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Old 01-17-2017, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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The Berenstain Bears book series was named after the original authors of the books: Stan and Jan Berenstain. Mike Berenstain, their son, now authors the Berenstain Bears books. Now, there might be edited images that have been modified to now read as Berenstein Bears, just like all of the other fakeries on the internet.
I think that one may also be a matter of people thinking they see what they see and never having had it correctly in the first place.

I'm on a condo board. We have had a landscaping company for YEARS, a large firm that is up and down mid-Atlantic states, called Brickman Landscaping. The board president, who has been on the board for at least 15 years, who SIGNS THEIR FRIKKEN CONTRACTS, who is retired and at home and sees their trucks at the complex every week with their name clearly painted on the side, called them Brinkman. Always said Brinkman instead of Brickman.

Finally, feeling irritated one day, I asked her why she doesn't call them by the right name. I pointed to a truck. She was surprised to see that there was no "n" in the name. Thankfully, they combined with another company now and changed their name entirely.

People see what they think they see.
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Old 01-17-2017, 01:36 PM
 
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I think that one may also be a matter of people thinking they see what they see and never having had it correctly in the first place.

I'm on a condo board. We have had a landscaping company for YEARS, a large firm that is up and down mid-Atlantic states, called Brickman Landscaping. The board president, who has been on the board for at least 15 years, who SIGNS THEIR FRIKKEN CONTRACTS, who is retired and at home and sees their trucks at the complex every week with their name clearly painted on the side, called them Brinkman. Always said Brinkman instead of Brickman.

Finally, feeling irritated one day, I asked her why she doesn't call them by the right name. I pointed to a truck. She was surprised to see that there was no "n" in the name. Thankfully, they combined with another company now and changed their name entirely.

People see what they think they see.
This is very true. I try to proofread my posts and I'm always surprised when I go back and see I missed a word. I read them over a few times, and my brain simply inserts the missing word. Common thing, too. You think it should be there and voila! It is.
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Old 01-17-2017, 10:13 PM
 
Location: Illinois
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The Mandela Effect is about far more than logos and names changing. Things like that are not really a big deal, as most people realize that logos and advertising changes all the time. I seem to be the only person who remembers that Teddy Grahams was originally marketed as a breakfast cereal.

There are much, much bigger things that - should you choose to investigate for yourself - you will see are not so easily explained away. Deaths of famous folks is one, speeches and historical events being different, anatomical changes, geographic changes.

I was thinking about this the other day, and will pose it as a question for all the naysayers: Why do you assume that your memory is the correct one, and not the other way around?
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Old 01-17-2017, 10:45 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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...a question for all the naysayers: Why do you assume that your memory is the correct one, and not the other way around?
Well, because I have solid, documented proof.

Why do the people with false memories think they are waking up in another dimension instead of realizing they just interpreted something incorrectly?

Occam's razor.
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Old 01-17-2017, 11:28 PM
 
Location: Illinois
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Well, because I have solid, documented proof.
Proof of what?

Be specific.
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Old 01-18-2017, 01:51 AM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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Proof of what?

Be specific.
Really???
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Old 01-18-2017, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Illinois
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Really???
Yes, really. You're clearly referring to something specific, while I was referring to the general. What if the memory that you have solid, documented proof of everyone else remembered differently?
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Old 01-18-2017, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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...What if the memory that you have solid, documented proof of everyone else remembered differently?
Then they have a false memory, which is a documented psychological phenomenon.
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Old 01-18-2017, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Illinois
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Then they have a false memory, which is a documented psychological phenomenon.

I asked you to be specific, but ok.

So everyone else has the false memory, but certainly not you. You have documented, hard proof of everything you have seen, heard, and experienced. You're very lucky!
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Old 01-18-2017, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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I asked you to be specific, but ok.

So everyone else has the false memory, but certainly not you. You have documented, hard proof of everything you have seen, heard, and experienced. You're very lucky!
Read post #50.
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