THE SHINING and the Mandela Effect

The other night I was chatting with some of my friends—safely socially-distanced, of course—and we got upon the subject of the Mandela Effect. There are numerous instances of which I was unaware, like Mr. Monopoly losing his monocle, for example. (Without looking it up, does Mr. Monopoly, the cartoon character, wear a monocle? If you answered yes, you are in good company. I remember him wearing one, too. Only he doesn’t. I remember INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE being INTERVIEW WITH *A* VAMPIRE, too. And while I have no memories of Nelson Mandela dying in the 80s in prison, the event for which the phenomenon is named, I do remember watching BerenstEin Bears cartoons as a kid.)

So here’s where THE SHINING comes into it. I have clear memories that Shelley Duvall got an Oscar nomination for her performance in the Stanley Kubrick classic. Only she didn’t. I looked it up, and found that she had even been nominated for a freakin’ Razzie. (Proving once again that the Razzies have no credibility at all, not even an ounce.) But I remember Duvall’s Oscar nomination. I remember it because I remember wondering why she got one and Jack Nicholson didn’t. Surely his performance was just as good, I remember thinking. I remember her not winning and everything. But she was never there. She didn’t get nominated. Well, not in *this* timeline she didn’t. In an alternate timeline, she got the credit she deserved.

By TheCheezman

WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of EVIL CHEEZ PRODUCTIONS, specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced, and directed (and occasionally acted in) over two dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and True Crime genres. He obtained a doctorate in Occult Studies from Miskatonic University and is an active paranormal investigator. Is frequently told he resembles Anton Lavey. And Ming the Merciless. Denn die totden reiten schnell!

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