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Rod Serling

Rod Sterling

Rod Serling

Straight out of the Twilight Zone

In a fantastic irony the great man himself would have totally loved, Rod Serling is now the subject of a real life Mass Memory Discrepancy Effect.

Best known for his presentation of the science-fiction series The Twilight Zone in the late 1950's/1960's, you'll find his name spelt as Rod Serling pretty much everywhere you look nowadays. The problem is, many remember him as Rod Sterling.

Amongst its many tales of the weird and wonderful, in a bizarre case of art imitating life (or is it the other way round?), there was an episode in 1963 called "The Parallel" where a parallel universe exists with only slight, but noticeable differences, to our own.

Such as the spelling of someones surname...

Happy Christmas

Rod was actually bord on Christmas Day - December 25th - 1924.

Twilight Zone

"Angry young man"

Rod was  heavily outspoken when ikt came to politics, and clashed with many television sponsors and executives as a result.

Rod actually wrote "The Parallel"

This is the mother of all Mandela Effect dramas, because it shows what most people who are describing experiencing it exactly. The main character, astronaught Major Robert Gaines, returns to earth to find small differences which vereryone says have always been there. One time it's a small picket fence which is new to him, yet his wife says was always there, his rank has been changed, and so on. All ends well when he returns to space, then earth, and finds everything is restored. Yet the scenario is precisely what is described by the effect 50 years before the term it was coined on the internet.

In the vernacular of space, this is T minus one hour. Sixty minutes before a human being named Major Robert Gaines is lifted off from the Mother Earth and rocketed into the sky, farther and longer than any man ahead of him. Call this one of the first faltering steps of man to sever the umbilical cord of gravity and stretch out a fingertip toward an unknown. Shortly, we'll join this astronaut named Gaines and embark on an adventure, because the environs overhead—the stars, the sky, the infinite space—are all part of a vast question mark known as the Twilight Zone

-- Rod Serling.

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