I have seen many threads and conspiracies surrounding the Mandela effect. They are filled with claims of cover ups and alternate timelines. I
consider myself a very open minded person, but not so open minded as to let my brain fall out. I cannot speak to all the different cases of the so
called "Mandela Effect", just give my evidence and opinion on this particular case.
The truth is, The Berenstein Bears never existed. It has always been spelled "The Berenstain Bears". I remember when I first read about the
conspiracy surrounding this, and I could not remember how it was spelled. Why, you say? Because I was 8 years old when I was reading these books,
and I simply did not care
! It is easy to fall prey to following the pack when someone else makes the claim that "it was spelled this way, I
know for sure!". But if you were left to your own memories, without outside "confirmation", would you come to the same conclusion? I have once
pondered whether or not "banana" was even a real word, because I thought it sounded stupid. Obviously, banana is a real word (right?). I mention
this just as an example that your mind can play tricks on you, and it can also be easily swayed at times.
This past weekend I traveled to my parents house to visit them for our celebration marking the resurrection of the Lord, Jesus Christ. While I was
there, I decided to take a look around the basement, because they have all kinds of old junk stuffed down there. While I was sifting through the
mess, I came upon my old Berenstain Bears board game, as well as some of the books. That is when I decided that I would create this thread in an
attempt to dispel the myths that have been wildly thrown about. The pictures I have provided are of an original board game, and original books that I
had as a child. As you can see, I have included in the pictures the cover and date on the back of each book as evidence.
Although I do believe that many conspiracies are true, and I do believe that alternate timelines are certainly possible, I simply do not believe that
either of those explanations are plausible in this case. I believe it is simply a matter of poor recollection, "false memories" as they say. I
find this to be much more likely than "they removed all evidence of this, they destroyed all copies of the original books, this is all a cover up".
There would certainly be nothing to gain in the case of the The Berenstain Bears. How many times have you thought you had done something,
"remembered" doing something, only to discover that you hadn't? Plenty of times, I am sure. In my opinion, the case is closed The Berenstein
Bears, or should I say "Berenstain Bears