As the winter is coming soon, some people are already looking to their future and concerning themselves with what the year 2018, as well as the coming years could bring.
Tumultuous and catastrophic era ahead
According to those people who adhere to the prophecies of the famed seer Nostradamus, it is actually entirely possible that the next year could be the beginning of the most tumultuous, as well as catastrophic era in the entirety of the human history.
Nostradamus was born with the name Michel de Nôtre-Dame in France, in the 16th century. He found a fairly lucrative living as a doctor and an astrologer as many men of his age and class did but what really set him apart was his reputation as a seer who could see into the future. Being able to predict events earned him admirers among the highest tiers of French society, which includes the famous Catherine de Medici, who was often referred to as the most powerful woman in the French history, whose lifelong interest in the occult gave him a level of protection in an age when ‘witchcraft’ was punishable by an excruciating death on the stake.
– What actually did Nostradamus predict for the year 2018?
Nostradamus’ prophecies foresee some terrible events for the following year, which will actually completely change our planet from what we know it like today. The French prophet thought that the dead will rise from their graves in 2018, and the world will also have to face the changes which will happen between nations. There will also be isolated natural disasters which will actually shake the whole world.
He was reported to fill a bowl with water which he would gaze into for a long period of time. It was actually during this period that the claimed that he received some visions of the future, which he then wrote in the form of poetic quatrains.
During the passing of centuries, the world has developed mixed feelings about this unusual historical figure. A lot of people believed that Nostradamus is nothing more than a fraud, who actually took advantage of the credulous, in order to improve the position he had in the French society. However, a lot of other people believe that his extraordinary track record at predicting events speaks for itself and that his words ought to be regarded with extreme care, as well as caution.
Over the years, this unusual historical figure has been credited with the prediction of numerous events including the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 and the rise in power of Adolf Hitler in 1930s Germany. It is also claimed that he had predicted the events of September 11th, 2001, in a chilling verse which reads, “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.” In addition to this, Nostradamus also believed to have predict the Moon Landing, as well as the assassination of President Kennedy and the creation of the nuclear bomb.
Given his track record, a lot of people considered this foolish, in order to completely disregard what Nostradamus had to say about the future out of hand. Unluckily, those people also claim that the most terrifying predictions of Nostradamus are still to come true and may be to surface imminently.
Nostradamus also claimed that a devastating and all-encompassing war would begin in France and spread to the rest of Europe, which would involve the two “great powers’. He also claimed that there would be a peace after a period of twenty-seven years of conflict, but that only a few people will actually enjoy it.
In addition to the warnings of Nostradamus about a devastating war to come, he also claimed that there would be a series of some natural disasters in this era, which will also include the eruption of Mount Vesuvius which would trigger catastrophic earthquakes that would cause the deaths of as many as 16,000 people. Another claim of Nostradamus was that the western North America would also be the site of a tremendous earthquake whose shockwaves would be felt all over the world.
Perhaps the most disturbingly thins is that it also appears that the 16th century French seer was well aware of the concept of ‘global warming’, although he did not refer to it as such. Instead of that, he claimed that “the King will rob the forests” and that “the sky will open and the fields will burn up from the heat.”
While there are a lot of people who may believe that these words are nothing more than lucky guesses on the part of this man, his uncanny ability to predict the way that the world would shape itself so many centuries after his death, can simply not be dismissed out of hand.