Nostradamus 1999 Predictions Miss – Again – Brief Article
According to several interpreters of the famed French prognosticator Nostradamus, the world should have seen cataclysmic wars last year. Among the not-so-prescient prophecy promoters:
* Henry C. Roberts, author of The Complete Prophecies of Nostradamus, claimed that between November 23 and December 21 the War of Wars would begin. He got this information from the quatrain
When a fishpond that was a meadow shall be mowed, Sagittarius being in the ascendant, Plague, Famine, Death by the military hand, The century approaches renewal.
* Jean-Charles de Fontbrune, author of Nostradamus: Countdown to Apocalypse, also predicted a great war in 1999, but on the basis of a different verse:
Heads of Aries, Jupiter and Saturn O Eternal God, What changes there shall be! After an era his evil time returns, Gaule and Italy, what commotion!
* Not to be outdone, Stewart Robb, author of Nostradamus: Prophecies on World Events, says that the War of Armageddon was to have occurred in 1999. He derives this from
In the year 1999 and seven months, From the skies shall come an alarmingly powerful king, To raise again the great King of the Jacquerie, Before and after, Mars shall reign at will.
If you’re a Nostradamus believer and the world you live in didn’t end, take heart: Nostradamus still has another chance. According to V.J. Hewitt’s interpretation (in his book Nostradamus: The End of the Millennium), man will land on Mars later this year.
Benjamin Radford is Managing Editor of the SKEPTICAL INQUIRER.
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