Baba Vanga: Legendary Bulgarian Prophetess

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Had this on file from a while ago:

NOTES FROM HISTORY: Baba Vanga

00:00 Mon 19 Dec 2005 - Lucy Cooper


WHAT do the break-up of the Soviet Union, the Chernobyl disaster, Boris Yeltsin’s electoral victory, the date of Stalin’s death, the sinking of the Russian submarine Kursk, and Topalov’s victory in the world chess tournament this year have in common? Before conspiracy theorists get carried away; they are all events said to have been foretold by “Baba Vanga”.

Evangelia “Vanga” Dimitrova, or Baba Vanga, as she was know to many Bulgarians, is a powerful, mystical figure in Bulgaria’s recent history, whose prophecies have been compared by some to those of Nostradamus.

Vanga was born in 1911. She lived in Petrich near Rupite mineral springs, in the mountains south of Melnik. But beyond this, as is often the case with such figures, it is difficult to separate the fact from the fiction in accounts of her life, as mythologies have grown up and interwoven around her.

The popular story goes that when she was a child, Vanga was caught in a storm or twister, which uprooted trees, blew sand and dust into her eyes and whisked her into the air, before leaving her in a field some distance from her house. When the storm abated, the young Vanga was found to have lost the sight in both her eyes. It was then, when she became blind, that she was said to have received her ‘gift’. This gift consisted of the ability to foretell the future, to ‘see’ what to others was not visible and thus locate things and people, and to communicate with those who were not physically present; skills referred to by some as clairvoyant or psychic.

In one version of the story, it is said that her skill developed slowly, and that it was not until one day when her father - a shepherd - lost one of his sheep, and she was able to locate it because she could ‘see’ where it was, despite her blindness, that Vanga’s talent was recognised. Whatever the truth in this account, as people heard of Vanga’s special skills, they came to her for consultations, often wanting news of loved ones fighting in the war. She also developed a skill for healing people by using flowers and herbs.

Some say that Vanga would request a piece a piece of sugar from each of her visitors, which acted as a crystal to focus energy and aided her powers of intuition. “The space around us contains the information about everything. One has to know the way to find it,” Pravda.ru quoted Yury Negribetsky, a researcher into clairvoyance, as saying in regard to this.

As word of Vanga’s talents travelled, so people were prepared to travel to visit her. Among Vanga’s visitors were village people, intellectuals, ministers and politicians. Former prime minister Zhan Videnov and former communist dictator Todor Zhivkov are both reported to have sought her counsel. Petar Stoyanov also went to see her at the start of his (successful) campaign as a presidential candidate.

Such was her standing, that when the communists came to power in 1945, she was not interfered with, and later they even made allowance for her, making her what has been described as the first “subsidised prophetess”.

The Vanga phenomenon attracted attention from many researchers, including the Bulgarian Dr Georgi Lozanov, who earnt a name for himself in the field of education with his Suggestopedia approach to teaching. This involved using techniques derived from yoga to combine suggestion and relaxation to make the brain more receptive to data. “Used in education, these techniques show phenomenal promise to increase language learning, memory, artistic and musical ability. Lozanov also is applying his techniques towards the development of mental healing and dermal vision,” wrote Jeffry Mishlove, PhD in his book, The Roots of Consciousness.

As director of the Institute of Suggestology and Paraphyschology in Sofia, Lozanov was interested in telepathy and extra sensory perception (ESP). “One of Lozanov’s many research activities involves the evaluation of the predictions made by the blind, peasant woman, Vanga Dimitrova, who may be the modern world’s first Government supported prophetess. (In fact, the Institute of Suggestology and Parapsychology, with over thirty staff members, is supported by the Bulgarian government.),” wrote Mishlove. “Studies are reported to have shown that Dimitrova’s predictive abilities - particularly strong in terms of finding lost relatives and friends - are about eighty percent accurate.”

Despite this apparently high success rate, tales of Vanga’s prophecies of course attracted scepticism from some quarters. “Because it was such a major disaster that resulted in the loss of many lives, a psychic prophet predicted it many years before the incident. Also like many such predictions, nobody realised that she had made the prophecy until a month after the disaster,” said the Sceptic Report in relation Vanga’s prediction of the sinking of the Kursk nuclear submarine. The report cites the Netizens for Spin-Free News: “Among the predictions she said ‘Kursk will be underwater, and the whole world will mourn about it.’ She went on to say, ‘it can happen in 1999 or in 2000. But that it would happen for sure in the month of August.’”

The report points to flaws in this prediction, saying: “Kursk is also a city, and there’s nothing to say that she was thinking of a submarine when she made it. Shouldn’t she have been more specific, maybe my mentioning the fact that it was a craft and not a location? Nineteen ninety-nine and 2000 are years that made excellent targets for all kinds of disastrous tragedies. That she would choose either year is nothing amazing. We really have no idea how many other predictions she made, or how accurate they were. We’ll go by NSFN again: ‘According to Russian Psychologist Tatiana Somova, psychic predictions are easy to believe after-the-fact and many of Vanga’s predictions have passed without being fulfilled.’”

That notwithstanding, accounts from Bulgarians portray Vanga as a humble woman who wanted to help people; gaining fame for her predictions was not her motivation, and such criticisms seem irrelevant in the face of the respect that Bulgarians have for her and the high esteem in which she is held.

The depth of the nation’s feeling for her and her important place in society were seen at the event of her death and reflected in the fact that state news agency BTA issued a news flash on August 11 1996, when she died of breast cancer in a Sofia hospital. Georgi Pirinski, Petar Stoyanov and other high-profile politicians sent condolences to her family. “She lived not for herself but for the people. That made her a living saint for us,” said then-prime minister Zhan Videnov.

An interesting footnote to Vanga’s story, is that she has also been embraced by UFO enthusiasts around the world. UFO Roundup cites an exchange between their correspondent Yassen Kobarelov and a Ms Stoyanova, said to be Vanga’s niece: “According to Mme. Stoyanova, her aunt was in contact with ETs from the planet Vamfim. The entities appeared as elderly bearded sages with mystic and severe expressions and brilliant costumes, saying that the time of contact is not yet ended. There will be even more surprising evidence (of alien contact) in the future. They showed her a vision of a planet surrounded by bright stars in her house’ at Petrich,” says the report.

According to some sources, one of Vanga’s last predictions was that a gift similar to hers had been received by a blind 10-year-old girl living in France, and that soon the world was to hear of her. Time will tell.

For now, Vanga lives on in the hearts of the many who visited her and believe her to be a prophet. St Petka church in Rupite, near Petrich was constructed in remembrance of her and though not officially approved by the Bulgarian Orthodox church, many still visit it to pay their respects to the memory of this remarkable woman.
www.sofiaecho.com/article/notes-from-hi ... 25/catid_3
 

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And then I spotted this on the front page and while it is Pravda ad I'd usually put it in the Pravda thread because their news reports are suspect it seems to fit better here - can those predictions be confirmed?:

Legendary Bulgarian prophetess Vanga predicted most horrible catastrophes

03.02.2006 Source: URL: http://english.pravda.ru/science/myster ... 60-Vanga-0


Her most shocking prediction was made in 1980. The blind old woman said: “At the turn of the century, in August of 1999 or 2000, Kursk will be covered with water, and the whole world will be weeping over it.”

The prediction did not make any sense back then. Twenty years on, it made a horrifying sense. A Russian nuclear submarine perished in an accident in August of 2000. The sub was named after the city of Kursk , which by no means could have been covered with water.

Does the gift of foreseeing really exist?

Gone with a tornado

Vanga (Vangelia) Pandeva was born on January 31, 1911 . She died on August 11, 1996 . She lived in the city of Petrich , Bulgaria . She was buried in a churchyard of the Saint Petca Bulgarian Church in the Rupite region.

Vanga lost her sight when she was 12. She was swept away by a mighty tornado. Later she was found alive, covered with dirt and stones, with sand in her eyes. She became blind as a result.

Vanga started making predictions when she was 16. She helped her father find a sheep stolen from the flock. She provided a detailed description of a yard where the animal was being hidden by the thieves. Her powers of foreseeing took shape after she turned 30.

Many a statesman visited Vanga. Adolf Hitler called on her one day. He left her house looking rather upset.

The predictions

“Horror, horror! The American brethren will fall after being attacked by the steel birds. The wolves will be howling in a bush, and innocent blood will be gushing.” (1989)

Happened as predicted. The World Trade Center Towers in New York collapsed following terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 . The WTC Towers were dubbed “Twins” or “Brothers.” The terrorists drove passenger planes –“the steel birds”- into the towers. “The bush” obviously relates to the surname of the current U.S. president.

“Numerous catastrophes and disasters will shake the world. The mentality of the people will change. They will be divided by their faith…” (date unknown)

Happened as predicted. Bad times have arrived. Something is happening to the mentality of the people. Out time is rife with catastrophes and disasters e.g. last year’s tsunami, which clamed thousands of lives. We might as well cite numerous terrorist attacks and ethnic riots

“We are witnessing the events of paramount significance. Two big leaders shook hands.

(manifest reference to Gorbachev and Reagan). But we have to wait for a long time before the Eighth One will come forth and sign a final peace agreement on Earth.” (January 1988)


The predictions are beginning to come true with regard to the Eighth One at the very least.

By the way, during the Yeltsin presidency, Vanga already hinted at the next Russian president though she never called him by the name. “It will be a totally new figure. Zyuganov and Lebed are ruled out.” The Eighth One has already arrived: Russia joined the Group of Seven. Now it is the G-8. Making peace all over the word should be the next step.

“Everything will melt away like ice yet the glory of Vladimir , the glory of Russia are the only things that will remain. Russia will not only survive, it will dominate the world. (1979)

Still has to come true. At the same time, Russia did survive. The prediction was made in Soviet times when just a few people were using the term “ Russia .” It remains to be seen which Vladimir Vanga referred to. There are three real candidates: The Prince Vladimir, Vladimir Lenin, and our current president a.k.a. the Eighth One.

“The trains will start flying in 2018. They will be powered by the Sun. Earth will take a rest since they will stop extracting oil.” (1960)

The prediction is about to come true. Scientists intend to extract helium-3 from the lunar soil. The plans regarding helium production on the Moon were made public a few days ago. Helium-3 is both a product of the solar activity and a fuel for nuclear reactors. Nuclear reactors will produce electricity to power “flying trains.”

A piece of advice from Vanga

“Never take on the fools. They are not so dangerous as they seem, do not try to change them. Morons can do you more harm. The can do something that will cause quite a stir among all the people.”


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© 1999-2006. «PRAVDA.Ru».
 

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This was in today's Pop Bitch newsletter.

>> Visionary Vanga <<
Believe the Bulgarian soothsayer!

The Bulgarian psychic known only as "Vanga"
acquired her abilities in 1923, when, as a
12-year-old, she was swept away by a tornado.
Vanga was found alive, but blinded, and
immediately began making predictions. Her
first act of foresight to locate some sheep
stolen from her father. Her reputation really
took off when, aged 30, she predicted the
future for Adolf Hitler. (He apparently
left "looking rather upset.")

Some of Her best predictions have only
recently been proved true, For example: "At
the turn of the century, in August of 1999
or 2000, Kursk will be covered with water,
and the whole world will be weeping over it."
(In August 2000 Russian submarine Kursk
sank with no survivors.)

Then there's her Sept 11 prediction:
"Horror, horror! The American brethren will
fall after being attacked by the steel birds."

So what else can we expect to occur? Well,
Vanga asserted that Russia will not only
survive, it will come to dominate the world.
And, in 2018, trains will start flying.
Thankfully, she never predicted that
Boyzone will reform.
You know what'd be fun to do? Set up some sort of online calender and fill it with as many predictions as we can find. Then there'd be no reporting of predictions after the fact and it could be used to record the success rate.
Could use a wiki format so that anyone could add their own prediction (all properly dated, of course, to ensure there's no fiddling).
 

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The Wikipedia Article on Suggestopedia is interesting, and it was developed by one of the Baba Vanga researchers mentioned in the first article...

Suggestopedia is one of the teaching methods developed by Bulgarian psychologist Georgi Lozanov based on the study of Suggestology. The method has been used in different fields of studies but mostly in the field of foreign languages learning. Lozanov claimed that by using this method one can teach languages approximately three to five times as quickly as conventional methods. The theory applied positive suggestion in teaching when it was developed in the 1970s. However, as improved, it has focused more on “desuggestive learning” and now is often called “desuggestopedia.” Suggestopedia is the latest of the six major foreign-language teaching methods known to language teaching experts (the oldest being the grammar translation method.) The name of Suggestopedia is from the words “suggestion” and “pedagogy.”
and
Side Effects
Lozanov claims that the effect of the method is not only in language learning. There confirmed favorable side effects on health, the social and psychological relations, and the subsequent success in other subjects.

Support of the Method
Suggestopedia lacks in scientific backing but is said to be backed by strong results and is applied by language teaching experts across the world, including the District Departments of Education and the Ministry of Education in Bulgaria. UNESCO experts have also supported the method after the presentation and demonstration of its method for them, and their research afterwards.

Disinformation
Because Suggestopedia works on subconsciousness, it is often said that the method includes hypnosis or other techniques which gave negative impacts on human beings. However, Lozanov strongly denies this and claims that the method does not use techniques such as; hypnosis, NLP, breathing exercises, use of the alpha waves of the brain, special diets, and so on.
 

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A BLIND mystic who reportedly foretold 9/11, the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami, the Fukushima nuclear spill and the birth of ISIS also made dire predictions for 2016 and beyond.

Bulgaria-born Prophetess Baba Vanga, who died in 1996 aged 85, was known as “Nostradamus from the Balkans” thanks to a purported 85 per cent success rate and has long been revered in Russia and Europe as a kind of supernatural saint.

Of the hundreds of predictions Vanga made over her 50-year career as a celebrated clairvoyant, a large number alluded to natural and climate change-related disasters. She warned of melting polar ice caps and rising sea temperatures back in the 1950s, decades before anyone had heard of global warming.

Her followers believe her vivid description of a “huge wave” that would descend on a “big coast, covering people and towns and (causing) everything to disappear under the water” was a reference to the 2004 tsunami and earthquake which claimed hundreds of thousands of lives across the Pacific Rim.

But it’s Vanga’s preoccupation with a “great Muslim war” that has sent believers, conspiracy theorists and Islamophobics into a doomsday frenzy in recent months as the world struggles to contain the escalating threat from Islamic State and its affiliates.

The chilling prophecies warn of a 2016 invasion of Europe by Muslim extremists, a conflict she predicted would begin with the Arab Spring in 2010, play out in Syria where “Muslims would use chemical warfare against Europeans”, and culminate in the establishment of a caliphate by 2043 with Rome at its epicentre.

According to Vanga, Europe as we know it will “cease to exist” by the end of next year following the systematic elimination of entire populations, leaving the continent “almost empty”, a “wasteland almost entirely devoid of any form of life”.


http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/re...d/news-story/6adaca964c9bde14e21103ee7d4fbc1d
 

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A BLIND mystic who reportedly foretold 9/11, the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami, the Fukushima nuclear spill and the birth of ISIS also made dire predictions for 2016 and beyond.

...was known as “Nostradamus from the Balkans” thanks to a purported 85 per cent success rate .
I think that crediting Nostradamus with anything like an 85% success rate is an insult to every monkey who's ever wielded a typewriter.
 

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From Tribble's link above:

"2025:
The population of Europe will reach almost zero.

"2028: Mankind will fly to Venus, in hope of finding new sources of energy.

"2033: World water levels will rise as the polar ice caps melt (this is already happening).

"2043: Europe’s transformation into an Islamic caliphate is complete. Rome is named the capital. The world’s economy thrives under Muslim rule.

"2066: America will use a new climate change weapon for the first time in a bid to retake Rome and bring back Christianity."

It was being so cheerful that kept her going!

:confused:





:cry:





:revelry:
 

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Bags more Baba Fun on this Site!

Other Baba Vanga Prophecies for the Future

(Selected Highlights)


  • 2100 – Man made Sun is lighting up the dark side of the planet Earth.
  • 2111 – People become robots.
  • 2154 – Animals become half-humans.
  • 2167 – New religion
  • 2196 – Full mixture between Asians and Europeans.
Population recovers from "Almost Zero" only to become robots eighty-six years later, merge with animals forty-three years after that, convert to a new religion within thirteen years and by then are nearly ready for the supreme horror of miscegenation!

:creepy:
 
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Population recovers from "Almost Zero" only to become robots eighty-six years later, merge with animals forty-three years after that, convert to a new religion within thirteen years

:creepy:
Meet the high priest of Roboratianism, Jim Smith of Liverpool:


I'm told the Holy Sacrament involves cheese.
 

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Bags more Baba Fun on this Site!

Other Baba Vanga Prophecies for the Future

(Selected Highlights)


  • 2100 – Man made Sun is lighting up the dark side of the planet Earth.
  • 2111 – People become robots.
  • 2154 – Animals become half-humans.
  • 2167 – New religion
  • 2196 – Full mixture between Asians and Europeans.
Population recovers from "Almost Zero" only to become robots eighty-six years later, merge with animals forty-three years after that, convert to a new religion within thirteen years and by then are nearly ready for the supreme horror of miscegenation!

:creepy:
Sounds like she was running out of plausible predictions to offer her fans.

:p Man made sun lighting up the dark side of the Earth.
Yeah, that's just what the sleeping population on Earth needs - NOT.
 

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The name Baba Vanga has echoes of the Slavic witch, Baba Yaga.

I had assumed her origins lay in the dim and distant past but that Wikipedia page - which contains some wonderful illustrations - states that she is first mentioned in writing as late as 1755! Before coming into literary focus, it seems likely she had many names in fireside tales. :cooll:
 

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Apparently she also predicted that World War 3 would start in 2010 and end in 2014 after going nuclear. I'm calling that one a miss.
 

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Ah, Criswell. Future events such as these will affect you in the future. I sometimes listen to his LP when I can't sleep.

 

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Blind mystic who 'predicted 9/11 and Brexit' has claimed that Donald Trump will be prevented from taking office
  • 17:56, 11 Nov 2016
  • Updated 21:38, 11 Nov 2016
  • By Natalie Evans
A BLIND mystic who it is claimed has predicted the rise of ISIS, Brexit and 9/11 has also warned that outgoing President Barack Obama will be the USA’s last.

Conspiracy theorists think that prophetess Baba Vanga has foretold that Donald Trump will not be sworn in on January 20 next year.

The Bulgarian - who died 20 years ago - was also known as ‘the Nostradamus of the Balkans’.

She is revered in Russia for her 85% success rate when it comes to telling the future - with millions convinced that she possessed paranormal abilities.

Now it transpires the clairvoyant made a staggering prophecy about the US election .

Incredibly, Baba correctly predicted that the 44th President of the United States would be black.

She also warned that an economic crisis would prevent the 45th president from taking office, meaning Obama would be the last to serve his term.

Her chilling prediction states: “Everyone will put their hopes in him to end it, but the opposite will happen; he will bring the country down and conflicts between north and south states will escalate.”

Twitter users were quick to reference Baba Vanga's predictions after Trump's shock victory in the race for the White House.

Many put faith in Baba's predictions due to the accuracy of her previous prophecies.

Theorists believe she foretold Brexit - even going so far as to say that Europe as we know it will “cease to exist” by the end of 2016.

Moreover she claimed the continent will be left “almost empty” - and be turned into a “wasteland almost entirely devoid of any form of life”.

Baba's believers also fear her prediction of a “great Muslim war” and an invasion of Europe by Muslim extremists - stemming from the Arab Spring in 2010 - and conflict in Syria.

She claimed that “Muslims would use chemical warfare against Europeans”.

Critics however claim that people will twist her prophecies to make them seem true.

More on http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/weird-news/blind-mystic-who-predicted-911-9242948
 

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Big protein lump detected on the ass of Venus. McDonald's suspected.
 
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