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Very weird theory that I found on the Internet

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posted on Jun, 21 2014 @ 05:58 PM
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a reply to: Boswell


originally posted by: Boswell
This isn't a matter of manipulated time, it's a matter of nearly everyone being familiar with "stein": Einstein, Frakenstein, Epstein, Stein, etc. What's happening here is that many of us became familiar with hearing "stein" when our parents, teachers, grandparents, guardians, read it to us.

Although your theory is interesting, I can assure you that as a 3-4 year old, I was not familiar with the words "Einstein, Frakenstein, Epstein, Stein, etc." and you'll just have to take my word for that.




Kids don't pay attention to the covers of books or author's names, neither do adults. When is the last time you picked up a book and studied the title or author's name for more than a few seconds?

This former kid did, and this current "adult" does. I have always been enamored by words over pictures, though certain pictures do enchant me. "Say what you mean, and mean what you say" is something I try to live by.




posted on Jun, 21 2014 @ 06:09 PM
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a reply to: MoonBlossom

As one avid reader to another, surely you remember Winnia the Poob, right?

...because it's just so easy to mistake one letter for another that has a somewhat slight resemblance?




edit on 21-6-2014 by NarcolepticBuddha because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 21 2014 @ 06:11 PM
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a reply to: NarcolepticBuddha

I agree. I focus my life around being as logical as possible, but in some situations you need to step back and keep an open mind to things beyond your current understanding of reality.

I honestly have NO idea why I feel so strongly about this, and am very surprised that the majority of others from a wide range of ages feel the same way. I hate wasting time thinking about stupid and pointless issues, and to many I am sure this seems very stupid and pointless, but going with my gut feeling on this I just know something isn't right.



posted on Jun, 21 2014 @ 06:24 PM
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It has been spelled BOTH ways on the same books come on didn't you guys see that picture? imgur people come on its clear to me we are being duped by the stains.



posted on Jun, 21 2014 @ 06:27 PM
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The most interesting part about this, to me, is the strength of the conviction behind it. I feel it too, and it even looks wrong when I see the -stain spelling in any form, but specifically on the books themselves.

I saw this for the first time a couple of years ago, noticed it immediately, but figured it was just a mis-spelling. Appears I was wrong, in some form.

I just cant shake that it looks entirely wrong to me though, thats the interest part. The conviction behind it is just as interesting. I wonder if age has any correlation to the results.

I pay much, much less attention to spelling, etc now than I ever did as a child reading the books. If anything, I would expect opposite results wherein I wouldnt even have noticed the correct spelling as a mis-spelling those years ago.



posted on Jun, 21 2014 @ 06:40 PM
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This keeps on popping up in my mind. I'm the type of person who easily admits when I'm wrong. I don't find value in being bull-headed or sticking to inaccurate facts when the truth is obvious. That is ego.

My point is I am finding it very difficult to accept that it was always The Berenstain Bears. I was a pretty bright kid that noticed things most other kids didn't and I feel very strongly that if I saw "stain" at the end of a word, especially a word that I repeatedly saw over and over (I loved the books) I would pronounce it "stain" in my mind. Especially because stain is a word itself.

I totally could be wrong. But I can't let this go, which is unusual for me.



posted on Jun, 21 2014 @ 06:45 PM
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a reply to: kimar

I feel exactly how you do. This has been playing with my sense of reality all day.



posted on Jun, 21 2014 @ 07:07 PM
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I'm curious if anyone can find any photoshop evidence in this picture

For reference... this is what it looks like when something is photoshopped...

Feel free to use whatever method you can to figure this out...because I literally can't see anything to say that it's faked...but I'm certainly not an expert...
(I've ran this photo through every test I can imagine and/or find on the internet...can't find any convincing evidence...)
A2D


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posted on Jun, 21 2014 @ 07:10 PM
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a reply to: Agree2Disagree

I'm not really qualified to make a determination, BUT...just from comparing the two, I don't see any artifacts that stand out in the imgur photo. Looks legit to me, in comparison to the known photoshop.

I'll be following to see if anybody can prove it's a fake. Very interesting!

I miss the -stein universe.



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posted on Jun, 21 2014 @ 07:17 PM
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a reply to: NarcolepticBuddha



I don't see any artifacts that standout in the imgur photo
Is the "imgur" photo the one that has the books stacked with both spellings on the same books?



posted on Jun, 21 2014 @ 07:19 PM
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a reply to: DenyObfuscation

It's a mixture: Top book just says "Berensteins," two middle books say both, bottom book just says "Berenstains."

In that image, there is equal representation of both spellings.

It looks legit--not photoshopped in my opinion. So who is still going to post "It was ALWAYS -stain!"


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posted on Jun, 21 2014 @ 07:21 PM
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Looks like the top right corner has been fooled with, but other than that.....
a reply to: Agree2Disagree



posted on Jun, 21 2014 @ 07:23 PM
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a reply to: NarcolepticBuddha

That was almost a "milk out of nose moment" when I read your comment!


How could I forget such a CLASSIC?!! Except that clearly I did, because I was otherwise engrossed in reading "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrone".



posted on Jun, 21 2014 @ 07:26 PM
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You know what else is weird? How can someone trying to sell a book, and have it in hand, misspell it? If you are selling something you would want to represent it the best you can, why misspell it?




posted on Jun, 21 2014 @ 07:32 PM
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originally posted by: JohnFisher
a reply to: Brotherman

Lol, dude I called my mom about it too. She remembered it as stein too.


Yeah my mom as an adult before I knew how to read, read those books to me and my favorite one was the Bears first halloween, I remember most particular a picture in that one book with the bears trick or treating at a tree house and the tree door was open and yellow light inside etc etc lol I remember alot from when I was little and my mom was and is old enough and competent enough to tell me yeah BERENSTEIN and was shocked to see that all over the internet.



posted on Jun, 21 2014 @ 07:33 PM
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a reply to: MoonBlossom

A War Drone? Oh my goodness! Nah, it's too easy to make an Obama joke out of that one



posted on Jun, 21 2014 @ 07:45 PM
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originally posted by: Soylent Green Is People

originally posted by: Signals
There is no mistake and there are no coincidences.

When you find all of your old books and you realize, without a doubt, that the spelling has changed...


But the old books all say "BerenstAIN".

The mistake is that people are used to seeing similar names with the ending commonly spelled "stein". Names ending in "stein" are common. As for names ending in "stain", people are not accustomed to such an odd spelling (and "--stAin" is an odd spelling), so they just assume that it is spelled with an "e". However, that assumption would be wrong.

It's a simple enough mistake, and quite understandable.



Don't you think the odd spelling would have stood out more and been more memorable, or is everyone having a mass delusion? Whether or not it is with an A or an E the truth certainly is, and there is evidence for the fact it has been printed and has been delivered as Berenstein as well as Berenstain, seems like the crowd is split in half over this, amazing yet there are people that thought it was 'Stein and were surprised that their books said 'Stain because they remember the books with the E spelling along with apparently a ton of other people online and here on ATS. I have never in my life heard of a "spelling error" that caused so much stir, and you would think an error like that would have been corrected and all of us that think it is with an E would have been laid at ease to know it was an A. Can you think of another spelling error like this that causes so much commotion going back to at the least hundreds of peoples childhoods?


even in this forum it seems they are mixed as well

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posted on Jun, 21 2014 @ 07:50 PM
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I've read through every page in this thread, and my mind is blown. I remember these books as always being Berenstein. I've read every single book, had them all, and anything to do with these bears, I watched, or had. I even read these books to my daughter, and unfortunately, we just donated them so I have no way to check their covers. I've been in spelling bees, and am a lover, and reader of books. I pay attention to spelling, and read books from the front to the back. This is all very strange, and I don't like it at all.



posted on Jun, 21 2014 @ 07:55 PM
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I would advise everyone here to stop. We've been down this road before

www.abovetopsecret.com...

www.abovetopsecret.com...

All I can say is, just ignore it. It's easy to say that we are misremembering, misspelling, or simply flat out mistaken. However, I've experienced some weird things where in which text message recipients knew information that I did not tell them (verified through record), people knowing things that they shouldn't, and other odd events...

Something may be going on, but its best to ignore it. You heard me. Ignore it and chalk it up to the human brain being inefficient at recording events: blog.ted.com...



posted on Jun, 21 2014 @ 08:00 PM
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a reply to: TheOneElectric

Worst. Advice. Ever.

This is ATS...we don't IGNORE things here...

A2D



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