Nostradamus Predicted the Terrorist Attack on New York–Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
An eRumor is circulating that quotes what it says are predictions of the famous 16th century astrologer Nostradamus that seem to anticipate the attack on New York by terrorists on September 11. The prophecy is said to have referred to the month and year, the location, and a reference that could be interpreted as referring to the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York.
Nostradamus experts say this not accurate.
Part of the eRumor seems to be based on a writing of Nostradamus that goes like this:
“At forty-five degrees the sky will burn, fire to approach the great new city: In an instant a great scattered flame will leap up, when one will want to demand proof of the Normans.” (quatrain 6-97)
There is no reference in the original writing to the place called “york” and no reference to “the year of the new century and nine months.”
Other parts of the eRumor seem to be based on the following text, “In the City of God there will be a great thunder, Two brothers torn
apart by Chaos, while the fortress endures, the great leader will succumb.”
That quote is not from Nostradamus, however. It’s from Neil Marshall, a student at Brock University who created the text as part of a critique he wrote about Nostradamus.
The bottom line is that the eRumor is not a authentic quote from Nostradamus.