Whether or not you believe in the power of prophecy, it’s always unnerving when predictions turn out to be true. Surely they’re nothing but lucky guesses -- right?
Michel de Nostredame, better known as Nostradamus, was a sixteenth-century French apothecary and reputed seer best known for his book Les Prophéties (The Prophecies), first published in 1555 and in print ever since. Generation after generation have appropriated Nostradamus’s writings as truthful predictions of major events. Below are a few choice examples. Make of them what you will.