The Mandela Effect

The Mandela Effect is internet terminology for a form of confabulation, a psychiatric term used to describe the disturbance of memory. The Mandela Effect (ME) is so named due to many people reporting to remember Nelson Mandela dying in the 1980s in prison, well before his actual death in 2013 from an illness. Other notable examples of ME include the shared remembrance of a children's film from the 1990s staring the comedian Sinbad as a genie character, as well as the canonisation of Mother Theresa in the same decade.