NOSTRADAMUS (And The Predictions That Made Him History's Most Famous Fortune Teller)
He's been called a fortune teller, a prophet, a clairvoyant, a scammer... Nostradamus is said to have accurately predicted every major event in history, from the JFK assassination to 9/11 to the Covid pandemic. His books are still bestsellers, and people still live their lives today according to his readings of the stars, even though the French astrologer has been dead for over 500 years. So was 'Michel de Nostredame' and his most famous book The Prophecies (Les Prophéties) the real deal? How did he so accurately predict things like the existence of Hitler, or the exact year Queen Elizabeth II would die, hundreds of years before it all happened?
Or... was he just a travelling salesman who started selling fake horoscopes for money and accidentally lucked into a very profitable scam?
We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there's this:
Watch this doco & try not to get distracted by thinking how much better it would be if Philomena Funk was narrating it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsrc0NHE5Fo
This is a great article that’s worth a glance https://www.laphamsquarterly.org/future/quack-prophet
Read this translation of a transcription of Nasty’s “The Prophecies” in full, or just skim through and see if it gives you, I dunno, visions https://zelalemkibret.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/the-complete-works-of-nostradamus.pdf
Watch this video the guy who reckons he’s King Charles’ son reacting to Nosty’s predictions about the future of the crown https://7news.com.au/lifestyle/eerie-nostradamus-prediction-about-queen-death-stuns-internet-as-major-new-royal-upset-forecast-c-8207977
And here are some listicles covering the dozens of times The Simpsons predicted the future
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