Deep in the Balkans in Eastern Europe, a blind fortune teller saw the future, predicting several massive world events well before they even happened. Based in Bulgaria, Baba Vanga (born Vangelia Pandeva Dimitrova) was revered in Russia, and over the years, she’s predicted global warming, the 2004 Tsunami, as well as the September 11th attacks on the Twin Towers in New York. In recent times, Baba Vanga’s visions have also foreshadowed the very first African American President of the United States, as well as the rise of Islamic extremism in Europe.
Predicting some of the defining moments of the 21st century is mightily, but sadly, Baba Vanga did not get to witness any of them. Breast cancer claimed Baba Vanga’s life back in 1996, and her house was made into a museum. Now, more than 20 years on from her passing, predictions she made for the year 2016 have come to pass, and with those predictions came a chilling warning.
Before her death in 1996, Baba Vanga had become a minor celebrity, receiving visits from several dignitaries, including the Bulgarian tsar Boris III. Over the past year or so, we’ve seen a number of her predictions come to fruition. Baba Vanga correctly predicted the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union, saying that the continent as we know it would “cease to exist” in 2016.
Even stranger, Baba Vanga revealed that Islamic extremists would use chemical weapons – similar to the sarin gas attacked deployed by Syria’s Bashar al-Assad earlier this month – and had a shocking prediction for the United States after the 44th President (which we now know to be Barack Obama) had left office.
According to Baba Vanga, this president would vacate the Oval Office at a time of economic turmoil, and that there would be a crisis that would “bring the country down”. The 45th president would attempt to rescue the United States from its plight, but Baba Vanga said that this would be the beginning of the end for the United States.
“Everyone will put their hopes in him to end it, but the opposite will happen; he will bring the country down and conflicts between north and south states will escalate.”
In this instance, the “conflicts between north and south” could mean a Civil War, similar to the one that waged between 1861 and 1865, killing around 620,000 people. It could, however, be a reference to North and South Korea, two countries which are technically still at war, in a region where tensions are rising. Worryingly, she also said that the Arab Spring, which started in 2010, would be the catalyst for a global conflict, which could very easily mean World War III.
Baba Vanga also predicted that China would overtake the United States as the principal world superpower (a prediction that came to pass), and that by 2028, we would have found a way to eradicate world hunger. Baba Vanga also has a date for the end of our planet: in the year 3797, Earth will cease to exist, but we’ll have found a new solar system to live in by then, according to the Bulgarian clairvoyant.
If all of Baba Vanga’s visions come to pass, then the world as we know it would be a very different place. So far, Baba Vanga has a success rate of around 85%, which is good, but not quite perfect. For the sake of world peace, let’s hope that prediction about World War III is a rare misstep for this fortune teller from the grave.