Nostradamus is a very popular prophet who is still consulted today. But what did he get wrong and what did he get right? Here, we will take a look at both these things, as well as why he is still so popular that he is often still referenced today.
Why Is Nostradamus So Popular?
Nostradamus was a well-known preparer of medications, as well as a seer, who lived in the 1500s. Since his death, none of his books or manuscripts have gained quite as much attention as his book entitled Prophecies. In this book, Nostradamus reveals predictions about future events in quatrains of verse. He has become so popular because, as time has went on, he has made some very stunning predictions about the future that he would have had no way of knowing about. Many still consult his works, and are stunned to find more and more verses that seem to predict important world events, even up to the modern age. People are still interested in interpreting his works because many of his prophecies are so compellingly true.
What He Got Right
Believe it or not, this ancient seer got quite a few things right in his time. Among them are his predictions of both World Wars, as well as his predictions about Hitler, and the nuclear bombing of both Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Some also believe he correctly predicted the death of Princess Diana, as well as the tragedy of September 11th, 2001. The Great Fire in London in 1666 was also correctly predicted by him, as well as the rise of Napoleon to power. For a man living in the 1500s, this is a great feat, and no doubt proof that his predictions held at least some truth within them. Many see this as proof that physics can really see into the future.
What He Got Wrong
Some skeptics mention that Nostradamus only correctly predicted a few things through his writings. Although this may seem true to us right now, the truth is that Nostradamus’ prophecies were only actually realized until long after his death. There is a very good chance that he has also gotten many other things right, but these events simply have not yet occurred. Only time will tell how that these “wrong,” predictions may actually become factual in the future. He might still just surprise skeptic again, yet.