Predicting the future seems impossible to some, but you may be surprised to hear how many events have been predicted in the past.
Coincidentally or not, these actions make us wonder if, indeed, there are people who can see the future.
The best known man who made a series of apocalyptic predictions published in a book that first appeared in 1555 was Nostradamus, Michel de Nostredame, a pharmacist of French descent.
Scholars argue that the associations between his predictions and the catastrophes they mention are largely the result of misinterpretations or misinterpretations of the wording of his book.
However, millions of people still believe that Nostradamus has been endowed with the power to see into the future. He spoke of the arrival of Adolf Hitler, the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack in New York, or even Trump.
Below are other impressive historical predictions that have come true. If they are simple coincidences, no one knows, it is certain that there are many theories about them, which are more or less strange.
Jules Verne: Landing on the Moon, 1865
Writers have predicted, or at least imagined, about sending man to the moon since ancient times. This was one of the greatest curiosities of mankind, and Jules Verne is one of those who described this important moment: man reaches the moon.
In his novel “From Earth to the Moon,” published in 1865, Verne described a boat, equipped with three people, being propelled to the moon by a cannon. Apollo 11 had three people on board.
He also said the rocket would be launched from Florida. Verne’s cannon was also named Columbiad, and the Apollo 11 mission control module was named Columbia.
Aldous Huxley: Antidepressants, 1932
Aldous Huxley, in his 1932 novel The Wonderful New World, describes a dystopian futuristic society – and mentions the use of mood-altering drugs and genetic engineering. Antidepressants were introduced in 1950, 18 years after the volume written by Huxley, while the first DNA manipulation took place 40 years after the book was published in 1972.
Nostradamus predicted nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Prediction: Near the gates, in two cities, there will be flags never seen before. Hunger and calamity, people who weep and ask for relief from the great and immortal God.
In August 1945, the United States dropped two atomic weapons on Japan in the two cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
The suffering endured by those struck by the explosion and the irradiation suffered by those who survived the immediate detonation represent “the people who weep and ask for relief from the great and immortal God.”
Nostradamus also mentioned Hitler in 1555
Prediction: From the depths of Western Europe, a child will be born of poor people. He will seduce a great crowd with his voice, and his fame will grow to the land of the East. The ferocious and hungry beasts will cross the rivers, and a large part of the battlefield will be against Hyster.
On April 20, 1889, Hitler was born in Western Europe into a very poor family. He moved to Germany in the years following World War I – and was noted for his outstanding qualities as a speaker.
“His fame will grow to the land of the East” – represents the alliance of the Axis with Japan. Hysteria is seen as a typo by Nostradamus.
The German army invaded France (ferocious and hungry beasts will cross rivers), and “much of the battlefield” refers to the Allied Powers.
H. G. Wells: The Nuclear War, 1914
Born in England in the mid-nineteenth century, the writer is known for novels such as “War of the Worlds”, “Time Machine” – or “The Invisible Man”, which are adapted for radio, for the small and large screen, but also for theater. . The volume “When the Sleeper Wakes”, written in 1899, anticipates the appearance of automatic doors with motion sensors. They were invented in 1960, 61 years after Wells’ novel.
Wells’ use of tanks in warfare was also anticipated by Wells in 1903 in The Land Ironclads. The first armored tracks were sent into battle during World War I, in 1916, 13 years after the novel was published. Another prediction of the writer is the introduction of atomic bombs in The World Set Free, a book published in 1914. The first atomic bomb used in the war was dropped on Hiroshima in 1945, 31 years after the book was published.
Morgan Robertson: The Sinking of the Titanic, 1898
The ship was described as impossible to sink, despite being the largest and most luxurious ship ever built. However, the Titanic “found its end” in Atlantic waters after hitting an iceberg.
The interesting fact is that the short story “Futility” written in 1898 by Morgan Robertson has a bizarre series of similarities with the sinking of the Titanic, which took place 14 years later. In the book, the ship is called Titan and is about the same size as the Titanic. Also, in the short story, it sinks in April, after it hits an iceberg, right in the area where the Titanic sank. The coincidences go even further, because Titan didn’t have enough lifeboats either, and there were thousands of people on board.
Abraham Lincoln would have dreamed of his own death
US President Abraham Lincoln allegedly dreamed of his own death, just three days before he was killed. In a dream he told Ward Hill Lamon, one of his friends, the American president heard cries and wails coming from the east wing of the White House.
Going in that direction, he saw on a coffin a dead person that people mourned, some crying, others covering their faces. When he asked the soldiers on duty what was the reason for their anger, they confessed that they were crying because their president had been assassinated. A few days after his dream, Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth, and his black-clad body was placed on the east side of the White House.
Nostradamus predicted the rise of Donald Trump
It seems that Michel de Nostradame, the perfumer, astrologer, alchemist and “master” of poisons of the sixteenth century, the friend of Catherine de Medici, also mentioned Trump calling him with the phrase: “false trumpet” (or ” trumpet ”), starting from his image of a histrion who thunders his precepts (and a good chunk of time only arouses the laughter of politicians), according to The Sun.
“Concealing the madness of the false trumpet
will cause Byzantium to change its laws. “
The fake trumpet is Trump. His madness is the madness of America’s (and world) project. He will succeed, says Nostradamus, in persuading the Greeks (they are Byzantium) to change their laws on emigration from the Arab world.
Nostradamus also wrote: “The Great Republic” will engage in costly military operations, commanded by the “trumpet,” which has led to fears of nuclear war.