Is this another prediction on Coronavirus? If you read our previous article on how the US author Dean Koontz seems to have predicted the COVID-19 outbreak in his 1981 book The Eyes of Darkness, this article will only add to your curiosity.
Sylvia Browne is a self-proclaimed psychic. In 2008, she published her book End of Days: Predictions and Prophecies About the End of the World. An excerpt from this novel was recently shared by Kim Kardashian on her Twitter account, only to be retweeted thousand times by Twitter users, given how the book seems to have predicted the Coronavirus outbreak.
“In around 2020, a severe pneumonia-like illness will spread throughout the globe, attacking the lungs and bronchial tubes and resisting all known treatments.”
Many are dismissing this prediction as too vague, given that the Coronavirus infected patients recover fine, and the mortality rate of the disease is between 2 to 4 percent.
The second sentence of the paragraph: “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”, according to many people, makes it hard to believe this book as a prediction.
Apparently this was in a book by Sylvia Browne called – End of days
8 years ago pic.twitter.com/AzExGZ3BHd
— P Money (@KingPMoney) March 13, 2020
Anyway, after this discovery, the book sold itself like hotcakes, marking its place among the top 10 e-books on Kindle in the UK and US.
However, despite the disagreements, the reason as to why the images of the excerpts of this book went viral on social media is because it clearly talks about an epidemic in the year 2020.
What do you think about this? Dean Koontz talks about a virus originating in 2020 in Wuhan China, and Silvia Browne writes about a virus attack in 2020. Are they mere coincidences or predictions?
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