Manol Tochkov – Baba Vanga Gave Peace To My Child
Manol Tochkov who is a sergeant-major from the reserve was born in 1940 in Bryagovo village. His childhood years in Bryagovo were around steers, cows, and donkeys. In 1960 he graduated from the School of junior sergeants in Asenovgrad, and later he was dispatched in the Kurdzhali division.
For three decades he was a sergeant of a battery and the head of a warehouse for weapons and ammunitions. He married a local woman, and started from ground zero. Gradually he and his wife start to build their new family “nest”. They have three baby boys. Unfortunately in 1986 Manol lost his first-born son.
“Since then everything changed the upside down. Me and my wife forgot about happiness and joy, we got scared. My son was only 26 years old – a good specialist in electronics. He was working at the security department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. This ominous news came like a lighting from a blue sky. My son died in a car accident in downtown Kurdzhali, infront of hotel “Bulgaria”. Still it is not very clear what exactly had happened, but as a result of a close call, my son had crushed into some concrete polls and died on the scene.”
This is when the unfortunate family decides to ask Baba Vanga what had happened. 1986 was still a time when visiting the prophetess was considered heresy. Being a sergeant and from there a member of the communistic party, was another serious obstacle for Manol, to discourage him to visit Baba Vanga. If this meeting somehow becomes public, he would lose his job, and not to mention the serious consequences that this will have on his future career development. On top of everything Manol is an avid atheist. Despite everything, he decides to risk and goes to visit Baba Vanga.