Any optimistic belief that ‘next year might be better than the last’ may have to be put on hold for a little while according to one profit – or for 27 years, at least.
According to the infamous future caster, Nostradamus – who boasts an incredible record of ‘predicting’ the rise of Hitler and the 9/11 attacks, 2019 is set to be a resounding misery across the globe.
And it’s not likely to get better until at least 2046 if he’s proven to be right.
In his 1555 book “Les Propheties,” French seer Nostradamus tipped 2019 to be the begging of an apocalyptic war that would span nearly three decades.
The book, compiled of 942 poetic quatrains that allegedly predict future events, also believes floods will swell across much of Europe, as well as a catastrophic earthquake erupting between California and Vancouver Island, in Canada.
Terrorism and religious extremism is also tipped to increase in the Middle East.
It isn’t all bad though. The poetic clairvoyant did suggest political leaders would come together to battle climate change, as well as scientists developing a medicine that could allow us to live for 200 years.
In the text of his book, each four-line block, called a quatrain, attempts to predict an event in the future.
While logic might suggest Nostradamus’ claims could apply to almost anything, some of the coded verses do seem oddly specific.
In one passage Nostradamus wrote:
“The blood of the just will be lacking in London,
Burnt up in the fire of ’66:
The ancient Lady will topple from her high place,
Many of the same sect will be killed.”
On Sept. 2, 1666, a small-bakery fire on Pudding Lane in London kick-started a vicious inferno that ravished the city for three days.
The phrase “blood of the just” is believed to refer to the elimination of millions of flea-carrying rats that spread the Black Death.
That deadly plague died out during the Great Fire.
Many also credit the prophet for foreseeing Hitler’s rise to power.
“From the depths of the West of Europe,
A young child will be born of poor people,
He who by his tongue will seduce a great troop;
His fame will increase towards the realm of the East.”
He continued in another verse:
“Beasts ferocious with hunger will cross the rivers,
The greater part of the battlefield will be against Hister.
Into a cage of iron will the great one be drawn,
When the child of Germany observes nothing.”
Hitler was born to poor parents in 1889 in Western Europe and used public speaking skills to assemble support the Nazi party after World War I. He also allied with Japan – or the ‘East’ – in the Second World War.
While many believe “Hister” to be a misspelling, it’s also an old name for the Danube River in Austria.