Authority on Nostradamus and prophecy, John Hogue, shared his predictions for 2014 and beyond, on such issues as the economy, world turmoil and climate, and cited prophecies of Nostradamus, and Matthias Stormberger, a 19th century visionary. This year marks the 100-year anniversary of World War I, and there are parallels between 1914 and 2014, he suggested, adding that the next four years will bring a major upheaval to our economic system, as a decentralizing revolution takes place, and currencies such as bitcoin become genuine alternatives to the banking system. "In four to ten years, the banks of the world will be relics like Pompeii," he stated.
While Hogue had previously written that "2014 would be the breath of peace that might succeed," he now believes that forces in Israel, America, and Iran, because of misinterpretations of various doomsday apocalyptic prophecies, want to see a war happen because it will fulfill prophecies to bring forth a Messiah. Regarding possible terrorism at the Sochi Olympics, he doesn't see anything occurring at the event itself, but rather, a terrorist act will happen elsewhere in Russia toward the end of the games, and have a large impact.
Hogue expressed concern for a possible tsunami and quakes in North America associated with a solar eclipse coming in August 2017 (the path runs over seismic areas from Oregon to South Carolina). When eclipse shadows pass over certain areas, within a few weeks to 18 months afterward, natural disasters and earthquakes are known to occur, he said. Referred to as the "German Nostradamus," Matthias Stormberger, was a cow herder from Rabenstein, whose prophetic visions have proved to be both startling and accurate, Hogue recounted. Stormberger saw the coming of planes, cars, and trains, and predicted both WWI and WWII. He also saw a third great conflagration, where "in one day, more men will die than in all previous wars. The battles will be accomplished with artificial weapons."