Story told by Ivan Soykov from Kresna
In 1947 I got married and shortly after we had a son – we named him Stoyan. He only lived 15 days. On this day I was in Petrich, to arrange my military retirement for disability. I had left my son, sick at home – we lived in the village of Tzaparevo near the city of Petrich. Once I got off the train, I called the municipality of our village (we didn’t have a phone at the time), and the receptionist told me that my son passed away, and now they carry his body to the cemetery.
My legs failed me when I heard that news. I don’t even know how I walked all those 18km from the rail station back to the village.
After a while, we had a second child that we named Ventzislav. Unfortunately he got sick as well. We took him to doctors in Sandanski, Petrich, and Blagoevgrad. They admitted him to a hospital in Blagoevgrad under the watch of doctor Masev. This was the time when I decided to go and visit Baba Vanga to ask her if we are going to lose our child. Asking the locals, I found her little house – at the very back of her yard. The whole space from the street to the door of her house was filled with people waiting to see her. I also lined up at the end of the queue. People were talking quietly so they don’t disturb Baba Vanga. At one time, the chatting stopped. We saw Baba Vanga at her doorstep – she had her hand over her eyes. She stayed for a little and said: – Go home, I can’t accept more people for today”.
Nobody moved. Then I said: Let’s go to the nearby police station so we get an admission notice. Suddenly I heard Baba Vanga’s voice. – Ivan from Tzaparevo, come here now, I want to tell you something about your son.
I head out to her breaking through the lineup of people, who were enviously looking at me. Once I entered her first words were: – Ivan, you come for your son Ventzislav – is that correct? – Yes, because…she interrupted me and went on: – Your first child died. You don’t worry about the second – a doctor will cure it. They will discharge Ventzislav from the hospital in Blagoevgrad. Then you and your wife must go to Sofia to see doctor Nemski – children specialist. On your way to Sofia, at Kocherinovo railway station, three old ladies coming back from the Rilla Monastery will sit in your compartment. One of them will take you to the doctor.
Then Baba Vanga quietly whispered: – Grave is awaiting a family member.
On the next morning I headed out to Blagoevgrad. At the platform, the courier gave me a telegram. I barely found strength to take it, expecting to be notified for the worst. Thank God this wasn’t for my son. The telegram informed me that my aunt Petra from Tzaparevo had passed away. It may be a sin, but I didn’t go to the funeral as I was so concerned about the health of my son. I got on the train and went to Blagoevgrad.
Shortly after, they discharged my son from the hospital, and told me that they are not very optimistic. My wife and I, took the first train to Sofia with the hope to find doctor Nemski – as Baba Vanga had advised. We were alone in our compartment. For my great wonder, at Kocherinovo station, three old ladies just like Baba Vanga had described, joined us. We started chatting who is going where. One of the ladies asked me if I was from Tzaparevo by any chance. It turned out that me and her son-in-law were both in the military together, and she has seen me on some of his pictures. This same lady took us to doctor Nemski, who examined our son and sent us to Alexadrovska hospital at the children’s section. They were treating him for some time, and finally they discharged our son healthy and alive!
Thanks to Baba Vanga, now Ventzislav has a son and a grandson, and I became a happy grand grandfather!
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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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