They talked about Pavel Safronov as a living legend, but his life remained a secret behind seven seals. “Encrypted cryptography and magic” calls the story of his grandfather Yan Zhilyaev in an interview with NTV. The granddaughter recalls that Pavel Safronov made the diagnosis over the phone. By his voice, the grandfather could imagine a person who asked him for help and say that he was tormented. The psychic communicated with the Soviet elite, looking for murderers and missing persons. Safronov conducted experiments on the transmission of thoughts at a distance, carefully documenting each experiment. The fame of him spread, and the psychic meets the legendary Wolf Messing, the soothsayer of Joseph Stalin.
In October 1962, the world was on the brink of a nuclear war. The General Secretary of the Central Committee of the CPSU learns that the Americans have deployed weapons with nuclear warheads in Turkey. The missiles installed in Izmir had a range of 2.4 thousand kilometers. In case of an impact, the missiles were beaten up to Moscow. According to the plans of the American command, 100 Soviet cities were to fall under a nuclear attack at the same time. In response, Nikita Khrushchev ordered the deployment of Soviet missiles with nuclear warheads in fraternal Cuba. Rockets with a range of 2000 and 4000 thousand kilometers could hit targets in Washington and New York.
On October 22, 1962, US President John F. Kennedy delivered a disturbing message to the nation. At the same time, secret negotiations were going on between Moscow and Washington. Kennedy suggested that Khrushchev remove nuclear weapons from Cuba, in response the American president promised to withdraw nuclear weapons from Turkey. For Nikita Khrushchev, the question was raised - to believe or not to believe Kennedy.
“Then the grandfather and Messing agreed that they would conduct an experiment: Messing would plunge into a state of catatonia. And the grandfather will put a sheet of paper on his stomach. And just when Messing's consciousness is absent, he will try to give an answer to the question of what will happen in this situation, and write the answer on a piece of paper, ”says Safronov's granddaughter Yana Zhilina.
The Kremlin, in addition to intelligence and the results of the negotiations, expected from Safronov and Messing an answer to the question whether the Americans should be trusted. Yana Zhilina still keeps that sheet in her grandfather's archive. Messing's handwriting, who was unconscious, is severely distorted. But the message gave optimism in a threatening situation: "The peace will be".
The continuation of the missile story is well known: the United States and the USSR will withdraw their nuclear arsenals from Turkey and Cuba. The world will be saved.
The Soviet special services used Pavel Safronov in their covert operations, because Safronov very rarely made mistakes in his predictions, even less often than the famous Bulgarian soothsayer Vanga. But Pavel Safronov took his secrets with him to the grave, and other psychics came in his place. The story of secrets continued.