Sunday, May 16, 2010

The Oracle Baba Vanga and the Church in Rupite

The village of Rupite is not far from the main highway south to the Greek border. It is the burial site of the oracle Baba Vanga. Legend has it that at the age of six, she was visited by an angel who gave her a choice = eyesight or clairvoyance. Vanga chose the latter.


Vanga gained a following due to her prophecies and healing skills. Some of her followers reportedly asked for her help with the Lottery. Some of her prophecies made her a controversial person in Bulgaria, with many skeptics dismissing her reliability.


Baba Vanga died in 1996 and was buried in the Sveta Petka Church in Rupite, a very nice, bright church in a scenic park at the site of an ancient volcano.

This is a somewhat frightening obituary notice of the oracle herself on the church door:



There were hot mineral waters on the church grounds.

1 comment:

  1. The Story of the Oracle Baba Vanga is not exactly as desribed

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