Fabio R. Araujo is a Historian. His graduate thesis was related to Apocalypticism. His book "Selected Prophecies and Prophets", was published in 2007. He wrote in to us and submitted this piece exclusively for The Liberator.
The 1926 Barack Obama prophecy: How many US Presidents were announced in a prophecy about 100 years before? Maybe only one. And this is Mr. Barack Obama. Here you will see a 1926 prophecy about him. Parapsychology Institutes worldwide know today that premonition is the most common among the parapsychology phenomena studied. But premonition is not a certain matter. Many of the premonitions or prophecies are not 100% accurate an many times, when a person receives any information about the future, whether through a dream, vision, voice or thought, the receiver does not even understand that this is about the future. A premonition is basically a prophecy related directly or indirectly to the person who has the vision, dream whatever. A prophecy is something bigger, usually important, related to a nation or to the world. Both prophecy and premonition work in similar way, the difference is the scope and the context.
There is a particular kind of prophecy that gains life and gets put onto paper, when a writer finds the inspiration to write a story, which becomes a published book. At the time, nobody, not even the writer, realizes the story is about the future, until too many similarities with a real life experience are found years later. This is the case of a 1926 prophecy published in a Brazilian book (as far as I know never published in the US) called The Black President, predicted for a year done with 2 and 8 when the US population will be about 300 million people and "people will not go to the office everyday in a streetcar, they will work at home and will radiate the job done to the office", which seems to be a prophecy about telecommuting and Internet. Internet information can be sent today through radio waves.
In 1926, a Brazilian writer, named Monteiro Lobato, well-known in Brazil today, wrote a book called The Black President, subtitled The American Roman in 2228, which he unsuccessfully tried to publish in the US. The book was published in Brazil, though. It's about a future election in the US. Basically this is the story summed up. A character in the book named Jane looks into a machine we could translate as "futuroscope" where she can see the future. What did Jane see? Jane saw a black man as US President in a distant year composed with 2s and an 8, when medicine would be highly advanced, able to create doubles of human beings as clones; and people would have their hair straightened.. According to the book, a black man would be running for election against a white woman, and both were Democrats. The white Republican man would be trying for re-election. The final winner is the "Black President." At that time, the US population would be 314 million people, while today it is approximately 304 million, and will probably reach 314 million in about 3 or 3.5 years when Obama would still be in office, if elected. The book isn't precisely accurate, one may say, but the number of right predictions is highly impressive as it is the black president prophecy, first ever predicted in the History of the US for a year done with 2 and 8.
The Black President: 1926 Novel vs 2008 facts.
1926 Novel: 314 million people in the US
2008 reality: about 304 million people in the US
1926 Novel: 206 million white people
2008 reality: About 200 million white people
1926 Novel: Black man against white woman
2008 reality: Black man (Obama) against white woman (Clinton)
1926 Novel: White man, trying for reelection
2008 reality: White man (McCain), Republican, while current President is a Republican
1926 Novel: 2228
2008 reality: 2008
1926 Novel: From 88th to 89th
2008 reality: From 43th (Bush) to 44th (half of 88)
1926 Novel: The Black President
2008 reality: Barack Obama?
Presidents are rarely predicted in prophecies and the Barack Obama prophecy is not found in books of prophecies, I checked hundreds of books in many languages and I can assure the reader. History has shown prophecy and politics are sometimes together. And as Barack Obama, another president was foreseen: Vladimir Putin, the former Russian president, still on power today as Prime Minister, planning to come back, predicted by the most famous French prophet, known as Nostradamus, about 450 years ago, in the quatrain X.72, with amazing accuracy.
Vladimir Putin: The King Of Angoulmois
Many people, for centuries, believed that something would happen in 1999 or 2000. Many prophecies and hundreds of books of prophecies published worldwide during hundreds of years in many languages predicted that in these years something would happen these years. Most of these beliefs were born thanks to misinterpreations of a famous prophecy written by Nostradamus about 1999. According to some 20th century writers on prophecies, 1999 would be the year of another world war; for others, it would be the end of the world; while others believed to be the time of the birth or the arrival of the Antichrist to power; finally, some thought that aliens from another planet would invade the planet led by the King of Angoulmois. These beliefs raised the millenarism idea again, at least for some writters.
Yeltsin resigned the 31st of December 1999, when Putin became President, exactly in the crossing of the millennium. Even though spiritualism prophecies usually name wrong years in prophecies, there are some prophecies mentioning 1999 or 2000 related to the so-called Antichrist.
The most famous of them is Nostradamus prophecy, the one contained in the quatrain X.72 of his work called Oracles, which will help us to understand why Putin is the King of Angoulmois.
The X.72 Nostradamus prophecy is about a “king”, or a leader, not about a war. It mentions the word “king” twice and it does not mention the word war anywhere. It announces the arrival of an important leader to power in 1999. If my interpretation is correct, and only the next years will answer this question, this will become the most amazing and accurate prophecy ever written by man in the whole history of mankind.
"L'an mil neuf cent nonante neuf sept mois,
Du ciel viendra um grand Roy d'effrayeur,
Ressusciter le grand Roy d'Angolmois,
Avant après Mars regner par bonheur."
In 1999, seven months,
From the sky (North) a great frightening King will come
The great King of Angoulmois lives again.
Before (and) after March (2000), (he) rules for happiness.
In 1999, after seven completed months, on the 9th of August, Vladimir Putin, unknown in the international scenery, arrived in power as Prime Russian Minister. On the 31st of December of the same year, Yeltzin resigned and Putin assumed the Presidency of Russia. 1999 was Putin’s year. In the following year, in March, there were elections in Russia. Putin was already President before March and continued to be a President after March. When he appeared in August 1999, Putin had 2% of approval of the population. Less than one year after, in the election of March of 2000, the Russians elected Putin President of Russia. But Putin arrived in power in August, not in July as the prophecy says. In fact, this depends on the calendar we use.
Nine days is the difference between the full “seven months” predicted by Nostradamus and 9th of August. This difference disappears if we realize that at Nostradamus’ time, the Julian calendar was used. Our calendar, the Gregorian calendar, started to be used after Nostradamus’ death. When it was implemented, ten days were “ignored” or “skipped”: in other words, after 4th of October 1582, came the 15th. Therefore, 30th of July, 1999 in Nostradamus calendar (the old Julian calendar) means 9th of August, 1999 in our calendar. What wonderful accuracy!
The expression "from the sky will come a frightening king" could mean, "From the north, a frightening king will come." Russia is in the North regarding France, where the prophecy was done.
Concerning the expression “King of Angoulmois”; the King of France was the King of Angoulmois at Nostradamus’ time. Francis I (the first) was Duke of a region called Angouleme. Nostradamus calls Putin as King of Angoulmois for the following reasons: As Putin, Francis I is European, and Francis I tried to attack the united Europe. At that time, Charles V ruled almost the whole of Europe, and he had lands in Germany, Austria, Holland, Belgium, Hungary, Italy and Spain, and the whole Latin America, except Brazil. At a certain point, King Francis got allied with the Muslims to invade Europe. So, a European leader got allied to the Muslims to attack Europe. That’s exactly what hundreds of prophecies are saying, but the European enemy this time will be Russian.
Even though Russia is in Europe, today it is out of the European Union, like France was at Nostradamus time. Each line of the quatrain is very clear, not ambiguous. These are the reasons why this prophecy seems to be predicting Vladimir Putin very accurately:
Angoulmois was a medieval province of France. This name (Angoulmois) can be found in some encyclopedias currently in use. Historically, Angoulême was the capital of Angoumois. It became a French province when the Count d’Angoulmois François (or Francis) went to the French throne and became King Francis I, in 1515. Francis I was an autocratic king and his rule was characterized by wars, according to the books of history.
The term “Mars”, erroneously interpreted by prophecy writers as “war” during centuries in the books of prophecies, also means the month of March. This misinterpretation of Mars caused the wrong belief that Nostradamus foresaw that the third world war would break out in 1999, which he never did. Nostradamus wasn’t wrong about that, but his initerpreters were.
The prophecy was fulfilled in a level of accuracy never seen!
Moreover, on August 11th, 1999, some hours after Putin assumed his position of Prime Minister, there was a strange and rare conjunction of planets in the sky forming a cross and again some people believed that this was a sign of a bad omen. Newspapers in many countries announced this rare conjunction. According to the foreword of the book “Eclipse, the celestial phenomenon that changed the course of history”, written by Duncan Steel, published by Joseph Henry Press in 2001, “when the moon passed in front of the sun on August 11th, 1999, the event was observed eagerly by dozens of millions of people in Europe and in Middle East. Some saw it as a sign of the millennium, others waited for miracles, while most simply took advantage this natural show.” The book still says: “It was also a year of two blue moons. It is said that there is a ‘blue moon’ when one month has two full moons. February didn't have full moon in 1999, but January and March had two.”
The first day Putin assumed as President was the first day of January since Yeltsin resigned the last day of 1999. If we divide 2000 by 3, we will have 666.6666… does this remind you of anything or do you think all these things are only a coincidence? They could be, if there weren’t other prophecies announcing Vladimir Putin.