Katya Chapkanova About Baba Vanga
My family was close to Baba Vanga since 1943. Our houses were one beside the other. My father was a lawyer, and often he visited Baba Vanga. My mother, when she was pregnant with my sister, wasn’t feeling very well, and that made her to go and visit the prophetess more often. Baba Vanga was advising her what to do, and over the years our families became very close. Baba Vanga eventually became my spiritual mother, and she was the Godmother of my first daughter.
I had a lot of hardship in my life, and Baba Vanga was always there to comfort me. I graduated majoring in Defectology – all my life I worked with children that had speech defects. Later I became a principal of a school that was specifically for children with speech problems. I tried everything I could to help those wretched souls. Unfortunately me and my husband divorced, and I was left alone to take care of my children.
Over the years, Baba Vanga had shared with me many personal and public stories. When she built the St. Petka Church in 1994, she called me at the ceremony, and asked me to become one of the guardians: “Katya you will be selling candles, counting the money, you will lock and unlock everything at the Church.” At first I was startled because I am not a spiritual person –ie. I was not a priest to take such a responsibility and role. Baba Vanga insisted, telling me that she knew I was going to be the one in the moment she first saw me in 1943 when I was very little.