Baba Vanga, a mystic Bulgarian woman who died in 1996, has been known for predicting future events. She predicted the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the rise of Islamic terrorism and the Christmas tsunami of 2004. For 2018, there are two events that the blind woman said would become true.
China will overtake the USA as the world’s number one economic power and scientists will discover a new form of energy on our sister planet Venus. These two predictions may, in fact, just have a chance of becoming reality.
China’s economy has been growing steadily for many years. Today, China’s share of the world’s economy is at 15.6 % while the US still is the largest economic power at 16.7% . Many experts say that China will be overtaking the USA soon.
On the other side, NASA is not planning to send a space probe to Venus but will send a spacecraft to the sun in 2018. The mission was scheduled for 2015 but postponed because of technical problems. The probe will fly by Venus and scientists do not rule out new discoveries of the planet that may be made.
Baba Vanga, whom many followers call the Nostradamus of the Balkans, made predictions up to the year 5079, when, according to her, the world and the universe will come to an end. In 2028 the world will suffer a global hunger crisis and in 3005 a war on Mars will change the trajectory of the planet.
Referring to her predictions of 9/11 and Brexit, Baba Vanga said that two birds of steel would attack America and Europe would cease to exist in its known form by the end of 2016.
- according to = as said by …
- Balkans = countries in the southeast part of Europe
- cease to exist = here: not exist anymore
- discover = to find something for the first time
- economy = system by which a country buys and sells goods and manages its money
- follower = person who believes in what someone else teaches or says
- global = worldwide
- mission = trip by a spacecraft to the sun, moon or another planet in order to get information
- mystic = person who tries to get to know facts by praying, and talking with God
- overtake = here: to be better than ..
- postpone = to change the date of an event to a later one
- predict – prediction = to say that something will happen in the future
- probe = spaceship without people in it that is sent into space to collect information
- referring to = to mention or talk about something
- rise = here: when someone becomes very powerful
- rule out = to decide that something is not possible
- scheduled = planned
- scientist = a person who works in a lab and is trained in science
- share = part
- spacecraft = object that can travel in space
- steadily = slowly and regularly
- suffer = to be in a bad situation
- trajectory = path that a planet takes around the sun
- tsunami = very large wave that can flood large areas when it hits the coast
- universe = all space, including all the stars and planets