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.