Matthias Stormberger (1753-?) was legendary Bavarian cowherd and seer and a German peasant mystic and charcoal burner who lived in Bavaria and made prophecies about the world.
Stormberger gave some remarkable visions of the future: world wars, Great Depression, the apostasy of the Christian Church, and finally the end of time. Its prophetic visions are startling, brief, but specific pictures loaded and evocative.
He has seen the future
Of the fragments writings of its hand or the writings which relate his remarks made in the villages of Bavaria, the predictions made are the following:
"When the limits of the road to iron will be completed, will begin a war which will last for two years... It will be delivered with fortresses of metal. » The 1 August 1914 has been officially inaugurated the new railway line between Kalteneck and Deggendorf, where Stormberger lived.This date also marked the beginning of hostilities: Germany declares war to Russia.
"immediately after this terrible war will come a time where the money will have no value. 200 Guilders will not enough to buy a loaf of bread; there will the famine and men will the quest for survive. Money will be made of iron, and gold shall become so valuable that for a few gold coins a small farm can be bought."
"Two or three decades after the war, there will be a war still greater. Almost all nations of the world will be involved. Of millions of men will die, but many shall not be soldiers. The fire will fall of the sky and many major cities will be destroyed. " Fire of the sky and the destruction of the city make clear reference to aerial bombing which have characterized the conflict.
"The catholic faith will almost completely disappear, the religiousness will be quite badly respected, they will not earn any respect due to their way of living, there won't be many good Christians among the people, the Commandments of God are no longer respected by the aristocracy as well as by the smallest worker, one will not think the greatest unfairness to be a sin. When the faith disappears also the love of the next one will completely lose itself, one will not estimate the justice, often the poor one will not be given right and he will be less respected than a dog. After this a mischief will arise that has to be regretted, there will be no order among the people"
"The nations of the planet will have to face of disasters, the eyes wide open. Those who know and say the great catastrophe will be reduced to silence. After, everything will be different, and the Earth will be a huge cemetery. » We have already experienced in recent years the worst natural disasters ever recorded in the history of humanity.Hundreds of thousands of people die in earthquakes, landslides, hurricanes, or of forest fires.
Predictions "to come"
"And after the end of the Second Great War, a third universal conflagration will come, so that it will determine everything. There will be weapons totally new. In one day, more men will die than in all the previous wars. The battles will be accomplished with artificial weapons. The third war will be the end of many nations". "You, my children, won't experience the largest mischief, you, my grandchildren, won't also experience it, but the third stock." » The Third war will therefore be an explosion universal.The fire will be able mean here ``fire» or «Hell». From what we know about the weapons contemporary, it could respond to a description of a nuclear conflict.
- The end of time:
At the end of his life, Stormberger seems to have seen a catastrophic event that is located beyond its capacity to explain or even to describe. It notes that "the heaven and earth, will burn and that people will fall sick, because this will be the end of the world, nations or generation. Of all the scares, this will be the last. When people will fall as flies the end of time will begin. This will be horrible. However, some who manage to hiding under the iron, and the stone are spared.
We have to remember that nothing existed in his time that gave him a reference to the inventions to be. As a simple man he explained things in such manner. Matthias also predicted social changes and the expanding housing market of today. He said' "After the great last war a big farm will be able to be purchased for two or three gold coins." Thus paper money would be nearly worthless by then. This sounds like the state of the world today. Time will tell whether these events will transpire completely as predicted or not.