Happy 2018 everyone. A fresh year ahead of us, with no idea where it's going to take us or what's going to happen - exciting, isn't it? However, some people think they do know what's going to happen and, I'm not going to lie, it's not all good news.
Nostradamus - you know, the guy who 'accurately predicted' the rise of Hitler and the 9/11 terror attacks - predicted some things for 2018 and it's not looking great.
According to Alessandro Bruno, who wrote on Lmbardiletter.com: "The Nostradamus predictions for 2018 are dire, as they include what might become World War III.
"The Nostradamus WW3 predictions have gained traction because so many people feel helpless. They sense that the world is beyond their control and they feel that difficult times are ahead.
"Beyond the individual Nostradamus future predictions 2018, there is a common theme.
"Negative energy will intensify and accelerate with unprecedented intensity and speed.
"World War 3 news has become current again. That's because most people are ignoring the fact that Russia and the United States have resumed a level of tension not seen since almost 30 years ago."
In Les Propheties, Nostradamus mentions a 'big war', which will start in France but will see all of Europe attacked.
According to the Daily Express, Notstradarmus wrote: "A war will start between the two great world powers and it will last for a period of 27 years." Fuck that.
If a world war isn't bad enough news for you, then followers of Nostradamus have also said Italian volcano Mount Vesuvius will erupt - 'shaking the earth every five minutes', apparently and we all know what happened last time.
Following the natural disaster theme, it's also believed an earthquake will rock the western area of the US.
It's not just earth attacking us, either, Nostradamus has been interpreted as saying: "A moment of great violence will coincide with the appearance of a comet in the sky. A nuclear terrorism and natural catastrophes will destroy our planet." Scary shit. But try not to lose too much sleep, because NASA says there's no major threat from asteroids for at least 100 years.
Despite all of this death and destruction mentioned above, our man Nostradamus reckoned people would be living up to 'at least 200 years of age'. I don't know if I want that, to be honest, mate.
Of course, sceptics will say all these predications are bollocks...guess we'll just have to wait and see, eh?
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