a reply to: LungFuMoShi
I've been waiting for you - sorry it took me a minute to get back.
The Mandela Effect came upon us (my wife and I) fast too - It was about a year ago. We were watching YouTube on the tv and there was a ME video under
the 'recommended' section - so I clicked it, and our lives changed.
It was a Jacob Israel video, and one of the examples he showed was South America. I'm a map/globe kind of guy, I grew up with them all over the house.
I have a globe on my desk etc.. I don't know if you've looked lately, but South America isn't where it used to be - it's very far East now. I
confirmed the map he was showing was accurate, and it brought a tear to my eyes - we were both in shock for days while it sunk in. Then we found
I'm a bit of an artist myself - when it comes to drawing I was a pen-and-ink guy, very detail orientated and meticulously recreated the details I saw
in buildings etc.. even been in 2 newspapers - later I got into tattoo design, photography and now artistically it's just music and occasionally web
design for sites I run.
So - you're aware of Typography. About 2 weeks before we saw Jacob's video I'd been studying typography because I wanted a new logo for one of my
sites. I started studying the labels (logos) on everything. I was sitting in a waiting room drinking a coke and studying the label.. font, weight,
kerning - everything, including the tilde (~) between the words (Coka~Cola). I thought it was genius to trademark a font symbol in branding.
I came to discover there never was a tilde - talk about a mind screw. It's now and always has been a "high dash". Who was I in that waiting room..
What was I drinking? Did any of that even happen?
That's when we noticed the synchronicities.. It was about 2 weeks before I found out about the ME that I was studying the coke label, about 2 months
before ME I was singing along with the California Dreamin' song, playing it on the tube while we were getting ready to go out.. Before the ME I got a
load of my old childhood books including a few Berenstein Bears. In discipleship I learned 'wine skins' not bottles.. the same Bible I learned from
changed. The list goes on and on.
It started to look like (and still does) everything in my life led me to a point of being able to be certain of what I knew - before learning of
I'm also a skeptical person.. I've been reading ATS long before I signed up for an account. I never posted an OP before, but I was so awe-struck I
took a chance and made my first post here. You can see how that's going.
We also noticed the world got much uglier seemingly overnight - including the ridiculous demeanor on ATS now.
Despite the ridicule, I decided someone was going to need to hear what I had to say. If they broke a little after finding out, then I could help
because I went through it too. If they are shy, I can be their voice. If they need to lean on someone, I'm there...
I'm confident in what I know and honest about what I don't, and there are serious questions about what's going on.. Why is this happening? Is it
Biblical, is it CERN? ..the government or a natural occurrence? Has this always happened throughout history and we're only now able to see it thanks
to the internet? Why only pop-culture - is it because that's what would stand out, or because that's 'sources' frame of reference. What is the scope?
Why are only some people affected and are the unaffected being honest?
It looks like ridicule is going to be a part of every ME thread - I'm of the opinion they can't help themselves - but that's a whole 'nother story..
"Memory issues" carry the Naysayers ridicule, but by the same token we know what we know and what we don't
- we are our own best regulators
having been saturated by the world we live in. In other words, you don't need to look at a map to get to work, and you don't need to be reminded how
to tie your shoes. You do need to look up that Mexican place a friend took you to a few years ago. You know (not remember) the things you see and do
every day.. Your favorite movie you've seen to many times, that Coke label you were studying - those planes you drew from examples.
I think they fill pages to dissuade - they know they won't stop me - so they're trying to stop you.
Stay strong, be confident and honest. Support others when you can. Be prepared for those around you to act very strangely; angry and aggressive when
you bring up the ME.
You are Effected.. You're just walking through the door and there's a lot to take in - go easy so you don't get overwhelmed. It's likely to get worse
before it gets better, but you can handle it. Soon the things you have to say may be important to someone else.
Now more than ever, it may be very important.