Psychic Showdown: Nostradamus versus Baba Vanga

The U.S. presidential election is over and many are questioning the accuracy of polls, pundits and other predictors of elections results who called this one wrong. Should voters have looked to psychics instead for their prognostications of the pending presidency?

When asked to name a psychic, most people are hard-pressed to come up with a name other than Paul the Octopus, who predicted the winner of the 2010 World Cup, or Eli, the orangutan at a Utah Zoo who predicted seven straight Super Bowl winners. When pushed to name a human psychic, Nostradamus has been a popular choice for 500 years. However, newcomer Baba Vanga is being called the Nostradamus of the Balkans for her predictions last year of the rise of ISIS. Experts say both made predictions on the 2016 presidential election. Which one called it right and which one’s predictions should we be concerned about?

The great shameless, audacious bawler. He will be elected governor of the army: The boldness of his contention. The bridge broken, the city faint from fear.

Does that sound like the president-elect and future commander-in-chief of the army? Another prophesy appears to predict the media’s treatment of Trump.

The lost thing is discovered. By other rumors he shall be dishonored.

Those sound like Notradamus may have been a fan of the president-elect, but another prediction isn’t so flattering, especially if you think his use of the word “trumpet” refers to Trump:

The false trumpet concealing madness will cause Byzantium to change its laws.