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Fact or Fiction: Dean Koontz novel predicted coronavirus?

Posted at 1:48 PM, Feb 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-21 16:48:32-05

(KGTV) - Did the 1981 Dean Koontz book 'The Eyes of Darkness' accurately predict the coronavirus outbreak?

No, but it does have an interesting coincidence.

The paperback edition of the novel released in 2008 includes a biological weapon called 'Wuhan-400,' named after the same city in China where coronavirus started in December.

But 'Wuhan-400' is a human-made weapon with a 100% fatality rate and a 4-hour incubation period. None of that matches up to coronavirus.

Also, in other iterations of the book, the weapon was made in Russia and is called 'Gorki-400.'