The Man who saw the Future

The man who saw the futureMichel de Nostredame famously known as Nostradamus became popular for his prophecies.  He had forecasted a lot of world events. However, there has been a lot of controversy about his forecasts. Few claim Nostradamus’s quatrains are largely the result of misinterpretations or mistranslations while few whatever he has written will come true in years to come. Whatever the truth is, below is listed some of his popular predictions that came true:

1.       The End of the World

Remember how the world was going to end in 1994? Then in 1998. Then in 2000

And the last one was, Dec. 21, 2012′s the trendiest day for end-of-world prophecies.

Whether you believe it or not, one thing is for sure: Nostradamus himself mentioned his prophecies went up to 3797. So does that mean that the world will end in the 38th Century? Only time can tell us.

2.       Sept. 11, 2001

Earthshaking fire from the center of the Earth

Will cause tremors around the New City.

Two great rocks will war for a long time,

Then Arethusa will redden a new river.

The two rocks could be two towers? If you would have read this before 2001 there would have been chances for misinterpretation. But after the 9/11, we know for sure how true it is.

3.       World War II/Hitler

The two greatest ones of Asia and of Africa,

From the Rhine and Lower Danube they will be said to have come,

Cries, tears at Malta and the Ligurian side.

Also …

From the depths of the West of Europe,

A young child will be born of poor people,

He who by his tongue will seduce a great troop;

His fame will increase towards the realm of the East.

These two verses may describe World War II or Hitler or perhaps both.

4.       Atomic Bomb

Near the gates and within two cities

There will be scourges the like of which was never seen,

Famine within plague, people put out by steel,

Crying to the great immortal God for relief.

The description seems accurate. One cannot deny this is a clear indication to the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings. However, critics say that the lines are vague, but one can argue that these lines are a clear indication of wartime atrocities.

5.       Louis Pasteur

The lost thing is discovered, hidden for many centuries.

Pasteur will be celebrated almost as a God-like figure.

This is when the moon completes her great cycle,

But by other rumors he shall be dishonored.

Like many surnames, Louis Pasteur’s probably once indicated a profession.

Pasteur, in French, could also mean pastor, so some argue that this bit of Nostradamian prose could just be about any old priest.

No one doubts he deserved the props. You be the judge.

6.       JFK & RFK Assassinations

The great man will be struck down in the day by a thunderbolt,

An evil deed foretold by the bearer of a petition.

According to the prediction, another falls at night time.

Conflict at Reims, London and a pestilence in Tuscany.

Thunderbolts and gunshots clearly indicate how the Great man was shot on that fateful year.

7.       Katrina

The cities of Tours, Orleans, Blois, Angers, Reims and Nantes

Are troubled by sudden change.

Tents will be pitched by (people) of foreign tongues;

Rivers, darts at Rennes, shaking of land and sea.

Orleans… Hmmm. Perhaps he meant New Orleans. The shaking of land and sea clearly means hurricane. And no one can forget the tremendous disaster caused by the hurricane!

8.       Princess Diana’s Death

The penultimate of the surname of Prophet

Will take Diana for his day and rest:

He will wander because of a frantic head,

And delivering a great people from subjection.

Here’s something you did not know. The father of Princess Diana’s boyfriend, Dodi Al-Fayed, was named Mohamed. And the fact that Diana’s name is mentioned itself speaks a lot about the accuracy of the prediction.

9.       London Fire

The blood of the just will commit a fault at London,

Burnt through lighting of twenty threes the six:

The ancient lady will fall from her high place,

Several of the same sect will be killed.

The fire ignited from a baker’s shop and it continued for three days straight.

10.   French Revolution

“From the enslaved populace, songs,

Chants and demands

While princes and lords are held captive in prisons.

These will in the future by headless idiots

Be received as divine prayers”

How can one forget the famous French revolution?

The enslaved populace is referred to as the peasants, rising to power, the aristocracy taken down and beheaded.

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