New Delhi: As coronavirus continues to keep the world on its toes, an old tweet from 2013 that predicted the virus outbreak, has left netizens confused and baffled. In the wake of the outbreak, the seven-year-old tweet has re-emerged on Twitter and is going viral. Also Read - Trending News Today, March 15, 2020: Coronavirus Effect: Italian Man Practices 'Social Distancing' By Wearing Giant Cardboard Disc Around His Waist | Watch
The resurfaced tweet was written by a Twitter account named Marco with the username @Marco_Acortes predicting the novel coronavirus outbreak on June 3, 2013. The tweet read, “Coronavirus….its coming”. Also Read - Did Authors Dean Koontz And Sylvia Browne Really Predict Coronavirus Outbreak Back in 1981 And 2008?
As the tweet went viral, netizens couldn’t believe it and claimed that the user had hacked Twitter to change the date. A user wrote, “You hacked twitter to change the date right?”
A user remarked, “Everybody joking in the comments when I’m literally here with chills wondering how someone would tweet this 7 years ago.” while another wrote, “I mean… who would listen to u if we knew it was gonna take 7 years… oh wait.”
The tweet has amassed 66,000 retweets and 118.9 K likes, so far, with comments and memes pouring in.
In a similar shocking prediction, a thriller novel ‘The Eyes of Darkness’, written by Dean Koontz in 1981, also mentioned a virus named Wuhan-400. In this book, Koontz talks about a virus that was created by the Chinese military lab located in Wuhan, as a part of its biological program.
Another book written by an American author named Sylvia Browne 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”.
Just mere coincidences?