Timeline Jumping and the Mandela Effect
Disclaimer: you’re in no way obligated to believe anything in this post unless, of course, you want to. Then, by all means.
I’m going to be perfectly honest with you, Time is never as obedient as you think it should be.
It’s curvy and brain-buckling, changing speeds unexpectedly and never with the right amount of warning. Time shrinks or expands to fill a space depending upon your mood and the level of engagement you have with what’s going on. That’s why a favorite TV show is over in the blink of an eye, but a dreadful article you have to read for work takes all afternoon.
Time is an enormous tangle of tree roots creating new paths under foot for each step you take. The paths extend eternally and in a quantum number of directions. You can only follow one at a time, unless you have a wide-open consciousness and recognize that you’re a quantum being living in a clay body. And even if could do that, it’d be hard to keep track of where you were, since you’d be existing in multiple realities at once.
Parallel Realities & Nelson Mandela
The parallel reality scenario is a staple of science fiction. It’s a Time Travel/Butterfly Effect/Let’s Kill Hitler/Back to the Future Parts 1 - 3/Flight of the Horse type of story.
Recently, there’s been a new twist on the old tale.