yet google it, look at all the old records and it is “Dinner.” Just like all the old Berenstain books. STRANGE

  42. Two time slips for me. The first in the summer of 1998, I was watching my infant daughter attempt to crawl and felt myself pop in and had the joyful appreciative feeling that I was being allowed to see this event again. This was after the odd thing I noticed such as remember a friend said her mother could not have any more children after the two she had for medical reasons, and then asking this friend about this later, and my friend being puzzled. Second slip or slide is 2011, this time the Mandela effect kicked in, found this site a few years later b/c my jaw dropped when I realized other people had the same Billy Graham died in the 90s memory. Then Berenstein happened. Not all of the classical slips line up: I do remember Nelson Mandela being alive (and dying recently); chartreuse is red; Interview with THE vampire.
    This recent slip is much more unbalanced; things are way out of whack in my opinion and small little things seem to change. Friends and family behaving incongruously. People forgetting things…or is it me slipping back and forth, who’s to say. Landmarks from childhood disappeared. Past events changed slightly: remembering seeing a movie with a person and them not remembering.

    I have/have had: epilepsy that was really a sleep disorder, migraines, clairvoyance of some type…I swear I project my thoughts of people at them and they will respond along lines of things I have been thinking about them, vivid dreams, night terrors, PTSD-ish episodes.

  43. Fascinating discussions going on here.

    There are a few things that make me think that I might have experienced a reality slip some time in the late 80s (or possibly early 90s).

    First of all, yes I do remember Mandela dying long ago, in prison. However, I only have very general memories of that. No clear memories of seeing anything about his death and/or funeral on TV or even a specific year. Since many posters here place Mandela’s death some time in the 80s and I was born in 82, I think I might also have that memory from the (late) 80s: old enough to remember, but still too young to properly remember details (if that makes any sense).

    The second incident is something I only just remembered again, after reading this site for a while. It’s a personal family thing: I clearly remember my great grandmother from my mum’s side sitting in my grandma’s living room, in a specific chair, and my older brother talking to her. He addressed her with a nickname (not general “grandma”, but something just my family called her), and I remember him practically yelling at her, since she was almost deaf by that time.

    Many years later I discussed great grandma with my mum and she insisted that she had actually died before I was even born. I remember asking her if she was completely sure, since that memory is so clearly there for me. In the end I figured that I just THOUGHT I remembered that “scene” and based that false memory on stories other family members had told me.

    Again, that memory would fall somewhere within the 80s when I was still quite little.

    So, yes, POSSIBLY slipped some time after that. And in the reality I was in before I had actually met great grandma and Mandela had died in prison.

  44. I realize this is a couple months old at this point but I only found this website today.

    The first time I’d noticed anything odd was either late 2013 or early 2014. I know it was shortly before Shirley Temple Black died. I know this because I’d assumed she had already died and was kind of laughing at myself because I had just recently found out that two other people who I thought were dead were still alive– John Popper from Blues Traveler (I definitely remember that he’d died before the movie Kingpin was released, because watching it I was sad to see him at the end and know that I would never get to see him live), and Conor Oberst from Bright Eyes (he’d died sometime between 2000-2003). And then last winter, somehow, I realized that they are alive and well. (I think I was doing something like listening to music by artists who’d died young, or something? I don’t exactly remember how I came to learn this.) I was struggling with anxiety and depression around this time.

    And reading this website made me wonder about something else. I have always, always had this very clear memory of being at my aunt’s house, when I was maybe 3 (putting this in 1985), and she was showing my mom an attic room that she was remodeling. There were sconces on the wall dimly lighting the room, and the adults had to stand near the wall because of the pitch of the roof. I loved that room and was so eager to see how it was going to turn out. I asked about it years and years later, puzzled that I’d never seen it again, and it turns out that room just simply doesn’t exist. Their only access to the attic is through a door in the ceiling of my cousin’s closet, and they don’t ever go up there. BUT I REMEMBER IT SO CLEARLY.

    1. Ok, so this is probably irrelevant but I’m slightly amused by it– John Popper was born not far from me, and Conor Oberst shares my birthday (two years apart).

      1. Emby, that seemed like an aside, but then I thought about it for a minute. In a later poll, I may look for connections between people who recall Mandela Effect alternate memories and those who are the subjects of them. Coincidences among birth dates, locations, and so on… could be interesting!

  45. this poll may be closed by I say the change happened between 1965-1970 that is a big one the world changed rapidly in those years. fashion,technology,culture,sex,movies,music etc.

  46. I commented on another topic so now that I finished reading all of these posts, I have a few things to add. Out of the three things, the second one might be ME? not sure.

    1- I now start remembering that for most of my childhood, I always had the feeling that things were off. Never understood why. (Born 1989 and in Puerto Rico which btw is a U.S Territory a state and I’m currently in FL) Fast forward to 2007 I graduated high school and had already turned 18. The day after graduation, I woke up with a sense of immense RELIEF. Had to capitalize because it felt like I had a major weight taken off my shoulders for some weird reason. It felt like as if I had finally made it to that point in life, but it was odd feeling at the same time. Its as if I was subconsciously expecting to either not graduate, become an adult or to be alive. I remember laying in bed and thinking “I made it…??? huh? Why wouldn’t I have made it?” it was a weird thought. And the feeling of my childhood disappeared soon after.

    2- In 2011/2012 Me and and my BFF from high school move in together and the following year, two of our friends move in as well. Things were fine, but small weird things were happening. Noises from the attic space that only one person could hear at a time. Whispers in the house and I had a nasty nightmare. My BFF and I had weird experience that only I remember. I remember us being in the living room and hearing a voice in the kitchen and we just looked at each other and gave each other that Look. And I remember getting up and walking the house and checking all the doors and windows. Apparently she and our mutual friend had the same thing happen, so in hearing that I exclaim that “hey it happened again!” only to find out that my BFF and her remember it happening twice with THEM and that I wasn’t around. I was extremely confused. Because i clearly remember being in the living room with my friend (only us home), hearing the voice from the kitchen, the looks we gave each other and me walking the house to double check the locks. Both of them insisted I wasn’t there for any of it. Even tho I retold what happened and what was said and what I did and what we did afterwards. My friend remembers the whole thing differently than I do.

    3-Now in the present, I recently turned 26 earlier this month. On the day of my birthday, I got the same relief feeling from back when I finished HS. Only not as grand as back in 07, but I recognized the feeling. Had the feeling the whole day. Next day it was gone.

    4- Also, recently my boyfriend insists that I went with him to visit a friend at his new house. It was news to me since I still thought they lived in their precious place. Turns out his friend has been living in the new house for over a year. I don’t visit them since they are my bf friends and I have nothing in common with them. So the first time I go there he tells me he’s going to see X. I decide to make face since its been over a year since I last saw them. He drives in a new direction. I think he’s just taking some new back road that he’s never taken me through just for the drive. We end up in the town and I start wondering where exactly he’s going, since he drove us to the wrong part of town. So I ask him if were seeing X, he says yes and give me a weird look. He continues driving and several turns later we pull up at this house and he parks. I gave him a weird look and say ‘ I thought we were going to see X? who lives here?” he looked at me like I grew a second head and says “X lives here…Don’t you remember? I brought you here last time” I have never been more Confused in my life. I had never seen that house, and it turns out X moved there because he was evicted from his previous home, which i didn’t know either. So X comes out and my Bf tells him that I don’t remember his moving. X turns to me and says “Yeah you were here. We sat by the truck and talked.” My brain went into panic mode and started to look around for anything that might jog my memory. Nothing. Its a new place that i had never been to before and two people are telling me that i was there. I’m convinced that they hung out with my doppelganger. My bf still says that I went with him to that house.

  47. Just worth noting that the listed dates occur near or just after almost every “leap second”, which are unpredictable times during which a second is injected into our calendars/clocks in order to continue matching the actual earth’s trajectory. Here’s a list of leap seconds, so you can compare reported mandela effects to the times the leap seconds occur. Most are about in the same time periods, with the mandela effects occurring shortly after. Presumably the ‘shift’ happened on or near the leap second, with the effects being noted sometime after. Amusingly, leap seconds start in 1972, and mostly occurred around the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s.

    1972-1979 (Dec)
    1981-1983 (Jun)
    1985 (Jun)
    1987 (Dec)
    1989-1990 (Dec)
    1992-1995 (Jun, 95=Dec)
    1997-1998 (Jun/Dec)
    2005 (Dec)
    2008 (Dec)
    2012 (Jun)
    2015 (Jun)

    More specifically “Jun” refers to Jun 30th, and Dec refers to December 31st. Those are the days leap seconds are added. The year ranges refer to years where a leap second is added in each year. Jun 30th 2015 is the newest leap second that has not yet occurred. Please keep an eye out for Mandela effects around this time.

    1. Very cool information, shifter, thank you!

      I wouldn’t have mentioned it without this reference, and it’s not the end of June, but — last night — my husband and I were talking about a recent (days) shift. I wish I could recall what made me think of this a few days ago, and I am now looking at Ingo Swann’s theories related to an “amnesia” element in this kind of experience. Last night’s shift cue was small — he was musing that he was sure our (new-ish) license plate started with different letters. I actually got out of the car to see what he was talking about, and he was right. For me, one letter had changed. (I didn’t ask him how many letters changed for him. We’re that matter-of-fact about Mandela Effect, now.) And, it is possible I misremembered or — far less likely — some prankster in the neighborhood swapped license plates. (I know the third letter seems different to me, but I haven’t a clue whether any of the three numbers changed… I’m just not that interested in license plates.)

      But, with the date coincidence (sort of), I figured I’d mention the recent shift. And, since the cues have been (so far) small, I’m now wondering if some slides are incremental, until the full slide is completed.

      Interesting. Mostly, I’m delighted to have this added information for our studies. Thank you!


      1. Now this is interesting! For me at least most of the years I have listed before, line up pretty well with these. Keeping my eye on this. And CERN of course. Mike

      2. I had an interesting thing happen Saturday. Ever since I was a little kid I have collected watches, always been fascinated with time zones and time in general. I own a Casio Gshock GPW-1000, it’s not an ordinary Gshock , for anyone interested in specifics and quick internet search will bring some up. Anyway it uses GPS to adjust time and atomic clocks around the world should that fail. Saturday I was sitting in the yard very nice day here, for the heck of it thought I would sync with the satellites on my watch ,it does it automatically everyday, but you can manually do it whenever you want. Usually takes less than a minute. I timed it,13 minutes. Thought that was pretty odd, so looking through the manual it says , when adding leap seconds ( due to the extra data and information , whatever that might be) sync may take —-13 minutes. The date was June 6 th. in the manual it also states “on or around June 1st, and/or December 1st” , is when the leap second calibrations normally take place. Obviously the dates conflict with what shifter posted, and with what I could find on the Internet. Technical manual error? I don’t know, but this is a pretty high tech. watch so I doubt it. Anyway just seemed odd to me the coincidence and timing of Fiona, and shifters post. Mike

        1. Mike looking back at my records it appears that there may have been a shift on or right after 06/06/2015. My notes indicate a change/movement into shift on 06/09/2015. A couple of markers I wrote in my diary:
          1. Mind-gut is slightly active; this included both my spouse and I.
          2. Business phone call where person addressed me by my former name which I have never given or used in a decade or so.
          3. Had measurement of floor install for portion of house and installer pointed out something he had not seen in all of his years working in business (2001) and seemed amused. It measured out to be 35.5X 35.6. Adding up these numbers comes out to 711. I am finding significance of number 11. Conspiracy can say that 711 refers to event of 911 occuring in 2001 since Sept really means 7. Year 711 is also date of Spain Moorish invasion, something that I have looked into before with more thought than the “conspiracy theory”.

          I kept running into this kind of thing so I started a journal to record it because something is obviously vying for my attention.

        2. Your 13 minutes coincides with my 13 updates and 13 hour story that I posted somewhere else on the Mandelaeffect blog. Have you seen/read that post?

          It was basically saying how I slept for 13 hours without realizing it upon returning from Japan (I wasn’t that tired :). I ended up waking up what would be 4am in Tokyo although I was back in the U.S. where it was actually 3pm.

          At the time my laptop refused to let me link to the net and gave me error messages followed by 0’s. It was not until I ran the necessary 13 updates that it allowed me to regain access.

  48. My first one is December 7th 1984. My whole life shifted and went off track. Nothing external. But internal. I woke up feeling like everything had changed. Looking back I can see that I could have put my life back on track with the correct decisions, but at the time I made decisions the best I could.

    Those decisions took me further and further from who I was. Again, nothing crazy like drugs or alcohol. But I am in a life now that I barely recognize. I feel like the Talking Heads song “Once in a Lifetime” with the lyrics:

    And you may tell yourself
    This is not my beautiful house
    And you may tell yourself
    This is not my beautiful wife

    I have a “good” life, but deep down I feel this is not my life. It is very surreal.

    There have been others. 1997, 2001, 2008. 2010. But the big one was 1984.

  49. Anyone notice weird timeslip activity starting up around the start of April? I remember at the time joking that it was probably due to CERN starting back up (after all it happened around 24 hours later iirc) but after reading the comments about physicists wondering if it was related to their experiments I’m starting to wonder if there might be more to it.

    The other thing worth thinking about is that if these are real timeslips, the actual dates of the events might be irrelevant as the whole timeline could change now and affect several past dates.

    1. Good point, Matt, especially about the dates as we perceive them. And, my husband noticed something weirdly incongruous, early in April, but it was something related to his work. I’ll check with him and see if a slide or timeslip could have been involved. (I’ve been up to my eyebrows in work since around March, so I’m not sure I would have noticed anything, even if the shift was heralded with a siren and checkered flags.)

  50. Sometime between June 2014 (the last time I sent a card) & November 2014 (mom’s funeral) my parents’ wedding anniversary shifted 2 days later. I’m finding this especially disconcerting because I was always told their best friend got married the same day (more than 40 years ago), but her anniversary *hasn’t* changed. In fact, this friend just emailed me a few days ago to remind me about the anniversary and told me {original date} rather than {new date}. I also remember that my college graduation was the same day as their anniversary, but now it is 2 days before {new date}.

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