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Soon after the 9-11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York City, Nostradamus followers all over the world proclaimed that this event had been foretold by the great prophet. Many self proclaimed Nostradamus "experts" came up with all sorts of verses allegedly written by Nostradamus that supposedly contained detailed information about the New York City tragedy. In actuality these so-called "experts" had pieced together lines from different Nostradamus quatrains in their vain attempts to explain the 9-11 event. These false verses were very soon discredited, but unfortunately caused the American public to ignore the fact that a Nostradamus quatrain had in fact been previously interpreted as describing a future attack upon New York City involving its skyscrapers.
In 1981, author Erika Cheetham wrote in her softcover book The Man Who Saw Tomorrow - The Prophecies of Nostradamus, that Prophecy #1-87 described an "Attack on New York",possibly involving its "towers or skyscrapers". The following translation of this now famous prophecy was in fact published in many Nostradamus books far in advance of the World Trade Center attack of September 11th, 2001:
Earthshaking fire from the center of the Earth
Will cause trembling around the New City.
Two great rocks will be at war for a long time
Then Arethuse reddens the new river
Ms. Cheetham stated in her 1981 book that the quatrain above described an event in New York City possibly involving its "towers or skyscrapers" that would cause the ground to shake. It now appears that Erika Cheetham's interpretation of this controversial prophecy may have in fact come true exactly as Nostradamus predicted it would over 400 years ago. The following revised translation of this now famous prophecy reflects a much more accurate English interpretation taken from the original Old French version of the poem.
PROPHECY #1-87 (corrected translation)
Enormous-promontories on fire in the center of the mainland.
Enno-sigee feu du centre de terre
Will cause trembling in the towers of the City of New York.
Fera trembler au tour de Cite Neufve
Two great rock-monoliths continuously will be attacked.
Deux grands rochiers longtemps feront la guerre
This is when air-vessels will turn-around to a new course.
Puis are-thuse rou-gira nouveau fleuve
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The first three lines of the original quatrain had been translated with a fair degree of accuracy, but the last line turned out to be totally inaccurate. The key word "rougira" was originally translated as "reddens" from the French word "rouge" meaning "red". The French word "rougir" does in fact mean "redden". But when you add the letter "a" to the end of the word, it now becomes "rougira" which is the future tense of the Old French (Latin/Castillian/Spanish) verb "rougire," meaning "to turn around" (gire: turn, also rou-gire: to turn-around).
The word "Arethuse" is still used today to describe a class of "tubular- shaped metal sea vessels" or "submarines". If you were to expand the size of the two "wings" on the sides of an Arethuse-class submarine that allow it to "fly" through the water, it suddenly begins to resemble the tubular-shaped metal vessels that Nostradamus saw in his now famous vision that had the ability to fly through the air.
The final word in the last line of this quatrain is "fleuve," which is a French noun meaning "river," but if you check in Cassells' French Dictionary (ISBN #0-02-522620-7) you'll find that the Classical 16th century meaning of the word "fleuve" was "course". The reason for this is that in 15th century France its river vessels were used for public transportation. This now corrected translation of the last line, suddenly takes on an entirely new and frightening meaning. It turns out that Nostradamus may not only have been trying to warn us about what the terrorists were planning to do, but he may have told us how they were planning to accomplish the deed!
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