Dr. Lozanov: Baba Vanga – the Unsolved Phenomenon
D-r Lozanov, why were you arrested at the airport in 1980?
Even today, I have no idea. I was not given any explanation. Back at the time, friends notified me, that there was lawsuit against me, filed with the High Court – you know the types of verdicts that were given there – the toughest. But this lawsuit was never carried out. Someone, somewhere stopped it.
We have heard rumours, that at the airport, they searched you for documents about Vanga, whom you had been studying as a phenomenon for many years.
They found nothing of the sort! After my luggage was confiscated, they kept it for 20 days. Then, returned it back with a protocol, that it contained movies with classical music, and other materials that “could be carried abroad”. I have preserved this document. They were most probably looking for the documentary about Vanga, that we filmed together with Nikola Toshev, and were thinking that it contained information of political nature. If they had found such a movie, they could have charged me with espionage. But they found nothing.
You studied Baba Vanga for almost 10 years. How did that experiment start?
I visited her in 1962, at a time that was crucial for her. Right then, they were preparing her for internment. The authorities were alerted, because there were many reports against her. I went to Petrich with a friend of mine and his wife. Vanga guessed everything correctly – my name, profession, where I came from. She said: “Georghi, you are a doctor and you heal people with words. I agree for you to study me”. I decided to stand up for her, because she was a real phenomenon, that had to be studied. Everyone back then knew that thanks to my influence, Vanga was left to be and continued to do her work. Ludmila Zhivkova took interest in Vanga later on.