There was a park by me when I was growing up which I walked through daily for over a decade. There was a bin, which I probably used thousands of times

Was this red tarp always there? I have no recollection of seeing this before. : GlobalOffensive

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There was a park by me when I was growing up which I walked through daily for over a decade. There was a bin, which I probably used thousands of times. One day I looked up from throwing a bottle in there and gasped at the sight of a tree next to it, old person who was walking behind me said ‘seen a ghost boy?!’ And I replied with ‘since when has this tree been there, I’ve been walking this park for 10 years!’

Turns out this old guy was a psychologist and told me about a study he did on said phenomenon; can’t remember the name of it but yea, basically our brain completely blocking out the everyday background, much like this but of tarp on a map we’ve probably spent thousands of hours on.

[+]ExcitablePancakeGuardian Elite comment score below threshold -29 points -28 points -27 points 3 hours ago*  (3 children)

Not exactly. As Mandela Effect requires a (large) group of people remembering something differently than how it had actually occurred.

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