Nostradamus has been considered one of the most accurate prophets in history by many. He has left us some shocking prophecies for the year 2018.
His book, The Prophecies, contains over 1,000 “quatrains”—four lines of verse often written in a cryptic style—to predict future events. His writings were completed in the 16th century, and many have already been proven correct! A couple of his previous predictions include the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, the rise of Adolf Hitler in the 1930s, and the present-day persecution of the spiritual group called Falun Dafa, in China.
Many people say his words are nothing but guesses, some lucky and some not. Whether this is true or not is open to conjecture. The events predicted for 2018 are said to turn life on our planet upside down, and life may “cease to exist.” Here are some of his predictions that came true. But, what is in store for us in the coming year?
#1. The ongoing persecution of Falun Dafa in China
This is one of Nostradamus’s most famous prophecies, which strikes right within our immediate days, and is the only quatrain with a specific date.
The year one thousand nine ninety-nine, seventh month
From the sky shall come a great King of terror,
[Shall be] revived the great King of Angoulmois.
Before and after, Mars [shall] reign as chance will have it.
(Century X, No. 72)
On July 20, 1999 (one thousand nine ninety-nine, seventh month—as written in the prophecy), Jiang Zemin, former head of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), began the persecution of millions of Falun Dafa practitioners in China, undermining their fundamental right to faith.
Some understandings of Nostradamus’s prophecy above hold the “great King of terror” to be the antichrist, in the form of the CCP. The atheist CCP adheres to Marxist ideology, which is understood to be noted in the prophecy as, “Before and after, Mars [shall] reign.” The CCP saw the beliefs of Falun Gong, including the existence of the divine, heaven, gods, as incompatible with its Marxist ideals.
Falun Dafa, also known as Falun Gong, is a self-improvement meditation practice based on the moral values of Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance. The practice was introduced to the public in China by Mr. Li Hongzhi in the 1990s. Due to Falun Dafa’s extraordinary health benefits, it very soon became popular nationwide, and had an estimated 70 to 100 million followers in China alone.
The predicted event of July 1999 was the most brutal, genocidal disaster of that month in the whole world. Moreover, the persecution of 100 million innocent people, which is still occurring to this day, is something that history will look back on with horror. Furthermore, this persecution has brought about a new form of evil, whereby thousands of Falun Dafa practitioners have been murdered for their healthy organs, which are then sold as part of the CCP’s lucrative organ trade.
#2. Massive earthquakes in the United States and rest of the world
Nostradamus predicted some massive seismic activity that will shake the western part of North America, with shock waves felt across the globe. The “Ring of Fire” is a 25,000-mile basin area in the Pacific Ocean; it is here that 90 percent of the world’s earthquakes occur. This region also has 452 volcanoes—and as per the recent news, the area has been shaking this week!
Recently, on Sept. 19, Mexico endured a massive 7.1 earthquake. Less than a day later, a 6.1 earthquake struck 175 miles east of Fukushima, Japan. On Sept. 20, New Zealand was also rocked by a 6.1 magnitude, 585 km south of Invercargill, followed by a 5.1 in Wellington.
Vanuatu, a small Pacific island nation to the east of Australia, experienced a severe 6.4 earthquake on Sept 21. A 5.7 earthquake hit 125 km northeast of Surabaya, Java, sparking fears of an eruption from the volcano, Mount Agung. Surrounding areas have been put on high alert since Sept. 18. This volcano last erupted in 1963, killing more than 1,000 people.
Nostradamus said the winter of 2018 will see the “belt of fire of the Pacific” especially active, causing earthquakes and also three volcanoes to erupt.
Further predictions from the French seer include record-breaking floods over the planet, with typhoons and extreme weather in China, Japan, Russia, even Australia. Recent hurricanes and floods have already created much havoc and destruction in some parts of the world.
#4. Solar radiation to cause severe burning
Nostradamus wrote: “The kings will steal the forests, the sky will open and the fields will be burnt by the heat.”
According to the recent reports from NASA, the Sun has been flaring up. On Sept. 6, the SWPC detected two massive solar flares. The energy released in these recent flares is comparable to that of a billion hydrogen bombs.
Some scholars say this is a warning about destruction of our forests and an increase in the gap of the ozone hole, leading to more radiation on Earth.
#5. World War III and terrorism will be rampant
In Nostradamus’s quatrains, it’s understood he indicates war would begin from terrorist attacks in France from Islamic extremists.
He wrote: “The big war will start in France and then all Europe will be attacked, it will be long and terrifying for everyone.”
But there is hope, as according to the visionary, there will be an end to this war in 2025, and peace will reign.
He wrote: “From the ashes of destruction peace will reborn but few people will enjoy it,” is the final line of this quatrain.
#6. Eruption of Vesuvius
He predicted that Italy will be shaken by an eruption from this volcano. According to geologists, possibly a big eruption is expected towards the end of 2018, or at the beginning of 2019. This volcano has not erupted since 1944, and usually only erupts every 20 years. So, it has been building up pressure for 70 or more years. Around 3 million people live in nearby Naples.
Nostradamus’s predictions should be looked at in the light of all that is happening on the planet. Bear in mind these words were all written five centuries ago, and many of the predictions have come to pass. No matter what, we all need to wake up and help our fellow man, for we are indeed in times of great turmoil. Perhaps changing our hearts and minds will lead to greener pastures.
As the poems often have cryptic content, there has always been controversy surrounding their interpretation. Many of his prophecies have come to pass. Perhaps you can come up with your own interpretation?