Rome Predicted Earthquake on May 11

If tourists witnessed a very quiet Rome next Wednesday, the reason probably is the thousands of local residents have left town for fear of the earthquake that destroyed the predictable happened on May 11, 2011 by an expert on seismology that have been long dead.

Rome Colosseo

For months, social networks, blogs and websites debating the works of Italian Raffaele Bendandi, who claimed to have predicted the number of earthquakes and, according to rumors on the Internet, predicts "great earthquake" in Rome on 11 May.

RAI national television networks have broadcast programs aimed at calming the people of Rome, which more and more panicked. Civil protection agency has issued a statement which reiterated the official scientific view that the earthquake could not be foreseen.

Even so, remain citizens of the Eternal City will not listen to that argument. "I'll tell my boss that there are medical appointments and requested a day off," said Fabio Mengarelli bar staff, "If I should die, I want to die with my children and my wife, and many people will do the same with me .

Cotorobai Tania Head Cook also said the woman was going to take the day off. "I do not know if I really believe it, but if you see the Internet, you see many things and contradictory, and it ultimately makes you nervous," he said.

Memories are still obvious among citizens about the earthquake 2009 in L `Aquila, which killed more than 300 people and are felt in Rome.

In such event, the controversy also erupted around a scientist, Giampaolo Giuliani, who in a few days before trying to warn local residents about the earthquake that would happen, although many officials say he was wrong about the exact location of the earthquake.

Bendandi, who died in 1979 at the age of 86 years, believe the earthquake was the result of a combination of several planetary movements, moon and sun and can be predicted well.

In 1923, he predicted an earthquake would shake the central Adriatic in the Marches region on January 2 next year. He missed two days but the main Italian newspapers, Corrierer della Sera, is still broadcast the front page article about "those who predict an earthquake."

Bendandi fame increased and in 1927 he was awarded the title of knight by the dictator Benito Mussolini. During the long career, various theories studied by some foreign famous astronomer.

However, the concern now appears to be as exaggerated fears in the Internet era as compared with Bendandi own.

Paolo Lagorio, President of the association who dedicate themselves to Bendandi and who maintains all the manuscripts of his work, saying they did not refer to anything about the earthquake in the vicinity of Rome in 2011.