The Mandela Effect. The Mandela Effect is a worldwide phenomenon in which a large group of people remembers something that never happened. Many attribute this to parallel universes moving or passing too close to each other in their individual timelines. This strange occurrence was given the name "Mandela Effect" by a group of people who remember Nelson Mandela dying in an African prison in the 1980s, but were shocked to find out he died December 5, 2013. Other examples of the Mandela Effect include: ❗️❗️❗️The BerenstEin Bears being changed to The BerenstAin Bears, Jiffy Peanut Butter changing to "Jif" Peanut Butter, the Monopoly Man never having a monocle, the KitKat bar never having a dash line between "Kit" and "Kat", Fruit Loops changing to Froot Loops, Looney Toons changing to Looney Tunes, Pikachu never having a black tip on his tail, Curious George never having a tail, and Mickey Mouse never having suspenders on his pants.