Death Prophecy: How are Mark Twain & Halley’s comet related?

Who is Mark Twain?

Samuel Langhorne Clemens, popularly known by his pen name Mark Twain, is an American writer. His stories & novels are famous for their humor, vivid descriptions & memorable characters. His best-known works include The Adventures of huckleberry Finn & The Adventures of Tom Sayer.

Halley’s Comet & Death Prophecy

Mark Twain predicted his own death??!!

Mark Twain was born and died during the years of Halley’s comet. This is a rare occurrence since Halley’s comet only passes by the Earth approximately every 76 years. Believe it or not, Twain predicted the year of his death.

In 1909, Twain said:

I came in with Halley’s Comet in 1835. It is coming again next year, and I expect to go out with it. It will be the greatest disappointment of my life if I don’t go out with Halley’s Comet. The Almighty has said, no doubt: ‘Now here are these two unaccountable freaks; they came in together, they must go out together

-Mark Twain, a Biography

Infact Twain was born just after Halley’s Comet appeared in 1835 & he died of a heart attack one day after it appeared at its brightest in 1910.

Mark Twain


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