Baba Vanga, born Vangelia Pandeva Dimitrova, was raised in Strumica, a village located at the foot of a volcanic mountain range in what was then the Ottoman Empire.
She passed away in 1995, aged 85, and was dubbed the “Nostradamus from the Balkans."
Baba led an ordinary life up until the age of 12, when she mysteriously lost her eyesight during a massive storm — described as a freak tornado.
The youngster is said to have been flung into the air and then thrown to the ground by a powerful gust of wind.
Her family reportedly found her close to death several days later while her eyes were injured and sealed shut, encrusted with a thick layer of dust and dirt.
Vanga later said that she had experienced her first vision during the days she was missing and believed she had been instilled with the ability to heal people and predict the future.
What has Baba Vanga predicted?
Baba Vanga's predictions, including those listed below, were said to have an 85 per cent success rate.
- The Kursk nuclear submarine disaster: In 1980, Baba said Kursk will be "covered with water and the whole world will weep over it" claiming the disaster would happen in August 1999. The Russian sub sank in August 2000, killing all aboard.
- ISIS: The Bulgarian is also said to have predicted the rise of terror group ISIS.
- Syrian gas attack: Before she died, Baba warned of a showdown in the country, where "Muslims would use chemical warfare against Europeans". This is thought to be similar to the suspected gas attack Assad launched against his own people.
- Brexit: While some crackpot conspiracy theorists claims Baba predicated Brexit - she actually incorrectly said Europe will "cease to exist" by 2017, something which obviously has not happened.
- She claimed the 44th US President would be black - however she also said he or she would be the last President, which again did not happen.
- In 1989, she claimed the "American brethren will fall after being attacked by the steel birds... and innocent blood will be gushing". Some believe this is a reference to the September 11 attacks on the US in 2001.
- Vladimir Putin will win the 2018 election. In 1979, during a meeting with writer Valentin Sidorov, Vanga said: “All will thaw, as if ice, only one remain untouched -Vladimir’s glory, glory of Russia."
- World War 3: Shortly before her death, the elderly woman said: "Russia will not only survive, it will dominate the world."
Baba Vanga's predictions for this year and the future
- Global hunger will be eradicated between 2025 and 2028
- China will overtake the US as a superpower
- Polar ice caps will melt from 2033 to around 2045 and ocean levels will rise around this time
- Doctors will be able to cure any disease with cloning technology
- From around 2072, a classless Communist society will thrive in hand with nature
- A colony on Mars will enable the planet to become a nuclear power, and demand independence from Earth from around 2170 to 2256
- The universe will end in 5079
What did Baba Vanga predict for 2019?
- Baba has predicted that massive megaquakes will happen, a tsunami will wipe out parts of Asia, an European Economic collapse will take place and Russia is to be hit by a giant meteorite.
- Not only this, but there will be a Putin assassination attempt and Trump will fall ill with a mysterious illness, which will cause hearing problems.
- Trump is predicted to be struck with a mysterious illness that will cause him to suffer from nausea, tinnitus, brain trauma, and hearing loss - a condition American diplomats in Cuba and China were affected by a similar ailment this year.
- And she may have “predicted the 2004 tsunami”, but Baba thinks another one is coming next year that could wipe out several Asian countries and other places around the world.
- These include Pakistan, India, parts of China, Japan and Indonesia, along with parts of Alaska.
- Other disasters are said to come in the form of Europe experiencing a catastrophic economic collapse.
- Russia is also said to be hit by a meteorite, according to Baba.