More than that, confabulations or fabrications are the standard operating procedure for the vast majority of people. People are 'strangers to themselves', literally. The subconscious relays an unconscious need, often called a 'feeling' or an 'emotional drive' which can be based on all manner of experiences in the person's personal history. The need is usually self-serving in one way or another. The conscious mind then fabricates a narrative to explain, in terms that make us look as 'shiny' as possible, why we "really" did what we did or said what we said. Most people are bystanders in this kind of charade that plays out inside them every day of their lives.Confabulations are very common with clinically normal people, I think.
Since this thread seems to be where most comments about the 'Mandela Effect' have ended up, I decided to add my comments.
The Moonraker Dolly scene for me was the wake-up. I had braces and so did she. There were a few other things, but largely related to names and popular culture. Then I stumbled over 'The Rock of Gibraltar'. It used to be an island at the mouth of the Straights of Gibraltar - now it is a peninsula attached to the coast of Spain and sits well within the Mediterranean, past the Straights.
I've known people that took the ferry out to the 'Rock' and another person that used to fly helicopters out to the Rock. Here's a video of a bloke that remembers the Rock just as many others do, about half-way between Spain and Morocco and more to the Atlantic side. He waffles on a bit, but the important part is between 4:20 and 7:15.
Yes, that could be part of it. I personally don't remember Gibraltar ever being an island - but if the Brits insist so much it's theirs, you could assume it's an island.About Gibraltar, we have the impression is an island because of the Strait of Gibraltar, that is a division by water between Spain and Africa. In our minds and memory we confound the two things: Gibraltar and the Strait of Gibraltar. The information in the medias don't help, the teachers, this idea that Gibraltar is British and is,like England, an Island.
Yeah, I think the Gibraltar thing is a good example of simple misperception after only fleeting awareness of the subject. Growing up in Europe and having had direct awareness of Spain and Gibraltar, I've always known that Gibraltar is part of mainland Spain. Maybe because it is often called "the rock of Gibraltar", people who have no awareness of geographical Spain but simply read that in a book may have just made the assumption that it must be a rock in the ocean. Once that assumption is made for the first time, then every subsequent time that the person came across a ref. to Gibraltar they would reinforce that original assumption in their own minds.Yes, that could be part of it. I personally don't remember Gibraltar ever being an island - but if the Brits insist so much it's theirs, you could assume it's an island.
The Barbary macaques originating from the Atlas Mountains in Morocco were apparently brought over in the very early 1700's by British sailors. They are the only 'wild' monkey or ape species found in Europe, and it is said the British will leave when the monkeys leave. There's some strange stuff written about the monkeys in relation to geopolitics.I even recall specific texts that talked about monkeys on the island that had evolved independently and that was because it was an island.
Some are saying that she did have braces in the cinema and early TV releases, but they were edited out for release in certain countries and the later VHS releases because it made her look like a kid.The Moonraker Dolly scene for me was the wake-up. I had braces and so did she.
I used to be a barrister (trial attorney), so I can be a bit pedantic at times. - "Some are saying", who are these 'some'? Where did you get that information? If that's true that there are different versions, the original version should still be around and could easily debunk the alleged 'Mandela Effect'.Some are saying that she did have braces in the cinema and early TV releases, but they were edited out for release in certain countries and the later VHS releases because it made her look like a kid.
Ideally the people who would tell him that are the likely thousands of people who took the same ferry he took that same year who did NOT see any "island" of Gibraltar "400 miles to the West" of where Gibraltar now is, and has been for millions of years.Again I ask, who is going up to the bloke in the video and tell him his experience didn't happen?