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What is Your Favourite Conspiracy Theory?

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The Business Plot.

During FDR's presidency, a bunch of far right ideologues and business interests genuinely thought he was a communist who was destroying the United States and destroying it fundamentally from within the halls of power. Obviously this meant that he had to be stopped and the only way to do so was to round up a million WW1 veterans, march on Washington and stage a military coup,installing what amounted to an American fascist style government in place of the constitutional one.

The man they tried to recruit to lead those million veterans was one General Smedly Butler. Butler, a patriot through and through, was disgusted at the very idea of a military coup and reported the plot to the authorities, which eventually prompted congressional hearings that dragged in such luminaries as Senator George Prescott Bush (father and grandfather to two presidents), the DuPonts and many others.

Perhaps because of the shadowy nature of the whole business, a lack of any progress by the conspirators or due to outside pressures, Congress found insufficient evidence to convict anyone of anything and the whole thing was eventually forgotten.

In my mind what makes it all so fascinating is the plausibility of it all.

The hatred some on the American right had of FDR was deep and visceral, and this at a time when fascism wasn't some historical dead end, but a living, breathing, seemingly successful alternative to the liberal democracies the Western world was organised under. The Great Depression had shaken a lot of people's faith in this system and it looked as though every liberal democracy was in severe decline. If democracy was in its death throes, the thinking must have gone, something must come along to replace it. That this replacement would either be Communism or Fascism was the question, and people were prepared to make either happen with force if necessary.
 

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http://woodbetweenworlds.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-berenstein-bears-we-are-living-in.html

Generally referred to as the Berenstein/Berenstain Bears alternate universe theory

A TL;DR from reddit:

Basically, we used to live in a universe where it was indeed spelled with an E. There was another alternate universe where it was spelled with an A. If you check now, it is spelled with an A, and always was. Some time between the 90s and today, the "A" universe overlapped the E universe, and now we live in the A universe.

It genuinely confused me when I first heard it. I swear it was spelled 'Berenstein' and there are conflicting reports everywhere. Many believe it was always Berenstain and children commonly read it as Berenstein and remember it as such but many online claim that it was changed at some point without any real indication.

Some believe this is an example of the phenomena known as the "Mandela Effect" where many people seem to have real memories of events that never occurred. The theory gets its name from the individuals who had the memory of reading/hearing about Nelson Mandela dying in prison, while no such event ever occurred. Looking deeper into the theory, one can see claims of converging timelines, where tiny details change and overlap, giving us memories of events that occurred in timelines other than our own.

Our current timeline is the "A Timeline" where BeranstAin is the correct spelling. We formerly inhabited the "E Timeline" but at some point the two alternatte timelines crossed and the E's were changed to A's, changing BerenstEin to BerenstAin. This is the Mandela Effect at work. We have memories from a timeline other than ours when two alternate universes unknowingly converged at some point in time.

It was probably always fucking Berenstain and the internet is overthinking things as always
 

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My favorite thing about conspiracy theorists is that according to them, every single event happening in the last century or so was a false flag. So if it wasn't for those damn Rothschilds, we would have achieved world peace by now.

By the way, why is it called the "New world order" if all the people involved (Rothschilds, zionists banksters, Illuminatis, Bildeberg, etc.) have already been secretely controlling the world for decades/centuries? Sounds like the "Old world order" to me.
 

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Already posted this on in the Gaming side conspiracy thread from a few days ago, but I think it belongs here too.

> Dear VG&CE:

> I'm a 16-year-old video-game player and was wondering if you could
> shed light on the first "Golden Age" of video games, the time when Atari
> was king. What ever happened to this company? How did they lose their
> position in the business to what it is today? Thanks, and I also wanted
> to write to tell you what a fantastic job you guys are doing!

> --Debbie Debs Rainsalot, CA


> MR. VIDEO GUY RESPONDS:

> Upon losing millions by the end of 1983, Atari was sold by its
> parent, Warner Communications, and, thus, the Golden Age of video games
> came to an abrupt end. Supposedly, this "crash" came due to Americans'
> waning interest in playing video-games with blocky graphics and dinky
> sound. Nintendo revived the industry in 1985, through careful marketing
> and keen observation of what went wrong the first time around. This is
> the "truth" according to many, including VG&CE's Arnie "Mr. Video-Gaming
> Know-It-All" Katz.

> Don't believe any of this for a second, Deb. This textbook fairy tale
> is the biggest perpetrated lie in video-gaming today. How could Atari
> Inc., one of the top American corporations in the early 80's, be deemed a
> financial loser even though its losses didn't come close to overcoming its
> past profits, taking inflation into account as well? Why did Warner act
> uncharacteristically jittery about these losses? Couldn't one of the
> world's biggest media conglomerates absorb Atari's losses for a lot longer
> than they actually did? Consider the smaller company NEC and their
> TurboGraphX-16. In the book ZAP! -- THE RISE AND FALL OF ATARI,
> mismanagement is blamed for the video-game giant's demise. But even if
> this were the case (which is dubious), why didn't Warner execs just ax the
> boneheads in charge of Atari and replace them? And who says mismanagement
> itself justifies the dismantling of an entire industry? Look at the
> American auto industry. I know what you're thinking..."Whoa, Mr. Video
> Guy has gone off the deep end because of his bitterness from not getting a
> promotion where he works." Yet before you write me off as another
> conspiracy paranoic, ask yourself these questions:

> (1) Who would've benefited from Atari's death?
> (2) Who could've pulled it off?
> (3) Who could've covered it up? Who?

> Atari didn't die, Miss Debs. It was killed -- by NINTENDO. Some
> facts: From the late 1970's to early 80's, Atari dominated the coin-op
> scene. Clearly, the beginning of the video-game industry was not only
> American invented but influenced, too. The only stride that the Japanese
> made during these times was Space Invaders, but they were still too busy
> hawking pachinko, their lame-o answer to pinball. Eventually, it was
> clear to the Japanese entertainment industry that America, along with the
> rest of the world, would never be hip to Japanese pop music and Akira
> Kurosawa flicks. Already the masters of consumer electronic gadgetry.,
> they, naturally, wanted to produce a cultural export. After all,
> America's most profitable export is its culture, in the form of bad
> movies, dumb TV shows, and tone-deaf pop songs. How else do you explain
> Jerry Lewis and the French?

> There was only one avenue left for Japanese entertainment to try
> pervading; video-games. But one thing stood in their way, Atari. Not eve
> n the American companies Mattel and Coleco could topple Atari's grip.
> Competing coin-op game makers also failed to break the company's equally
> tight hold in the arcades, among them Sega. So, you see, Debbie, lots of
> companies on both fronts wanted Atari dead.

> Let us now SPECULATE the events that might have occurred leading up to
> that tragic day in 1983...

> * - Japan's #1 cheesy LCD "card" game maker Nintendo (overconfident by the
> success of their Donkey Kong coin-op and sequels) forms a secret
> alliance with Japan's #1 coin-op game company Sega (producers of
> pretty looking but quickly boring-to-play arcade games) to look at the
> possibility of unseating Atari in the video-game marketplace.

> * - Atari sells over five million units of Pac-Man for their 2600 unit.
> Sears declares the cartridge the second fastest selling item they've
> ever carried. Seeing how Atari is so powerful that it can literally
> slap together an atrociously bad arcade translation and make nearly a
> billion dollars unsettles the Nintendo/Sega alliance. Prompted also
> by the fact that Mattel's superior Intellivision still isn't taking
> off (despite TV endorsements by boring George Plimpton and what
> Nintendo/Sega feels is its excellent pad controllers), they decide to
> back off for now.

> * - (Late 1982) Nintendo cohorts with Coleco to bring Donkey Kong to the
> former leather company's new ColecoVision system, and Sega
> contributes their equally bland Turbo. Despite much fanfare and
> moderate consumer interest, the system only does slightly better than
> mediocre. The Atari 2600, primitive as it is, still manages to
> maintain its majority share in the industry. The Nintendo/Sega
> alliance seems to be going nowhere.

> * - (Middle 1983) Atari reports losses in the millions since its
> ownership under Warner Communications. This is not unusual
> considering that the early years of the Reagan era were a time of
> recession for most American businesses. To bring them out of this
> slump, Atari has big plans for the 5200 and even bigger ones for the
> still-on-the-drawing-board 7800, which promises to outperform all
> video-game systems.

> * - In a desperate move, the Nintendo/Sega alliance makes a deal with
> Warner Communications: Sell off the consumer division of Atari to an
> idiot who would likely run it to the ground. In return, the alliance
> would insure that its powerful lobbyists would petition Congressmen to
> lighten up on antitrust laws barring Warner from acquiring or merging
> with other media companies. This should be a cinch to do, considering
> the Reagan administration's "free trade" and "hands off" policy
> regarding business. Executives at Warner, preferring to control one
> big pie rather than having to worry about several pies, accepts the
> deal.

> * - (Late 1983) Warner publicly announces the financial losses of Atari
> for the year and states misgivings about the video-game business.
> Among their statements is that America is tiring of video games. The
> mass media jumps on the bandwagon, adding that Atari's games are
> "blocky looking" and "dinky sounding", too. Atari stock plummets.

> * - Warner announces the sale of Atari's home division to Jack "The Patsy"
> Tramiel. Tramiel, the mastermind behind the Commodore Vic-20 fiasco,
> declares that the new Atari, Atari Corp., will be in the business of
> selling computers which everyone can afford. He fails to add,
> however, that hardly anyone will want them.

> * - Warner retains the coin-op division of Atari, renaming it Atari Games.
> Two years later, in keeping to their agreement with the Nintendo/Sega
> alliance , they sell it for a killing to the Japanese company Namco,
> the inventors of Pac-Man.

> * - In the same year, Nintendo introduces the NES. After "careful
> evaluation of the previous market", they state that the time is right
> for a new generation of video games. Among the NES' selling points
> are Robbie the Robot and its pad controllers, which are essentially
> improved versions of the Intellivision's.

> * - Having accomplished their mutual goal, Nintendo and Sega cease their
> alliance. It's agreed that Sega will stick to the arcade coin-op
> industry , where it has become #1 after Atari's demise, and stay out
> of the consumer market. Likewise, Nintendo promises to concentrate
> only on home video-gaming and keep out of the arcade scene, except for
> an occasional, badly produced coin-op such as Super Mario Bros. and
> Rad Racer that will only be available for play in kiddie "pizza-time
> theater" restaurants.

> * - Jack Tramiel nearly runs Atari Corp. into the ground, thanks to his
> purchase of the Federated electronic stores and saying stupid, already
> known facts such as Apple computers being "too expensive" and IBM
> systems as "inefficient".

> * - The temptation for Sega is too strong, and so they ally themselves
> with Tonka Toys and jointly enter the home market with the Sega Master
> System, sparking a blood feud with their former ally that continues to
> this day. This venture fails, but Sega is even more determined to "do
> it all".

> * - (1988) Warner Communications merges with Time Inc., forming the Time
> Warner company. The new company acquires controlling interest in
> Atlantic Records. Time Warner is responsible for the Batman motion
> picture and its inevitable, upcoming sequels.

> * - In the January 9th, 1992 issue of Rolling Stone (with Michael Jackson
> on the cover trying to look like a man) there's an article on Sigeru
> Miyamoto, the twisted genius behind Nintendo's "Mario" games. David
> Sheff writes, "...Japanese software, such as books, movies and
> recordings, has had little impact outside Japan. The exception is
> video games. One Japanese writer. ..has noted that Nintendo is
> Japan's largest cultural export, 'bigger than Akira Kurosawa.'"

> Ever wondered how Nintendo got off so easily in their recent court
> settlement with California's Attorney General? Killing off Atari was by
> no means easy for Nintendo, but they did it. Thus, having their sentence
> reduced to a paltry $5 rebate plan couldn't have been that difficult for
> them to do. And look at their past court cases against Tengen, the home
> division of Atari Games, and their attempts to acquire the Seattle
> Mariners.

> Also, why has Sega -- like their trademark mascot, Sonic the Hedgehog
> been such an annoying, arrogant pest to Nintendo? Because they're
> aggressive competitors? Right. They're still resentful over their former
> pact because they felt they got the raw end of the deal.

> The one thing that didn't go as planned for Nintendo and Sega was that
> Atari didn't die completely. Today, Atari Corp. would probably be
> nonexistant if it weren't for the Lynx, originally designed by Epyx, which
> has turned out to be their lifesaver for the time being. Otherwise, the
> Nintendo/Sega alliance pulled off the perfect coup. Software support has
> always been a problem for Atari Corp.'s hardware since the company doesn't
> have the resources of an arcade division. "Divide and conquer" as the
> saying goes.

> I'm not the only one who knows of this insidious plot. I suspect that
> Arnie Katz and the Game "Bill Kunkel" Doctor know it as well, have known
> about it all along, and are keeping mum. However, I doubt they're doing
> this because they're covering up for Nintendo and Sega. Rather, they
> might've been warned to keep their mouths shut by the perpetrators. You
> have to remember that in the latter years of Electronic Games (just before
> the magazine was retitled Computer Entertainment), Katz and the Doc were
> mysteriously absent from its pages, for reasons they care not to
> elaborate. Had they discovered the truth and already knew of Nintendo's
> plans as early as 1984?

> I'll bet Steve "Arnie Katz Lookalike-and-Wannabee" Harris of
> Electronic Gaming Monthly knows a lot about all of this, too. His
> magazine has been bankrolled by Japanese investment from the very start
> (when it was originally Electronic Game Player). Ever noticed how Harris
> and Quarterman are a lot like Katz and the Doc in terms of concept, though
> radically different in style? I doubt this is coincidence rather than by
> design.

> Another whom I believe knows a lot more than he's willing to tell is
> Howard "TV Weatherman Dress-Alike" Phillips, the former Nintendo
> spokesperson who left his position for a conspiciously ambiguous role with
> Lucasfilm Games. Did he learn the truth, too, and decide to get out for
> his own safety, thus, depriving Nester someone to be a sidekick for? A
> while ago, I got a phone call from someone who sounded suspiciously
> familiar:

> "V-Video Guy! Listen -- you've got to get out! You're way over your
> head!"

> "Who is this? Howard?? Is this Howard Phillips?!"

> "Didn't you read the ***damn business section today?? They got the
> ****ing California Attorney General?! The ****ing Attorney General of
> California!! Not even Larry Flynt's ****ing lawyers can protect you!
> I'm warning you as a colleague -- just drop it if you know what's
> ***damn ****ing good for you!!"

> Well, I'm not going to drop it, Howard (or whoever you are). The
> assassination of Atari was the single most horrible event for an entire
> generation of video-gaming. It tore the heart out from what promised to
> be a new age of electronic entertainment - - never mind that it had
> primitive graphics and anemic sound. It robbed the dreams of those who
> were the first to put their hands around a joystick. And, by golly, you
> can be sure that I'm going to keep at it -- till all the files and other
> relevant papers that are locked away in some big government building
> sort-of-place are released so that the video-gaming public can decide for
> themselves what really happened on that fateful day in 1983.

> So there you have it, Debbie. The TRUTH. Now you know why
> video-gaming is in the state it is. And why movies and pop music have
> especially sucked lately. I'll tell you, every day I wonder how safe it
> is to live in the U.S. of A. when even our own video games are dripping
> with corruption and greed. Oh, and thanks for the kind words. We at
> VG&CE always strive to do our best for readers like you!
 

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This topic showed up on reddit a few days ago and the one I liked is that we used to live in a universe where the books/show was called BerenstEin Bears (ask anyone and they'll remember it that way) but we've since shifted into a universe where it's called BerenstAin Bears and always was.


Mole people are real!

It's always been Berenstein. How could it change??
 

Opto

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The flat discworld one. Sun and moon disks, government coverups, all just to protect the "fraud" of the GPS industry
 

Kyzer

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^Had to stop reading at Nintendo/Sega alliance using their powerful lobbyists to promise legislation for Warner Bros. rofl
 
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Dude there's a huge amount of both footage and text to go through with this :D

You'd probably get a kick out of listening to this episode of the Joe Rogan podcast where Jon Ronson, the author of The Men Who Stare At Goats, talks about going there with Alex Jones which I believe was the first released footage of their "rituals" and what not. Ronson was actually the guy that turned Jones onto the Grove to begin with. Pretty interesting and hilarious re-telling of their "infiltration" into it.

Jon Ronson on Joe Rogan Podcast

Kubrick directed the Apollo landing footage.

The documentary Room 237 is good fun for conspiracies like that. It's all insane obviously but entertaining as hell.

I'm partial to anything involving NASA and aliens, something amusing about ex NASA people trying to sell a book or something after they've retired and trying to get that conspiracy nut dollar. Stuff like this is just endlessly amusing:

NASA Employee Saw 9-Foot Tall Alien With Astronauts in Space Shuttle — Evidence Of Military Alliance With Alien Race?

Some online UFO websites are revisiting the strange case of Clark C. McClelland, a man who claimed in 2008 that he was a retired spacecraft operator (ScO) with NASA’s Shuttle Fleet at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida from 1958 to 1992.

McClelland claimed that he was involved in more than 650 NASA missions, including the Mercury program, Apollo missions, launching of the International Space Station (ISS) and the Space Shuttle program.

While skeptics have dismissed McClelland as delusional, UFO and alien enthusiasts take his disclosures with characteristic credulity. His incredible story has had a profound impact on the ET/UFO disclosure movement and the historical development of alien/UFO conspiracy theories since 2008. Disclosures such as McClelland’s have been the mainstay of the “fanatical fringe” of the ET/UFO disclosure movement.

On July 29, 2008, McClelland released a story on his website Stargate Chronicles, in which he claimed that he once observed an 8-9ft tall extraterrestrial interacting with NASA astronauts during a Space Shuttle mission he was monitoring from the Kennedy Space Center.

According to McClelland, while monitoring the mission — a top secret DoD mission — from the Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Control Center (LCC) on a 27 inch video monitor, he saw something he was not meant to see — an 8-9 foot tall alien with a humanoid form — two arms, two hands, two legs, two feet, a slender torso, proportionate head — standing upright on two legs in the Space Shuttle Payload Bay, interacting with two tethered U.S. astronauts.

http://www.inquisitr.com/1951700/na...vidence-of-military-alliance-with-alien-race/

I mean the sad thing is that some of them like that guy might be suffering from schizophrenia or something, but in a lot of cases it seems like someone trying to get PR or make a buck.

There's another story I read years back a friend linked me that was this insanely detailed account of a top secret NASA mission that made contact with ETs and actually went to their planet to live with them and study them. A few died there while the others continued to live with the aliens, integrating with their society. It was so absurd but the level of detail put into it gave it a fun pulp vibe that made it interesting, will try to find the original...
 

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http://woodbetweenworlds.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-berenstein-bears-we-are-living-in.html

Generally referred to as the Berenstein/Berenstain Bears alternate universe theory

A TL;DR from reddit:



It genuinely confused me when I first heard it. I swear it was spelled 'Berenstein' and there are conflicting reports everywhere. Many believe it was always Berenstain and children commonly read it as Berenstein and remember it as such but many online claim that it was changed at some point without any real indication.

Some believe this is an example of the phenomena known as the "Mandela Effect" where many people seem to have real memories of events that never occurred. The theory gets its name from the individuals who had the memory of reading/hearing about Nelson Mandela dying in prison, while no such event ever occurred. Looking deeper into the theory, one can see claims of converging timelines, where tiny details change and overlap, giving us memories of events that occurred in timelines other than our own.

Our current timeline is the "A Timeline" where BeranstAin is the correct spelling. We formerly inhabited the "E Timeline" but at some point the two alternatte timelines crossed and the E's were changed to A's, changing BerenstEin to BerenstAin. This is the Mandela Effect at work. We have memories from a timeline other than ours when two alternate universes unknowingly converged at some point in time.

It was probably always fucking Berenstain and the internet is overthinking things as always

Shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit, I believe it now.
 

Yawnier

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The one where the guy went for a walk in the woods with his dog in either washington/oregon and encountered an alien. The alien killed his dog and the guy then proceeded to beat up the alien and put the alien in his freezer and made a video of the alien and retrieved some of the alien's belongings from the woods or w/e. Then, he claimed the FBI or CIA wrecked his house looking for evidence of the alien and were trying to kill him and then he went on the run.

I never believed it but that was one of my favorite stories that was on Art Bell's radio show, years ago.
 

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The one where the guy went for a walk in the woods with his dog in either washington/oregon and encountered an alien. The alien killed his dog and the guy then proceeded to beat up the alien and put the alien in his freezer and made a video of the alien and retrieved some of the alien's belongings from the woods or w/e. Then, he claimed the FBI or CIA wrecked his house looking for evidence of the alien and were trying to kill him and then he went on the run.

I never believed it but that was one of my favorite stories that was on Art Bell's radio show, years ago.

Sounds like this guy with Bigfoot:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-aPH-JSVPc

Loved that show btw. Total freak show, ended up basically being a deconstruction of the ghost hunter show formula.
 
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http://woodbetweenworlds.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-berenstein-bears-we-are-living-in.html

Generally referred to as the Berenstein/Berenstain Bears alternate universe theory

A TL;DR from reddit:



It genuinely confused me when I first heard it. I swear it was spelled 'Berenstein' and there are conflicting reports everywhere. Many believe it was always Berenstain and children commonly read it as Berenstein and remember it as such but many online claim that it was changed at some point without any real indication.

Some believe this is an example of the phenomena known as the "Mandela Effect" where many people seem to have real memories of events that never occurred. The theory gets its name from the individuals who had the memory of reading/hearing about Nelson Mandela dying in prison, while no such event ever occurred. Looking deeper into the theory, one can see claims of converging timelines, where tiny details change and overlap, giving us memories of events that occurred in timelines other than our own.

Our current timeline is the "A Timeline" where BeranstAin is the correct spelling. We formerly inhabited the "E Timeline" but at some point the two alternatte timelines crossed and the E's were changed to A's, changing BerenstEin to BerenstAin. This is the Mandela Effect at work. We have memories from a timeline other than ours when two alternate universes unknowingly converged at some point in time.

It was probably always fucking Berenstain and the internet is overthinking things as always

WTF that's really weird. Definitely have memories of seeing book covers with that spelling. My guess is there are so many last names that end in "stein" that most people homogenized the word in their minds to fit with the rest. I blame Frankenstein. He clearly has more power than those damn bears.

edit: Also personal experience, for over a decade I was fucking convinced the actor Rip Torn had died due to a heart attack or something, and a weirder thing is that I specifically remember that it occurred before MIB II started filming so he wasn't in it. Fast forward to about a week ago as I'm rewatching episodes of The Larry Sanders Show and on a whim I wiki Torn's name and low and behold, dude is alive and was also in the second film. Seriously weirded me out. I'm guessing some other actor in a different franchise croaked around the same time after MIB came out and my brain swapped them with Torn.
 

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Mk - Ultra mind control in celebrities.

Illuminati type organisations ruling the planet.

Inter dimensional beings controlling the planet.
 

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http://woodbetweenworlds.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-berenstein-bears-we-are-living-in.html

Generally referred to as the Berenstein/Berenstain Bears alternate universe theory

A TL;DR from reddit:



It genuinely confused me when I first heard it. I swear it was spelled 'Berenstein' and there are conflicting reports everywhere. Many believe it was always Berenstain and children commonly read it as Berenstein and remember it as such but many online claim that it was changed at some point without any real indication.

Some believe this is an example of the phenomena known as the "Mandela Effect" where many people seem to have real memories of events that never occurred. The theory gets its name from the individuals who had the memory of reading/hearing about Nelson Mandela dying in prison, while no such event ever occurred. Looking deeper into the theory, one can see claims of converging timelines, where tiny details change and overlap, giving us memories of events that occurred in timelines other than our own.

Our current timeline is the "A Timeline" where BeranstAin is the correct spelling. We formerly inhabited the "E Timeline" but at some point the two alternatte timelines crossed and the E's were changed to A's, changing BerenstEin to BerenstAin. This is the Mandela Effect at work. We have memories from a timeline other than ours when two alternate universes unknowingly converged at some point in time.

It was probably always fucking Berenstain and the internet is overthinking things as always

This has to be bullshit it's Berenstein. Who am I?!
 

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I always found the "no planes" theories about 9/11 to be kind of amusing in how ridiculous they were. Essentially they believe that there were no real planes on 9/11 and that it was really the work of advanced hologram technology.
 

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The Phantom Time Hypothesis: The years 614 AD to 911 AD never happened and were a conspiracy by the Holy Roman Emperor, the Pope, and the Byzantine Empire.

It is just so silly, easily disprovable, european centric while also being for such a stupid supposed motive, so they could rule during the year 1000 AD when Jesus would return.

What is funny is there a Russian theory that is similar but it says the corresponding "dark ages" of Russian history never existed. It's just historians try-harding to prove their culture never had periods of stagnation.
 

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Prince Harry is not Charles' son, but Jame Hewitt's.

Poor kid has had to grow up with that all his life, fucking loons.
 

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Never heard this one,but i'm not surprised some people think this. I'm wondering what does he gain from faking his blindness? Blind or not he's a fantastic musician.
There's supposebly video of someone faking a punch and him flinching
 

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http://woodbetweenworlds.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-berenstein-bears-we-are-living-in.html

Generally referred to as the Berenstein/Berenstain Bears alternate universe theory

A TL;DR from reddit:



It genuinely confused me when I first heard it. I swear it was spelled 'Berenstein' and there are conflicting reports everywhere. Many believe it was always Berenstain and children commonly read it as Berenstein and remember it as such but many online claim that it was changed at some point without any real indication.

Some believe this is an example of the phenomena known as the "Mandela Effect" where many people seem to have real memories of events that never occurred. The theory gets its name from the individuals who had the memory of reading/hearing about Nelson Mandela dying in prison, while no such event ever occurred. Looking deeper into the theory, one can see claims of converging timelines, where tiny details change and overlap, giving us memories of events that occurred in timelines other than our own.

Our current timeline is the "A Timeline" where BeranstAin is the correct spelling. We formerly inhabited the "E Timeline" but at some point the two alternatte timelines crossed and the E's were changed to A's, changing BerenstEin to BerenstAin. This is the Mandela Effect at work. We have memories from a timeline other than ours when two alternate universes unknowingly converged at some point in time.

It was probably always fucking Berenstain and the internet is overthinking things as always


Oh shit I had to look it up haha. Probably because of the way it's pronounced we thought it was an E.
 
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I love all the alien stuff. All the fictions, the extensive reports, the stories, that shit is amazing. I love it all. Especially the Alien Reproduction Vehicle story, which is probably the one i'd love to actually be true.

Cool. Looks like one of the guys is trying to get a doc funded on it called Zero Point.

McCandlish says that in 1988 he and a friend were planning on attending an air show at Norton Air Force Base. McCandlish ended up having to cancel due to a last minute illustration needed by Popular Mechanics. However, his friend went and through a well connected acquaintance, was able to gain entrance to a secured area of the base with a special display for politicians and military personnel with high level security clearances.

His friend told him that in this display were three flying saucers floating above the ground. They made no sound. One of them had the side panels removed so that you could see inside. There was also a monitor showing a video of these craft being test-flown. They made “hopping” maneuvers, and then could shoot straight up at incredible speeds. All while making no sound.The craft were referred to as Alien Reproduction Vehicles (ARVs), and also had the nickname, the “Flux Liner.” McCandlish says he believes these are part of a secret program that has been around for decades.

Using his friend’s description, McCandlish sketched the vehicle. He has since done research on how he believes the technology works. He says they use zero-point energy, a concept originally theorized by Albert Einstein.

http://www.openminds.tv/documentary-to-feature-claims-of-back-engineered-ufo-technology-1034/21882


Oh shit I had to look it up haha. Probably because of the way it's pronounced we thought it was an E.

Nah man that's too easy. Universe shift for real.
 

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I had a lost childhood friend pop back into my life via Facebook, only to try to convince me of HAARP and Devil-Obama theories.

At first I felt annoyed, then just felt pity for the poor sod.
 
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When conspiracy theories are proven to be true (let's take MKUltra as an example), I have to believe that at least some of the current conspiracy theories are also true, just not proven yet. If you lived in the 50's and someone told you the US government was secretly administering hallucinogenic drugs to unwitting US citizens, would you have laughed it off? Then we see years later that it was true. Makes me wonder sometimes how many secrets are really out there. Now, I doubt lizard men, or aliens, or any of that stuff is real. The point is, we shouldn't automatically laugh at conspiracy theories just because they are conspiracy theories.
 

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As someone who just finished reading 11/22/63 I have to go with the
Oswald did act alone
. Made the book more suspenseful trying to find out the truth.
 

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Can't find the link to the video right now but there's a guy who went around doing a ton of presentations on his experiences with aliens at secret military bases. His stories aren't the usual ones, he talks about full on battles taking place between workers and aliens using all sorts of crazy weaponry. He talks about them so casually, even though people die in the stories. He died a while back leaving people to believe he was murdered by the government. His stories are so fun to listen to because he talks about insane, explosive shit as part of if it was his daily routine.
 
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http://woodbetweenworlds.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-berenstein-bears-we-are-living-in.html

Generally referred to as the Berenstein/Berenstain Bears alternate universe theory

A TL;DR from reddit:



It genuinely confused me when I first heard it. I swear it was spelled 'Berenstein' and there are conflicting reports everywhere. Many believe it was always Berenstain and children commonly read it as Berenstein and remember it as such but many online claim that it was changed at some point without any real indication.

Some believe this is an example of the phenomena known as the "Mandela Effect" where many people seem to have real memories of events that never occurred. The theory gets its name from the individuals who had the memory of reading/hearing about Nelson Mandela dying in prison, while no such event ever occurred. Looking deeper into the theory, one can see claims of converging timelines, where tiny details change and overlap, giving us memories of events that occurred in timelines other than our own.

Our current timeline is the "A Timeline" where BeranstAin is the correct spelling. We formerly inhabited the "E Timeline" but at some point the two alternatte timelines crossed and the E's were changed to A's, changing BerenstEin to BerenstAin. This is the Mandela Effect at work. We have memories from a timeline other than ours when two alternate universes unknowingly converged at some point in time.

It was probably always fucking Berenstain and the internet is overthinking things as always

Found this thread and this comment thread is gold:

[–]hukkax 24 points 1 year ago

The image is shopped; the E in "stein" is exactly the same as the E in "Be". Only a handful of the pixels are different, but that's caused by the jpeg compression.

[–]lilithness 10 points 1 year ago

You can also see a very slight outline where the tail of the e meets the i. None of the other letters have that.

[–]itsgallus 46 points 1 year ago

So there's more to e than meets the i.
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ThreeSixty.

OH MY GOD. That doesn't answer the question at all, and makes you seem like a complete nutter.
 
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