1981 Fiction Novel Predicted ‘Coronavirus Breakout’ (Photo Credit: Twitter/Darren Plymouth))
New Delhi :
Calling the virus, Wuhan-400 in the novel, Dean Koontz’s fiction 1981 novel ‘The Eyes of Darkness’ amid the coronavirus outbreak is spooking out netizens given how the coronavirus’ origin has its root in Wuhan and also how it dashes on the existing conspiracy theory that the novel virus could be a ‘biological weapon’. The prediction of the virus in the novel was first pointed out by a Twitter user who shared an excerpt from the book. In the except, Koontz tells of a Chinese military lab that creates a virus as part of its biological weapons programme which is giving birth to even more conspiracy theories in regards to the origin of the virus.
‘It's a strange world we live in’, the Twitter user shared.
In no less time, the tweet drew the attention from the masses who busied their fingers on the keyboard on the spooky-coincidence.
Incredible coincidence— Le (@tinkerbell424) February 16, 2020
Reading storybooks, even fairtale, helps us to prepare our mind.— Raven Amos (@RavenAmos1) February 16, 2020
I said I suspected it was a biological weapon to be used as a form of population control!— Dr. Sharon Richert (@srichert49) February 16, 2020
As of February, the Coronavirus has claimed the lives of 1700 people infecting several others.