The book, “The Eyes of Darkness” predicted Coronavirus in 1981


Coronavirus has spread worldwide and approximately a hundred thousand people are infected by the disease with symptoms like flu, but far more deadly than it. However, conspiracy theorists believe it to be a bioweapon created by China for mass destruction, but unfortunately it started the destruction in its own country. Are you wondering why the conspiracy theorists are weaving such stories and is there any truth behind it? For that we need to decode a book named, “The Eyes of Darkness” which was written in 1981 by Dean Koontz. 

Dean Koontz book talks about a bioweapon Wuhan-400 which was created in the city of Wuhan in China. The weapon had the power to destroy a city or even a country without using any expensive decontamination. The book states that the bioweapon is so deadly that the person will die in the first twelve hours of the infection as it will seep in the brain and kill the stem cells. 

"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 can't permanently contaminate objects or entire places the way anthrax and other virulent microorganisms can."

According to the book, the virus cannot stay alive outside the human body and will never infect anyone except a human. All the other life forms flora and fauna are safe from it. Now if we talk about Covid19, it can survive on the surface of the human body for only 24 hours which means it works only inside the human body and severely affects the respiratory system unlike the brain as mentioned in the book. 

2-3% of people affected by the virus have been declared dead and it originated in Wuhan. It makes the person sick with symptoms like dry cough, fever and extreme fatigue and till now there is no cure or treatment found except the general hygiene tips and boosting the immunity. If you decode the book, it clearly says the origin of the bioweapon will be Wuhan and it will start in December 2019 becoming Pandemic in 2020, which is true for Covid19.

But here comes the twist, the book originally mentioned the bio weapon as Gorki-400 which is the name of a Russian city. But, as the Soviet Union fell in 1991, Koontz edited the masterpiece and mentioned Chinese as the real threat and changed the name to Wuhan-400. 

The question that puzzles the mind is not whether the predictions in the book are a mere coincidence with the present virus or was Koontz actually trying to say that China is a threat to the world in the coming years?