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Yet another variation showed up in emails all over internet.
Earth-shaking fire from center of earth. Will cause towers around New City to shake, Two great rocks for a long time will make war, And then Arethusa will color a new river red.
This actually comes from a real verse, below.
Volcanic fire from center of earth will cause trembling around new city: Two great rocks will make war for a long time. Then Arethusa will redden a new river.
You will note correct translation does not include anything at all about towers.
Some hoaxer played numbers game (another favorite pastime of followers of Nostradamus). The attack is no exception.
The flights that were hijacked were from United and American Airlines, they were numbered as follows: 11, 93, 175, and 77
11= Today's' Date (Sept. 11) 9+3=12 = Tomorrow (Sept. 12) 1+7+5=13 = Thursday 7+7=14 = Friday
I'm not sure what this is supposed to prove, but it's pretty darn silly. A hoax, of course.
The flights were chosen for specific reasons. The numbers meant nothing.
- Destination (large amount of fuel on board), - Origin (large amount of fuel remaining at time of impact), - airport security (or lack thereof), - and time of departure (for a loosely coordinated attack)
There is a real passage from Nostradamus which is similar to one above (although nothing matches attack facts).
When 1999 is seven months o'er Shall heaven's great King -- albeit a dread host, he -- Restore King from Angoumois once more, Ere -- after March -- he'll reign propitiously.
This verse has been used to predict everything (almost literally) from comets to disasters.
So what's bottom line? The prophecies of Nostradamus may or may not be valid. But they have nothing to do with terrorist attack on September 11th. Nothing at all.
Nostradamus FAQ http://www.nostradamus-repository.org/faq.html Good information about Nostradamus. Excellent resource.
False Prophecys www.snopes.com/inboxer/hoaxes/predict.htm A rationale, factual debunking of various Nostradamus prophecies floating around internet.
About Urban Legends http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/weekly/aa091101b.htm Good and short explanation of facts.
Nostradamus Homepage http://run.to/nostradamus Want straight scoop? Check out this page.
Nostradamus: A critical Analysis http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/info/analysis.htm Very good article on Nostradamus prophecies. Also origin of "prophecy" on September 11th disaster.
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