Recently, the Russian submarine, Kursk, suffered a massive disaster in which all hands were lost. The
mystery is still unsolved, though the main theory is that some kind of human
error caused a fatal chain reaction of explosions inside the hull. Read
all about it here.
Because it was such a major disaster that
resulted in the loss of many lives, a psychic prophet predicted it many years
before the incident. Also like many such predictions, nobody realized
that she had made the prophecy until a month after the disaster.
The woman in question is Vanga, a
Bulgarian psychic who supposedly predicted many other things that never
happened. We looked for some information on her, but the best we could
find is a short obituary
after her death in 1996.
The story goes, she predicted the loss of
the Kursk in 1980. From the Netizens
for Spin-Free News:
Among the predictions she said "Kursk will
be underwater, and the whole world will mourn about it." She also went on
to say, "it can happen in 1999 or in 2000. But that it would happen for
sure in the month of August."
Sounds pretty creepy, I know. Go here
for the full article.
There are definitely flaws, and we could
point them out. Here are a couple:
- Kursk is also a city, and there's
nothing to say that she was thinking of a submarine when she made it.
Shouldn't she have been more specific, maybe my mentioning the fact that it
was a craft and not a location?
- 1999 and 2000 are years that made
excellent targets for all kinds of disastrous tragedies. That she would
choose either years is nothing amazing.
We really have no idea how many other
predictions she made, or how accurate they were. We'll go by NSFN again:
According to Russian Psychologist Tatiana
Somova, psychic predictions are easy to believe after-the-fact and that many
of Vanga's predictions have passed without being fulfilled.
There you go.