Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) infections are on the rise and so are claims about the virus’ unknown origin. Scores of conspiracy theorists have flooded social media in recent weeks to speculate how the pandemic erupted.
Some people have claimed online the coronavirus it the result of a failed experiment at a secret Chinese laboratory.
Others have said the virus was eerily predicted in 1981 in the book The Eyes of Darkness.
Mackenzie Sage Wright, an esoteric expert and book writer, has now joined the chorale of coronavirus theories with her own unusual claims.
Speaking to MensVariety, she said the world was warned of the coronavirus in the year 1555.
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She said: “Any fool can see that Nostradamus could see exactly what is happening now with this virus.
“None of us should be surprised at what’s happening.
“You can only trash the planet for so long before Mother Nature fights back.”
Michele de Nostredame, or Nostradamus, is believed by many to have been a prophet, sage and clairvoyant.
The 16th-century physician penned many supposed visions of the future, the bulk of which were published in his 1555 Magnum Opus Les Propheties.
Nostradamus’ followers credit the man with predicting the Great Fire of London in 1666 and the rise of Adolf Hitler to power in 1933.
Any fool can see that Nostradamus could see exactly what is happening
Mackenzie Sage Wright, book author
But did the French Mystic truly predict the outbreak of coronavirus nearly 500 years ago?
Nostradamus’ predictions come in the form of short, four-lined poems known as quatrains.
The predictions are riddled with vague passages and descriptions that require a great deal of personal interpretation to decipher.
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In Century 2, Quatrain 19, Nostradamus wrote of plague and famine.
The passage reads: “Newcomers, place built without defence,
“Place occupied then uninhabitable: Meadows, houses, fields, towns to take at pleasure,
“Famine, plague, war, extensive land arable.”
Although the coronavirus has infected more than 135,000 people and killed nearly 5,000, the disease can be hardly called a plague.
Nostradamus’ skeptics also believe the mystic’s quatrains are too vague to be considered literally.
Brian Dunning, a science writer and host of the Skeptoid podcast, argued on his show interpreting Nostradamus’ poems falls within the realm of conspiracy theories.
The skeptic said: “How accurate are his predictions? You could fill a library with books claiming to match quatrains with major events in world history – all, of course, deciphered and published after those events occurred.
“The straight fact is that nobody has ever used Nostradamus’ writings to predict a future event in specific terms which later came true.
“Nobody has ever used Nostradamus’ writings to predict a future event in specific terms which later came true.
“Nobody has ever used Nostradamus’ writings to predict a future event in specific terms which later came true.”
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