I'm Bulgarian. Just registered in ATS to comment some things regarding Baba Vanga and her prophecies.
She is the most famous paranormal contemporary person in Bulgaria. Literally every Bulgarian knows about her.
Her nickname means Grandmother Vanga. The real name is Vangelia Gushterova which in English would be "Mrs Gospel Lizard"
The Family name -
Lizard is her husband family.
She was Cacey type prophet, made tens of thousand readings for a lot of Bulgarians and neighbour countries people.
In fact every working day for her last 30-40 years, there was a crowd in front of her house waiting for audience. This activity was initially banned
but afterward supported and monitored by Comunist Government authorities. Almost all of our country leaders and high class people used to ask her for
She used as information media sugar cristals - asked people to sleep one night prior audience with some sugar under the pillow. Her personal readings
were extremely accurate - over 90% valid.
She was somehow very rexpected by Russians, probably to some global prophecies predicting glory for Rusia in the future.
There are tons of books and movies about her - unfortunately most of them in Bulgarian.
Good initial info is presented in Wikipedia article (both Bulgarian and English versions)
Its important to know that her activity was related mainly to personal readings. Its well known fact that she dind't want to make global prophecies.
Even when she did - they were without timing and exact dates.
I personally think that the world apocalypse timline (after 2010) that was put in the thread is very doubtful.
It mostly originates from russian sources.
I can confirm 9/11 prophecy (indeed without any timing) its known here in Bulgaria as well and Kusrk accident prophecy :
"Страх, страх! Двама американски братя падат, изкълвани от птици железни. Вълците
вият от храста и невинна кръв се пролива като река."
"Fear, Fear! Two American Brothers are falling down, pecked by birds of iron. The wolvеs are howling from the bush (one bush) and innocent blood is
spilling like a river" - Made in 1994
"В края на века Курск ще се окаже под водата и целият свят ще го оплаква."
"By the end of the century Kursk will be below water and the whole world will mourn it." - made in 1980
The curiousity here is that Russians expected that something will happen wit the city of Kursk and nobody linked this with a submarine.