Just a few months ago it was considered impossible for many that the mysterious seer could be right in his predictions for our time. The danger of a Russian invasion? A Chinese attack on the US? A devastating nuclear war on European soil? And generally, who believes in prophecies? Ever since the Russians invaded Ukraine, more and more people have been pointing out frightening parallels.
Alois Irlmaier was a simple farmer’s son from Upper Bavaria. A well builder by trade, he became known to a larger public during his lifetime – from 1894 to 1959. In his visions he saw events that were to take place either during his lifetime or in the distant future. According to the reports and documents, in the case of events that were close in time, he was very often 100% right.
Born on June 8, 1894 in Scharam near Siegersdorf in Upper Bavaria, Irlmaier first served as a soldier in the First World War. He survived, married in 1920 and had three children with his wife. They raised a fourth boy as a foster son. When he started working as a self-employed well builder in 1928, he had his first prophetic visions. His reputation preceded him, from 1939 there should already have been brisk “tourism”, numerous people asked Irlmaier for advice and help. As a result, he regularly got into trouble with the law. The accusation: fraud. The church was not happy with the man either.
Irlmaier is said to have convinced a judge of his abilities
A court case is known from 1947, where he was acquitted by the district court in Laufen, since five out of seven witnesses testified that his prophecies were accurate. A pastor reported him. Legend has it that at this trial he said to the judge, “Your wife is home right now. She wears a red dress, and a gentleman is with her. Let’s see if it’s true.” The judge convinced himself of the accuracy of the allegation by telephone and subsequently acquitted the man because the information was correct.
Eventually, big politicians like Konrad Adenauer got involved with Irlmaier, and a meeting took place.
In addition to numerous anecdotes and events, in which Irlmaier had predicted various occurrences with pinpoint accuracy, there are some visions that reach far into the future. In doing so, he foresaw that humans would one day use cellphones and wars would be waged with unmanned drones.
A third world war
According to Irlmaier, there will be another big war. Those who survived would have a nice, peaceful time ahead. But the war itself will be terrible – and will probably be fought with nuclear weapons.
“Everything calls for peace, shalom! That’s where it will happen. – A new Middle East war suddenly flares up, large naval units are hostile to each other in the Mediterranean – the situation is tense. But the actual igniting spark is thrown into the powder keg in the Balkans: I see a ‘big guy’ fall, a bloody dagger lies next to it. – Then it’s going to be a hit. Massive formations of troops march into Belgrade from the east and advance into Italy. Immediately afterwards, three armored wedges north of the Danube advance across West Germany in the direction of the Rhine – without warning. This will happen so unexpectedly that the population will flee west in wild panic. Lots of cars will clog the streets – if only they had stayed at home or taken the country roads! What is an obstacle to the rapidly advancing tank spearheads on motorways and expressways is crushed. I no longer see a Danube bridge above Regensburg. Hardly anything remains of the great Frankfurt. The Rhine Valley will be devastated, more from the air. Immediately revenge comes across the great water. At the same time, the yellow dragon invades Alaska and Canada. However, he doesn’t get far. I see the earth before me as a ball on which the white doves are now flying, a very large one coming up from the sand. And then it rains a yellow dust in a line. The Golden City will be destroyed, that’s where it begins. Like a yellow line it goes up to the city in the bay. The tanks are still driving, but those in them have turned completely black. There is nothing left where it falls, no tree, no bush, no cattle, no grass.”
Irlmaier attributed prophecy, there are different versions
Another, similar vision.
“It starts with a war in the Middle East. The spheres of influence and areas of interest of the USA and Russia are colliding: there are already minor skirmishes. Peace Conference USA/Russia in Bucharest. The American President is assassinated, and the Vice President immediately declares war on Russia. At practically the same hour, enormous numbers of Russian tanks were rolling west on the autobahn near Passau. The residents of Passau are frozen with surprise and horror. In the south, tens of thousands of Austrians are fleeing on both sides of the autobahn from Salzburg in the direction of Munich. The Russians push escape vehicles out of the way west of Passau with their tanks and drive at high speed in the direction of the Rhine. After three to four days, westerly winds pick up and planes from the west drop so much ‘yellow dust’ in a strip between Salzburg and the Baltic Sea that it becomes dark underneath. Nobody survives in Vienna. The remnants of the Bundeswehr, completely taken by surprise, flee, the weapons are thrown away, trucks and the few ready-to-use tanks are left standing in panic. From a submarine, Denver is incinerated. The Russians land in Alaska”.
Irlmaier attributed prophecy, there are different versions
For the sake of completeness, it must be said that Irlmaier’s visions are unfortunately rarely dated – with regard to the point in time at which he made them. He had his above-mentioned visions for a third world war (which he himself never described as such) between the years 1947 and 1957. The terrible destructive power of the atomic bomb was known through the ruthless, senseless and inhumane use of the same by America. It is obvious that this led to fear and traumatisation, especially among ordinary people. It is therefore conceivable that Irlmaier’s visions were guided by his own fears, which were appropriate to his time.
Summarized by Questico he repeatedly saw the following things for Europe:
- A lightning attack that would initially hit Sweden, Finland and Poland.
- A subsequent war in the western EU countries, including Germany.
- A three-day darkness that would fall over Europe.
- An earthquake as well as a deadly cloud of poison that would accompany the darkness.
For Germany, Irlmaier predicted:
- There is more prosperity than ever before
- This is followed by a drastic apostasy and corruption of morals
- First, many strangers would come to Germany.
- Then there will be great inflation.
- Then a revolution follows.
Some other text snippets attributed to Irlmaier:
- “It will be dark on a day of war. Then a hailstorm breaks out with thunder and lightning, and an earthquake shakes the earth. Then don’t go out of the house! The wind drives the death cloud to the east, after 72 hours it’s all over. We have nothing to fear, because the land between Untersberg and Wendelstein will remain protected by the holy miraculous image in Altötting.”
- “Our young people have yet to enlist, volunteers will still be involved in fighting, the others will have to join the occupation and will stay there for three summers before coming home. Then there is peace and I see the Christmas trees burning. After these events comes a long, happy time. Those who experience it are fine and can count themselves lucky.”
- “The landless people are now moving to where the desert originated. Anyone can settle where they like and have as much land as they can till.”
- “Due to climate change, we are growing wine again. Tropical fruits will grow with us. It’s much warmer than now.”
The German online portal Questico considers the following predictions by Irlmaier to be true:
For example, his prophecies about the upheaval in Eastern Europe and the Kosovo war were demonstrably correct.
“There’s another big reversal going on over there in the East. It’s not going that fast yet, and there will be all kinds of fights beforehand, but it’s coming.”
In 1949, the fortune teller foresaw the changes that would take place between 1989 and 1991 in Eastern Europe.
Alois Irlmaier could also have predicted Barack Obama’s inauguration as President of the USA. He said:
“The power will come to the blacks who have been in the dust for so long.”
At the time of the prediction in the 1950s, strict racial segregation still prevailed in the United States. A colored president was hardly imaginable at the time.
Alois Irlmaier is also said to have commented on smartphones early on. He is credited with saying that people will “phone and play with a packet of cigarettes”
Irlmaier’s prophecies show many parallels to those of other prophets, for example those of “Mühlhiasl” from the Bavarian Forest.
Shortly before his death, he died of liver cancer in 1959 at the age of 65, Irlmaier is said to have said: “I’m glad that the Lord God let me die. Now I no longer need to experience what I foresee.” He himself is said to have never laid claim to the correctness of his visions or even absolute truth: “Freili ko ma si aa irrn. I could be wrong – I’m just a human”. To what extent Irlmaier’s visions help us to cope with the present, everyone has to decide for themselves. Let’s hope that no high-ranking politician dies at a peace conference in the coming months and years.