There have been a number of clairvoyants over the years, most of which aren’t household names, largely due to their predictions being, at the most, ambiguously semi-accurate.
Nostradamus is perhaps one of the most well known, with many claiming that he was extremely accurate. Upon closer examination of his predictions, a person will quickly see that Nostradamus spoke at length in extremely difficult to understand dialect. And, naturally, the only way any predictions are made is by connecting real world events to vaguely similar sounding text. Which is to say; most would conclude that Nostradamus was about as clairvoyant as a tabloid horoscope.
One clairvoyant, however, is touted as having an accuracy rate of an astounding 80%. This is Baba Vanga, a blind Bulgarian woman who passed away in 1996, at the age of 85. Her name is not as widely known as might be thought, given her apparently astonishing levels of accuracy. Either way, she left predictions for well into her future, meaning that some predictions are due this year. It is just a pity that she has left this world, as she may have been quite useful at predicting which cards would come up next when playing Blackjack, or where the ball would land in a game of Roulette!
So just how many of her predictions have really come true, and what has been predicted for 2018?
80% Accuracy Rate?
There indeed seems to be interesting correlations between the words spoken by Vangelia Pandeva Dimitrova and real world events that have occurred. But as with most clairvoyants, upon closer examination of the words spoken, and the predictions they are linked to, the solidity isn’t as firm as might be thought.
First it should be noted that the 80% prediction rate does not relate to her predictions, but is rather drawn from research done in the 1960s, by a Professor Georgi Lozanov, who is apparently titled as a former director of the Bulgarian Institute of Suggestology. Whatever Suggestology may be. Likewise, there is virtually no evidence at all that the predictions that have been made were spoken by her at all.
And even upon examining the predictions themselves, even those declared as accurate, are sketchy at best. For example, it is said that she predicted the terrorist attacks that have recently occurred in Europe. But the exact words spoken were that Europe would be left “a wasteland almost entirely devoid of any form of life.” Even an enormous stretch puts that prediction under the sketch category.
Predictions For 2018
There are two predictions set to happen in 2018, the sources of which are, as with all her predictions, not very clear. The first is that China will become the new super power of the world. This is indeed said to happen this year, with China’s GDP exceeding that of the United States.
The second is that a new form of energy would be discovered on Venus. This seems like a stretch, and one that will likely not come true. Although it is not entirely impossible, if you are willing to greatly stretch possibility and the prediction itself. The Parker Solar Probe is due to be launched this year, and will eventually be in close proximity to Venus. It will not land on Venus, however, and only be near Venus in the future, well beyond 2018. She did also predict that the world would end in 5079, so maybe we need to keep this in mind going forward when probing new energy sources in space!
A Legend Lives On, Online
Those intrigued by Baba Vanga can visit her official website. The website does not offer prints of any of her predictions, but does claim that the predictions, those it states as having come true, as having been “from reputable website sources.” There are no details beyond that.
There is also a Baba Vanga herbal remedy book for sale too, so those who may be somewhat superstitious may want to invest in this, just in case.