A blind mystic who is said to have predicted the 9/11 attacks, the Boxing Day tsunami and Brexit is also believed to have forecast two significant events in 2018.
Baba Vanga envisioned two world-changing events happening next year.
The Bulgarian – who died in 1996 aged 85 – left predictions going all the way to the 51st Century – when she said the world would end.
The coming year has two major events in store, according to the woman known as the ‘Nostradamus from the Balkans’, reports the Mirror .
She said that in 2018 China will become the world’s next “super power”, taking over from the US and “a new form of energy” will be discovered on Venus.
Could these predictions actually come true?
The Parker Solar Probe, named after the solar astrophysicist Eugene Parker, is scheduled to launch in July 2018.
The NASA robotic spacecraft is designed to probe the outer corona of the Sun.
While the craft will not actual land on Venus, it will use the planet’s gravitational force to achieve multiple passes of the Sun.
The mission aims to determine the structure and dynamics of the magnetic fields at the sources of solar wind, trace the flow of energy that heats the plasma surrounding the Sun and explore dusty plasma near the star and its influence on solar wind and energetic particle formation.
It’s scheduled launch date was originally in 2015, but this was pushed back.
Baba Vanga predicted the mission will discover a new form of energy, according to conspiracy theorists.
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.
Her second prediction for 2018- that China would overtake the US as a superpower – is also plausible.
Two years ago research group The Conference Board estimated that by 2018, China’s contribution to global GDP will surpass that of the US.
In 2015 the US contributed 16.7% of the world’s economy but this is expected to fall to 14.9% in 2025, according to Forbes.
China’s economy on the other hand has expanded significantly in recent years. In 1970 the country was responsible for just 4.1% of the total world’s economy. But this rose to 15.6% in 2015 and China continues to grow.
The future predictions of the blind mystic
According to the prophetess, China will become a world power in 2018.
She’s probably out a few years here as China is already an economic and military powerhouse.
We’ve also apparently got a change in the earth’s orbit to look forward to some time before 2023.
A golden age
A new energy source will be created and global hunger will start to be eradicated between 2025 and 2028. A manned spacecraft to Venus will be launched.
Ice caps melt
From 2033 to 2045 the polar ice caps will melt, causing ocean levels to rise. Meanwhile, Muslims rule Europe and the world economy is thriving.
Cloning cures most diseases
The rise of cloning allows doctors to cure any disease as the body is simply and easily replaced.
The US will launch an attack on Muslim Rome using a climate-based ‘instant freezing’ weapon.
Red and green
Between 2072 and 2086 a classless, Communist society will thrive hand in hand with newly-restored nature
A LOT happens from 2170 to 2256, including a Mars colony becoming a nuclear power and demanding independence from the earth, the establishment of an underwater city and the discovery of something “terrible” during the search for alien life.
Some time between 2262 and 2304 we’ll crack time travel. Meanwhile French guerrillas fight the Muslim authorities in France.
The “secrets of the moon” will be unveiled.
The end of the earth
From 2341 a series of natural and man-made disasters render our home planet uninhabitable. Humanity escapes to another solar system, but resources are scarce and wars are waged as a result.
Going backwards – 3815 to 3878
Civilization has been destroyed and people live like beasts until a new religion rises to lead us out of the darkness.
Immortal alien hybrids
From 4302 to 4674 the concepts of evil and hatred have been eliminated, humans are immortal and have assimilated with aliens.
The 340 billion people scattered throughout the universe can talk to God.
The end of all things
In 5079 the universe will end.