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Anachronisms 

911, while invented in 1968, did not become a nationally recognized emergency number in the US until the '70s and '80s. CA, where the movie was filmed, had universal 911 for all counties in 1985.
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When Mia gives birth to her daughter, she is hooked up to a modern IV kit where the fluid is contained in clear plastic bag. A glass bottle, not a plastic bag, would have been used until the early-1980s.
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Even though the clinical use of Ultrasound was perfected by the end of the 1950s, it didn't really take off in British hospitals until the 1970s, and it was well into the 1970s before it became widely used in American hospitals.
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The table that the sewing machine sits on when it turns on by itself is from IKEA. It's a Norden Gateleg in birch own same one purchased at IKEA in 2014. IKEA did not open store in USA until 1985.
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The movie takes place around 1969-70, yet occasional newer vehicles appear throughout the film. In one of the earlier shots, there is a 1973 full-sized Pontiac parked at the curb. Some 1970s cars are also seen during the film like a 1970 Ford Maverick in the early parts of the movie, a Datsun 240Z, a 1974 Datsun B210 and a 1973 International Harvester Cargostar seen in one of the scenes and lastly, a 1971 Plymouth Satellite seen in the ending scene.
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Mia plays Cherish by The Association on a K-Tel Record. The first appearance of this song on a K-Tel compilation, is on Super Box of Rock (1992), even though the film is set in the late-'60s.
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At one point John plays "Cum on Feel the Noize". This song was not released until 1973 by Slade.
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In the library, there's a Taschen book, but Taschen editorial wasn't created until 1980.
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Sonograms were not widely used in the USA until the mid-'70s. The Manson Murders happened in August 1969.
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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

When the popcorn is popping on the stove, it makes no sound.
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Continuity 

When Mia moves into her new apartment she hears noises from the apartment above her but when Evelyn jumps out of the window with Annabelle you can see that the window she jumps from is the top floor window.
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When Father Perez takes Mia and Leah's photo, he is holding the camera horizontally at a landscape angle, however, when he presents the photo to Mia at the end of the film it has been taken vertically in a portrait format.
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When John brings Mia food home, she chooses the jars of pickles and French mustard, both closed. She then opens the jar of pickles, but not that of the French mustard. The shot immediately following this shows her dipping the pickles into the mustard.
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When Mia is talking to the priest after he takes her photograph, baby Leah is wearing a bonnet, which then disappears and then reappears between shots.
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In the scene where Mia and John are taking to the priest in his office, Mia is fiddling with the small statue on his desk and faces it towards herself, and in the next shot it is facing the priest.
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When the priest takes Mia and Leah's photo in the beginning of the movie Leah has her hand in her mouth. At the end of the movie when the priest presents the family the photo Leah is straight faced with her hands at her side.
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When the priest took picture of Mia and the baby in front of the church, he held the camera in landscape mode. At the end of the movie he offered the printed photo, which was taken in portrait mode.
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Prior to Mia going into the basement, she is wearing dark green pants with a white shirt, but while in the basement she has beige pants with the white shirt.
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When John gives Mia the Annabelle doll, Mia goes over to prop her up on a shelf. Watch the black doll on the end of the shelf - her hair moves from behind her shoulders to in front of her shoulders, and then back again, between shots.
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When Mia takes the Annabelle doll out of the box in the apartment, John brings in the baby, who has a widow's peak in the center of her forehead. It the next shot, the widow's peak is seen further to the left.
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Factual errors 

The voice heard from the record was backwards, but the record was playing in "normal rotation" (clockwise).
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Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

In the dinner scene where Mia is waiting for John to come home. After she turns off the record player but just before it turns itself on again, you can see blurry reflection in the picture of the person turning on the record player. But this was supposed to be visible, because it was a manifestation of the haunting.
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Mia's apartment has an upstairs neighbor, so she is not on the top level of the building. But when Mia is chased into the elevator, she presses the top most floor's button, number 6.
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Revealing mistakes 

After the kitchen fire, Mia tries to run but falls and is dragged, when she stands up her (fake pregnancy) belly is shifted to the side.
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When Mia cuts her finger sewing, she rinses her finger in the bathroom where she turns on an obviously modern faucet.
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