Coronavirus Wuhan-400 Predicted In Dean Koontz Book ‘Eyes Of Darkness’ In 1981
Conspiracy theorists flooded twitter and other social media sites this month to bring attention to a bizarre prophecy referenced in a novel published 40 years ago that appears to have predicted the spread of the deadly coronavirus that has paralyzed large parts of China.
In his 1981 novel ‘Eyes Of Darkness’ American author Dean Koontz writes about a deadly bio-weapon he refers to as ‘Wuhan-400’ that is created in a military lab outside the city of Wuhan, China.
The plot of the book follows a mother who loses her son to a tragic accident after sending him off on a camping trip with a group of people she trusts. While she is grieving, she begins to receive bizarre messages in the form of writings on chalkboards and various other signs telling her that her son Danny is not dead. Along with a friend, the mother begins a quest to find out what really happened to her son the day he died.
Here are some excerpts from Koontz’s book about the creation of a deadly virus similar to the coronavirus that the author calls ‘Wuhan-400’:
“To understand that you have to go back twenty months. It was around then that 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 in a decade. They call the stuff ‘Wuhan-400’ because it was developed at their RDNA labs outside of the city of Wuhan, and it was the four-hundredth viable strain of man-made microorganisms created at that research center.”
“Wuhan-400 is a perfect weapon. It afflicts only human beings. No other living creature can carry it. And like syphilis, Wuhan-400 can’t survive outside a living human body for longer than a minute, which means it cant permanently contaminate objects or entire places the way anthrax and other virulent microorganisms can.”
“If I understand you, the Chinese could use Wuhan-400 to wipe out a city or a country, and then there wouldn’t be any need for them to conduct a tricky and expensive decontamination before they moved in and took over the conquered territory.”
“For one thing, you can become an infectious carrier only four hours after coming into contact with the virus. That’s an incredibly short incubation period. Once infected, no one lives more than twenty-four hours. Most die in twelve. It’s worse than the Ebola virus in Africa — infinitely worse. Wuhan-400’s kill-rate is one hundred percent. No one is supposed to survive. The Chinese tested it on God knows how many political prisoners. They were never able to find an antibody or an antibiotic that was effective against it.”
Spooky stuff indeed.