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Whoa: Did Some Guy in Spain Really Predict the Next Pope Would Be Named 'Francis I' More Than a Month Ago?



Credit: @YolandaDeMena/Twitter

Credit: @YolandaDeMena/Twitter

OK, this story is a little creepy.

A woman in Spain named Yolanda De Mena tweeted about a strange dream her boyfriend had on Feb. 11, 2013. Specifically, he had a dream that Pope Benedict resigned and was replaced by "Francis I" -- more than one month before the real Pope Francis I was introduced to the world.

"My boyfriend woke up last night at 4am saying [he] had dreamed of a new pope called 'Francis I' and Benedict resignation today," the tweet read, according to a Google translation.



Notice the time-stamp? Yeah, we know.

The tweet has since gone viral and had more than 71,000 retweets and 20,000 favorites as of 7 p.m. ET on Thursday.

Unsurprisingly, the apparent God-sent premonition is freaking people out across the Internet.

"WTF? WTF WTF WTF?" one Twitter user replied on Wednesday.

"OMG!!" wrote another.

Other are remaining skeptical, however, the Daily Dot points out that a tweet can't be altered after it's been sent out. If it were possible, surely things like this would occur frequently. Maybe he had a relative who had a hand in selecting the new pope -- there aren't many good explanations.

What's your take? Hoax or real-life premonition from God?

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