December 30, 2020
And you thought it couldn’t get any worse?
World-ending asteroids, zombies and ruinous famine are on deck for 2021, according to the writings of French philosopher Michel de Nostradamus (1503-1566), whose track record for predicting the future has been freakishly accurate, The New York Post reports.
Indeed, he may have been dead for more than 450 years, but Nostradamus has famously prophesied calamitous events up through the present day in his “Les Prophéties,” a collection of quatrains.
Those who study his work say that the Renaissance-era seer alluded to such events as the French Revolution, the development of the atomic bomb, and the Sepember. 11 terrorist attacks.
Now, close readers of his work say that he foresaw a 2021 even more destructive than our current hellscape of a year.
In his writings, he mentions “Few young people: half-dead to give a start.” Hard as it is to believe, according to an analysis by the Yearly-Horoscope, this can only mean one thing: a zombie apocalypse. (This writer notes that, while viewers of The Walking Dead may anticipate such an event, others will look for different interpretations.)
“Fathers and mothers dead of infinite sorrows / Women in mourning, the pestilent she−monster: / The Great One to be no more, all the world to end,” the philosopher predicts ominously.
Nostradamus also appears to allude to the coronavirus pandemic of 2020—but writes that the following year will be even more destructive—perhaps bringing famine to the world. Already, the pandemic has resulted in millions of Americans heading to food banks for the first time. And the United Nations has warned that food insecurity will be an even bigger problem in 2021.
“After great trouble for humanity, a greater one is prepared,” Nostradamus wrote. “The Great Mover renews the ages: / Rain, blood, milk, famine, steel, and plague, / Is the heavens fire seen, a long spark running.”
Next up? An asteroid: “In the sky, one sees fire and a long trail of sparks.” Already, we’ve had a few close calls—on Christmas Day, a huge asteroid zipped right past Earth. In November, a pickup-size asteroid squeaked by our planet about 250 miles over the southern Pacific.
However, historians often point out that Nostradamus’ writings are incredibly vague—and that, while it’s fascinating to study his prophecies, nobody should make an estate plan based on his insights.
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