I just discovered this today and my mind is blown! I mean, I've had some pretty bizarre experiences and learned some pretty amazing things over the
years but this, as small as it seems, has me quite beside myself with shock, disbelief and discomfort.
While listening to someone on YouTube talk about various occult issues he happened to mention briefly at the end about "The Berenstein Bears" being
spelled "-ain" instead of "-ein." At first I thought this was an elaborate hoax, but after looking up various "Berenstein/-ain" books online I
realized this was true! I have vivid memories from my childhood of reading the "Berenstein Bears" books or having them read to me by my parents (and
my sister too!) I clearly remember being confused over the name because of the "-ein" part. I remember different parents pronouncing it differently.
But now, all of those memories never happened? Not only was it "-ain" all along, but those other memories which connect to it being "-ein" are erased
from time, only held to my own memory?
I emailed my father because he's a scholarly man, a critically praised writer and very good with words and remembering such details. If anyone would
remember "The Berenstein Bears," it would be him! I heard back and reading his reply was surreal...he actually REMEMBERS it being "-ain!" He suggested
that I may have encountered "ein" elsewhere in my childhood and got them confused. I've read in the comments to one video where someone suggested that
this is a prime example of people not paying attention to the spelling of things! My father and others are clearly remembering it -"ain," and are
making logical suggestions for how the rest of us are getting it wrong. But it doesn't work for me because of my vivid memory of the spelling (due to
how it confused me as a child, and parents as well.)
But it didn't stop there...as I looked more into this "parallel dimension rift" or whatever it is, I discovered that "Sex in the City" is now "Sex and
the City." Being a guy and not really interested in that sort of program, I never watched it, but I watched a lot of TV back then and I vividly
remember seeing it advertised a great deal. In no way do I have any doubt that it was "in" and not "and."
And then, the biggest shock of all: New Zealand MOVED! It used to be to the northwest of Australia. Australia was always at the bottom of the map!
It's as if they traded positions! This blew my mind more than anything because we're talking about large pieces of land changing positions on the
earth! I'm not sure if this makes me feel sad or scared. I'm just so...beside myself. I know what I remember, and this isn't how it was.
Another point people make is that Nelson Mandela died a long time ago, not recently. My memory of this is more vague, and I never knew much about
Mandela to be honest, but I remember believing he had died. I was surprised to learn when he was released from prison, and embarassed (although I kept
it to myself) because I was sure he'd died a long time ago. Hell, he was only ever talked about in the past tense! That's what I remember, though.
So yeah, I know this is old news to many of you. I've been away from ATS. Glad to be back! If there is any place where this kind of weirdness can be
discussed, it's here. Glad to see I'm not alone in this!
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