We’ve written often here at the Grail on both the ‘Simulation Hypothesis’ and the ‘Mandela Effect’. The former considers the possibility that our reality is actually similar to a ‘computer-generated’ environment, a la The Matrix and first-person shooter games. The latter is the name given to so-called ‘revisions of the timeline’ – where people remember things that didn’t happen, or occurred differently (the name comes from some people believing they originally heard of Nelson Mandela’s death back in the 1980s, when he actually died in 2013).
The two topics meets when the Mandela Effect is considered as a certain type of ‘glitch in the Matrix’ – hints that we are actually inside a simulation, where things are being changed, or so-called ‘easter eggs’ have been left in by the ‘designers’, etc. (originally, it was the déjà vu experienced by Neo while in the Matrix). Check out our archive of ‘glitch in the Matrix’ stories, which includes some examples of the Mandela Effect, such as the Berenstain Bears controversy .
And now, a new indie film has based its plot on both of these themes. In The Mandela Effect...
A man becomes obsessed with facts and events that have been collectively misremembered by thousands of people. Believing the phenomena to be the symptom of something larger, his obsession eventually leads him to question reality itself.
Check out the trailer below:
The Mandela Effect will in selected cinemas and available on VOD on December 6.
Or maybe all traces of it will disappear completely before then and we’ll be arguing about whether we once saw a trailer for a film about the Mandela Effect…