Fiona Broome

Fiona Broome is a widely recognized figure in the realm of paranormal research, known especially for coining the term “Mandela Effect”. She labels herself as an ‘author’ and ‘ghost hunter’, providing a unique perspective on unexplained phenomena through her personal experiences and theories.

Broome’s name is often mentioned in the context of unexplained aerial phenomena (UAPs) and unidentified flying objects (UFOs), but her primary focus has always been on ghosts and, more notably, the Mandela Effect. The Mandela Effect is a phenomenon where a large group of people remembers an event or fact differently than how it occurred or exists in reality. This term was inspired by the widely reported false memory of Nelson Mandela’s death in prison during the 1980s, despite the fact that Mandela lived until 2013.

Fiona Broome offers a hypothesis that these mass misremembered events could be attributed to the existence of parallel realities. This theory, has sparked widespread interest and debate, and it continues to be a subject of investigation for many researchers in cognitive psychology and memory.

  1. She coined the term “Mandela Effect” during a conversation at a convention called Dragon Con in 2010. This fact is reported by numerous online sources, including her own website,
  2. Apart from the Mandela Effect, Fiona has shown interest in a variety of unexplained phenomena. According to her website, she has been involved in ghost investigations since the 1980s.
  3. Fiona was also one of the first to report on the concept of “shadow people”, dark shadowy figures some people claim to see in peripheral vision. This information is available on her other website,

Cognitive psychologists, for instance, are more likely to explain the Mandela Effect in terms of faulty memory or social contagion rather than parallel universes, even though they acknowledge Broome’s role in identifying and naming the phenomenon.

Fiona Broome, while not an academic or scientist, has made a substantial impact on the field of paranormal research through her concept of the Mandela Effect. Her contributions offer a fascinating lens through which to view memory, perception, and reality.