Some say the past few years have felt wildly unpredictable after a plethora of major global events took place, but there may have been one man who knew exactly what was going to happen – Nostradamus. For 2024, people are looking to Nostradamus to try and prepare for the future, but it seems one of his prophecies may have already come true. If it’s true he predicted this major event, it looks like we’re in for quite the ride this year.
Nostradamus has already accurately predicted major global events
Nostradamus was a French astrologer, apothecary, and, to many, psychic of the 16th century. He published a collection of 942 poetic quatrains, Les Prophéties, in 1555, and many believe that within these vague stanzas, he accurately predicted several major global events. For this, he has earned the title of “the prophet of doom.”
His believers say that centuries ago, he accurately predicted the rise of the German Fürher that led to the Second World War, the September 11th attack on the World Trade Center in 2001, and the COVID-19 pandemic that began in 2020.
He predicted the New Year’s Day earthquake in Japan
Now, Nostradamus’ believers say that he predicted the New Year’s Day earthquake that rocked Japan on January 1, 2024, at around 4 pm local time. In his publication, he wrote, “The dry earth will grow more parched, and there will be great floods when it is seen.” Many say that he was referring to the 7.5 magnitude tremor that sparked three-foot tsunamis along the country’s western coast.
Residents were warned of the earthquake by the nation’s Earthquake Early Warning System with an urgent alert sent to their cellphones. While thousands of residents of coastal communities fled to higher ground, over 50 people were recorded killed in the catastrophe. The Japan Meteorological Agency reported that around 200 tremors have been detected following the earthquake. Following the event, officials dispatched a 3000-person search and rescue team comprised of police officers, firefighters, and army personnel to help those still caught in the damage from the quake.
Other predictions for 2024
While Nostradamus may have predicted the earthquake, it wasn’t his only prediction for the year. Along with predicting an increase in climate change (2023 was the hottest year on record, with experts predicting that 2024 could be even hotter), Nostradamus predicted that there would be a new pope this year. “Through the death of a very old Pontiff, a Roman of good age will be elected, of him it will be said that he weakens his see, but long will he sit and in biting activity,” he wrote. Currently, Pope Francis is the head of the Catholic Church. He is 87 years old.
The French psychic also predicted that King Charles III would abdicate the throne. British author and Nostradamus commentator Mario Reading supported this predication, believing that King Charles III would abdicate the throne as a result of “persistent attacks on both himself and his second wife.”
At this rate, this year might be a doozy.