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Bulgaria to Open Museum in Honour of Prophet Vanga

People | April 5, 2007, Thursday // 00:00| Views: 5268 | Comments: 2
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Bulgaria: Bulgaria to Open Museum in Honour of Prophet Vanga Prophet Vanga died on August 11, 1996. Photo by word.co.il

Bulgaria's government decided Thursday to open a museum in honour of country's late prophet Vanga, Darik News reported.

The museum will be founded in the town of Petrich as the government announced it donated a municipal property for the cause. The exposition will include many of Vanga's belongings and many photos.

After Vanga's death, who was born Vangelia Gushterova, her will was found. It read that she gives all her properties, possessions, bank accounts and valuables to the state. In her will she also asked her home to become a museum.

Baba Vanga (Grandma Vanga), a blind peasant whose clairvoyant powers gave her saint-like status across Bulgaria, died at 84. Born in neighbouring Macedonia in 1911, Vanga lost her sight at age 12 in a windstorm. She claimed to derive her powers from an ancient city buried under her village in southwestern Bulgaria. Over 1 million people had consulted her, whose fame stretched across the Balkans. Many of Bulgaria's most respected intellectuals and notable politicians sought Vanga's advice, usually uttered in a trance.
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Tania Oz - 2 Sep 2013 // 02:44:35

Novinite, I would like to add that Baba Vanga was 85 years old not 84 when she passed away.

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Tania Oz - 2 Sep 2013 // 02:28:01

Novinite, I stumbled across this article from 2007 and noticed that you have incorrect information printed.

Baba Vanga was not born Vangelia Gushterova, that was her married name.

Her full and correct name after birth is Vangelia Pandeva Dimitrova.

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