SYLVIA Browne is said to have predicted the coronavirus pandemic in her 2008 book End of Days, according to online conspiracy theorists.
The psychic Sylvia Browne is believed by many to be on par with Nostradamus and the Bulgarian mystic Baba Vanga. In 2008, Mrs Browne published a collection of prophecies for the future, one which may have been a prediction of the coronavirus.
A fragment from the book End of Days: Predictions and Prophecies about the End of the World has been widely circulated on the internet in recent months.
Since the coronavirus outbreak at the end of 2019, conspiracy theorists have been busy trying to explain the disease.
One person said on Twitter: “Now would be a good time, while we are practising social distancing, to READ a good book!
“I suggest, End of Days: Predictions and Prophecies About the End of the World by Sylvia Browne, who accurately predicted our shift to America First and the 2020 corona virus.”
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Another person said: “What?? Sylvia Browne’s book ‘End of Days’ predicted the spread of Coronavirus #COVID19 in 2020 around the globe.”
A third Twitter user said: “Remember Sylvia Browne the psychic who used to do the talk shows? She predicted the #coronavirus #WuhanFlu too.
“Now that we know about #YellowCube #LookingGlass how many of these psychics could be deep state assets?”
But what exactly did the psychic say in the End of Days?
A brief passage in the book predicts the global outbreak of a pneumonia-like disease.
The new coronavirus attacks the respiratory system with flu-like symptoms and can trigger pneumonia in severe cases.
In around 2020 a severe pneumonia-like illness will spread throughout the globe
Mrs Browne wrote: “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 has arrived, attack again 10 years later, and then disappear completely.”
However, not everyone is convinced by the passage and the psychic’s supposed clairvoyance.
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One person on Twitter said: “Also can we stop posting that Sylvia Browne coronavirus prediction?
“It was extremely vague and she’s a proven fraud.
“This is coming from someone with way too many tarot decks so if I think something is woo, that’s saying something.”
Another naysayer tweeted: “For those gobbling up that Sylvia Browne #coronavirus prediction, ‘In around 2020’ is some funky psychic wordplay.
“Being dead and from the ‘other side,’ I can confirm that nobody ever crossed dimensions to talk to Browne. Or Edwards. Or the one with the really big hair.”
The psychic’s book was published just five years after the 2003 SARS epidemic – another member of the coronavirus family.
It is likely the psychic’s prediction was based on that event and scientists frequently reminds us of the threat of undiscovered viruses and bugs.
Fact-checking website Snopes said: “It’s unclear whether Browne’s ‘prediction’ was more of a lucky guess, considering the book was written after the SARS outbreak.
“Furthermore, it’s unknown – possibly unlikely — whether other aspects of Browne’s book passage will bear out.”