However, there may be no need to fear after all. Regarding the year 2018, Bulgarian mystic Baba Vanga predicted two globally significant events:
#1: China will become the world’s new super power.
China’s economy has risen from 4.1% of the total global economy in 1970 to 15.6% in 2015, and Forbes predicts that number alone may be enough for #1 in 2025.
#2: A new form of energy will be uncovered on Venus.
There is no indication that Venus will be explored for energy ever (let alone in 2018). The closest thing to a Venus mission is the Parker Solar Probe that will launch in July 2018 to scrutinize the Sun’s corona; Venus’ gravity will be utilized to propel around the Sun, but that’s it.
With this info and these insights in mind, it’s difficult to believe that Vanga’s prognostications for the future should be feared—whether they come to pass or not. In these cases, it’s important to consider confirmation bias and what real progress and prosperity for humanity means. Vangelia Gushterova (Baba Vanga) may have been a modern Nostradamus, but this title and implication should not be taken for granted.
It has been written that Baba Vanga foresaw nuclear and chemical war in a World War III that would allegedly envelope Europe from 2010-2014, and also that Vanga felt Europe would no longer exist by 2016. Although some have interpreted this as the recent vote in favor of Brexit, predictions must be specific in order to be reputable or useful—so the latter explanation or rationalization cannot be accepted. By the same token, no reasonable human being could accept that Vanga’s prediction that the United States would be attacked by “steel birds” was a direct reference to 9/11.
With specifics in mind, the reasons that predictions like those mentioned above cannot be accepted as ones which have been fulfilled can be explained in two points:
#1: Any vague prediction—or a prediction which is open to interpretation—can be rationalized in the future to argue its fulfillment. If any and every prediction can be “proven” true, then all predictions are useless.
#2: The seemingly endless number of human events in the world—especially since the advent of high-speed internet—makes it even more necessary for “modern predictions” to be especially specific. There can be no room for doubt, and there can only be one good reason why a seer would refuse to be specific enough to be of use. This is what separates good seers—or real seers—from bad and useless seers.
What’s more, Vanga’s predictions always seem to originate from UK tabloids if they are traced far enough back, and this certainly doesn’t enhance the validity of Vanga’s claims. In fact, these tabloids frequently refuse to cite their own sources, and they have been accused by reputable people of neglecting to use real sources at all. Additionally, it has been written that Vanga was blind and mostly illiterate, so the words that have been recorded have been recorded by someone other than herself, without exception.
Of course, there’s nothing wrong with believing in people, or in having faith that what they say is true and helpful. However, when what has been predicted cannot possibly end up being 100% true—or if it is impossible to pinpoint what the prediction is referring to entirely—then it is neither helpful nor genuine. Seers have the potential to aid humanity greatly, and they might even have the capability to save all life on Earth.
Yet, this is even more reason to test and flesh-out their predictions.