Dec 11, 2021 I Paul Seaburn

Nostradamus Looks at 2022

We’ve heard from the TikTok time travelers on what is going to happen in 2022. We’ve also heard from the blind psychic Baba Vanga. That means it’s time for the predictions of the grand master of prognostication – Michel de Nostredame, better known as Nostradamus. Before we question his quatrains for what’s in store for us in 2022, let’s see how the Nos man did in 2021.

“Rain, blood, milk, famine, steel, and plague,

Is the heavens fire seen, a long spark running.”

That one sounded like disasters – which we’ve certainly had – caused by either fires, a drought or possibly a comet or meteorite impact. There are still a few weeks left in 2021, so let’s hope those don’t happen, nor his pother predictions of major floods in Europe, a worldwide economic collapse and a deadly war somewhere.

Will 2022 be any better?

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Well, according to those who can translate and interpret Les Prophéties, Nostradamus is still predicting a catastrophic asteroid or meteor strike that will cause immediate destruction plus earthquakes and tsunamis. He sees inflation increasing, the U.S. dollar collapsing, world hunger increasing due to wars, seven times more immigrants and refugees dying worldwide, and a nuclear bomb explosion. Even Nostradamus himself couldn’t list those in order of magnitude. But there’s more.

“The sudden death of the first personage / Will have changed and put another in the reign.”

This one is interpreted to mean the death of North Korea’s leader Kim-Jong Un due to an unexpected accident. Fortunately (or unfortunately), a member of his family is already designated to take over.

“All around the great City / Will be soldiers lodged by fields and cities.”

In this case, the great city is Paris, but the reason for the troops is unknown. It could be the pandemic, an enemy attack (either physical or cyber), a natural disaster or something else.

“Sacred temples prime Roman style / Will reject the goffes foundations.”

Meanwhile, in other great cities, Nostradamus is predicting the fall of the European Union.

“Under the opposite Babylonian climate / Great will be without the outpouring.”

Nostradamus doesn’t forget climate change – he predicts shortages due to weather calamities will cause the first real climate war.

Does Nostradamus have any positive predictions for 2022? Well, he sees artificial intelligence being directly connected to humans to give it domination over computers. This could mean Elon Musk’s brain chip will happen, but it’s probably worse.

Nostradamus never was one for pleasant prognostications. He was said to have predicted the death of King Henry II, the Great Fire of London, the assignation of U.S. President John F. Kennedy, World War II, the nuclear bomb and 9/11. On the positive side, he predicted humans on the Moon.


Let’s hope we survive 2022 and he saved some good news for 2023.

Paul Seaburn

Paul Seaburn is the editor at Mysterious Universe and its most prolific writer. He’s written for TV shows such as "The Tonight Show", "Politically Incorrect" and an award-winning children’s program. He's been published in “The New York Times" and "Huffington Post” and has co-authored numerous collections of trivia, puzzles and humor. His “What in the World!” podcast is a fun look at the latest weird and paranormal news, strange sports stories and odd trivia. Paul likes to add a bit of humor to each MU post he crafts. After all, the mysterious doesn't always have to be serious.

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