Nostradamus made some incredibly scary predictions for 2024, so you best buckle in for the year ahead!
I don't know about you, but I'm starting to wonder why those predicting the future can never say anything nice... You never see any predictions for good news, do you?
With that being said, I'm deeply sorry to say that Nostradamus, the renowned astrologer who walked the earth nearly 500 years ago, made some startling claims for 2024.
In his 1555 work Les Propheties, Nostradamus expressed his visions through cryptic poems known as quatrains, often leaving readers puzzled by their meaning.
The prophecies within Les Propheties have been scrutinized for centuries, with some enthusiasts asserting that Nostradamus predicted significant historical events, such as the 9/11 attacks, the assassination of President Kennedy, and Hitler's rise to power.
In an eerily relevant quatrain predicting events for 2023, Nostradamus wrote: "So high will the bushel of wheat rise / That man will be eating his fellow man."
Thankfully, I haven't noticed any cannibalism going on, and I hope you haven't either, but the cost of living has certainly gone up, so perhaps Nostradamus was being metaphorical...
So what has 2024 apparently got in store?
Looking into the future, another quatrain warns: "The dry earth will grow more parched, and there will be great floods," while cautioning of a "very great famine through pestiferous wave."
Nostradamus also seems to have alluded to international tensions, particularly with China, in a quatrain envisioning "combat and naval battle," and a "Red adversary becoming pale with fear / Putting the great Ocean in dread."
Speculation suggests the "red adversary" refers to communist China, pointing to a potential maritime confrontation.
In a more recent interpretation by Nostradamus commentator Mario Reading, attention is drawn to a quatrain referring to the "King of the Isles," supposedly alluding to the current British monarchy.
The reading suggests a scenario where King Charles III is forced to abdicate due to "persistent attacks on both himself and his second wife," with Prince Harry – characterized as having "no mark of a king" – ascending to the throne, per the Mirror.
While that might sound horrible to some, you can't deny that it would make for an incredible season of The Crown.
If that hasn't filled your boots, how about some predictions from the blind mystic Baba Vanga?
For starters, she claimed Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet his end at the hands of an assassination, and also that Europe will be plagued by an influx of terror attacks.
Not only this, but if the seer who passed away in 1996 is correct, then we have a major economic crisis on the horizon and there will be attacks carried out with biological weapons.
It's all a bit bleak, isn't it?