Kremna Prophecy

Mitar Tarabić (1829-1899), an illiterate peasant from a small Serbian village called Kremna, situated in the western Serbian mountains, had experienced occasional prophetic visions. Being a religious person and having a local Serbian orthodox priest for a godfather, he told this priest about his episodes of “seeing into the future”. The priest, Zaharije Zaharić (1836-1918), wrote down everything in a small notebook, which was damaged by fire in 1943 when his family house was destroyed by the occupying Bulgarian army. This text is now in the possession of the family of Zaharić’s great-grandson.

Tarabić’s best-known prophecy has to do with a series of political events in 19th and 20th century Serbia. Without getting into details, I’ll tell you that he predicted a sequence of events (spanning a course of decades) that eventually led to the removal of the ruling Obrenović family from the Serbian royal throne. Tarabić predicted the day of his own death many years in advance, as well as the Communist Yugoslavia, the death of its leader Marshal Tito, the 1991 break-up of Yugoslavia and the NATO 1999 bombing campaign, while experts who analyzed the prophecies concluded that they go as far as the 23rd  century.

During WWI Austrian engineers tried to build a railroad through the Šargan mountain. Only after the end of the war, by 1925 a narrow-gauge railroad was built by Yugoslavia Kingdom engineers, but 50 years after it was closed due to the construction of faster an more modern roads. At the turn of the millennia, in 2001, the old railroad was restored and now serves as an attraction for tourists who enjoy its 15 km length ride as a time travel experience, so Šargan Eight has become  a very popular place to visit, along with the movie director Kusturica’s nearby Wooden Village.
Tarabić predicted the following on this subject by the end of the 19th century:
“A lot of years will pass and people will remember the iron road again and they will rebuild it once more. But this time passengers won’t travel by it to Višegrad (Bosnia) for their needs and their business, but fun-seeking people for their vacation and for enjoyment.”

Some of the Prophecies up to the end of World War II

“After the assassination of the King and Queen (Aleksandar and Draga Obrenović) the Karadjordjević dynasty will come to power again. Then we will again start a war with the Turks. Four Christian states will attack Turkey, and our border will be on the river Lim. Then we shall finally conquer and avenge Kosovo…”

Historical facts:

1903 – Aleksandar and Draga Obrenović are assassinated by their own guards, and Petar Karadjordjević becomes the ruler of Serbia.

1912 – War erupts between Serbia and Turkey. With the help of Greece, Bulgaria, and Montenegro (three other Christian states), Serbia soon wins, moving its borders up to the river Lim.

“Soon after this war another war will start… The Big War in which a lot of blood will be spilled. If that blood were a river, a huge stone of 300 kg would roll in its current easily. A mighty army from across a river, three times bigger than ours, will attack us… They will destroy everything on their way. They penetrate deep into our land… Hard times will come upon us… Our army will almost give up, but then suddenly an intelligent man on a black stallion will take the command and cry out: “Forward to victory, my people! Forward brother Serbs!!” Our army springs to life. Its fighting spirit wakes up and the enemy is chased away across the river… Then an even greater army will come from the north and run over us. Our land will be devastated. We will be dying of hunger and sickness in great numbers. For three years Serbia will live in total darkness. During that time our wounded army will be abroad. They will stay in a place surrounded by the sea, and will be fed and nursed by friends from over the seas. Then, their wounds healed, they will come back home in ships. They will free Serbia and all of the territories where our brothers live.”

Historical facts:

1914 – The Austro-Hungarian Empire starts a war against Serbia, after a Serbian nationalist named Gavrilo Princip kills Austrian Prince Ferdinand in Sarajevo. This regional war soon develops into the First World War. In the beginning, Austria conquers the northern and central part of Serbia easily, but when General Alexandar Mishich (“the man on a black stallion”) takes command, the inspired Serbian army pushes the Austrians back across the river Drina. Soon after, the Germans attack from the north and the Serb army is forced to retreat through Albania to the Greek island of Kerkira. There they regroup, and after a full recovery sail for Salonika, where they form a new front with other allied armies. After a lot of heavy fighting, Serbia is finally free and reunited with the other southern Slav nations (Croats and Slovenians), whose territories had been part of the Astro-Hungarian empire for a long time. During the German occupation, a very large number of people in Serbia died of hunger and sickness.

“Then the one who sits on the throne of our kingdom is killed. He will leave behind a widow and orphans. A relative of his will replace him on the throne, and he will try to rule justly and take good care of his cousin`s children. But people do not love him, and he is accused of being an unjust ruler. He is dethroned and imprisoned by his army. His life will be saved by England`s King and Queen. Then on the empty throne, our killed King’s boy sits. But he will rule only for a few days. He will be taken by his soldiers over the seas because our kingdom is again invaded by a foreign, evil army. All of Europe is under the rule of the crooked anti-cross.

In the beginning Russia will not wage war, but when attacked by the evil army, they will fight back. There is a red Czar on the Russian throne.

Here, men with stars on their foreheads will appear. They will rule Užice and this region for exactly 73 days, and then fleeing their enemies, they will go over the river Drina. These are times of hunger and great evil… Serbs will fight and butcher each other. The invading enemy looks upon Serbian evil hatred and laughs at us. A man with blue eyes on a white horse appears among our people. A star shines on his forehead. The evil enemy will hunt him all over our country, in the woods, over rivers and upon the sea, but in vain. The man will gather a mighty army and free occupied Belgrade. He will chase away the enemy from our country, and our kingdom will be bigger than ever. Russia will make an alliance with other great kingdoms over the seas, and they will burn down the crooked anti-cross and free all the enslaved people of Europe.”

Historical facts:

1934 – While visiting Marseilles (in France), King Aleksandar Karadjordjević is killed by a Croatian nationalist. Prince Pavle Karadjordjević, his cousin, becomes the provisional ruler because the King`s son Petar is still a minor. Because of his growing unpopularity, Pavle is ousted by his army and is exiled to England. Young Prince Petar becomes the King, but soon flees Yugoslavia before the invading Nazi hordes.

1941 – Yugoslavia is occupied by the Germans. The ominous shadow of the Nazi swastika covers most of Europe. After being attacked by Nazi Germany, Russia enters the war. They are led by their Communist “red Czar”, Stalin.

1941-1945 – In Yugoslavia the communist party led by Josip Broz Tito, the man with blue eyes on a white horse, starts the resistance against the Germans and Italians, as well as against the Serbian and Croat national extremists who are butchering each other. The symbol of Tito`s partisans is a red star, which they proudly wear on their hats.

The first territory liberated by the partisans is the region around the city of Užice. They hold it against a superior force for exactly 73 days… then the partisans are forced to flee over the river Drina to Bosnia. The guerilla war was fought all over Yugoslavia for 4 long years… in the woods, over rivers and upon the sea.

1945 – Yugoslavia is liberated. Tito enters Belgrade on a white horse and makes the Royal Palace his life-long residence. Communist Yugoslavia is formed, and gains more territory from the neighboring state of Italy. The Allies free Europe. The Nazi swastika is crushed, and the the Second World War is over.