WHETHER people can predict the future or not has been a topic of debate for centuries, according to The Sun. However, there’s no denying that these creepy cases make a strong case for psychic powers.
From horrific terror attacks to crushing natural disasters… here are eight spooky prophecies that ended up coming true.
When the RMS Titanic tragically sank in 1912, more than 1,500 people perished. In a spooky coincidence, the disaster reflected a story told in Morgan Robertson’s novella Futility, which was published in 1898. Eerily, the ship in the book was named Titan, just two letters different to the iconic sunken ship.
In Futility, the boat hit an iceberg on the starboard side of the ship on an April night… exactly the same time and trigger that caused the Titanic to sink. Similarities get even weirder as the fictional boat collapsed 400 nautical miles away from Newfoundland, the SAME location that the Titanic was wrecked.
2. Poltergeist death
Often cited as one of the scariest horror films ever made, Stephen Spielberg’s Poltergeist was released in 1982. In the film, character Carol Anne Freeling, played by Heather O’Rourke, battles with demons that are trying to take over her soul.
Worryingly, the creepiest moment in the film is completely unrelated to the plot. During a scene where Robbie Freeling is being tormented by a clown, a poster behind him advertises a Superbowl game held six years after the film was released, in 1988.
Chillingly, the day after the Superbowl was held in 1988, Heather O’Rourke suddenly passed away following a cardiac arrest.
Conspirators believe that 16th Century French prophet Nostradamus predicted the rise of ISIS and the 9/11 terror attacks. A particular passage that’s often related to the 9/11 tragedy, reads: “Two steel birds will fall from the sky on the Metropolis / The sky will burn at forty-five degrees latitude / Fire approaches the great new city.”
Another article is often linked to barbaric terror organisation ISIS. Following the horrific Paris attacks, a Facebook post that showed a Nostradamus newspaper prophecy went viral.
4. 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami
A blind mystic claims that she foretold a number of major disasters, including the Boxing Day tsunami and the Fukushima nuclear spill. Bulgaria-born psychic Baba Vanga has been dubbed ‘Nostradamus from the Balkans’ because she has a 85 per cent success rate when it comes to her theories.
Before the destructive tsunami crashed through the Indian Ocean in 2004, Baba Vanga described a “huge wave” that would end up “covering people and towns and (causing) everything to disappear under water.”
5. BP oil spill
Theorists have pointed out that cards from Steven Jackson’s Illuminati: The Game of Conspiracy have provided forewarning for recent disasters. Even though the game was released in 1995, it contained a card that looked very similar to the World Trade Centre terror attacks and BP oil spill.
Some believers claim that the ‘jihad’ card available in the game serves as a terrifying warning of events to occur in the future.
6. Oklahoma City Bombing
US psychic Tana Hoy warned radio listeners about the Oklahoma City Bombings in 1995 live on air. Staggeringly, just 90 minutes later, Timothy McVeigh and his accomplices targeted the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in the worst terrorist attack in US history until 9/11.
Sources claim that Hoy had also warned the FBI about the attack four months before it occurred in 1995.
7. Hurricane Katrina
Aussie medium Jeffry R. Palmer has made successful prophecies about the 2004 tsunami, Hurricane Katrina and other major natural disasters. In an accurate and detailed account of the future crisis, he predicted that the tsunami would ravage the coast of Sumatra, Indonesia.
Despite this, it wasn’t until he forewarned the public about Hurricane Katrina that theorists started believing in his powers.
8. Death of JFK and Roosevelt
In 1939, psychic Edgar Cayce made a prediction that two American presidents would die during office. He said: “You are to have turmoil – you are to have strife between capital and labour. “You are to have a division in your own land, before you have the second of the President that next will not live through his office.”
In 1945, President Franklin D. Roosevelt died in office and in 1963 President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.
9. Apollo 11 moon landing
A novel written by Jukes Verne in 1865 predicted the landing on the moon that occurred over a decade later. The book accurately predicted a crew of three landing on the moon after using rockets to get there. Spookily, the technology described in the novel wasn’t dramatically different to that used on Apollo 11.
In another bizarre twist, Verne noted that the astronauts would feel a sense of weightlessness in space, even though knowledge of gravity wasn’t advanced enough to determine that in 1865.