After the attacks of September 11th, many claimed that Nostradamus had foretold the event. But further research reveals that his so-called prediction was less than miraculous.
Could Nostradamus really see the future, or did he just see the fortune he could make? The famous astrologer has been credited with predicting 9/11, the rise of Hitler, JFK's assassination, and more, but is there a legitimate link between these modern events and his ancient prophecies? Join historical investigators, scientists, and translators as they probe his life and works, and enter the secret world of medieval astrology to determine whether Nostradamus was a man ahead of his time or a just a clever charlatan.
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