The Mandela Effect is a popular culture theory of parallel universes based on the idea that, because large groups of people have similar alternative memories about past events, these collective experiences are true. In order to then explain alternative memories they deduce that the fabric of reality must have shifted at some point in the past and that therefore, not only do parallel, inhabitable universes exist, but that we are constantly switching between them. The key example of this effect (and the effect’s namesake) is that many people believe that former South African President Nelson Mandela died during his imprisonment in the 1980s. They have clear memories of his funeral and the news, yet as of the time of this writing, he is still alive. This involves potentially false memories and the Glitch In The Matrix super pattern.