Story told by Nadezhda Zaharieva – the wife of the famous Bulgarian author and poet – Damyan Damyanov
In one of my visits with Baba Vanga she told me: Don’t build a country house now – it’s not the right time. Me and my husband didn’t even had the intention to build a vacation house. Few years later we got land by chance, where we decided to build a little country house. Due to various factors the house was never finished.
Another very precious advice that Baba Vanga gave me was for my husband Damyan. She said that went he works on his poems and novels, he shouldn’t stay between the windows and the door and be exposed to the air current. Unfortunately we didn’t listen to this advice, and over the years Damyan developed a disease on his lungs. When he started to have some acute pains in the abdomen, Baba Vanga said not to do a surgery. We listened to her advice, and today I do think that we made the right decision.
For me personally Baba Vanga is one of the most extraordinary women that I ever knew. She was able to do a complete and very accurate psychological profile of every single person that came to visit her. I remember once my mother-in-law asked me to ask Baba Vanga if she will have a long life. Baba Vanga said: “Yes, she will have a long life, but her “tongue” shouldn’t be that long!.” Once I also asked Baba Vanga what she sees for a very good friend of mine – he was a very skillful carpenter, who knew his craft to the very last detail. He didn’t have any success in his personal life especially with women – it was always their fault, and they are the ones that can’t understand him. Baba Vanga did see that he is indeed a very talented carpenter but also noted in few words: “Until he is with this mindset, he will never be happy!”
I have another story with Baba Vanga when I took a good friend of mine to visit her. Out of nowhere Baba Vanga quickly said: “Who is this man Peter? What kind of love affair do you have with him?” It turned out that this man Peter was my friend’s lover despite the fact that my friend was married. I initially thought that Baba Vanga is making a mistake with past, present, and future tense. Eventually my friend did confess that she has had a relationship with this man for a long time, and this relationship was still present today.
Sometimes Baba Vanga was sharing her grief with us by saing: “There are so many people around me that are so morally disabled – they think that I have a lot of money and try to steal that in different ways. Take it! Whatever I have – I will give you everything, but I want to have my “head” for one day to see how I see the world every day, and to experience my pain and suffering.”
I had kidney problems, and once when I went to see Baba Vanga she directly said without even being asked: “stop drinking those herbs for your kindeys – they won’t help you. You’ll have to undergo a surgery. Then start eating more pomegranates”.
My husband wanted to write a new novel. We went to see Baba Vanga especially for that reason. Unfortunately we had to wait for a long time. My husband got offended as Baba Vanga didn’t take us in immediately. When I finally saw her (Damyan was not with me) I asked Baba Vanga if he will write the novel that he intends to write. She honestly said: Nadezhda, you husband is sick, and he won’t write the book. Please don’t tell him that, so he can keep dreaming about it.”
I asked Baba Vanga something for myself only once, when my second child was still a baby. My husband was constantly suspecting me that I am cheating on him, and very often he looked mistrustful and frowning. At one point it was really very hard to live with a man with such an attitude. So I decided to go together with him to see Baba Vanga and ask her personally whether his suspicions have any stable grounds. Damyan knew that Baba Vanga is very upfront and direct, and that she won’t “save” the sins that people have – especially adultery.With a raised and exalted voice Baba Vanga said: “Damyan does not trust you? I say it officially that you are not an “easy woman”, and you don’t have children from other men.” In reality Baba Vanga used much stronger words – some of which were not even censored, but all of them made me so happy. Since this last meeting with her, my family problems with Damyan were solved once and for all.
For some reason Baba Vanga was very friendly with me – she was accepting me very close to her, and that is something that rarely happened to other people. I remember she said once: “You mother is a very genuine and good person – you were blessed from her!”
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