Berenstein Bears: Did Reddit Prove the Mandela Effect?
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Berenstain Bears books. (Flickr/Laura)
A contributor on Reddit has shared that while packing for a move, she found an old Berenstain Bears VHS tape that has a “Berenstein Bears” label on it. Now others are wondering if this is evidence of a wild theory called The Mandela Effect or just a random typo.
Here’s what you need to know.
A Redditor Found a VHS With an Official Label Spelled ‘Berenstein’
For years, many people have wondered why they remember the Berenstain Bears as being spelled with an “ein” at the end. In fact, so many people are positive that the books used to be spelled this way that a wild alternate universe theory has cropped up to explain the discrepancy. But no one has ever found proof that the books were ever spelled in any way but “Berenstain.”
Until now. (Possibly.)
Redditor diamondashtray posted that she and her husband were getting ready for a move and going through an old VHS collection. She found a Berenstain Bears video on VHS and it included a front label that reads “Berenstain” and a spine label that reads “Berenstein.” Here’s the front label that she shared:
And here’s the spine label, spelled “Berenstein.”
One Redditor commented that they ran the photos through a basic analysis and “if it is an edit then it’s really good one because it doesn’t show any traces at all. Just putting that out there.”
It could be a photoshopped picture, except another poster found an ebay listing that has the same spine, with the same spelling on picture number 7 of the listing. You can see it here.
The Mandela Effect Is a Conspiracy Theory That Alternate Universes Exist
I always figured something would eventually break me mentally and emotionally. I never thought it would be the Berenst(a)ein Bears.
— Mack Lamoureux (@MackLamoureux) August 5, 2015
The Berenstein Bears theory is a little confusing if you haven’t heard about it before. To best understand it, look at the name. Does the spelling “Berenstain Bears” seem wrong to you? It does for hundreds of people (maybe even more) who swear it used to be spelled Berenstein. They use this as an example of a “glitch in the matrix” because many vividly remember the “ein” spelling. They say it’s an example of a theory called the Mandela Effect.
The Mandela Effect refers to a group of people who are absolutely positive that Nelson Mandela died in prison (which didn’t happen.) Their theory is that other people share this same false memory because there was an alternate history or parallel universe where that really happened, and our two universes somehow merged. Others have posited that perhaps someone traveled back in time and altered things slightly enough to change Mandela and Berenstain, causing a ripple effect that only a small percentage remember. (You can read an in-depth explanation of the Mandela Effect on Reddit here.) Of course, scientists aren’t backing up this theory and it’s pretty far out there. But it’s an interesting thought experiment, nonetheless.
On a Reddit thread where someone found a TV Guide that had “Berenstein Bears” written on it, one person explained the Berenstein Bears feeling this way:
All I was saying is that for a large number of people the name is spelled Berenstein. I can vividly recall reading these books when I was a kid and I very clearly remember seeing the E in STEIN. Everyone that I know or spoke to about this remembers it being STEIN. So, there is something strange going on here, because at some point the children changed.
It would be one thing if one or two people were like ‘Oh, I remember this being spelled STEIN.’ but that isn’t the case. People everywhere are claiming they remember it being spelled that way. Can that many people all have the same false memory?”
Meanwhile, others offer a simpler explanation. Vice interviewed Dr. Henry L. Roediger, an expert in false memories, who said that people likely just remember the name as “ein” because that spelling is more common, such as with Einstein, Frankenstein, and Goldstein. As kids, they could have easily gotten that mixed up.
Now we have a VHS that shows the wrong spelling, Berenstein, on an official label. The explanations for this VHS label are varied. The simplest Occam’s Razor type explanation is that it was just a typo. This may even point to the idea that it was a common typo found occasionally on official Berenstain products, and this is why people remember the name being spelled wrong. But there’s a faction of people who believe this is proof of the Mandela effect or even the “our universe is a hologram or computer simulation” theory. It’s a glitch that snuck in and wasn’t corrected, they say.
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MESSING WITH OUR MEMORIES, THE MANDELA EFFECT
Source: Pentracks | by Fritz Springmeier
THE MANDELA (aka Quantum) EFFECT. “The Phenomenon where a group of people discover that a global fact- one they feel they know to be true and have specific memories for has apparently changed in the world around them.”
HEY LOOK AT THIS!- – People have been calling my attention to big changes this last month that are occurring all over. Dolores asked me about MT 9:17, what did Jesus say new wine was put in? Of course I thought of “new wineskins” which is how it has traditionally been translated. She said check your KJV (obtained in 2004) and it did indeed say “bottles”. But my NKJV which I got in 1983 still said “wineskins”. Bottles is a “stupid” translation that makes no sense, in fact my KJ Bible has a note to the side discussing the change, obviously someone realized people would notice the change. So what’s new, they are trying to change the Bible??—that has been going the entire 20th century. But recently, the World controllers have been actively changing many things—rewriting history in a thousand ways–I have been concerned that this would happen with everything being recorded on computers–now history can be rewritten with a few strokes of key board. And this chaos of the past has been given a name the Mandela effect.
A FRIEND CHRIS ENCOURAGES ME TO WRITE SOMETHING. I brother in Christ encouraged me to write about the Mandela Effect. He described it so well I will reuse his own description: “Some people are trying to debunk this phenomena claiming it is not true and many Christians try to use the excuse that the lady who coined the term Mandela Effect has ties to the occult. Regardless of if that is indeed true it does not negate the facts that this phenomena is truly occurring and is real. I have very clear distinct memories on certain things and no one can persuade me to believe that those memories were false or it was a misperception.”
“Here is the most current example regarding the JFK assassination film. I watched that film about 500 times over the years and the motorcade always contained only four people. Driver- William Greer, Passenger- Governor John Connaly, JFK & Jackie. Now all known footage of that event show a six person car which completely blew my mind. There was always a theory that the driver shot JFK and that would have never been plausible if two additional people were between JFK & Jackie. The majority of all people commenting on Reddit and Youtube also know for a fact that the motorcade only contained four people.
CHRIS CONT. “So some people believe that CERN opened some type of portal to create an alternate timeline and others believe this is the beginning of the lying wonders and deception that will accompany the arrival of the antichrist. [The explanation is probably not so extreme as an alternate timeline–what we are seeing is simply a massive manipulation of the record of past events. It shows the power of the World controllers. One example is how the mainstream media can twist & spin everything they report on Trump to be a negative. And in spite of their constant hammering, many Americans support him! They are finally seeing through the manipulation!!]
Here are more examples:
• Star Wars- Empire Strikes Back…Most popular movie quote- “Luke, I am your Father” but now in every known copy in existence the dialogue says “No, I am your father”. Whether it is a DVD or a twenty year old VHS copy. A Google search currently displays articles claiming this was a misquote for years and it always said No and not Luke. I was able to find a clip of James Earl Jones where he specifically confirms he said Luke, I am your father.
• Also all copies in existence including old VHS and Laserdiscs of “Interview With A Vampire” are now called “Interview With The Vampire” -The Vampire Chronicles
• All copies of Forrest Gump now say Life was like a box of chocolates instead of Life is like a box of chocolates.
• The famous Field of Dreams line “If you build it, they will come” is now “If you build it, he will come”
• The Berenstein Bears apparently were always called The Berenstain Bears.
• All copies of Silence of the Lambs now say “Good evening” instead of “Hello Clarice” and a current Google search will also confirm this has been a misquote for years. How can millions of people misquote “Good evening” as “Hello Clarice”?
• All copies of Snow White now say “Magic, Mirror” instead of “Mirror, Mirror”
• Cup of Noodles is now Cup Noodles with no evidence in existence that it was called Cup of Noodles.
• Reddi Whip is now called “Reddi Wip” with no evidence it was ever called Reddi Whip and even super old ads will display the image as Reddi Wip.
• Febreeze is now called “Febreze” with no evidence it was ever called Febreeze.
• Desi Arnez is now Desi Arnaz
• Steven Segal is now Steven Seagal
• Shannon Doherty is now spelled Shannen Doherty
• Reba McIntyre is now spelled Reba McEntire
• Christopher Reeves is now spelled Christopher Reeve
• Rod Sterling is now spelled Rod Serling
BEST Understanding of the Mandela Effect Yet – Wes Penre on the Singularity
A section on the Mandela Effect from Wes Penre’s new book “Synthetic Super Intelligence and the Transmutation of Humankind – A Roadmap to the Singularity and Beyond”
Download the book for free at the following link: Synthetic Super Intelligence and the Transmutation of Humankind – A Roadmap to the Singularity and Beyond, by Wes Penre
Video mentioned in the reading: Mandela Effect – 20 Minutes that will change your life! (Presentation by Geordie Rose of D-Wave)
Scientist Blows the Whistle on the Mandela Effect?
A scientist claiming to work for the organization responsible for the Mandela Effect answers questions on the anonymous forum 4chan. Is the scientist credible? Is there any truth to what they are saying? Check out my presentation and analysis of the conversation, and the content of their disclosure.