It’s often said that truth is stranger than fiction, but a discovery made by online fiction fans appears to indicate that prolific author Dean Koontz predicted the emergence of the corona virus in 1981.
Part of what makes an author a great scribe is his/her ability to observe the world around them and to be able to craft a vision of what is possible in the future, but the coincidences from a passage in Koontz’s The Eyes of Darkness is just a little to similar to our present reality for comfort:
If you have trouble reading the excerpt from the image, the text that is of interest is as follows:
“A Chinese scientist named Li Chen defected to the United States, carrying a diskette record of China’s most important and dangerous new biological weapon of the past decade…”
“They call the stuff ‘Wuhan-400’ because it was developed at their RDNA labs outside the city of Wuhan, and it was the fourth-hundredth viable strain of man-made microorganisms created at the research centre.“
We are keeping an eye out for a comment from Koontz as to how he came up with his chilling view of the future 40 years ago.
If you’re an avid reader with an interest in books that accurately predicted the future, you might take interest in Heartbreak Hill in which author foresees the Boston Marathon bombings and of course, there is George Orwell’s epic novel, 1984, which accurately predicts how much power the government comes to wield over us.