It seems as though everyone has heard of Nostradamus and his incredible, insightful prophecies. Now, in this book by R. W. Welch, you’ll discover the most shocking prophecy of all: The Comet of Nostradamus.
The author analyzed the prophecies that were written in the form of rhymes (called “quatrains”) from Nostradamus’ book,Centuries. He was startled to discover that 353 of the 942 verses were “clear hits, a figure that is far beyond the conceivable reach of ordinary foresight, or luck, or any combination thereof.”
Welch reveals that Nostradamus accurately predicted the French Revolution, Mikhail Gorbachev’s “Glasnost,” Joseph Stalin’s war on religion, the pact between Hitler and Stalin, the great fire of London, the united allies in the Gulf war, that FDR was a polio victim and would still stand up to Hitler, civil war in Lebanon, and hundreds more. Such accuracy must make you wonder, “What does Nostradamus see for our future?”
In The Comet of Nostradamus, Welch reveals that all is not good. According to Nostradamus, in the middle of the year 2004, a comet will come screaming across the sky. It will explode near the coast of Greece after scorching southern France and central Italy. And that is just the beginning of massive destruction and war. The battles and political intrigues are described in detail.
Make no mistake, the descriptions here, derived from Nostradamus, are explicit and not general. You will see how the explanations clearly reveal Nostradamus’ innermost secrets.
Did Nostradamus have some special gift? Was his massive accuracy just luck? Or, perhaps, was something else involved? Was he, perhaps, a messenger from God? With the information in this book, you’ll be able to decide for yourself.
But the fact is, Nostradamus was accurate. If that’s true, then many of his predictions for the future will be correct, too. Forewarned is forearmed. This may be the most important book you’ll read. With the information here, you’ll learn how to protect yourself and your loved ones. Get your copy now.
From the Publisher
Over the years, I have seen many books about Nostradamus. But none of them has been as shocking as The Comet of Nostradamus by R. W. Welch.
This book has a simple message: The famous prognosticator, Nostradamus, left us a warning. In 2004, a giant comet will explode near Greece after causing massive fires in France and Italy. The resulting destruction will lead to a political imbalance that will lead to massive destruction and war.
At the turn of the millennium, many people were predicting that the world was going to end. Or that there would be massive computer failures resulting in shortages of food, water, and energy leading to riots and destruction. So far, none of that has occurred. Nor do I think it will. It seems as though the world is filled with people making predictions. For every correct one, there are thousands of forgotten, incorrect ones. So why should we believe Nostradamus?
The answer is simple: accuracy. Time after time, Nostradamus’ predictions have come true. Whether it was predicting the rise and fall of Hitler and the Third Reich, the rise and fall of Napoleon, the French revolution, or the Gulf war, Nostradamus’ prophecies have been so pointed and on-the-mark that I have to wonder if his predictions for the future will come about, too.
Llewellyn is not publishing this book to terrify you. Even Welch admits that Nostradamus is obviously correct on just less than 40 percent of his predictions. The comet of 2004, however, is not just one predictionit is several. If the same percentage of them come true, then having this information will allow you to prepare for a safe future. That is why you must have this book as a resource.
About the Author
More of a generalist than a specialist, R. W. Welch has engaged in a variety of enterprises. He was a radio newsman and talk show host in the Seattle area in the 1950s and ’60s. He then served eighteen years as manager of governmental affairs and public affairs for a telecommunications company and became involved in local politics in the 1970s. A lifelong “history junkie,” Mr. Welch was disappointed by the generally lackluster analyses found in other books on Nostradamus, and decided he could probably do better himself.
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Attempts to divine the meanings of Nostradamian quatrains before their fulfillment have not been notably successful. It has been done. For example, Le Pelletier clearly saw that Quatrain VIII-43 foretold the shattering fall of Napoleon III (see page 240). But the cryptic nature of most of the verses makes them easy to misinterpret. It is also true that prophetic pronouncements usually come clear only when we have reached a certain vantage point in time, when they can be seen to fit into a contemporary context. It is for the most part fruitless to try to decipher any quatrain that is set more than a few years into the future.
Even this short horizon can be tricky, as seen in the case of the dated Quatrain X-72:
The year 1999, seventh month, from heaven will come a great King of terror: to bring back to life the great King of Angolmois. Before and after Mars to reign by good luck.
L’an mil neuf cent nonante neuf sept mois,
Du ciel viendra un grand Roi d’effrayeur:
Ressusciter le grand Roi d’Angolmois,
Avant aprés Mars regner par bonheur.
The verse was widely seen as a presage of an atomic missile strike, or a cataclysmic meteor collision with Earth in July 1999. This was most likely a failure on the part of the commentators and not the Seer.
The verse may easily refer to the birth of a future terrorist/tyrant since all souls, after all, originate in heaven. Nostradamus could have used the phrase “from heaven will come” simply to connote that this individual is to be an instrument of destiny, a figure in divine design. “Angolmois” may be an anagram for Mongols (as most think), or it could mean the French city of Angouleme. So this grim king might be either a new Genghis Khan or a new Charles IX, a scion of the house of Angouleme, who presided over the infamous St. Bartholomew’s Day massacre of 1572. It will be some decades, then, before the accuracy of this quatrain can be determined.
Too much ominous significance was placed on Quatrain X-72 for an understandable reason: The date was so close to the year 2000. Though the end of the millennium held a natural fascination for people, it had no real portent in itself, i.e., it was just a round number, nothing more.
But those who saw the “king of terror” as an incoming bolide were not without some justification. The Jovian impact of the Shoemaker-Levy comet in 1994 alerted humanity to the danger, which has always been there, that comets pose to Earth. To anyone familiar with the Centuries, the crashing of comet fragments into Jupiter was like the ringing of a distant bell. Not only do many quatrains concern comets but several are remarkably specific when closely considered. They tell of a comet that will hurl itself into our planet and, further, they give the trajectory and the point of impact and the time: the middle of the year 2004 according to all the astrological signs.
The comet of Nostradamus will enter our atmosphere at a low angle near 48 degrees north. Its coma, or perhaps falling fragments, will scorch southern France and central Italy before the nucleus of the comet explodes just off the Aegean coast of Greece. The size of this space missile is uncertain, but it will be bigger than the Tunguska comet1 that exploded over Siberia in 1908, flattening a thousand square kilometers of forest. The Tunguska comet did not alter the weather but, according to the quatrains, the comet of Nostradamus will, at least in the northern hemisphere. Dust and debris from the comet’s explosion will linger in the atmosphere for many months, filtering out sunlight and ruining many crops.
But the impact of the comet does not end there. Its effects so weaken Greece that the country poses an easy target for Islamic radicals who, aided by Iran, seize control of Turkey. Aggression against Greece triggers a spreading war that ultimately engulfs most of the countries of the Mediterranean and beyond. This great conflict is well described by Nostradamus and is detailed in chapter 2 of this book, “The War Years.”
First, a look at the quatrains dealing specifically with the comet of Nostradamus.
Future Quatrain I-46: The Comet Over France
Very near Auch, Lectoure, and Mirande great fire will fall from the sky for three nights. A most stupendous and astonishing event will occur. Very soon afterwards the earth will tremble.
Tout aupres d’Aux, de Lectore et Mirande
Grand feu de ciel en trois nuits tombera:
Cause aviendra bien stupende et mirande:
Bien peu après la terre tremblera.
Here the Seer advises of the approach of a great comet. It will pass low over southern France, raining debris on the Earth below for three nights. But the nucleus of the comet is headed for the Aegean area after flashing directly over Rome (as seen in later quatrains). Though the comet’s coma will inflict damage on France, much worse is to befall the Greeks. The trembling of the earth obviously refers to the impact of the comet’s head, which will be the energy equivalent to hundreds or thousands of nuclear bombs.
Future Quatrain II-3: Impact in the Aegean
Because of the solar heat on the sea of Euboea the fishes half cooked. The inhabitants will come to cut them when Rhodes and Genoa will fail them the biscuit.
Pour la chaleur solaire sus la mer
De Negrepont les poissons demi cuits:
Les habitants les viendront entamer
Quand Rhod. et Gennes leur faudra le biscuit.
The solar heat is often interpreted as a nuclear blast but the inhabitants would hardly eat radioactive fish. The only other feasible source for this extreme heat would be a comet or meteor striking off the shores of the Greek island of Euboea.2 Various quatrains point to a comet. Damage from shockwaves, tidal waves, and debris would, of course, be horrendous. The Euboeans evidently have to eat the fish when disaster relief expected from Rhodes and Genoa fails to arrive on time.
Future Quatrain II-41: The Pope Flees
The great star will burn for seven days; the swarm will cause two suns to appear. The big mastiff will howl all night when the great pontiff will change country.
La grande étoile par sept jours brûlera,
Nuée fera deux soleils apparoir:
Le gros mâtin toute nuit hurlera
Quand grand pontife changera de terroir.
The comet of Nostradamus (“great star”) will light up the skies for a week before it strikes Earth. To avoid the approaching calamity, the pope will flee the Vatican. Concern for the pope’s safety would be well justified because a straight line drawn from southern France, where the comet’s effects are first noted (Quatrain I-46, page 3), to the Aegean, goes right over Rome. Equally striking is the Seer’s use of the word “swarm,” because that is just what a comet is: a swarm of matter. As it nears the Earth, the comet will be comparable in brightness to the sun. The “big mastiff” could have some abstract meaning, but it might also be straightforward, i.e., this pope will own a large pet guard dog.
Future Quatrain II-43: The Earth and Peace Shattered
During the appearance of the bearded star the three great princes will be made enemies (i.e., of France). Struck from the sky, peace and earth quaking. Po, Tiber overflowing; serpent placed on the shore.
Durant l’etoile chevelue apparente,
Les trois grands princes seront faits ennemies:
Frappés du ciel, paix terre tremulente,
Pau, Tymbre undans, serent sur le bord mis.
There is a strong link in the quatrains between the advent of Nostradamus’ comet (“bearded star”) and war in the Mediterranean. The comet’s effects on Italy and Greece weaken them so that they are vulnerable to attack. The serpent on the shore is the prophet’s figure for a Muslim invasion of Italy, a theme of several quatrains in this chapter and the next. All the chronological indicators for the war point to early in the new millennium (as in Future Quatrain II-46, below). The “three great princes” are three leaders (specified in chapter 2) who lead resurgent Islam against southern Europe. This verse and others predict the comet will affect the weather, provoking heavy rains and flooding rivers.
Future Quatrain II-46: More Trouble Ahead
After great trouble for humanity, a greater one is
prepared. The Great Mover renews the centuries: rain, blood, milk, famine, steel, and plague. In the heavens a long spark running.
Apres grand trouble humain, plus grand s’apprete
Le grand moteur les siecles renouvele:
Pluie, sang, lait, famine, fer et peste,
Au ciel vu feu, courant longue etincelle.
This is a key verse that provides the first definitive clue on the arrival time of Nostradamus’ comet. The “long spark running” is obviously a comet and the renewal of “the centuries” can only mean the start of a new millennium. In other words, the time frame is within a few years of 2001, the first year of the impending new millennium. The twentieth century with its two world wars and the Cold War certainly qualifies as a time of “great trouble for humanity.” But the coming of the comet heralds still another wave of misfortune, not only the blast impact of the comet itself, but a new burst of armed conflict in its wake. (The Seer often used the combination of blood and milk as a symbol of calamity.)
Future Quatrain II-81: Fire and Flood
Through fire from the sky the city almost burned. The Urn threatens Deucalion again: Sardinia vexed by the Punic foist after Libra will leave her Phaeton.
Par feu du ciel la cité presque aduste:
L’Urne menace encore Deucalion:
Vexée Sardaigne par la Punique fuste,
Après que Libra lairra son Phaeton.
Deucalion being a Greek survivor of a great flood, it is apparent from this verse that the comet of Nostradamus (“fire from the sky”) will strike in the sea off Greece causing horrific tidal waves and flooding. The “city almost burned” is most likely Athens itself, which the comet will only narrowly miss. The second part of the verse again foresees a Mediterranean war on the heels of the comet with a North African fleet (“Punic foist”) attacking Sardinia. The attack will be in late October after the sun sign Libra. (“Phaeton” is merely poesy for the sun.)
Future Quatrain II-96: Fire and War
A burning torch will be seen in the sky at night near the end and the beginning of the Rhône: Famine, sword; relief provided too late. Persia turns to invade Macedonia (northern Greece).
Flambeau ardent au ciel soir sera vu
Pres de la fin et principe du Rosne:
Famine, glaive: tard le secours pourvu,
La Perse tourne envahir Macedoine.
The passage of Nostradamus’ comet over southern France just before its impact in the Aegean is seen by Frenchmen from one end of the Rhône River to the other. Once more the comet is tied to military action in the Mediterranean area with Persia (Iran) specifically identified as one of the Islamic aggressors. An Iranian assault on Greece clearly implies that the fundamentalist Muslims have by this time taken over Turkey and allied it with Iran-an event predicted in other verses. The relief that comes too late ties in nicely with Future Quatrain II-3, page 4.
Future Quatrain IV-58: Italy’s Tribulation
To swallow the burning sun in the throat, the
Etruscan land washed by human blood. The chief, pail of water, to lead his son away. Captive lady conducted into Turkish land.
Soleil ardent dans le gosier coller,
De sang humain arroser terre Etrusque:
Chef seille d’eau, mener son fils filer,
Captive dame conduite en terre Turque.
This verse is often scoffed at by critics of Nostradamus as making absolutely no sense, but it is really not that difficult. The first line describes the passage of Nostradamus’ comet over central Italy (“Etruscan land”). The air will be so hot that it burns peoples’ throats as they breathe. Most likely, crops will be scorched. The rest of the verse concerns the subsequent invasion of Italy by Muslim forces. An Italian leader, using a “pail of water,” rescues his son from the fires of the invasion. However, an Italian woman of some distinction is captured by the invaders and held in Turkey.
Future Quatrain V-32: Impending Destruction
Where all is good, the Sun all beneficial and the Moon is abundant, its ruin approaches. From the sky it advances to change your fortune. In the same country as the seventh rock.
Où tout bon est, tout bien Soleil et Lune
Est abondant, sa ruine s’approche:
Du ciel s’avance varier ta fortune,
En meme etat que la septieme roche.
The verse opens with an excellent description of sunny Greece as the great comet nears the Earth and the Aegean area. Obviously, this intruder from space will seriously alter the fortunes of the Greek nation, causing intense heat and extensive blast damage and the flooding of shorelines. The “seventh rock” reinforces the fact that Nostradamus is talking about Greece here. He is referring to the Seven Ionian Isles, the smallest of which, Paxos, is indeed not much more than a limestone rock.
Future Quatrain V-90: Woe to the Isles of Greece
In the Cyclades, in Perinthus and Larissa, in Sparta and the entire Peloponnesus: very great famine, plague through false dust. Nine months will it last and throughout the Chersonese (Gallopoli Peninsula).
Dans les cyclades, en perinthe et larisse,
Dedans Sparte tout le Pelopnnesse:
Si grande famine, peste par faux connisse,
Neuf mois tiendra et tout le chersonese.
This is a particularly intriguing quatrain since comets are made up in part of carbon dust (“false dust”). Upon the explosion of Nostradamus’ comet, most of Greece and European Turkey (“Perinthus,” “Chersonese”) will be covered with this “false dust,” which will ruin crops that are also damaged by the comet’s heat, contributing to the severe food shortages. The comet’s effect on food production lingers for nine full months. The verse indicates that disease will follow in the wake of the famine, as it often does.
Future Quatrain V-98: First Effects
At the forty-eighth climacteric degree, at the end of Cancer, very great dryness: Fish in the sea, river and lake cooked hectic. Bearn, Bigorre in danger through fire from the sky.
A quarente-huit degré climacterique,
A fin de Cancer si grande secheresse:
Poisson en mer, fleuv, lac cuit hectique,
Bearn, Bigorre par feu ciel en detresse.
At first this verse seems mildly at variance with others specifying that Nostradamus’ comet approaches circa the forty-fifth parallel (south France) and strikes during Leo, the sign following Cancer. But it is clear from the trajectory of the comet that it does not hit Earth directly, but is captured by its gravity, circling our planet before impact. On its first pass, around July 22, the white hot comet grazes and scorches the Earth at latitude 48 degrees north. Since a coastal area (mer) is indicated, one of only four areas would be involved: Newfoundland, Brittany, Sakhalin, or western Washington State. On its final approach, the comet damages the south of France (which event is calculated in advance by astronomers).
Future Quatrain VI-5: A Rain of Terror
Very great famine through pestiferous wave, through long rain the length of the arctic pole. “Samarobryn” one hundred leagues from the hemisphere, they will live without law exempt from politics.
Si grande famine par onde pestifere,
Par pluie longue le long du pole arctique:
Samarobryn cent lieues de l’hemisphere,
Vivront sans loi exempt de politique.
The dust cloud from the explosion of Nostradamus’ comet will have grievous effects throughout the Northern Hemisphere (“the length of the arctic pole”). The burst spews vast areas with carbon dust, precipitating heavy carbon-laden rains and attendant crop failures. The second half of the verse is fascinating since it seems to describe a space station-the only thing that would be located a hundred leagues (ca. 300 miles) from the hemisphere. “Samarobryn” is some sort of coded designation, maybe an acronym. This space vehicle-no doubt Russo-American3-is in orbit when the comet hits. The occupants, of course, would be insulated from earthly politics.
Future Quatrain VI-6: Something Wicked in the Sky
There will appear towards the North not far from Cancer, the bearded star: Susa, Siena, Boeotia, Ertria. The great one of Rome will die, the night over.
Apparaitra vers le Septentrion
Non loin de Cancer l’etoile chevelue
Suze, Sienne, Boece, Eretrion,
Mourra de Rome grand, la nuit disparue.
The comet of Nostradamus will first be spotted near the constellation Cancer, or just before the advent of the astrological sign of Cancer, which begins on June 22. The latter interpretation fits with Future Quatrain V-98, page 10, but either or both might be correct. The locales mentioned are in northern Italy and Greece, all of them on the final approach path of the comet. The “great one of Rome” is probably not the pope since he leaves the city as the comet approaches (Future Quatrain II-41, page 5). Evidently, the Italian president or the prime minister refuses to flee the capital and is killed-probably in a fire caused by the passing comet, though falling debris is also a possibility.
Future Quatrain VI-97: A Fiery Neapolitan Sky
At forty-five degrees the sky will burn. Fire to approach the great new city: In an instant a great scattered flame will leap up, when one will want to get evidence from the Normans.
Cinq et quarante degrés ciel brulera,
Feu approcher de la grande cité neuve:
Instant grande flamme eparse sautera,
Quand on voudra des Normans faire preuve.
Like a number of other verses, this one recounts the passage of Nostradamus’ comet over southern France at about 45 degrees north. In the quatrains, the new city is usually Naples, originally Neapolis (literally, “new city”), located close to the comet’s path. It is not clear whether Naples is badly damaged. The great leaping flame is simply the explosion of the comet on impact or just before impact as in the 1908 Siberian comet blast. The last line is obscure from our present vantage, but it may be that French (Norman) astronomers will be the first to calculate where the comet will strike. A Greek president would want their data turned over to his scientists, posthaste.
Future Quatrain VIII-2: A Chronological Marker
Condom and Auch and around Mirande, I see fire from the sky encompassing them. Sun and Mars conjoined in Leo, then lightning at Marmande: great hail, wall falls into the Garonne.
Condon et Aux et autour de Mirande,
Je vois du ciel feu qui les environne:
So Mars conjoint au Lion, puis Marmande
Foudre, grande grele, mur tombe dans Garonne.
The quatrain reiterates that the comet’s coma will envelop towns in southern France but adds a key astrological parameter. The sun and Mars conjoin in Leo in August of the years 2000, 2002, and 2004, all close enough to the dawn of the new millennium (2001) to fit the parameter of Future Quatrain II-46, page 6. (The conjunction does not occur again until 2015.) Of these three possible years, Future Quatrain III-3, below, clearly isolates the one that marks the comet’s arrival.
Here, the hail falling in August points to severe climatic disruptions fostered by the comet, including heavy rains that flood the Garonne, collapsing a wall at Marmande.
Future Quatrain III-3: An Arrow to 2004
Mars and Mercury, and the silver (moon) joined together, towards the midi (south France) extreme dryness. In the bed of Asia one will say the earth trembles; Corinth, and Ephesus then in perplexity.
Mars et Mercure, et l’argent joint ensemble,
Vers le midi extreme siccité:
Au fond d’Asie on dira terre tremble,
Corinthe, Ephese lors en perplexité.
As already seen, the comet of Nostradamus strikes home in the Aegean between Corinth and Ephesus. The dryness refers to the heat effect of the comet as it passes over southern France. The trembling of the earth hints at more than just the explosion of the comet; its impact evidently triggers an earthquake, likely in quake-prone Turkey. Most significant though, the astronomical alignment in this verse occurs in only one of the three years prescribed by Future Quatrain VIII-2, page 12-about August 19, 2004. This then is the designated year of the cataclysm.
Future Quatrain VIII-16: Tidal Wave!
At the place where Jason had his ship built, there will be a flood so great and so sudden that one will have no place or fall upon. The waves to mount Olympian “Fesula.”
Au lieu que HIESON fait sa nef fabriquer,
Si grand déluge sera et si subite,
Qu’on n’aura lieu ni terre s’attaquer,
L’onde monter Fesulan Olympique.
The Greek legendary hero, Jason, had his ship built just north of the island of Euboea at Iolcus on the Gulf of Vólos, the very area where Nostradamus says the millennial comet will impact. So the verse is forecasting that a colossal tidal wave will be generated by the comet’s explosion, flooding the nearby plain. Fesulan is evidently modern-day Farsala, which is a full twenty miles inland from the gulf, so the magnitude of the destructive wave will be far greater than any in recorded history. The verse leaves little question that this comet will be many times the size of the one that hit Siberia in 1908.
Future Quatrain IX-91: A Plague from Above
The horrible plague will fall upon Perinthus and Nicopolis, the Peninsula and Macedonia. It will devastate Thessaly and Amphipolis. An unknown evil, and from Anthony a refusal.
L’horrible peste Perynte et Nicopolle,
Le Chersonese tiendra et Marceloyne:
La Thessalie vastera l’Amphipolle
Mal inconnu, et le refus d’Anthoine.
The locales are all Grecian except Perinthus (Eski Eregli in Turkish), very near Greece in European Turkey. The plague that falls upon these places is the debris and carbon dust from the exploding millennial comet. The event is termed an “unknown evil” because nothing like it has been experienced before. The reference to Anthony is not yet discernable to us. Most likely, it involves a west European official who fails to respond to a Greek plea connected with the comet or the subsequent Mediterranean War (perhaps England’s Prime Minister Tony Blair?).
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