Hello fellow wanderers and adventurists into the unknown! This is my first blog post, so I’m hoping to meet some new people and hear some interesting opinions and stories. I’m not a professional writer, nor have I ever written anything more than a school research paper or maybe a Facebook post or two about my children. I’m 29 years old, consider myself fairly intelligent and open-minded, enjoy long walks on the beach (Ok, that one’s a joke), and am on a never-ending quest for knowledge. Einstein once said that intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death. Above all, I’m starting this blog to give myself something to do and to gain somewhat of a social life (call me pathetic if you will). So, I’ll be posting topics as they come to mind. My interests are broad and change daily, but lately I have really been interested in parallel universes! Spoiler alert: I’m a huge nerd. (Yes, I watch Doctor Who, Fringe, Star Trek, The Twilight Zone, and any other Sci-Fi show that your typical nerd would enjoy.)
Alright, so let’s get to it.. I’ve always enjoyed this topic, but what really has me stuck on it this past few weeks began with my stumbling across the Mandela Effect (if you aren’t familiar with it, you should read up on the subject). I’ll begin with my personal experience. In 2003, I was a Junior in high school and was living with a friend of mine when I distinctly remember another friend showing up with her boyfriend, and she was a silly girl wearing a goofy hat at the time and was mildly upset by the news that Mister Rogers had passed. We were both children when his show was popular so were very familiar with his work and remembered him fondly. Skip ahead to around 2011.. I was living with my husband in our townhouse. I can remember the placement of the furniture and that on this particular day I arrived home from my job and walked behind our recliner when he turned to me and said, “Did you know Mister Rogers died today?” It took me by surprise because Mister Rogers had died years ago. I told him the story of my friend, the silly hat, and he told me I was crazy. I dismissed it as a false memory because, well, I am a little crazy to be honest. I didn’t really give it much more thought until I was searching the web a few weeks ago and came across the Mandela Effect. I was intrigued and began to read stories, some of which I dismissed as bad memories or people reading the posts and creating ideas in their head.. It seemed that the number of stories of people with false memories was growing by the minute and could not all possibly be true. Eventually, I came across the Mister Rogers story and it hit me! I remember both of these deaths, too! I recall them as if they were yesterday. A quick Wikipedia search told me that he had again died in 2003 and not 2011. It hit me like a ton of bricks. Naturally, I inquired with my husband and he told me that he had no memory of the incident in 2011, and again called me insane, as I had anticipated he would. Reading into the effect more and more, I do recall a lot of the “other universe” memories. My theories range from there being a scientific explanation involving psychology and shared delusions, to a time traveler who has changed our timeline, to of course, a dimensional slip.
Since this occurrence, I have read way more than any person should about interdimensional travel. It has become quite an obsession for me. I’ve read about the man from Taured, the Spanish lady who woke up in the wrong universe with the wrong bed sheets and a boyfriend who didn’t exist, and many more. The most interesting case I have found would have to be the man who was travelling in the desert with his dog when he tripped over a rabbit hole, hit his head, and woke up in a parallel universe where the Beatles were still making music. He actually stole a cassette tape to prove it. The story can be read and the songs can be heard here: http://www.thebeatlesneverbrokeup.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1&Itemid=53. Myself, I am very open-minded, but I always check out sources and try to find proof of hoaxes and with this I can find no proof that it is not authentic. Speaking of the Beatles, my next post may be about the conspiracy that Paul died in 1966.
Let me know what you guys think in the comments. Let’s keep an open-mind and not bash one another or play grammar police here. I would love to hear stories of things that have happened to you or others that are not well-known. Suggestions on other topics would also be great. Let’s make this a fun place to discuss exciting ideas. Thanks to all my readers!