Inside The Chilling Nostradamus Prediction Of Cannibalism

Between COVID-19, civil unrest, riots in the streets, and a swarm of murder hornets (remember those?), the past few years on planet earth have played out like something out of The Book of Revelation. For a while there, it seemed like every new day was apocalypse ala carte, and if Marty McFly ever steps back into his DeLorean for old time's sake, let's hope he avoids the year 2020 at all costs. All the same, here we are. We're alive, we're free, and we're (more or less) back to normal again. Actually, hold that thought...

It's been 10 whole years since the earth's "inevitable" rapture was close on the horizon. Ancient mayan predictions determined that the world was undoubtedly going to end on December 21, 2012 (they even made a sub-par movie about it starring John Cusack). Well, we all know how that played out. The skies didn't turn to fire and the oceans never swallowed cities whole. Great success. Remember the name Nostradamus? In 2011, the History Channel aired a lengthy documentary about the plague-era doctor from the 16th century and his projections about future generations. His words looked like portents of impending doom, and many believed that his writings confirmed what countless people feared would be the end of times (via Live About). While he may have been wrong about 2012, he wasn't entirely off about some other things we've seen come to light. Inflation, A.I. technology, and maybe even... well, sink your teeth into this one. Cannibalism (per New York Post).

Nostradamus predicted cannibalism in 2022

Ask yourself this: If it ever came down to it, could you make a meal out of your fellow man? According to Nostradamus, you might not have any other choice. "No abbots, monks, no novices to learn; Honey shall cost far more than candle-wax, So high the price of wheat, That man is stirred, His fellow man to eat in his despair,' he wrote in 'Les Propheties' 465 years ago (via Meaww). While we're not quite to the point of throwing our neighbor onto the grill in place of a savory steak, U.S. inflation numbers have skyrocketed beyond anything we've seen in nearly half-a-century, and groceries are getting pretty expensive. Nostradamus stated that the widespread practice of cannibalism would envelope the human race in 2022, and if you haven't checked your calendar lately, you might be interested to know that we're not even halfway through the year yet (per New York Post).

Who knows? Maybe the astrologer turned dismal prophet was only talking about wheat in his harrowing passage. If that's the case, all you anti-gluten warriors have nothing to worry about. Otherwise, maybe plan to enjoy that hoagie without a loaf of sourdough holding it all together. Don't fret, though. Even Nostradamus himself wasn't entirely convinced of his own foretellings. In "El Talisman de los Sueos," he wrote,  "Nothing in the world can one imagine beforehand, not the least thing, everything is made up of so many unique particulars that cannot be forseen."

Other things Nostradamus predicted

"Like the sun, the head will seal the shining sea, the live fish of the Black Sea will almost boil," Nostradamus wrote. "For 40 years the rainbow will not be seen. For 40 years it will be seen every day. The dry earth will grow more parched, and there will be great floods when it is seen." The rainbow tidbit might sound a little puzzling and out of place, but some say the bulk of the passage could be talking about climate change (via Latin Times). We've certainly seen the seas heat up, and devastating wildfires in Australia a while back gave everyone major pause for concern, but who's to say for sure? 

According to The Economic Times, some of Nostradamus' writings could be applied to events like 9/11 and the rise of Adolf Hitler. "The sky will burn at forty-five degrees. Fire approaches the great new city. By fire, he will destroy their city, A cold and cruel heart, blood will pour. Mercy to none." Many believe that the enigmatic rhetoric inherent here is uncomfortably reminiscent of that awful day in New York City on September 11, 2001. "From the depths of the West of Europe, A young child will be born of poor people, He who by his tongue will seduce a great troop; His fame will increase towards the realm of the East." Could he have been talking about a certain German dictator who carried out some of the worse atrocities in human history?