(ORDO NEWS) — At the end of each year, forecasts for the next year are traditionally published, allegedly made by famous predictors.
But where do they actually come from, and can they be trusted? The issue is extremely controversial.
Nostradamus: free interpretations
Recently, another list of prophecies of the famous French clairvoyant and astrologer Michel Nostradamus has been published. According to them, in the coming year 2023 we are waiting for:
- “Big War”. Troops will surround a large European city. In parallel, there will be military conflicts in the Muslim world: “A large army will cross the mountains,” and poisons will be used as weapons. True, there seems to be no nuclear apocalypse in the foreseeable future.
- Public unrest. Next year, mass political protests will begin in the United States, Americans will go to demonstrations and demand the resignation of the president. The poor will rise up against the rich.
- The Pope will change. The new pontiff will bring war to his flock, the consequences of which will be felt over the next 27 years, predicts Nostradamus. As a result, Rome will be destroyed, and the Last Judgment will begin.
- “Light falling on Mars“. It is possible that next year, finally, the landing of colonists on the Red Planet should take place.
Some predictions are seen as plausible to some extent, others doubtful. But most experts agree that in “Centuries” the future is described rather vaguely.
Only on the fact of the events that had already occurred, they were correlated with the forecasts of Nostradamus.
False memoirs about Rasputin
Many have heard about the prophecy of the “old man” Grigory Rasputin, dedicated to the tragic fate of Russia and the death of the royal family. But his other predictions were also published, concerning a more distant future.
In 1912, the book Pious Reflections by Rasputin was published in St. Petersburg. It includes quotes from his notebook.
In 1927, a diary began to be published on the pages of the Past magazine, the author of which was supposedly a close friend of the murdered Empress Alexandra Feodorovna, the maid of honor Anna Vyrubova.
If you believe this work, then Vyrubova left in her diary many entries relating to Rasputin’s prophecies. In particular, Rasputin allegedly predicted:
- Blockade of Leningrad
- Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
- The flight of Gagarin into space and the Americans to the moon
- Disaster at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant
- The advent of the coronavirus
In 1989, an article by the historian Edvard Radzinsky appeared in the journal Novoe Vremya, which stated that Vyrubova’s Diary was a fake, the authors of which were the writers Alexei Tolstoy and Pavel Shchegolev.
True, in 1992, Anna Vyrubova’s book “Pages of My Life” was published in Riga. It seems that these were the genuine memoirs of Anna Alexandrovna, first published in 1923 in Germany, and subsequently revised by the author.
In the early 1980s, the daughter of the late publisher Vyrubova accidentally discovered the manuscript in her father’s papers. Vyrubova herself was no longer alive by that time.
In 1984 the book was published in Finland and then translated into Russian. However, there is no mention of any Rasputin predictions. As for the Pious Meditations, it is difficult to find their full version.
Fictional prophecies of Vanga
Or take the no less famous Bulgarian seer Vanga . The fact is that she never uttered some high-profile predictions allegedly made by her.
It’s about prophecy:
- About the death of Stalin
- Chernobyl accident
- Boris Yeltsin’s victory in the 1996 presidential election
- Sinking of the Kursk submarine in 2000
- The September 11, 2001 attacks in New York
- About the coming end of the world
Vanga’s niece Krasimira Stoyanova in her book tells the story of how the popular Soviet actor Vyacheslav Tikhonov came to her aunt, and Vanga allegedly asked why he did not fulfill the request of his best friend Yuri Gagarin.
Like, on the eve of his death, Gagarin came to visit Tikhonov and said that he did not have time to look for a gift, so let the artist buy an alarm clock and keep it on his desk as a memento of their friendship.
But when they personally turned to Tikhonov with a request to comment on this episode, he replied that he was not even familiar with the first Soviet cosmonaut!
And where do Vanga’s “annual” prophecies come from, which are regularly published by the media? Yes, nowhere! Vanga almost never made predictions for specific years. These are just the inventions of idle journalists.
So, such “forecasts” should be treated with a fair amount of skepticism and just take the information into account: you never know, it will suddenly come true!
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