From my web site, posted in 1999. At first I thought the prophecy concerning a third world war was false, but could the current war starting from September 11, 2001, eventually lead up to the disaster Stormberger foresaw?
The Prophecies of Stormberger
Here is an excerpt from Fate of the Nations, by Arthur Prieditis:
Stormberger lived in the 18th century. He was born in Rabenstein, in the Bavarian forest region of Germany, not far from the present border of Czechoslovakia. Almost all his life he was a cowherd, living in solitude and close union with nature. Whoever met him and saw him, was astonished by his frequent visions and significant predictions, many had superstitious dread of him, others felt even hostility. That was little to be wondered at, because Stormberger predicted things that in his time i.e. 200 years ago, in every respect had to be considered products of a morbid fantasy. His predictions extended over three great periods. The first period comprised the second half of the 19th century, the second period the first half of the 20th century, and the third the years between 1950 and 2000. For the first period he predicted the invention of the locomotive, the automobile and the airplane, in his time things of impossibility: "Iron roads will be built, and iron monsters will bark through the wilderness. Cars without horse and shaft will come, and men will fly through the air like birds." In similar picturesque manner he predicted the First World War:
"When in the outskirts of the forest the iron road will be finished, and there the iron horse will be seen, a war will begin, to last for twice two years. It will be fought with iron fortresses that move without horses, and with powers that come from the earth and fall from the sky."
This prophecy was accomplished in all exactitude. The iron road was the railway section from Kalteneck to Deggendorf, which leads through the outskirts of the Bavarian Forest and which was officially opened for traffic - take notice - of all days, on August 1, 1914. Stormberger had exactly predicted the day of the outbreak of the First World War, and also the tanks, mines, and air raids, all of which were for the first time employed in the war of 1914/18. He continued the prophecy with the words:
"Right after this horrible war there will come a time when money will have no value. For two hundred guilders not even a loaf of bread will be available, and yet there will be no famine. Money will be made of iron, and gold will become so valuable that for a few gold coins a small farm could be bought."
With this prediction Stormberger strikingly describes the inflation in Austria and Germany. In fact, a loaf of bread did cost at that time in Germany two billion marks. For fifty gold coins of twenty crowns each you could then buy in Austria a small farm. In Germany and Austria money then was coined of iron and aluminum. But the predictions of Stormberger include also the story of two other wars:
"Two or three decades after the first great war will come a second, still greater war. Almost all nations of the world will be involved. Millions of men will die, without being soldiers. Fire will fall from the sky and many great cities will be destroyed. Nobody will endure his fellowman anymore. Even the Lord, our God, will be dragged out of his corner. Everybody will have his own, different mind. The little ones will become great and the great ones small. Laws will be made that nobody will keep, and taxes announced that nobody will be able to pay. Nothing will be holy anymore. Everything will be upset. The great clearance will commence. All states will be pitted against each other. The free life and thought will be imprisoned and banished. Severe masters will rule and will try to get everything under their discipline. It will be a terrible time. Whoever flees, should not look back. Whoever has two loafs of bread, will come through. After the clearance, during which pestilence will tarry in the air and in the cellars and on the roof, millions of men will have no free ground any more, no country and no home, because many cities will be no more and the frontiers of many states we be fixed anew. And after the second great struggle between the nations will come a third universal conflagration, which will determine everything. There will be entirely new weapons. In one day more men win die than in all previous wars combined. Battles will be fought with artificial guns. Gigantic catastrophes will occur. With open eyes will the nations of the earth enter into these catastrophes. They will not be aware of what is happening, and those who will know and tell, will be silenced. Every thing will become different than before, and in many places the earth will be only just a great cemetery. The third great, great war will be the end for many nations."
Another translation and analysis of Stormberger can be found here.