posted on Jul, 25 2016 @ 12:51 PM
Somewhat repeating what others have said here already, but I take it to be an interesting combination of:
* meme culture
* inaccurate memory
* the human mind's tendency to project
In saying that, I had an interesting experience about a decade ago. I went online to look for a photo of a 'pterodactyl' that I remembered seeing as a
child, in a public library. Apparently I wasn't the only one looking. Most of you are probably familiar with the story, it was most recently discussed
on ATS here:
Missing Thunderbird Photo
At that time I had no knowledge others were having the same 'false memory' & looking for this pic; I assumed it was a personal memory, a footnote more
or less. So that always stuck with me. I ruled out picking it up unconsciously, mainly because of my limited net access, but it's still a possibility
I suppose. I remember a few 'alternate timeline' theories being floated at the time (probably about '07/'08), before the Mandela effect became a
thing. Interesting, but hard to substantiate overall.
Still, paranormal/fringe phenomena seem to love operating on that murky borderland between the personal unconscious & objective reality... Maybe
there's more going on than my opening statement guesses at?
You could even read it (per Jung) as signs of humanity's collective unconscious having some kind of psychotic break...
A lot of room for theories, not much to pin it on.