“You need to look up the Berenst#in Bears problem.” It was this innocent comment left on a post about parallel universes that first pulled Rob Schwarz of Stranger Dimensions into one of the internet’s strangest theories.
Okay, right off I’ll admit there is nothing on the surface to connect the Berenstain Bears with vampires, but work with me, people! If we can establish that parallel universes exist, that would mean that there is at least one universe in which vampires do actually exist. How then can we establish that alternate realities do in fact exist? Well, mathematical equations do suggest this to be the case. However, such figuring remains in the realm of theory. There’s nothing that can hold up in court. Any other evidence? Why, yes, there is. Glad you asked.
Think back to your childhood. Do you recall the Berenstain Bears, that loveable bruin family created to teach us all family values. If your answer is, “Yes, but I remember it being spelled as BerenstEIN,” you’re not alone. I too remember it being spelled that way. I would swear on the witness stand that it WAS spelled with an E. Lots of other people would do likewise. Do we all have faulty memories? Are we all crazy? Not according to one theory that posits the name DID used to be spelled with an E—before reality shifted. It’s called The Mandela Effect, because a whole bunch of folks also clearly remember that Nelson Mandela died in a South African prison in the 1980s. Except that he didn’t. Not in THIS reality.
Do you remember any other things that “never happened?”