Michel de Nôtre-Dame, more commonly known by the name of Nostradamus, was a man who lived in the 16th century France. Most of all he’s known for his eerie predictions of doom and destruction which plague our planet which have seem to be true on many occasions.
Now, 16th century France was not the place where one would be rewarded for telling the future and what Nostradamus was writing about was definitely the future, stretching from his death to the present time and beyond. So he disguised these predictions in the form of quatrains. So he used 4 lines of poetry to predict the most devastating and catastrophic events in the history of the world.
However this masking of the facts of predictions necessarily implies that no one is able to decipher what he means until the tragedy had already taken place. This not just limits our utilization of his great work ‘Les Propheties’ which he wrote in 1555, but also opens his work for skepticism of the highest order.
However, there are many people who truly believe that the French astrologer and physician could really see into the future and they defend him and his works on the basis of the events which have already taken place. Some of them including- both the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 and the rise of Nazi Germany was predicted by him much before either of the events could even be germinated. Another of his quatrain which talks about the New City facing fires and tremors while a river turns red as two great rocks fight, is supposedly the 9/11 prediction. It is said that he could see the future with the aid of a bowl full of water and it is in that bowl that he saw man landing on the moon, creation of the nuclear bomb and even the assassination of J.F.K.
So what did this eccentric genius predicted for the year 2018? The picture is not a happy one, and as per ‘Les Propheties’, this would be the year that the dead rise out of their graves. There would be great tussle between nations as well and many natural disasters would add to the melting pot which is our planet. It also talks about a great war which will commence with the appearance of a comet in the sky and will go on for 27 years. Eerily sounds like World War 3 is on the horizon.
Among natural disasters, he did predict that Mount Vesuvius will erupt and kill approximately 16000 people, and there will be earth shattering tremors felt every 5 minutes. And even the United States would face an earthquake like never before which will originate in the western area but have huge impact on other states and perhaps even across the globe.
He also sees to have predicted Global Warming and since there was no such notion in the 16th century France, he does talk about how the forest will be robbed but the King- which definitely seems to have undertones of deforestation. He also said that the skies will open up and their heat would so great that it will burn the fields. Ozone layer depletion is happening so maybe he was right on that account too.
Skeptics would always say that Nostradamus’ predictions have been willfully misread or misinterpreted. But those who believe him consider him the greatest prophet in the world.