Did Nostradamus Predict the 9/11 Attacks?

News reports say America’s intelligence agencies had no warning that terrorists were going to seize four planes and use them to launch devastating acts of war against New York City’s World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

They should have been reading their Nostradamus — the cryptic old sage predicted the attacks. Or so says a hoax that’s circulating around the net.

Here’s the original:

Collected on 9/12/2001:

Nostradamus’ prediction on WW3:

“In the year of the new century and nine months,

From the sky will come a great King of Terror…

The sky will burn at forty-five degrees.

Fire approaches the great new city…”

“In the city of york there will be a great collapse,

2 twin brothers torn apart by chaos

while the fortress falls the great leader will succumb

third big war will begin when the big city is burning”


He said this will be bigger than the previous two.

2001 is the first year of the new century and this is the 9th

New York is located at the 41st degree Latitude.

So what do you think ??

What I think is that the person who decided to start circulating this piece of excrement is a dumbass. In an article about this hoax, About.com’s Urban Legends Guide David Emery debunks another gives the year that Nostradamus allegedly wrote this ditty as 1654. The only problem is that the tabloid’ favorite oracle died in 1566.

According to Emery, this quatrain was originated as part of a site dedicated to debunking Nostradamus’ “predictions”. Read Emery’s full debunking.

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