An artists rendering of Baba Vanga and COVID-19 elements. Shutterstock.

Coronavirus Prediction: Did Blind Mystic Baba Vanga Predict the COVID-19 Coronavirus?

Baba Vanga supposedly predicted decades ago that "the Corona will be all over us..." But did she really predict the Coronavirus? Find out below.


Baba Vanga, popularly known as the Nostradamus of the Balkans, is said to have predicted the outbreak of COVID-19 Coronavirus decades ago.

Similar claims have been made in reference to Nostradamus, the more popular European seer who is credited with having predicted a number of important historical events.

According to new reports from the Daily Star, Baba Vanga is said to have warned the world of the coronavirus outbreak back in 1996, supposedly saying that it would “be all over us.”

The Blind Mystic whose name was Vangeliya Pandeva Gushterova is one of the most famous seers in the history of mankind, with many of her alleged prophecies turning out accurate according to believers.

Baba Vanga whop predicted her own death at the age of 84 in 1996 is now also credited with having predicted the terrifying Coronavirus outbreak which began in China in November 2019.

An infographic showing details about COVID-19. Shutterstock.
An infographic showing details about COVID-19. Shutterstock.

As revealed by certain news outlets, a woman who supposedly met the Blind Mystic in the 1990s has revealed how Vangeliya Pandeva Gushterova—Baba Vanga—predicted the pandemic a long time ago.

The woman, Neshka Stefanova Robeva, 73, said she learned about the coronavirus shortly before Baba Vanga’s death. The woman claims that Baba Vanga predicted that “the corona will be all over us…”

As of March 19, 2020, COVID-19 has infected more than 208,000 people across the world and spread across all continents except Antarctica.

Robeva says that although Baba Vanga told her years ago that “the corona will be all over us,” at the time, she did not understand what the Blind Mystic meant.

Robeva revealed that at the time she thought of Baba Vanga’s words as a metaphor about the Russian leadership. However, only now that the coronavirus pandemic is all over the news did she realize Baba Vanga was actually making reference to the virus that originated in the city of Wuhan in mainland China.

Vanga’s supposed prediction bout the coronavirus has already been shared amply on social media, and many people argue the Blind Mystic was right about the diseases.

Baba Vanga is said to have predicted many important historical events.

Baba Vanga’s alleged predictions

The Blind Mystic is thought to have accurately predicted many important historical events. Those who believe in her accurate predictions of the future claim that as many as 69 percent of her prophecies are accurate predictions of the future.

Among the most curious predictions supposedly made by Vanga is the election of America’s 44th president. Baba Vanga is said to have predicted that the 44th President of the United States would be African-American.

In 1989 she was believed to have predicted the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks on the United States:

“Horror, horror! The American brethren (believed to be a reference to the two ‘brother’ towers) will fall after being attacked by the steel birds (thought to be the two hijacked passenger planes). “The wolves will be howling in a bush (believed to be a reference to then US president George Bush) and innocent blood will gush.”

Vanga is also said to have predicted the tragic fate of the Russian Nuclear Submarine the Kursk in 2000:

“At the turn of the century, in August of 1999 or 2000, Kursk will be covered with water, and the whole world will be weeping over it.”

A microscopic image of the Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Image Credit: Wikimedia Comons.
A microscopic image of the Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Similar predictions?

However, Baba Vanga is not the only seer who is thought to have predicted the outbreak of the coronavirus.

More popular prophet Nostradamus is said to have written at least three different quatrains where he is said to have predicted COVID-19.

In his book Les Propheties, in century V, quatrain 63, the French seer wrote:

“From the vain enterprise honour and undue complaint, boats tossed about among the Latins, cold, hunger, waves, not far from the Tiber the land stained with blood, And diverse plagues will be upon mankind.”

However, Nostradamus is also said to have written in Century II, Quatrain 6:

“There will be two scourges the like of which was never seen, Famine within plague, people put out by steel, Crying to the great immortal God for relief.”

In century II, Quatrain 19, Nostradamus also wrote:

“Newcomers, place built without defence, Place occupied then uninhabitable: Meadows, houses, fields, towns to take at pleasure, Famine, plague, war,  extensive land arable.”

Contrary to Baba Vanga, Nostradamus’ work is written down in his book Les Propheties.

Baba Vanga’s predictions are extremely hard to track down, and it nearly impossible to corroborate what she predicted.

Baba Vanga, Nostradamus, Coronavirus and our conclusions

Although Baba Vanga may have made some certainly interesting predictions in the past, and despite having been seen as a great prophet by many influential people throughout the years, her alleged predictions of the Coronavirus are just as vague as those made by Nostradamus.

In the case of Nostradamus’ predictions, countless epidemics have shaken the world since his first publication of Les Propheties in 1555. Regarding the quatrains that supposedly make reference to COVID-19, we can’t help but see that there isn’t one single quatrain that explicitly makes reference to a disease (plague) called coronavirus, nor do Nostradamus‘ quatrains describe plagues with symptoms similar to those of the coronavirus.

In the case of Baba Vanga, there is even less evidence to support the idea that Vangeliya Pandeva Gushterova predicted the coronavirus.

Since Baba Vanga’s predictions are nearly impossible to track down, it is unmanageable to verify whether she actually wrote about a “disease” called Corona.

Just as Nostradamus’, Baba Vanga’s alleged predictions can be interpreted and seen in more ways than one. Most importantly, these prophecies of the future can be adjusted to fit probably any major event in the history of mankind, and it would be so difficult to connect their enigmatic predictions to major events in the history of mankind.

Nonetheless, there is one prediction that seemed to have actually foreseen the coronavirus.

Writing in her book End of Days: Predictions and Prophecies about the End of the World, psychic Sylvia Browne seemed to have predicted the coronavirus.

“In around 2020 a severe pneumonia-like illness will spread throughout the globe, attacking the lungs and the bronchial tubes and resisting all known treatments,” Browne wrote in her book published in 2008.


Written by Justin Gurkinic

Hey, my name is Justin, and my friends call me Gurk. Why? Becuase of my last name. It sounds like a vegetable. Kind of. I love sleeping and writing. History is my thing.

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