Could some of the prophecies of Nostradamus actually prove accurate? It’s a question that authors and historians have tackled for literally ages at this point. And according to at least one modern-day Nostradamus scholar, the 16th-century author may have got some pretty big things right. World War II, 9/11, the date of Elizabeth II’s passing — apparently it’s all in there. And if the rest of what he says is accurate, it’s going to have huge ramifications for King Charles III.
The Nostradamus scholar in question is Mario Reading, who published the book Nostradamus: Complete Prophecies for the Future in 2005. In the intro to the book, he claimed that the famed future-seer had even predicted 9/11 centuries before it happened, something that “give[s] even further credence to his prognostications for both our future, and that of our planet.”
Many people do indeed believe that Nostradamus predicted 9/11. One of his prophecies is translated as, “Two steel birds will fall from the sky on the Metropolis/The sky will burn at forty-five degrees latitude/Fire approaches the great new city/Immediately a huge, scattered flame leaps up.” But others argue that the text has been mistranslated over many centuries and the original “Middle French” version is much more vague.
Others claim that Nostradamus may even have predicted World War II and the rise of Hitler. One prophecy he made in 1555 refers to a child born “in the mountains of Austria,” who will “by his tongue… seduce a great troop.” His writings also reference a “Hister,” which was probably actually the name of a river, but put it all together and it still sounds pretty chilling.
Reading’s book about Nostradamus wasn’t all that popular at first. It was published in 2005 and by 2022 it was only selling a few copies a week. But after September 2022 suddenly people were clamoring to get hold of it and buying thousands of copies. What had changed? Well, that was the month Elizabeth passed away.