The Village Idiot Quatrain from Hoax-tradamus

Over the last few days I have received hundreds of emails from around the world asking me about the authenticity of this amazing quatrain purportedly attributed to Nostradamus:


In 1555, Nostradamus wrote:

“Come the millennium, month 12,
In the home of greatest power,
The village idiot will come forth
To be acclaimed the leader.”


What a wonderful prophecy

Too bad it is a bald-faced hoax

Can any of you see why? Or better, can any of you see which important element is missing in this quotation?

Notice that this four-line prophecy attributed to Nostradamus does not contain his Century and Quatrain indexing numbers?=

I believe Nostradamus knew people would try to write prophecies under his name. That is why he indexed all of his quatrains in his original editions of “Les Propheties”—his ambitious 941 quatrain history of the future. If you have an authentically quoted prophecy’s indexing number you can find it in its original 16th century French. You can then compare compare the translation in question against the original French text for its accuracy and authenticity.

Rest assured. This is not a prophecy from Nostradamus. Only a hoaxer writing for some yellow rag like the National Perspirer, would avoid such scrutiny by leaving out the index number.

By the way, I have cross referenced every application of the over 36,000 words Nostradamus used in his prophetic works and none of them combine to make this prophecy. This quatrain should be thrown in the same garbage heap of non-indexed hoaxes like the famous “bloody glove of O. J.” quatrain. (Chuckle…)

John Hogue
(19 December 2000)

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