A blind mystic reportedly foretold 9/11, the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami, the Fukushima nuclear spill and the birth of ISIS also made dire predictions for 2016 and beyond.
Bulgaria-born Prophetess Baba Vanga, who died in 1996 at age 85, was known as “Nostradamus from the Balkans” thanks to a purported 85 percent success rate and has long been revered in Russia and Europe as a kind of supernatural saint.
Of the hundreds of predictions Vanga made over her 50-year career as a celebrated clairvoyant, a large number alluded to natural and climate change-related disasters. She warned of melting polar ice caps and rising sea temperatures back in the 1950s, decades before anyone had heard of global warming.
Her followers believe her vivid description of a “huge wave” that would descend on a “big coast, covering people and towns and (causing) everything to disappear under the water” was a reference to the 2004 tsunami and earthquake which claimed hundreds of thousands of lives across the Pacific Rim.
But it’s Vanga’s preoccupation with a “great Muslim war” that has sent believers, conspiracy theorists and Islamophobes into a doomsday frenzy in recent months as the world struggles to contain the escalating threat from the Islamic State and its affiliates.
The chilling prophecies warn of a 2016 invasion of Europe by Muslim extremists, a conflict she predicted would begin with the Arab Spring in 2010, play out in Syria where “Muslims would use chemical warfare against Europeans,” and culminate in the establishment of a caliphate by 2043 with Rome at its epicenter.
According to Vanga, Europe as we know it will “cease to exist” by the end of next year following the systematic elimination of entire populations, leaving the continent “almost empty,” a “wasteland almost entirely devoid of any form of life.”
If that sounds dramatic, consider the developments of the past year, which has seen ISIS edge perilously close to Europe with the taking of Sirte, a key Libyan city overlooking the Mediterranean and the birthplace of the late dictator Moammar Khadafy.
Sirte is now an Islamic State colony operating under Sharia law. The new regime reportedly cemented its authority by staging a series of public executions, during which an unknown number of people were crucified and beheaded.
And ISIS continues to gain ground in Syria, despite a massive bombing campaign by allied forces in the wake of the Paris attacks. To devotees and others consumed by fear of an impending apocalypse, it’s as if Vanga’s deadly prophecies are unfolding before their very eyes.
From ‘illiterate’ village girl to apocalyptic angel
Baba Vanga was born Vangelia Pandeva Dimitrova in Strumica, a village located at the foot of a volcanic mountain range in what was then the Ottoman Empire.
According to folklore, she led an ordinary life until the age of 12, when she mysteriously lost her eyesight during a massive storm — described by some as a freak tornado. According to folklore, the youngster was flung into the air and then dashed to the ground by a powerful gust of wind.
What happened next is murky, but her family reportedly found her in a terrible state several days later, her injured eyes sealed shut and encrusted with a thick layer of dust and dirt. Too poor to afford specialist care, she was relegated to a life of blindness.
Vanga later stated that she had experienced her first vision during the days she was missing and believed she had been imbued with the ability to heal people and predict the future. She was able to convince others of her paranormal powers and quickly developed a cult following. She became the go-to psychic for the rich and powerful, and admirers, among them heads of state, scientists and historians, would come from all over the world for a few minutes in her company.
She later served as an adviser to Bulgarian Communist Party leaders, some of whom allegedly exploited her gift to further their own agendas. She was reportedly kept under surveillance by the country’s secret service and her home, the scene of countless meetings with visiting foreign politicians and businessmen, reportedly was bugged.
The most famous Baba Vanga prohecies to ‘come true’
Predicted in the 1950s: Global warming and the 2004 tsunami
“Cold regions will become warm … and volcanoes will awaken. A huge wave will cover a big coast covered with people and towns, and everything will disappear beneath the water.”
“Everything will melt, just like ice.”
Predicted in 1989: The Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack on New York’s Twin Towers
“Horror, horror! The American brethren [believed to be a reference to the two ‘brother’ towers] will fall after being attacked by the steel birds [thought to be the two hijacked passenger planes].
“The wolves will be howling in a bush [believed to be a reference to then-US President George W. Bush] and innocent blood will gush.”
The election of Barack Obama
Vanga reportedly correctly predicted that the 44th president of the United States would be African-American. However, she also stated that he would be the “last US president.” We’ll have to wait and see how that pans out.
Apocalypse soon: Vanga’s major prophecies from 2016 onward
- 2016: “Muslims” will invade Europe, which will “cease to exist” as we know it. The ensuing campaign of destruction will last years, driving out populations and leaving the entire continent “almost empty.”
- 2023: The Earth’s orbit will change (nobody really knows what this means).
- 2025: The population of Europe will reach almost zero.
- 2028: Mankind will fly to Venus, in hope of finding new sources of energy.
- 2033: World water levels will rise as the polar ice caps melt (this is already happening).
- 2043: Europe’s transformation into an Islamic caliphate is complete. Rome is named the capital. The world’s economy thrives under Muslim rule.
- 2066: American will use a new climate change weapon for the first time in a bid to retake Rome and bring back Christianity.
- 2076: Communism will return to Europe and the rest of the world.
- 2100: Man-made sun illuminates the dark side of the planet (this is already in the pipeline — scientists have been working on creating an artificial sun using nuclear fusion technology, since 2008).
- 2084: Nature is reborn (nobody is really sure what this means).
- 2130: With the help of the aliens, civilizations will live underwater.
- 2170: Major global drought.
- 2187: Two large volcanic eruptions will be successfully stopped.
- 2201: Temperatures drop as the sun’s thermonuclear processes slow down.
- 2262: Planets will slowly change orbits. Mars will be threatened by a comet.
- 2354: An accident on the artificial sun will result in more drought.
- 2480: Two artificial suns will collide and leave the Earth in the dark.
- 3005: A war on Mars will change the trajectory of the planet.
- 3010: A comet will hit the moon. The Earth will be surrounded by a ring of rock and ash.
- 3797: By this time, everything on Earth will die. However, human civilization will be advanced enough to move to a new star system.
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Start You Up This Morning with The Rolling Stones and Keurig
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How To Help Your Adult Children
As parents, your main job is to support your children and help them grow into happy, healthy, successful adults. You do this by providing guidance, advice, and practical things like food, clothing, and shelter. You’ll also do this by giving them love and letting them know you’re there for them.
None of this changes just because they get older, and although parents would hope their adult children are equipped with all the knowledge they need to live their own lives well, sometimes they will be faced with challenges, and it could be that the parents need to be there to help them. With that in mind, here are some of the best ways to help your adult children.
Have Open Communication
One of the very best things parents can do for their children at any age, and certainly as they grow into adults, is to make sure the children are aware they can talk to the parents about anything and everything. Keep your communication channels open at all times. Ensuring that you can both have frank and honest discussions about whatever it is you need to talk about is vital. When your child talks to you, make sure you don’t judge and listen carefully before offering advice.
If you can have these open communication channels, your adult child is more likely to come to you when they have a problem, whether it’s something serious like needing drink driving solicitors or something smaller like wanting some dating advice. After all, you can only help if you know what the issue is in the first place.
One of the biggest issues many adults have is linked to money. Once they start earning money, it can be hard to deal with it responsibly, especially if they have no major bills to pay and they are still living at home. However, this is a bad habit to get into, and it can lead to some big problems in life. Debt can be debilitating, and it’s an easy thing to get into.
This is why you should offer financial guidance to your adult children. Give them practical help when it comes to budgeting and saving and ensure they understand how to build a strong foundation for their future.
It might be that your adult children have some financial problems and need some help. How you handle this will be your choice, but if you decide to loan them money, make sure you have a proper agreement in place and ensure they pay you back – this will help them be more responsible and help you financially too.
It’s hard to let children grow up and be their own person; as a parent, you’ll always want to guide them, and you might have ideas about what they should or should not be doing. When they are children, you can have your say and do things to stop certain behavior or encourage it. However, when your children are adults, you no longer have such control, and that’s a good thing – your children need to learn how to be independent.
To help with this, you need to be encouraging about their choices and help them only when they ask you to. It’s important that they work things out independently and learn from their mistakes, but they also need to know you are there for them when they need you.
Tabitha Brown That’s Your Business Farmer’s Market in NYC
Tabitha Brown is coming to NYC! On Tuesday, June 6th. Vegan actress and social media personality Tabitha Brown and McCormick will be hosting the free one-day-only “That’s Your Business” Farmer’s Market pop up from 12:30 PM – 4:00 PM (or until supplies last) at Studio 525 in Chelsea, NYC. Tabitha will be on-site to meet attendees and share all her favorite healthy eating tips and tricks!
The event will be in celebration of the recent launch of five new salt-free, vegan seasoning blends and recipe mixes as part of the McCormick by Tabitha Brown collection and will highlight local produce with family-friendly games and photo moments.
The location is at Studio 525, 525 W 24th Street.
Dance In Times Square Today
Ailey comes to Times Square for a series of free outdoor dance classes led by Ailey Extension instructors and NYC dance artists. Classes are open to people of all ages and all levels of dance experience!. These dance workshops are presented by Ailey Extension and one will happen today June 2 at 5pm, Broadway & 46th St. The class is Broadway Jazz with Judine Somerville to register click here.
On Wednesday, June 7 at 6pm, at Broadway & 46th St LiveDance /Time: Study III with Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company co-presented with New York Live Arts
Culminating its 40th Anniversary celebration, the world renowned Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company makes its Times Square debut with /Time: Study III. This piéce d’occasion, featuring the outstanding performers of the company and guest musicians, marks the third annual New York Live Arts presentation in Times Square.
What You Need to Know About Choosing a Plumber
When a plumbing issue comes up, it can often be quite pressing to find a solution fast. Plumbers, emergency plumbers and this type of job often need sorting in a short timeframe, but how is it possible to find someone quickly that you can trust to do a reliable job? Well, there are certain things that you need to know about picking a respectable plumber, and this guide has all the answers. Read on to find out more.
There is a good chance that you found a plumbing recommendation through word of mouth or by asking on social media platforms like Facebook. This is fast becoming one of the most popular ways to discover local services in particular, and it’s great because it works! There will always be scams, and this can’t be avoided, but using social media and leaning on the reviews from people you trust in this context is a great thing to do. Not only are there written reviews on these platforms, but there are bound to be plumbers in the community that people will rave about.
The way a business opts to represent itself is a key factor in determining whether or not a customer engages with their services. If you see an actively managed social media page with fast responses, insight and a business who looks like they care enough to be involved, psychologically you are more likely to choose their services over someone who neglects the online world. It has become a benchmark for determining who will be suited for the job and who won’t, and in a lot of cases it does work.
The Initial Conversation
It is never recommended to hire someone without first speaking to them and gaining a sense of who they are and what they are able to offer. Often, one conversation is all you need to know to decide whether this is the person you trust to get the job done. The great thing about a serious plumber business like Yoder Plumbing is that they will always put customer service at the heart of what they do, alongside great plumbing skills too, and this is a great indicator that they’ll get the job done how you need it to be.
Their Qualifications and Certificates
Regardless of who you pick, they have to be practicing up to the required code otherwise your property is at real risk. If they are violating any regulations, your house may be unsafe, and your plumbing could fall apart fairly easily. There are always people out there with handy skills, but they haven’t taken the right tests to operate on their own two feet just yet. If you fall for these scams, you run the risk of losing money and having to start the process all over again. That is why you have to always check qualifications!
Finding a plumber, even when it is for an emergency, should always be researched first. Even if you only have a few short minutes, use it to read some past reviews and check out pricing. This is not something you can afford to get wrong, after all.
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