Not all forecasts are guaranteed to provide true information about future events, but some of them still come true.
Some of these people were indeed true 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. This 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's life will be taken away." At the time, no one, of course, had a clue of 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 short story "A Bad Solution, " the science fiction writer describes how the United States, which developed nuclear weapons before the rest of the world, became the sole superpower and incited other nations to invent such a bomb. Exactly 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 appeared.
4. John Elfreet Watkins predicted the emergence of television
An American civil engineer, who became the curator of the transportation department of the Smithsonian Institution, made some startling predictions in 1900. In an entertaining article for Ladies' HomeJournal, Watkins wrote about what could happen 100 years from now. In particular, he made the following assumption: “A person will be able to observe the whole world. Images of people and all kinds of things will be transmitted through cameras through electrical wires to screens that will be thousands of miles away. "
5. John Elfreet Watkins predicted bullet trains
In a 1900 article by Watkins entitled "What May Happen Over the Next Century, " he predicted the emergence of bullet trains in the 21st century. At that time, some considered the author of the article to be insane. However, his prophecy came true when the first high-speed train was launched in Boston and Washington that same year.
6. Edward Bellamy predicted credit cards
In his novel A Look Back, published in 1887, the writer unmistakably predicted their appearance 63 years before the invention of credit cards.
7. Jonathan Swift predicted two satellites on 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 astronomers discovered two satellites of Mars.
8. Edgar Cayce predicted the First and Second World Wars and the Great Depression
Also known as the "sleeping prophet, " Edgar Cayce predicted future events with amazing accuracy. He gained his popularity by predicting 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 Franklin Roosevelt's death.
9. Jean Dixon predicted the assassinations of John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King
The popularity of the astrologer Jean Dixon was brought about by the prediction of the assassinations 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 for advice during the presidency of Ronald Reagan.
10. Edgar Cayce predicted the displacement of the Earth's poles
In 1936, Edgar Cayce gave an interview in which he was asked about the tremendous changes that will occur to 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 Ocean.