Baba Vanga the “Nostradamus of the Balkans”

In a vivid dream, I found myself in the presence of a blind woman who was seated comfortably beneath the soothing shade of a tree. She introduced herself as Baba, a gifted prophetess who held the power to foresee the future. In this dream, she revealed to me a grave prophecy that a war for the spirit was brewing in Europe. Her words were potent, and I awoke with a start, drenched in cold sweat. Compelled to seek answers, I scoured the vast expanse of the internet for any trace of this enigmatic, blind soothsayer. To my astonishment, my search bore fruit, and I discovered that the woman in my dream was none other than the legendary Baba Vanga herself.

Baba Vanga, a renowned blind mystic from Bulgaria, captured the world’s imagination with her prophecies and predictions. Born as Vangelia Pandeva Dimitrova in Strumica on October 3, 1911, she is widely regarded as the “Nostradamus of the Balkans” and is famed for accurately predicting numerous events such as the break-up of the Soviet Union, the Chernobyl disaster, the date of Stalin’s death, the sinking of the Russian submarine Kursk, and even the September 11 attacks.

She obtained her powers when she became blind. It is claimed that during a terrible storm, young Vangeliya Dimitrova was thrown into the air into a nearby field. After a long search, the young, frightened girl was found, with her eyes covered in dirt and dust. Baba Vanga was unable to open her eyes, and due to the injuries she had sustained, the suffered a gradual loss of sight.

Most of her ‘modern’ prophecies can be traced back to one single source a book titled: “The Weiser Field Guide to the Paranormal: Abductions, Apparitions, ESP, Synchronicity, and More Unexplained Phenomena from Other Realms.”

In the book, it is claimed that Baba Vanga accurately predicted the break-up of the Soviet Union, the death of Soviet leader Stalin, the disaster of Chernobyl, but also the tragic sinking of the submarine Kursk:

At the turn of the century, in August of 1999 or 2000, Kursk will be covered with water, and the whole world will be weeping over it.

Baba Vanga also predicted the September 11 attacks:

Horror, horror! The American brothers will fall after being attacked by the steel birds. The wolves will be howling in a bush, and innocent blood will be gushing. — Predicted in 1989 by Baba Vanga.

Such was the demand to see her, that in the Bulgarian government placed her on the state payroll and provided her with two secretaries and a panel to interview potential patients. The Institutes of Suggestology and Parapsychology in Sofia and Petrich were commissioned to investigate Baba Vanga’s psychic abilities. These institutes specialized in the study of suggestion and paranormal phenomena respectively. To test Vanga’s clairvoyant and telepathic powers, they conducted a series of experiments. Some sources have reported that the results indicated that Vanga displayed an unusually high degree of accuracy in her predictions. She was purportedly able to predict the outcome of medical procedures, the gender of unborn children, and the location of lost objects. It is also said that Baba Vanga predicted the precise date of her own death, dreaming that she would die on August 11 and be buried on August 13.

One of her most notable predictions pertains to the presidency of the United States. Baba Vanga claimed that the 44th President of the United States would be African-American, which proved to be true with Barack Obama’s election. However, she also predicted that he would be the last President of the United States, a claim that has yet to be realized. Baba Vanga’s followers further claim that she predicted that the 44th President of the United States would have a “messianic personality” and that he would face a crisis that would eventually “bring the country down.”

Moreover, Baba Vanga predicted that Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia, would bring peace to the world. She prophesized that Putin would play a significant role in shifting global power dynamics and establishing stronger ties between nations.

One book about Baba Vanga’s predictions is “Prophecies of Baba Vanga: The Bulgarian Nostradamus” by Zheni Kostadinova. This book discusses many of Vanga’s predictions, including those related to world events and natural disasters, as well as personal predictions for individuals who sought her advice.


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