Bulgaria to Open Museum in Honour of Prophet Vanga
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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