‘Living Nostradamus’ gives six-word verdict on The Simpsons’ eerie predictions

A mystic dubbed the "living Nostradamus" has given his verdict on The Simpsons' infamous ability to seemingly predict the future.

The Simpsons has been credited for mysteriously foretelling countless major world events down the years, with some even suggesting the writers could be time travellers.

An episode aired in 2000 had Donald Trump as US President. Another from 1997 showed a magazine cover titled "New York" above the price "$9" and a silhouette of two tall towers (spelling out New York 9/11).

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Perhaps the most freaky of all was the 1998 episode that showed Homer standing at a chalkboard with a complex equation written on it. The equation actually predicts the mass of the Higgs boson particle, also known as the "God particle", that was discovered by scientists in 2012.

More recently, an episode was credited with predicting the Titanic submarine disaster.

Self-professed Brazilian future-seer Athos Salomé, 36, claims to have foreseen his fair share of major events too, including Coronavirus, Elon Musk buying Twitter and even the Queen's death.

And he isn't convinced The Simpsons' writers are mystics like him. Speaking to The Daily Star, he summed it up in six words: "These predictions are, in reality, coincidences."

"The Simpsons has a long history and many episodes, which increases the probability of some of its storylines or jokes aligning with real-world events in the future.

"Additionally, the series often satirises popular culture and contemporary events, further contributing to the sense of prediction."

Athos said that while The Simpsons' predictions are "fascinating", he is "sceptical" about them.

He continued: "It is important to remember that these predictions are based on events that have already occurred.

"Many of these coincidences are a result of the human mind's tendency to find patterns and meanings even where they may not necessarily exist.

"It is natural for the human mind to seek connections and meanings, even if they are mere coincidences."

For Athos, it is important to recognise that "many events can be interpreted in different ways" and that "not all apparent predictions come true".

"Critical reflection and careful analysis are crucial in avoiding the spread of unfounded theories and maintaining a balanced view on future events," he concluded.

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