NOSTRADAMUS’ eerie predictions have mystified the world for centuries, but did the French prophet predict the outbreak of World War 3 this year?The start of US and South Korea’s military exercises on the day of the total solar eclipse has sparked fears that a major armed conflict could be on the horizon.
North Korean state-run newspaper Rodong Sinmun warned: “The Trump group’s declaration of the reckless nuclear war exercises against the DPRK … is a reckless behavior driving the situation into the uncontrollable phase of a nuclear war.”
But the escalating tensions have not come as a surprise to some who believe that the events have been foretold centuries ago by the French physician Nostradamus.
Who was Nostradamus?
Born in 1503, Michel de Nostredame was a French physician and seer who is credited with predicting several major world events.
In 1555 Nostradamus published his best known book Les Propheties, which some claim predicted disasters such as the Great Fire of London in 1666.
He 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.”
Followers also claim he predicted the rise of Adolf Hitler in this passage:
WW3 predictions: Nostradamus was a French physician and alleged clairvoyant
Most of Nostradamus’ cryptic messages seem to prophesy death and destruction.
According to his prophecies, a devastating 27-year-long war will break out between the world’s two great superpowers after the rise of a third Antichrist.
Twice put up and twice cast down, the East will also weaken the West
A weakened West: “Twice put up and twice cast down, the East will also weaken the West. Its adversary after several battles chased by sea will fail at time of need.”
WW3 predictions: Nostradamus wrote about a conflict between the East and West
Nostradamus’ critics are quick to point out that his four-lined quatrains are too cryptic to be full understood and always remain open to interpretation.
WW3 predictions: Critics point out that Nostradamus’ passages are too cryptic to fully understand
Professor Jean-Claude Pecker, of the Collège de France in Paris, even argued that Nostradamus did not write predictions of the future but rather wrote about past events.