Story told by Christo Yankov from Kostinbrod
It was a sunny morning of October, 1968 when I visited Baba Vanga because of a stomach problem. We were about 50 people waiting infront of her gate. Around 8 am she showed up and came out to the street where we were waiting. She was walking so easily as if she wasn’t blind. She stood up in front of us and asked: – How many people are you?
– About 15-20 people – said a man from the crowd.
– Say 30-40 – why do you lie to me? She said that in a loud voice and went back to her house.
Around 8:30 am she started to accept people. I was 4th in line. I entered through a narrow hallway into a small room. The prophetess was sitting behind a small table. She didn’t reply to my “good morning” as her time was not enough for such courteous words. She directly took my sugar cube and said: – Why do you come? You are healthy! – I have a problem with my stomach – I said quickly. – Hm…you have a nervous stomach. Your doctors are telling you that this is gastritis, but it is not. Go and find St. John’s wort. You boil it and you drink it instead of water. Don’t smoke, and don’t drink alcohol. In two months the pain will be much less, and in three months it will be completely gone.
Then Baba Vanga stayed quiet for 10 seconds and went on to add:
– You have a beautiful wife. With your brother you are building a new house.
In my mind I said “how did she guess that”. Right after my thought came through my mind she just replied: – I see it here on the sugar cube.
She was answering equally to my thoughts and to my speech. I felt that our connection was rather spiritual than physical.
– What do you work? – she said. – You are not turner, you are not fitter…
– I am an electrical technician – I didn’t wait for her to exhaust her head with extra thinking. I thanked her and I head out to go home. She loudly said behind me: – You have a baby girl (indeed I had a new baby girl this Spring).
– Yes, I also have a boy. – Yes you have – she said.
So I went home, feeling kind of dizzy. I was still hearing her voice in my ears – sort of an authoritative voice but yet friendly. She had an interesting accent – something between Macedonian and the typical dialect for the Pirin region. When I got back home, I followed her instructions with the t. John’s wort and in few months, my stomach nightmare was gone.
You never know what else can happen years later. Six years after I visited Baba Vanga, I had a double flu. There were some other bad moments in my life that brought me severe neurasthenia. My stomach problems reappeared again. I was visiting different doctors, and in November 1978 I had my second visit with Baba Vanga.
This time I was 10th in line. I was approaching the door to the little house when a young woman came out crying, and Baba Vana was telling her: – Why are you crying, your husband will agree to adopt a child! She just went to nearby fence and continued crying and nobody tried to comfort her. Then the girl that was before me entered the house. A minute after Baba Vanga was shouting loud: – who arranged you to come here? It is not your turn. The girl was explaining quietly why she came, but Baba Vanga insisted that she leaves. After all the séance took place. I started to feel panicky whether she will be shouting at me as well, because I was booked through connections of mine. At this time I noticed some famous people with a diplomatic car came to visit Baba Vanga, so we all had to wait for a little longer.
Then it was my turn. Once she touched the sugar she said: – Sit over there, there is a bench. Maybe she felt that I was very tired – barely standing on my feet. My blood pressure had fallen down, and at times I thought I’m going to pass out. Then she said: – What is your disease? Your heart, kidneys, liver, and gallbladder are healthy. What is it?
– I suffer from nerves – I said quietly
– Hm…nerves. You have a very weak organism. Take 4 lemons and ½ kg of mountain honey. Smash the lemons in the honey well, and every morning, afternoon, and evening take 2 tbsps. of the mixture before you eat.
– Can I also ask you about my son?
– Ask whatever you want – Baba Vanga said.
– How old is your son – Baba Vanga asked.
– He’s 12 now
– Once he passes by his puberty years, those wounds will disappear on their own. What do you work?
– I am an electrical technician
– How many children do you have
– I see here, nearby me a girl…
– I also have a boy – I said without realizing that just a minute ago I asked her about my son’s eczema.
– Yes you have – she said with an approving voice
I thanked her again for all of her help. When I came home, the first thing that I shared with my wife was: “Why Baba Vanga always sees our daughter, but she doesn’t see our son?”
In one tragic for my family day, my daughter accidentally passed away from suffocation from a broken boiler that was running on gas.
My son’s eczema was gone, right after he got out of puberty.
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The excerpt for this article was taken from Baba Vanga Predictions – Luxurious Edition (In Bulgarian) by Zheni Kostadinova
About The Author
Zheni Kostadinova graduated Philosophy at the Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”. She has worked as an editor at the student TV show “Ku-Ku”, and as a reporter at the National Radio “Horizon”. For over 15 years she is a columnist at “Weekly Trud” newspaper writing about esoteric and psychology. In the same newspaper she is maintaining a page on literature. Zheni Kostadinova is the author of some of the most popular books written on Baba Vanga including “Baba Vanga The Prophetess”, “Baba Vanga Predictions”, “The Secret of Baba Vanga”. Her first book was translated into Russian, Polish, Latvian, Serbian, and Albanian. Zheni is a member of the Union of Bulgarian Writers. She had published three books of poetry: “Fire Sticks (2002), “17 love colors” (2007), and “Fig Jam” (2008). In 2012 Zheni has founded the art-house “Kuklite”. It is a doll gallery and a mini-museum located in the old downtown of Sofia. The gallery exhibits different dolls placed in specific categories. Besides the exhibitions, the art-house “Kuklite” also have the priority to work with children from the local schools, so they learn more about the traditions and customs of the different nations. The main idea is to transform the art-house “Kuklite” into a centre for cultural exchange, creative collaboration between representatives of different fields of art, science and philosophy. The art-house will hold meetings with interesting personalities, and will be a place of exhibitions, seminars, workshops, premieres of books and documentary movies, puppetry, and many other great events. The art-house “Kuklite” will also be a place where collectors can display their favourite artefacts and can share the history associated with them.
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