As 2017 nears its autumn months, some people are already looking to the future and concerning themselves with what 2018 and the coming years could have in store.
Tumultuous and catastrophic era ahead
According to those who adhere to the prophecies of the famed seer Nostradamus, it is entirely possible that the next year could be the beginning of the most tumultuous and catastrophic era in the entirety of human history.
Nostradamus was born Michel de Nôtre-Dame in France in the sixteenth 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. His uncanny ability to predict events earned him admirers among the highest tiers of French society, including the famous Catherine de Medici, often referred to as the most powerful woman in 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 did Nostradamus predict for 2018?
Nostradamus’ prophecies foresee some terrible events for 2018, which will completely change our planet from what we know it today. The French prophet thought that the dead will rise from their graves in 2018, and the world will have to face the changes between nations, and there will also be isolated natural disasters that will shake the world.
Here are some more prophecies of Nostradamus for 2018
Nostradamus was reported to fill a bowl with water which he would gaze into for a long period of time. It was during this time that he claimed that he received visions of the future which he would commit to writing in the form of poetic quatrains.
As the centuries have passed by, the world has developed mixed feelings about this unusual historical figure. Many believe that he was nothing more than a fraud who took advantage of the credulous in order to improve his position in French society. However, many others believe that his extraordinary track record at predicting events speaks for itself and that his words ought to be regarded with extreme care and caution.
Over the years, Nostradamus 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 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, he is also believed to have predicted the Moon Landing, the assassination of President Kennedy and the creation of the nuclear bomb.
Given his track record, many consider it foolish to completely disregard what Nostradamus had to say about the future out of hand. Unfortunately, these people claim that his most terrifying predictions are still to come true and may be about to surface imminently. Nostradamus claimed that a devastating and all-encompassing war would begin in France and spread to the rest of Europe that would involve two ‘great powers’. He claimed that there would be peace after a period of twenty-seven years of conflict but that few people would actually enjoy it.
In addition to his warnings about a devastating war to come, he also claimed that there would be a series of natural disasters in this era including the eruption of Mount Vesuvius which would trigger catastrophic earthquakes that would cause the deaths of as many as 16,000 people. He also claimed that western North America would also be the site of a tremendous earthquake whose shockwaves would be felt all across the world.
Perhaps most disturbingly, it also appears that the sixteenth-century French seer was well aware of the concept of ‘global warming’, although he did not refer to it as such. Instead, 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 many people may believe that these words are nothing more than lucky guesses on the part of Nostradamus, his uncanny ability to predict the way that the world would shape itself so many centuries after his death simply cannot be dismissed out of hand.