Whether blind mystics from eastern Europe are your cup of tea or not, there’s absolutely no denying that Baba Vanga has predicted one helluva lot right in the past.
Just to jog your memory, the blind Bulgarian woman who died in 1996 aged 85 has, somewhat, predicted countless natural disasters, terror attacks, and wars years before they happened.
She predicted the rise of the so-called Islamic State, the Boxing Day tsunami, 9/11, and Brexit, reports the Mirror.
Now you might be sat there thinking, yeah – but what did she actually say?
Well speaking of 9/11, back in 1989, the prophetess said:
Horror, horror! The American brethren will fall after being attacked by the steel birds. The wolves will be howling in a bush, and innocent blood will be gushing.
Speaking of the Kursk submarine disaster which happened in 2000 killing all on board, Vanga said in 1980:
Kursk will be covered with water and the whole world will weep over it.
Pretty eerie huh?
But it doesn’t stop there. No, Baba Vanga gave haunting predictions for the world’s fate up until the 51st Century when she said the world would end.
So what does that mean for 2018: the new calendar which will unfold in just over a week?
According to the ‘Nostadamus from the Balkans’, two mammoth world changing events will take place over the next twelve months.
China will take over the US as the world’s superpower and there will be a ‘new form of energy’ discovered on the planet Venus.
The strangest thing, however, is that both of these predictions made decades ago are highly possible.
Back in 2015, The Conference Board, a huge business research organisation, claimed that in 2018 China’s contribution to global GDP would surpass that of the US by 2018.
In 2015, the US contributed 16.7% to the world’s economy however by 2025 this is expected to fall to around 14.9%.
On the other side of the world, China contributed 15.6% to the world’s economy in 2015, however while the US is predicted to plummet, China is expected to keep getting stronger.
Now back to that new form of energy we’re predicted to find on Venus.
In July next year, NASA is set to launch the Parker Solar Probe, a robotic spacecraft whose main purpose is to probe the outer corona of the Sun using Venus’ gravitational force. The mission aims to examine and understand how magnetic fields which cause solar wind.
Could this be the new form of energy, Baba Vanga was talking about? I guess it’s simply just a matter of time until we find out.
Joseph Loftus is a Gold Standard NCTJ journalist with four years experience working for international and regional press.
As well as working for UNILAD and LADbible, Joseph has worked as Liverpool Correspondent for Unsigned & Independent Magazine, as well as stints with the Liverpool Echo and Warrington Guardian.