Okay, I haven't been on this forum in a while now, but I had to add a reply because I also, completely, totally remember Berenstein. I would have
remembered if it had the word 'stain' in it. I remembered thinking it was sort of weird that this family of bears had a name with the same ending as
Frankenstein. And also that it sounded german. We had a ton of book fairs in school while I was growing up, and you could pre-order books from a
little colour catalogue, or go and buy them at the fair. Berenstein Bear books were always there. Lots of them. My mother distinctly remembers
I saw a link to this thread on another thread and had the same reaction as many of you. "Berenstain?! What?!"
After visiting the Mandela Effect site.... I'm freaking out here, guys. I really am.
I also clearly
remember 'Definately' and 'Dilemna'. The 'Dilemna' one really
throws me, as I remember being corrected on the
spelling, and thinking, 'why the heck would somebody put an N in that word?'
Fidel Castro's death. Shirley Temple's death around 4-5 years ago.
'Jiffy' Peanut Butter (I remember walking around the grocery store a few years ago and wondering why they'd changed the name. Also remember being
absurdly angry as a kid that the name was so similar to 'Skippy' peanut butter, which I loved...)
Mystery Science Theater 2000, TAPS, Interview with A Vampire
And after doing even more searching;
Korea was south of China, Japan was farther south, Scotland was smaller, Wales was on the east coast, New Zealand is somehow in the wrong place and
Australia was further south east and didn't have that extra point at the top, the other islands above it were positioned differently. They all
pointed right at Australia, they didn't trail off beyond it.
(I'm Canadian, I've spent a lot of time looking at maps because when I read about a place, I like to look it up.)
Tank Man got run over in Tienanmen Square... Who knows what else.
I just... I don't even know what to think here.
TBH, I probably would have dismissed this as completely nutso too if I wasn't living it.
I don't think that anyone who hasn't experienced this can fully comprehend just how freaky it is. The sad thing is, other than a lot of people
coming together and saying that they remember the exact same thing, there's absolutely no way to prove any of this.
In another thread, I was reading someone asking where the 'me' from this new... dimension or whatever, went. I honestly have no idea. Maybe it's
like some kind of sick cosmic game of musical chairs. 'I' got switched somewhere else. Gah.
Believe me, I wish this wasn't happening.