The blind mystic Baba Vanga is well known for a series of predictions she made which turned out to be true. Apart from 9/11, Brexit, or ISIS, the Bulgarian mystic also mentioned a major scientific event which should take place in 2018. It is related to the planet Venus and a new type of energy. However, there are no missions planned for next year which Venus as their main target, so this prediction might not become a reality.
Baba Vanga supposedly predicted an event for 2018
Baba Vanga, on her real name Vangelia Gushterova, was caught into a tornado as a child, which left her blind. Since then, she kept making predictions about major global events, which later turned out to be true. She died at age 85, in 1996, but she acquired post-mortem success when several of the prophecies became a reality.
Her most famous prophecy happened in 1989, which later turned into the 9/11 attacks. The assertion sounded like “The American brethren will fall after being attacked by the steel birds. The wolves will be howling in a bush and innocent blood will gush,” which was translated as the Twin Towers getting attacked by planes during George W. Bush’s presidency.
There is no clear evidence of what Baba Vanga actually said
Linking such vague predictions to real events is an interesting phenomenon found among people, who seek the confirmation of their beliefs in such events, or who interpret claims so that it suits their beliefs. This same phenomenon is best observed in those who often visit psychics or believe in horoscopes. These people take general pieces of information and make it about themselves.
This is known as the Barnum Effect, or the Forer Effect. The phenomenon makes it easier for people to remember those predictions which can be linked with real-life events, than those which were proven wrong. Moreover, there is no clear evidence that Baba Vanga actually made the predictions, or the exact words that she said. The public opinion might have manipulated the information and made it suit the people’s will. This is given mostly by the fact that the Venus prediction will probably turn out wrong.
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