Nikolay Stoyanov: The Case Baba Vanga
Interview taken by: Dobrinka Korcheva
Mr. Stoyanov, is there anything that you didn’t share in your recently published book called “The Case Baba Vanga”? If yes, was it due to lack of space, because of an internal “censorship”, or to save the “material” for another book again dedicated on Baba Vanga?
I don’t have the feeling that I didn’t say everything that I wanted to share in this book. However, I do know something outside the scope of my book that I was told by my good friend – Toma Tomov, who made a magnificent film about Baba Vanga. He told me that the adopted son of Baba Vanga, who is a prosecutor in Petrich and Chairman of the Foundation “Vanga” told him that the prophetess had shared with him when would be the end of the world. He vowed not to tell anyone, as Baba Vanga asked him not to. And because this is not a first-hand information – it could be true, it could be not, I decided to not included in my book.
Which is one of predictions made by Baba Vanga that you cannot forget?
As a child, adolescent and student – were the periods when I had contacts with Baba Vanga most actively. In fact she was at my wedding, but I had never asked her to read on me. I felt terrified of the idea to learn things about your future that you should better not know, otherwise you lose the motivation to live.
Svetlin Rusev who was also very close to Baba Vanga, shares my opinion – he never asked Baba Vanga to tell him anything about his personal life.
You are the first one to disclose that Dimitar Gushterov – Baba Vanga’s husband, had to leave his fiancée Zoitza, in order to marry the prophetess. According to the old customs, such an act was considered very sinful, not to mention how Zoitza felt as a result of his decision. That being said, Dimitar must have had this personal drama, an internal conflict and even guilt, that was “eating him up” for all those years. This is what you imply in your book, and also share your opinion, that this is likely one of the many reasons why he had this weakness to start drinking alcohol, and later died of cirrhosis.