In Brief

Blind mystic ‘foresaw Donald Trump’s illness’

And other stories from the stranger side of life

A blind Bulgarian mystic who foresaw 9/11 also predicted Donald Trump’s illness. As reported in Odd News in December 2019, Baba Vanga forecast that the US president would fall seriously ill during 2020. The mystic also said that during 2020 Vladimir Putin would face an assassination attempt and a meteorite would fall on Russia, so strap in for the months ahead.

Ghost hunter livid at Poundland's Ouija boards

A ghost hunter says demons could be unleashed and “all hell could break loose” if the general public uses the £1 Ouija boards on sale at Poundland. Paul Marsters, a member of True Paranormal Events UK, said he was “gobsmacked” when he saw the spirit board on sale in the budget store. “Ouija boards are most certainly not a toy,” he said.

Baby girl completes London Marathon 

A baby girl completed this year's London Marathon after finishing the distance with her father pushing her in a buggy. Elsie and her father Jimmy Dale were some of the 45,000 people who ran or walked their own 26.2-mile route. She was born on the original April date for the 40th London Marathon, which was postponed due to coronavirus.

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––For a round-up of the most important stories from around the world - and a concise, refreshing and balanced take on the week’s news agenda - try The Week magazine. Start your trial subscription today –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Recommended

Tech tiffs, shipping shortages and mammoth science projects
Former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes
Podcast

Tech tiffs, shipping shortages and mammoth science projects

Quiz of The Week: 11 - 17 September
New Foreign Secretary Liz Truss departs No. 10
Quizzes and puzzles

Quiz of The Week: 11 - 17 September

Joe Biden: ‘a default president at the helm of a middling administration’
Joe Biden
In Brief

Joe Biden: ‘a default president at the helm of a middling administration’

‘Backlash over deal’
Today's newspaper front pages
Today’s newspapers

‘Backlash over deal’

Popular articles

Doctor says we should not sleep naked because of flatulent spraying
The feet of a person sleeping in a bed
Tall Tales

Doctor says we should not sleep naked because of flatulent spraying

World’s most extreme weather events in 2021
Wildfire in Greece
In pictures

World’s most extreme weather events in 2021

The man tasked with putting a price on 9/11’s lost lives
Kenneth Feinberg at a Congressional hearing
Profile

The man tasked with putting a price on 9/11’s lost lives

The Week Footer Banner