Something truly out of the ordinary has occurred in the beach town of Salento, Italy, and it just might be a sign of an end times prophecy proposed 500 years ago by an Italian philosopher.
Over the weekend, Salento found itself blanketed in layers of snow, making the usual beach-friendly region completely unaccommodating.
But the unusual weather has sparked an even more unusual concern: that the new climate coincides with the words of the “Italian Nostradamus” who said, hundreds of years ago:
“Salento of palm trees and mild south wind, snowy Salento but never after the touch. Two days of snow, two flashes in the sky, I know the world ends, but I do not yearn.”
His name was Matte Tafuri and during his active life from 1492 to 1582 he became a popular figure in the Apulia region of Italy:
Although his credentials as a physician and skilled astrologer lend more credibility to his prophecy, he also made some inaccurate predictions.
One of these included the premonition that Charles V would suffer an imminent death, which ultimately did not actualize.
In other words, a broken clock can be right twice a day…
But still, the uncharacteristic sub-zero weather sweeping over many parts of Europe this week have been all but apocalyptic, racking up a large death toll.
On Tuesday, officials stated that the freezing temperature has cost 60 people their lives, from countries like the Balkans, Poland, and Romania.
In Warsaw, hypothermia-related deaths have surpassed 70 since November 1, 2016.