conspiracy theories / mystical creatures / urban legends...the thread!

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  1. Leviathus

    Leviathus Psychotic Monster

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    Holy shit cpt. syllables....
     
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    I'm lucky enough to not know any in person (Geocentrists or flat Earthers), but I'm just speaking from the ones I've seen online. Almost every one of them has used the Bible to justify their belief in Geocentrism. Not talking about flat Earthers.
     
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    Crazy talk!
     
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    just hipster bears
     
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    Goddamn hipsters. :mad:
     
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    So C3P0 has a fucking antenna now.

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    I don't get the Mandela Effect. I never heard news Nelson Mandela died before 2013, I do remember my C3PO toys having a silver leg, I remember Kazaam starring Shaq and not Sinbad, etc. The only thing I will say is that The Berenstain Bears was something every kid in second grade pronounced incorrectly.
     
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    Yeah, I think it just elaborates just how easily we forget little details. I had to look it up and everything mentioned didn't make me feel like I was in a twilight zone or anything. I knew froot loops was with two o's. People hear and remember things wrongly all the time.
     
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    That's why in the scientific world, eye witness testimony for an account/description is basically useless. Your brain will change your memory...to say, something that you may have encountered in the past and the 2 memories get blurred together.

    Take bigfoot for example....1000's of eyewitness testimony, yet no hard scientific proof.

    I'm by no means a scientist, but that what I have heard on the interwebz :lol:
     
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    See, I remember C3P0s red arm, but not the silver leg, and definitely never noticed an antenna. I've seen the original trilogy probably 100-200 times, at least. I was obsessed with it when I was a kid, and literally watched it every weekend until I was probably 19-20.

    A large majority of the Mandela effect things are pretty easily explained away via lack of specific knowledge that people feel amazed by when they find out about it online. For example, tree kangaroos. Never heard of them until recently, but my wife says she used to go see them at the zoo.

    But the Star Wars stuff, there are quite a few things that really confuse me because I have seen the movies so many times, and spent so much of my childhood playing with the toys, and drawing the characters, and collecting the comics...

    I dunno.
     
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    Funny how there's a whole lot of people trying to logically devalue anything X-Files here...
    Mandela Effect is easy to brush off at first glance, but look deeper and, it appears to me, to be a lot more compelling than just a few people misremembering
     
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    Hey buddy, everything in the x-files is based off of something that actually happened in real life :coffee:
     
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    There's also a pretty significant amount of very odd things related to movies in general, like drastically different endings or lines that seem like everyone alive remembers differently. It's an interesting topic.
     
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    It's all memes. "Luke, I am your father!" It's not the line in the movie, but it's close enough. One person misquotes the line to a dozen of his friends, then a majority of those friends start misquoting the line to their friends and on and on it goes until the fake line is remembered better than the real one, but if you were alive in the eighties, and you think back for a minute, you probably remember the nerd who was always trying to correct people. "No, he doesn't say 'Luke,' dude, go back and watch the movie!" to which everyone flippantly says "meh, close enough...nerd!"

    Meme proliferation is very analogous to prion proliferation in biology. The closer the meme line is to the real line, or, more accurately, the better it represents the function of the real line, the better it will catch on. If it happens to be shorter or otherwise easier to recall than the actual line, out of context, then the meme line will proliferate better than the actual line and you end up with the Mandela Effect years later.
     
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    The "No, I am your father!" line is a great example of circumstantial editing. It's nearly impossible to say that line the way it was written without it feeling incredibly forced. It just makes sense that people attempting to use the line in a social setting wouldn't realize they're making a change, but by saying "Luke" at the start, they're simply framing the subject of the line without having to explain it.
     
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    I imagine a drunk John Carpenter trying to think of shit to fluff up the TV version of Halloween that can be used in Halloween II, and going, "Fuck it... Let's just Darth Vader and Luke Michael and Laurie, except they are brother and sister."

    Oh wait, that's no longer "canon" thanks to Carpenter and this ridiculously stupid new cash grab. :wallbash:
     
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    I can't believe I have to spell this out, but my use of the phrase X Files is meant to describe strange happenings...not the actual show

    I guess the one person who is misquoting includes James Earl Jones. There's interviews where people excitedly ask him to say the line, as it is one of the most historic lines in motion pictures....and it is really bizarre that he is saying it wrong too?!....oddly enough, another JEJ flick the Field of Dreams "Build it..." line is also changed, including the actual tone of the whisper voice
     
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    Well shit.

    Anyways I love the show hahaha
     
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    Dude I do too! Are the new ones any good? Not sure if Fox Scully Smoking Man holds up
     

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