January 20, 2021 | 6:44 AM IST

Spooky coincidences: Years back books, animations predicted emergence of ‘COVID-19’

An eerie coincidence between fact and fiction that is doing rounds on the internet is sending shock waves amongst the people across the globe as books and comedy series long ago predicted world events occurring now. 
The longest-running animated comedy series, in its Season 4 episode 21 aired in 1993 predicted the spread of viral flu originating from Japan and not China. 
 A crime-thriller novelist authored by Dean Koontz in his 1981 book ‘The Eyes of The Darkness’ specifically mentions about Wuhan-400 which was created as a bio-weapon in a research laboratory. Excerpts from the book said that the virus had the capacity to wipe out an entire city or even a country and only human beings are the only carriers of the disease.

In yet another book, titled End of Days: Predictions and Prophecies about the End of the World and authored by Sylvia Browne in 2008, has mentions about the deadly disease. A paragraph in the book reads, “In around 2020 a severe pneumonia-like illness will spread throughout the globe, attacking the lungs and the bronchial tubes and resisting all known treatments. Almost more baffling than the illness itself will be the fact that it will suddenly vanish as quickly as it arrived, attack again ten years later and then disappear completely.”

Another uncanny coincidence is giving goosebumps to those who remember Gwyneth Paltrow’s 2011 movie Contagion. The movie has a plot that deals with a virus outbreak (MEV-1) in Hong Kong and is similar to COVID-19. In the movie, about 20% of the affected persons die.

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