When you’re 85 years old and blind, it’s relatively easy to convince people you’ve got special powers that allow you to see into the future.
Blind Bulgarian mystic Baba Vanga has a whole load of followers who claim she predicted 9/11, the rise of ISIS, the 2004 tsunami, Brexit, and that a black man would become US President. Vanga actually died in 1996 — over 25 years ago — but it’s said she predicted all those things before she passed.
Normally I would just dismiss this sort of thing straight away, but like I said, Baba Vanga was 85 years old, Bulgarian and blind – which are 3 things you would expect someone who can predict the future to be. Yeah OK she never predicted COVID which is a huge L on her record, but still. Let’s see if she can bounce back in 2022. Here’s everything Baba Vanga predicted for this year (via NY Post):
– A virtual reality takeover for the coming year.
– A pandemic (!) discovered in Siberia, that is caused by a frozen virus that will be released by climate change.
– Water shortages in many cities that will result in political consequences as alternative solutions are used.
– The invasion of Earth by aliens with the arrival of an asteroid.
– Famine in India due to a drop in temperatures that will result in locusts attacking crops.
– More earthquakes and tsunamis with ‘intense bouts of floods’ in Australia and parts of Asia.
Well I don’t know about you but I think all that sounds fairly feasible? I mean as far as a virtual reality takeover, we’re practically already there. Another pandemic would be the least surprising thing in the world at this point (again though – shocking that she didn’t predict COVID). And as far as alien invasions go – is there a better time for that to go down than in 2022? I say bring it!
You may be interested to know what else Baba Vanga has predicted for the future – beyond 2022:
– Global hunger will be eradicated between 2025 – 2028.
– China will overtake the US as global superpower.
– Polar ice caps will melt from 2033 to around 2045 and ocean levels will rise around this time.
– Doctors will be able to cure any disease with cloning technology.
– From around 2072, a classless Communist society will thrive in hand with nature.
– A colony on Mars will enable the planet to become a nuclear power, and demand independence from Earth from around 2170 to 2256.
– The universe will end in 5079.
Welp, looks like we have lots to look forward to. Does Baba Vanga have special future-telling abilities? Is Baba Vanga full of crap? Is a broken clock correct twice a day? Guess we’ll have to wait and see.