Aliens May Invade Alarmingly Soon, According To A Late Bulgarian Mystic

A blind Bulgarian woman known as Baba Vanga (birth name: Vangelia Pandeva Dimitrova) was an alleged mystic who purportedly made a number of accurate predictions about world events up until her death in 1996 at the age of 85, per the New York Post. Dubbed the "Nostradamus of the Balkans," Baba Vanga is said to have foretold such events as the 9/11 attacks in New York City, the threat of the terrorist organization known as ISIS, and even that Europe would cease to exist in 2017 — a prediction that mainly conspiracy theorists interpreted as fulfilled by way of Brexit, per the Post.

Prior to her death, Baba Vanga had plenty to say about what she thought might happen in 2022. Leading the list was a visitation from an alien civilization that, according to the mystic, would hitch a ride on a deep space object. This particular Vanga prediction is strikingly close to something that really did happen in 2017. That year, an unusual object dubbed Oumuamua — which possibly originated outside our solar system — passed close by the Earth, per the India-based news outlet WION. (Since it was first detected, scientists at NASA have waffled between classifying Oumuamua as an asteroid or as a comet, which only added to the mystery of Baba Vanga's supposed prophecy.)

In 2022, could we be set for a return trip from Oumuamua? Some say we might. Whether or not Baba Vanga's mystic powers were real is a matter of much interpretation, of course. Based on her track record, though, the details of her alien-related 2022 prediction are worthy of our consideration.

Baba Vanga allegedly lost her eyesight in a storm

Before getting too deep into her predictions, a little background on Baba Vanga could shed some perspective on whether to take her prophecies at face value. Born Vangelia Pandeva Dimitrova in 1911 in a small Bulgarian village that is now a part of modern-day Macedonia, the future "Nostradamus of the Balkans" purportedly lost her eyesight at the age of 12 after surviving a dangerous storm (via the U.K. Mirror). After sustaining and recovering from these life-threatening injuries, it's said her supposed psychic powers began to emerge. From there, news of her clairvoyance and healing abilities eventually reached Tsar Boris III, the leader of Bulgaria, during World War II, who turned to Baba Vanga for her insights, and her fame grew from there, per the Independent. (Some critics, though, claim that many of Baba Vanga's supposed predictions were planted by politicians to support their agenda within the Soviet bloc.)

Nonetheless, the woman affectionately known by the masses as Baba Vanga — baba, in this case, meaning something akin to the word "grandmother" – allegedly prophesied many world events, with a claim by some at an 85% accuracy rate, per the U.K. Mirror. (For supposed examples of her accurate prophecies, Baba Vanga's supporters might typically point to the Chernobyl nuclear disaster and the death of Princess Diana.) Prior to her death in 1996, Baba Vanga predicted many things for 2022. Unfortunately, Based on those predictions, there's little for us to look forward to.

Aliens will arrive to Earth on an asteroid, according to Baba Vanga

Before her death, Baba Vanga reportedly rolled out a long list of prophecies, with some set to supposedly occur as late as 3005, per the Independent. In her batch for 2022, Baba Vanga allegedly stated there could be a whole new pandemic, with an origin point in Siberia's permafrost (via WION). And in light of the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, the Nostradamus of the Balkans' one-time declaration that in the future, Russia would not only survive but go on to rule the world seems truly remarkable, even for the skeptics among us. But the most notable menace meant to emerge sometime in 2022 will come from outer space, according to the purported Bulgarian mystic. Prior to her death, Baba Vanga predicted that aliens will arrive on our planet, space-surfing on an unusually-shaped asteroid-like space object.

As mentioned above, we really did have a close call with a strange space object back in 2017, which scientists name Oumuamua (pictured above), according to Space. At the time, at least one notable scientist and Harvard University professor named Avi Loeb publicly speculated that Oumuamua could be an alien spacecraft, or at the very least the remains of one, per Scientific American. (This might also be due to its unusual oblong appearance, unusual movements, and attributes that made it difficult to determine if Oumuamua was, and is, a comet or an asteroid.) So, will 2022 be the year that Oumuamua finally reveals its secrets? Only time will tell.