You may or may not believe in the multiverse theory or the possibility of an alternate existence that dips in and out of each version of the universe, but scientists at CERN (Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire aka European Organization for Nuclear Research) have been conducting some interesting experiments at the Large Hadron Collider; this is causing people to become suspicious that it’s having an affect on our perception of reality.
With that has come a new wave of “Mandela Effect” type of circumstances, one being some strange animals that appear to be quite alien. Maybe it’s because we get to rely on social media and the internet versus old fashion encyclopedias that people used in the past, so it allows society to discover cooler stuff, or maybe we’re suddenly conscious in an alternate reality - whatever the answer, here are five weird animals that seem to have come out of nowhere.
These adorable insects are found in the tropical forests of Southeast Asia and look nothing like a typical praying mantis, and everything like an orchid flower. Supposedly the animal was mentioned in Alfred Russel Wallace’s 1889 book Darwinism. But for those who believe that multiverses are colliding and twisting information, they think the proof that the Orchid Mantis has been around for awhile is only the case for those who remember only that version of existence, and everyone else remembers it another way: like the book never existed. Whew.
2. MALABAR GIANT SQUIRRELS
They are not only massive (14 inches with a 12 foot tail), but they are boldly colorful for a tree-dwelling rodent. Found in India, the Malabar Giant Squirrel was claimed to be mentioned in a German book, Der Springer, first published in 1784, and went on to be covered again in subsequent publications throughout the years. Though newly surfaced photos seem to depict an altogether more interestingly patterned animal than those sketched in the past. New, multidimensional animal with shallow facts to support its existence in the past? Or, better photographers with a further reach than the picture takers of yesteryear? You decide!
3. DUMBO OCTOPUS
This one looks like it is straight out of a sci-fi film. But not only is the Dumbo Octopus a real animal, it is found in waters worldwide. This mollusk is referred to as, Dumbo, because it resembles the cute, Disney elephant of the same name. The unique sea-creature’s average weight has yet to be determined, though the largest recorded was measured at 5.9 ft in length and weighed in at 13 pounds. Though there is some proof that the species was named in 1884, sparse publications exist that include this adorable little octopus; are they the product of the Mandela Effect, or were they always here?
4. The Gerenuk
Looking like someone photoshopped a head of a gazelle onto the body of a deer and threw in the neck of a giraffe, this guy could easily confuse even the hungriest of predators. Found in both the Horn of Africa, and East Africa, the Gerenuk is actually just a long-necked antelope. It has been said to have been discovered in 1878, but no one really talked much about it until the late 90s. That’s a pretty large gap of time, but perhaps no one cared to research it until much later. Or maybe it existed in one of the bubble-verses that keep slamming into our own, and we’re only now giving it attention.
5. Sunda Coluga
If someone said this mammal was hanging out with some Star Wars Porgs, we’d believe it. And maybe that’s where they came from after all, but until that can be proven, it is said that the Sunda Coluga is a native of Southeast Asia. Looks aside, the strangest thing about this animal, which is also known as the “Sunda Flying Lemur” is that it’s not a lemur at all and it also doesn't fly. Since researchers keep changing their mind about what the Sunda Coluga actually is and when it was discovered (supposedly in 1799), who can be sure this is not just another mysterious side-effect of the CERN dark matter experiments.