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Was 12-year-old boy a 1913 Nostradamus ?

Posted on Thursday, 22 September, 2011 | Comment icon 12 comments | News tip by: Still Waters

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During the reign of King George V, Edgar Codling wrote down a series of predictions about the future.

The 12-year-old predicted that by the year 2000, planes would be as common as cars, bicycles would be cheap, that there would a boom in leisure travel and that there would also be an increase in affordable newspapers. While these may not seem like huge leaps in forethought, for a 12-year-old almost one hundred years ago the predictions were exceedingly accurate.

"Edgar Codling, of Hillington, Norfolk, believed that by the turn of the century, aeroplanes would be as common as cars and bicycles would be cheap."

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Comment icon #3 Posted by marharthm on 22 September, 2011, 13:24
WHO COULD OF KNOWN? Seriously, why is this a story?
Comment icon #4 Posted by DigitalDreamer on 22 September, 2011, 14:16
LIEK OH EM GEE DUM KID...Allright i felt like i had to go with the flow and say what just about every member essentially posted
Comment icon #5 Posted by Alienated Being on 23 September, 2011, 2:00
These predictions are very dry and vague. How come UM's stories have been getting so stale lately? I want something fresh and juicy.
Comment icon #6 Posted by dharma warrior on 23 September, 2011, 5:51
Wow! Newspapers are cheap and paperboys deliver them on bicycles. Freaking uncanny! If something is unusual it's uncanny. If it's totally normal, is it canny? Is a happy postal worker gruntled? If women flew around in airplanes would we call them suffrajets?
Comment icon #7 Posted by HawkLord on 24 September, 2011, 20:41
Not much of a list more like a half arsed guess at the future.
Comment icon #8 Posted by BaneSilvermoon on 25 September, 2011, 10:30
Yeah.... I know Daniel mentioned it... but... pretty much everyone I knows owns a car. I'm not sure having a lot of airlines in the world counts as "planes being as common as cars"
Comment icon #9 Posted by John Denning on 25 September, 2011, 15:19
Hum, have any of you priced a bike lately? Not cheap.
Comment icon #10 Posted by reggie2011 on 1 October, 2011, 15:54
lol its funny that after all the millions of dollars on the table right now and has been for years not even one person can prove they hold any kind of ability what so ever ..i see a pattern emerging
Comment icon #11 Posted by Mike 215 on 13 October, 2011, 15:37
He was proabably reading HG Wells two novels which predicted the future. THE WAR IN THE AIR came out in 1906 and predicted the coming of the World War where airplanes and airships would play an important role. In THE WORLD SET FREE published in 1914 he described for the first time the atomic bomb. He predicted a nuclear war in Europe in the 1950s where all the major cities would be destroyed after atomic bombs were dropped from air planes. On prediction this kid was wrong tht bikes would be cheaper at the end of the century. Really? the last time I was in a bike store they ran into the hundred... [More]
Comment icon #12 Posted by SCHMITTHEAD on 8 November, 2011, 19:39
yep, Im getting visions right now, lemme get my paper and write em down....

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