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The True Story Behind Blind Mystic Baba Vanga Before She Died In 1996

The True Story Behind Blind Mystic Baba Vanga Before She Died In 1996

The 'psychic' has predicted more events than The Simpsons

Amelia Ward

Amelia Ward

Baba Vanga, the famous Bulgarian mystic who predicts events in the future, still makes headlines - despite the fact she died in 1996.

The 'Nostradamus of the Balkans' most recent prediction is about 2021 - the psychic says that we will see 'a lot of cataclysms and great disasters'. Great.

But who actually is the mysterious fortune-teller? Vanga was born in 1911, prematurely. She herself claimed her life was completely changed when out of nowhere, a tornado allegedly lifted her off the ground, throwing her into a nearby field.


She was found, after a long search, with witnesses saying she was terrified and her eyes were covered with sand and dust. She could hardly open them and because her family was poor, she could only have a partial operation to heal her injuries. This resulted in her gradually losing her sight.

And although she has had some 'predictions' come true - there are also a few where she's been pretty wide of the mark.

Firstly - 2010. According to Vanga, this was the beginning of a World War. It was supposed to start in the November and end in October 2014. She claimed it would start as a normal war, but would escalate into nuclear and then chemical weapons. Hmmm I don't recall that one Baba.

She then stated that 2011 would mean that no animals or vegetation would remain in the Northern Hemisphere, and by 2014 most people will have ulcers, skin cancer and other diseases because of chemical warfare.

By 2016, she predicted Europe would be almost deserted.

I mean, let's be honest, you need to take most things of this nature with a massive pinch of salt. But there have been times when her predictions could be interpreted as 'coming true'.

Many of them centre around Asia. One such example was the 'big wave will cover the shore and people will disappear underwater' - a prediction that many interpreted as the huge tsunami that devastated Thailand in 2004.

In 1989, she is also said to have guessed that America would be hit by two 'steel birds' in a terror attack, in what some have interpreted as a reference to 9/11.

Baba Vanga.

She said: "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."

The fortune teller also predicted that 2021 would be the year that we finally find a cure for cancer.

She explained: "The day will come when cancer will get tied with iron chains."

The list of predictions is supposed to run until 5079 when she believed that the world will end. However, there has been quite a bit of discussion about the fact her predictions were never written down, so we can't be sure if they're actually real.

To be fair, it's hardly the largest leap of faith that we're being asked to make for this whole thing, is it?

We'll have to wait and see whether any of her predictions come true, but - whatever happens - let's hope that 2021 is better than 2020.

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