originally posted by: LungFuMoShi
I'm not new to the ME phenomena, I first heard of it about 3 or 4 years ago and have seen many, many examples. The first one that really did get me
for a while was the Mirror Mirror/Magic Mirror one.
Hi there. When I read that it made me smile as I would think that you are new to ME, if you say that you first read about it 4-5 years ago. In my
mind that is when a surge of internet posts on all sorts of supposed ME, most of which are mental mind tricks (in my opinion) came into play.
For me, this began around 35+ years ago, in fact my first was about looney tunes and looney toons... I remember the feeling of shock/out of sorts when
I saw looney tunes on the TV (around 1983), I remember commenting on it and my friends brother saying it was always looney tunes, I remember my frown
and internal shrug as i brushed the weirdness away. The next one is Nelsen Mandela, he died, then the next thing I know there is a song about freeing
Billy Graham came next. This one is an odd one as I'm in the UK. I was a Christian when I was a teen and we all went to see him when he visited
London - if my church hadn't organised this then I wouldn't have know about this one. Not too long after seeing him, I heard from multiple people he
had died. Many years later (roughly 2001), I am on the internet and I see a news article about Billy Graham, like he isn't dead. This is around the
time I came to find the term Mandela Effect. I found out that Americans remember even more about Billy's death, they remember the day, the funeral!
For me, the ME idea on the internet came way later to my own experiences.
Its a weird subject ME, as memory is faulty and the brain likes to make things up to fit the narrative. Back in the 80's again, I was corrected by my
friend when I said "Interview with a vampire", she told me is THE vampire as in, "Interview with the vampire [Lestat]". Until she told me this, my
brain made up the "a". So when I see this one touted as a ME is makes me go grr lol
The ME water is very muddy and I think its being done innocently and intentionally. Oh and it does my nut in when people group ME with flat earth!
There is tonnes of evidence showing the planet is indeed round like in shape and the "idea" of flat earth is pure belief, whereas ME is an experience
that is open to explanations.
I have written off many of my ME to misunderstood/misheard / miswhatever but a few remain, like Billy and looney toons but I've binned 'Hitler had
blue eyes' as I must have been told some weird propaganda growing up that he 'had brown eyes and dark hair and was a hypocrite as he desired blond
hair and blue eyes'. Even though this one falls into my parameters of ME - as in I experienced this away from internet (I was at the Imperial War
Museum with my son and saw a large colour image of Hitler and he had striking blue eyes! I felt that weird shock feeling and turned to my son
exclaiming, "since when did he have blue eyes?!" , apparently always) and it wasn't suggested by others. As I said, I binned this one despite the
experience as it must be bad propaganda that I, and a lot of others, have heard.
Anyway, I replied to you as you seem level headed, which is nice to see in a ME thread! I can't comment too much on this airplane engine positioning
as I am not that familiar with planes but, I do get what the OP is saying, that is the impression I get when I think of a plane but this gets binned
for me as I can't compare clearly.
I just had a thought about the intentional bad ME's, there was a study done where they asked people to draw from memory different company logo's and
they found that most people got it wrong. Now I am sure other studies have been done where the same was asked for other every day objects, maybe
'someone' has a hold of this information and is using it to claim false ME, ones that can be easily argued and therefore "debunked". Not claiming
this of you Pearj, just saying in general
Hmm one last final thought, maybe one day ME will be an accepted part of Simulation Theory with evidence and all sorts to back it up, perhaps if a
single simulation can be run why not many more, so many more that it seems like infinity to us, and they are all connected...