NOSTRADAMUS’ eerie predictions have mystified the world for centuries, but did the French prophet predict the outbreak of World War 3 this year?
By SEBASTIAN KETTLEY
The start of US and South Korea’s military exercises on the day of the total solar eclipse has sparked fears that a major armed conflict could be on the horizon.
North Korean state-run newspaper Rodong Sinmun warned: “The Trump group’s declaration of the reckless nuclear war exercises against the DPRK … is a reckless behavior driving the situation into the uncontrollable phase of a nuclear war.”
But the escalating tensions have not come as a surprise to some who believe that the events have been foretold centuries ago by the French physician Nostradamus.
Who was Nostradamus?
Born in 1503, Michel de Nostredame was a French physician and seer who is credited with predicting several major world events.
In 1555 Nostradamus published his best known book Les Propheties, which some claim predicted disasters such as the Great Fire of London in 1666.