Some of these people really were real predictors, while others were ordinary people who, by pure chance, managed to foresee what would actually happen in the future:
1. Nostradamus predicted the Great French Revolution
He also predicted that the French would revolt against princes and lords. It happened in 1799 during the French Revolution. This event changed the face of France and gave rise to fundamental changes in its political and social system.
2. Nostradamus predicted the death of Princess Diana
He predicted that "Diana will take away life." At that time, no one, of course, had a clue about any princess Diana. And in 2007, the famous Princess of Wales died in a car accident.
3. Robert Heinlein predicted the cold war
In his story “A Bad Decision,” a science fiction writer describes how the United States, which developed nuclear weapons before the rest of the world, became the only superpower and incited other nations to invent such a bomb.Just the same thing happened during the incitement of the arms race and the Cold War. This story was written in 1940 - before the Americans took part in World War II and before the very idea of the possibility of using nuclear weapons.
4. John Elfrit Watkins predicted television
The American civil engineer, who became the curator of the transport department of the Smithsonian Institution, made some startling predictions in 1900. In his entertaining article for the Ladies ’magazine HomeJournal, Watkins wrote about what could happen in 100 years. In particular, he made the following assumption: “A person will be able to observe the whole world. Images of people and all sorts of things will be transmitted through cameras through electrical wires to screens that will be thousands of miles away. ”
5. John Elfrit Watkins predicted the emergence of bullet trains
In an article written by Watkins in 1900 entitled “What Can Happen Over the Next Century,” he predicted the emergence of high-speed trains in the 21st century. At the time, some thought the author of the article a madman.However, his prophecy came true when the first high-speed train was launched in the same year in Boston and Washington.
6. Edward Bellamy predicted the appearance of credit cards.
In his novel “A Look Back,” published in 1887, a writer 63 years before the invention of credit cards, unmistakably foretold their appearance.
7. Jonathan Swift predicted the presence of two satellites in Mars
In his popular novel Gulliver's Travels, published in 1726, Jonathan Swift accidentally “predicted” that Mars had two satellites, Phobos and Deimos, more than 150 years before their official discovery. He described the flying island of Laputa, where two satellites of Mars were discovered by astronomers.
8. Edgar Cayce predicted the First and Second World Wars, as well as the Great Depression
Also known as the “sleeping prophet,” Edgar Cayce predicted future events with astounding accuracy. He gained his popularity thanks to the prediction of the beginning and end of two world wars, as well as the end of the Great Depression. In addition, he correctly named the date of death of Franklin Roosevelt.
9. Gene Dixon predicted the assassination of John Kennedy and Martin Luther King
The popularity of astrologer Jean Dixon brought the prediction of the assassination of President Kennedy and Martin Luther King. Thanks to her accurate predictions, she became the first consultant to whom the first lady of the United States, Nancy Reagan, came to seek advice during the presidency of Ronald Reagan.
10. Edgar Cayce predicted the shift of the poles of the Earth
In 1936, Edgar Cayce gave an interview in which he was asked about the tremendous changes that will occur with our planet between 2000 and 2011. The psychic replied that there would be a shift in the magnetic poles. Between 2000 and 2001, NOVA confirmed that the shift actually occurred in the South Atlantic.