World War III and a new Pope: media decoded Nostradamus' prediction for 2024
Throughout history, many people have claimed to be able to predict the future. Religious figures, prophets, and astrologers have published their predictions, sometimes even ahead of time by centuries. The most famous seer is the Frenchman Nostradamus, or Michel de Nostredame, the name he was given at birth.
For five centuries now, scientists and esotericists have been trying to unravel the mysterious messages left behind by Nostradamus. The media have deciphered the seer's predictions for 2024, and some of them may come as a shock.
Who was Nostradamus?
Michel de Nostredame, better known as Nostradamus, was a French astrologer and physicist who lived in the 16th century.
Michel de Nostredame was born on December 14, 1503, in the city of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence in the south of France. At the age of 14, the young man left his family and entered the University of Montpellier, where he studied medicine and astrology.
Nostradamus was a true genius of his time. He had a perfect knowledge of astronomy and medicine, spoke several languages, including Latin, Greek, and Hebrew, and was fond of astrology. Few people know, but Nostradamus was also a renowned physicist and was even the physician to Kings Henry II, Francis II, and Charles IX.
Nostradamus was quite a controversial figure and often faced criticism and attacks from religious authorities for his beliefs and medical practice.
Nostradamus used his vast knowledge to write unique predictions. These were encrypted quatrains, some of which are still difficult to interpret.
Michel de Nostredame died on July 2, 1566, at the age of 62, leaving behind a book of mysterious prophecies that continue to be solved even 500 years after his death.
The "Prophecies" of Nostradamus is a collection of 942 poetic quatrains that were published in 1555.
What Nostradamus predicted for 2024
Nostradamus' forecast for the next year is disappointing, to put it mildly. The seer saw chaos, fear, and uncertainty all over the world. A period of difficulties and disasters had begun, which would be a real test for humanity.
The Third World War
Nostradamus wrote that humanity will face "seven months of the Great War" in 2024. Researchers' opinions on the outbreak of World War III are divided: some believe it will be a continuation of the war in Ukraine, while others foresee the possibility of a major conflict provoked by China over Taiwan.
According to the "Prophecies," several world powers, including the United States, Russia, and China, will be involved in a new great war.
The verse that mentions this war is as follows:
"The antichrist very soon annihilates the three,
Twenty-seven years his war will last.
The unbelievers are dead, captive, exiled;
With blood, human bodies, water and red hail covering the ear"
A terrible earthquake
Nostradamus also predicted a terrible earthquake that would cause widespread destruction in California and result in many deaths.
By the way, Nostradamus was not the only one who spoke about natural disasters. Eno Alaric, better known as the "Time Traveler," also predicted a powerful earthquake in California.
Changes in the Vatican: a new pope
Five centuries ago, Nostradamus wrote that Pope Francis would step down from his duties at the Vatican due to his advanced age. In the coming months, a new pope will be elected to lead the Catholic Church. Francis will be replaced by "an obscure and dangerous person who will cause a scandal." Some researchers even say that "the future pope-elect will be an African or Asian cardinal from the countryside."
Changes on a planetary scale: global warming
Nostradamus did not see any positive changes in addressing the issue of global warming. On the contrary, the problem would become even more serious. The seer spoke of great floods that would be caused by global warming.
Nostradamus predicted that Russian dictator Vladimir Putin would face a great test in 2024. Even according to the poems of Nostradamus written centuries earlier, it seems that the situation in Russia will get worse. Hopefully, Nostradamus was right and the Kremlin dictator will soon leave Ukraine alone.
China and world leadership
For several decades, China has experienced impressive growth, both economically and militarily. In a world that has become interconnected, open and free for trade, China's economic and cultural influence continues to grow. The country has also spread its influence in many regions of the world.
Nostradamus' predictions indicate that this influence will continue to grow, and the "country in the middle" will eventually "surpass American power and take the reins of international leadership."
The year 2024 should also be marked by numerous scientific advances in transplantation and the manufacture of artificial organs, which could be "made through 3D printing or the discovery of new materials compatible with the human body."
This would be a significant step forward as many patients would be able to access previously expensive treatments. Nostradamus predicted that these artificial organs would be widely distributed around the world and could save many lives.
The age of technology and innovation
Researchers of Nostradamus' poems say that the prophet predicted a leap in the field of new technologies. This will find application in many technological innovations. In fact, Nostradamus predicted significant progress in many areas, including machine learning, robotics, as well as health, finance, and transportation, among others. Artificial intelligence, medical diagnostics, and treatment will provide new solutions and thus save many lives. The invention of autonomous vehicles is also expected to change the way we move and travel.
A charismatic leader in Europe
Nostradamus predicted the emergence of a young charismatic leader in Europe. He will have excellent public speaking skills. It is said that the crowd will literally follow him. The leader will lead a social or political movement.
What predictions of Nostradamus came true?
It's hard to say how many predictions have come true because interpretations of the mysterious poems are quite subjective. While some researchers are convinced that most of the predictions have come true, others do not believe any of them.
The fact is that Nostradamus's poems are very "poetic," vague, and open to interpretation.
Researchers offer a list of some of the prophecies that have come true:
The election of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States (2017)
The September 11 terrorist attacks (2001)
"At forty-five degrees, the sky will burn.
Fire to approach the great new city;"
The assassination of John F. Kennedy (1963)
Atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki (1945)
"Near the gates and within two cities
There will be scourges the like of which was never seen,
Famine within plague, people put out by steel"
Hitler's rise to power in the 1930s
The arrest of Louis XVI (1791)
The French Revolution (1789-1799)
The Great Fire of London (1666)
By the way, OBOZ.UA shared what Nostradamus predicted for 2023 and whether any prophecies have already come true.