Krasimira Stoyanova – Nephew of Baba Vanga
Krasimira Stoyanova is born in Sandanski in 1949. She is one of the nephews of Baba Vanga. She graduates Sofia University majoring in Turkish philology in 1972. Later she completed Egyptology and Syriology at New Bulgarian University. For a couple of years, she is the chief editor of the morning programme in Nova TV.
How do you feel as being one of the nephews of Baba Vanga?
From a personal stand point, we are used to that. Both my brother and my sister. The feeling of something phenomenal is created by the people that were coming to visit my aunt. When you are born and raised nearby such a great phenomenon, you barely realize and see it.
Did this help you in any way, or on the contrary it did harm you?
Baba Vanga was a burdensome in the most positive sense of the words. Even now when we are mature people, we still have too many “restraints” on simple things in life – things like personal behaviour, compassion, understanding, and especially patience. On one hand you have a very famous aunt, you are known by many people, and write and tell stories. At the same time you always have those restraints in your mindset. It is such a long-lasting mark on me and my family, that even today you don’t cross the border line.
Is this being learned during childhood, or it was more actively taught years later?
When we were more mature ofcourse. When we were kids, we were accepting Baba Vanga as an ordinary aunt with all of her skills, and all of the people that she was accepting and helping. Our classmates were much more astonished than me and my siblings were. Years later I gradually started to realize what she was, and why all those people were coming to see her. I have had long conversations with Baba Vanga reagarding the Bible, God, for the essence of the human being as a spiritual creature. For the skills of this human being to read the signs – something that I continue to learn. Baba Vanga often used to say: “You always wait for the miracle to happen, something to happen, or someone to come and do it for you, because you don’t see or can’t see and read the signs.” This is a big secret. By saying reading the signs, Baba Vanga meant some indicators, symbols, which are not even in the field of visible things.