The Peasant Seers
I found these to be extremely fascinating, written from between the 1830s to early 1900s before the invention of many of the technologies we know of. They are also Catholic, predicting the falling away of the Catholic faith among the people before a sudden and great third world war.
The first is from Stormberger, who predicted WW1, 2 and 3. Tanks, planes, “fire from the skies”.
The second one is Sepp Wuddy, the “Farmer’s Farmhand” who predicted WW2 and WW3, including a nuclear war with a very accurate description of nuclear fallout. He died in ww1, “in ice and snow” as he predicted.
Here we go:
Matthias Stormberger 1830
Born Rabenstein – German Peasant mystic who lived a rural existance on the edge of a forset and made various predictions about future technology,the coming of railways to his village for example with the start of WW1.(World War I began August 1, 1914 when the railroad, between Kalenneck and Deggendoef was finished)
” Iron rods will be built and iron monsters will bark though the wilderness. Cars without horses and shaft will come, and man will fly through the air like birds….The catholic faith will almost completely disappear, the religiousness will be quite badly respected, they will not earn any respect due to their way of living, there won’t be many good Christians among the people, the Commandments of God are no longer respected by the aristocracy as well as by the smallest worker, one will not think the greatest unfairnesses to be a sin. When the faith disappears also the love of the next one will completely lose itself, one will not estimate the justice, often the poor one will not be given right and he will be less respected than a dog. After this a mischief will arise that has to be regretted, there will be no order among the people”
“When in the outskirts of the forest the iron road will be finished, and there the iron horse will be seen, a war will begin, to last twice two years…It would be fought with iron fortresses that move without horses…Two or three decades after the first war it will come one a Second War still larger. Almost all the nations of the world will be involved. Millions of men will die, without being soldiers. The fire will fall from the sky and many great cities will be destroyed. And after the end of the Second Great War, a third universal conflagration will come, so that it will determine everything. There will be weapons totally new. In one day, more men will die than in all the previous wars. The battles will be accomplished with artificial weapons. Gigantic catastrophes will happen. With the open eyes, the nations of the planet will go through these catastrophes. They won’t know what is happening, and those that know and tell, will be silenced. Everything will be different from before, and in many places the Earth will be a great cemetery. The third war will be the end of many nations”. “You, my children, won’t experience the largest mischief, you, my grandchildren, won’t also experience it, but the third stock, that will easily experience it.”
“Over night it will take place – in a pub in Zwiesel many people will be together, and outside the soldiers will ride over the bridge…The people will run out of the forest. Those, who hide themselves at the “Fuchsenriegel” or at the “Falkenstein”, remain spared. Who survives must have an iron heading. The people become ill, and nobody can help them… however it will continue, and what follows then, is the end of the world. Sky and earth burn, because it is the time, when everything comes to an end. And this time will be, when the wild hunt with fire and sulfur roars over the country. But it is still long time, till it will happen, then no humans will know anymore, where “Zwiesel” and where “Rabenstein” (German towns) have been. Of all frights the this will be the last. When the people fall off the bank like the flies off the wall, the last time begins. It will be horrible…But when however someone at the whole Danube stream finds still another cow, then she is worth it to be attached with a silver bell by the owner….After these events it will be a miracle, if one still sees two or three rulers going together, after these events the carity will be anew, and those who survived, will face a good time for hope”
“A race freed from slavery will eventually evolve very quickly, but in time they will have grown so cold in the heart that they will have evolved into nothing.”
“Sepp Wudy, the farmer’s farmhand (died in the First World War):
“As Sepp was called up to war [World War I] he said he wouldn’t come back because he has to die in ice and snow. As it happened, he perished during the world war in the Dolomites. This is not the last war (1st world war), Sepp said, because then soon there will be another, and only after that the last one comes. This last one is more terrible than the other one. To know what it will be like at the time, you will be able to talk to your cousin in Vienna from your own house, and if you needed him rapidly he could be with you within one hour.
“The bohemian forest will one day be burned like a straw barn. Don’t run away when the gray birds are flying. If you see this, know that the end is near and it has already begun. It will then be like one hundred years ago. So much the people are thrown back and with this they will be punished for their wantonness.
“You have the meal in front of you and are not allowed to eat it, because it brings you death; and you have the water and may not drink it, because it would also mean your death. From the Osser (mountain at the Bavarian-Bohemian boundary) there will still be a water source — there you can drink. The air corrodes into the skin like a poison. Put on all the clothing you have and don’t even let the tip of your nose remain uncovered. Place yourself into a hole and wait till it is all over. It will not last long. Or look for a cave in the mountains. When you loose your hair it has gotten you. Take a Kronwittbirl (Juniper fruit) into the mouth. This will help. And don’t drink milk for (at least) eight weeks.
“It will be bad, and the later-born ones will have to learn writing and reading anew. The cause will be that the people do not recognize the Devil anymore, because he is dressed beautifully and promises everything to them.
“When no owl cries any more and the hares come to the house and collapse, then go away from the water and don’t mow grass. In these times there will be no more border against Bavaria, but the border will be I cannot say.” [Ed. comment: Wudy lived in Bohemia, few miles away from the border to Bavaria. This border doesn’t exist anymore since the Czechs joined the European Union.)
“However, what do I say? It does not concern you but tell it to your children and grandchildren. They will have to face it and will experience the rest of the story. I also do not understand those that have no modesty at all. People will become increasingly base and godless, so things must come to a head. In the end [Europe] will be like [it was] one hundred years ago. I see even more, but I can’t understand it and can’t tell it. With the decline of faith everything goes downhill, and everything gets confused. Nobody sees clearly. The elite already believe nothing at all, the masses will be made crazy. In the church they play dance music and the parson will sing to it. Then they also dance, but outside there will be the celestial sign, which announces the beginning of great mischief. There will be a brightness in the north, like never seen before, and then the fire will rise up all around.
“Go to Bavaria, where blessed Mary protects the people; but there too all will be chaotic.
Everything will come like the Stormberger has told, but he didn’t tell everything or they didn’t understand him. Because it will be worse than bad.” [Ed. comment: Stormberger is another seer who lived about 50-75 years before in almost the same region, his predictions are still known there today.]
“Farmer, tell this to your children: they shall run to the mountain when everything crashes. I’m only a farmhand and I don’t know if it’s a good or bad spirit which is showing me all these things. But I know it will happen.”