Welcome to the future.
“I want to believe.”
Sometimes no explanation is the best explanation. When we witness something our brain can’t immediately make sense of, we may turn to the fantastic or choose not to process it all together. Miracles, magic, divine intervention, a glitch in the Matrix—call it what you will, many of us bear witness to these seemingly impossible events from time to time.
The latest example is one ripe for our digital world. A Twitter account with the handle @beyoncefan666 is gaining some major traction for correctly predicting Beyoncé’s recent announcement that she is pregnant with twins. Okay, so what? Maybe it was a lucky guess. But as you continue to read various tweets from the account, you begin to notice that the person (or people) behind it have been correctly predicting pop culture and world events for months.
Is this the Nostradamus of the digital age, or is there a more practical explanation?
“I’m pregnant.” “I know.”
On February 1, Beyoncé graced her millions of devout fans and followers with a slew of images from a pregnancy photoshoot. In the one she posted on Instagram, Knowles-Carter wrote, “We would like to share our love and happiness. We have been blessed two times over. We are incredibly grateful that our family will be growing by two, and we thank you for your well wishes. – The Carters”
The world promptly imploded.
But one Twitter account was unperturbed. In fact, for @beyoncefan666, the pregnancy announcement was old news. They already tweeted about it on January 28, four days prior to Beyoncé’s official statement. But that’s not even the first time they caught wind of it. On July 22, 2016, they tweeted, “Okay so Beyoncé is gonna announce a pregnancy in February(2017)”.
@beyoncefan666 predicted the future.
But Bey’s double baby bomb isn’t all that @beyoncefan666 seemed to already know about. Looking back at the Twitter account, which first tweeted in June 2016, we can see an entire slew of tweets that about the then-future that have all come true since.
It’s startling, to say the least, and while some of the tweets deal with pop culture announcements (such as Lady Gaga’s performing at the Super Bowl), others deal with larger world events like the Brexit vote.
And the political predictions might cause some worry, especially if you put stock in the possibility that this person is still correctly saying what is yet to come.
The account’s first tweet, posted on June 14, 2016, said, “Unfortunately Donald Trump will be elected president :(“
And the predictions didn’t stop there. In the days leading up to the election, the account reiterated that Trump’s victory was imminent. And let’s not forget that in July, @beyoncefan666 tweeted, “hello from the future [waving emoji] just to let you know america is currently crashing and burning under trumps leadership”.
But how do they know all of these things? One of their tweets may have given it away. Keep reading.