Two theories widely shared on social media say American authors Dean Koontz and Sylvia Browne predicted the 2019-2020 coronavirus outbreak in 1981 and 2008, respectively.
The posts show the covers of The Eyes of Darkness by Koontz and End of Days by Browne.
The Eyes of Darkness
A page purportedly from Koontz’s book mentions a virus called “Wuhan-400”, the name of the city where the coronavirus (Covid- 19) originated.
“A Chinese scientist named Li Chen defected to the US, carrying a diskette record of China’s most important and dangerous new biological weapon in a decade,” the extract reads.
“They call the stuff ‘Wuhan-400’ because it was developed at their RDNA labs outside the city of Wuhan. Wuhan-400 is the perfect weapon.”
End of Days
An excerpt purportedly from Browne’s book reads: “In around 2020 a severe pneumonia-like illness will spread throughout the globe, attacking the lungs and bronchial tubes, resisting all known treatments.
Here is a snapshot of reactions to the posts:
The deadly virus has killed more than 3,200 people, with more than 93,500 infected worldwide.