I know, I know, it's been eons since my last update. There was some very personal stuff I had to work through, but I'm all better now and here to share something very interesting I came across a couple of months back while absently thumbing through a book I'd purchased called Walt Disney's Classic Storybook, an anthology of Little Gold Book and other adaptations of various Disney films. It was while working my way through the pages in order to admire the illustrations that I came across "The Flying Car", what was originally a Little Gold Book story based on Disney's The Absent Minded Professor. Looking closer, and being ever mindful of the Mandela Effect, I noticed that on the first page where the logo on the Professor's Model T is prevalent that the 'F' in the Ford logo is missing its controversial pig tail (the curl at the end of the line going through the 'F'). Intrigued, I flipped through the rest of the story and sure enough, in each picture where the logo was present the 'F' was missing its pig tail.
For those unfamiliar with what I'm talking about, according to those experiencing the Mandela Effect (which you can read more about here), they remember the Ford logo looking like such:
When in fact it looks like this:
See that little curl at the end of the line through the 'F'? That's what's referred to as a pig tail and many people don't remember it being there originally (myself included).
So if that's what the Ford logo looks like then what's up with these illustrations? Was it just a lazy artist? It's possible, but considering the detail put into the pictures and the notoriously exacting standards of Disney this seems unlikely. I mean, to allow an artist to slack on a corporate logo just doesn't seem like the sort of thing Disney would allow. Now, looking at stills from the film it's sort of hard to tell but it looks as if the car's logo is the latter, with the pig tail (just google it for yourself).
What is it? Slacker artist or proof that there's more to our reality then what we've been lead to believe? Here are the illustrations in question. You be the judge.
I apologize for the iffy quality, but I think they get the point across. Plus, you're always welcome to go pick up a copy for yourself if you don't trust the above pictures.