Sylvia Browne's prediction about coronavirus goes viral because of Kim Kardashian

13 March 2020, 13:16

Jazmin Duribe

By Jazmin Duribe

Kim thought she had shared a passage from Sylvia Browne's 2008 book 'End of Days' but it actually might be Dean Kootnz's book 'The Eyes of Darkness'.

Coronavirus has already caused nearly 136,000 cases worldwide and claimed the lives of almost 5,000 people, and it's safe to say everyone is panicking – including the Kardashians.

On Wednesday (Mar 11), Kim Kardashian invited her doctor over to her house on Instagram Stories, to demonstrate how to greet people by bumping feet instead of a handshake. However, despite the advice, the same day, Kim tweeted a creepy excerpt from a book supposedly by psychic Sylvia Browne, that appears to have predicted the coronavirus.

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It 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. Almost more baffling than the illness itself will be the fact that it will suddenly vanish as quickly as it arrived, attack again 10 years later, and then disappear completely." Alongside the passage, Kim tweeted: "Kourtney just sent this on our group chat."

Kim Kardashian called out for spreading "misinformation"
Kim Kardashian called out for spreading "misinformation". Picture: Steve Snowden/Getty Images, Pierre Suu/Getty Images

Although Kim claimed it came from a book by Sylvia Browne, others say it's actually a passage from Dean Koontz's 1981 horror novel, The Eyes of Darkness, which spookily mentions a bio-weapon called "Wuhan-400" (coronavirus originated from an outbreak in Wuhan, China). However, unlike coronavirus, "Wuhan-400" is a human-made virus with an 100% fatality rate and 4-hour incubation period in the book. The book is currently on the Amazon bestseller list despite being released 39 years ago.

Sylvia Browne, who passed away in 2013, was a medium who claimed to have psychic abilities. She created over 40 books on paranormal activity and regularly appeared on TV. In 2008, she released End of Days, a book containing various predictions about when the world would end, however, she often faced criticism for giving false predictions, including those related to missing people that she had claimed had died - but were later found alive.

Needless to say, Kim was dragged for spreading "misinformation" to her 63.9 million Twitter followers.

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