Prophecies are often thought of as that of fantasy or literature. Sure, some of the greatest fantasy novels like Harry Potter or A Song of Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones for the show fans) deal with prophecies, but in the real world there is a lot more chance. People don't seem to think there is an order to the world. Things happen randomly, and people react randomly. There is no script or outline to life, so everything that happens to us seems like coincidence at best.
There have, however, been some substantial predictions made about world events. People like Baba Vanga and Nostradamus have predicted some of the largest events in human history, while people like Mark Twain have foretold of their own deaths before they happen. Some of the prophecies, particularly those made by Nostradamus, are relatively vague. Skeptics say that you can attach any meaning to them, rendering them true no matter what happens. Some, however, are much more specific. Baba Vanga was able to predict exact years and exact dates of events. Her prophecies give a bittersweet outlook for the future of human civilization, and is thought to be 70-80% accurate in her predictions.
In the end it comes down to your capacity to believe. If you don't believe in any sort of clairvoyance then this list probably won't sway you. If you go in with an open mind though, you may come away with a new sense of what's possible.
15 Kennedy Assassination
14 The Great London Fire
13 Mark Twain's Death
12 Global Warming
11 The French Revolution
10 President Trump
While there were no mystics or clairvoyants involved with the prediction of Trump's presidency, both The Simpsons and the film, Back to the Future Part II accurately predicted the 45th president of the United States. Back to the Future Part II came out in 1989, and the character Biff was president at the time in the film. While they used an existing character from the film's universe, writer Bob Gale confirmed that he was thinking of Trump when he created the character. The likeness was the same and some inspiration was borrowed from Trump's casino investments.
9 The Fall of the Soviet Union
8 Lincoln's Assassination
7 The Rise of Hitler
6 The Sinking of Kursk
5 Atomic Bombs
3 Obama's Presidency
2 The Rise of ISIS
1 The 9/11 Attacks
There were multiple supposed predictions of the events on 9/11, including both Nostradamus and Baba Vanga. Nostradamus was much more vague, as usual, but he was seen to be much more accurate with this prediction. He said, “Volcanic fire from the center of the earth will cause trembling around the new city: two great rocks will make war for a long time. Then Arethusa will redden a new river... In the year 1999, in the seventh month, from the sky will come the great King of Terror." While he wasn't spot-on as far as the time frame, and sited volcanic fire instead, he was generally seen as being accurate in this prediction. It was a very different world when Nostradamus was alive, so the nomenclature is seen as purely semantics by some.
Baba Vanga, on the other hand, was much more specific. She 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.” Many people view "a bush" to signify President Bush, lending even further credibility to her claim. America was attacked by "steel birds" on September 11, 2001. This is one of Vanga's most popular accurate predictions, and lead many to think that she was the real deal.
Sources: HuffingtonPost, ReadersDigest, List25
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