What if the story you’re reading provides you with an insight as to what will happen in the future? Did these three stories really predict the sinking of the Titanic, the presidency of Barrack Obama, and the Coronavirus Outbreak? Today, we will be sharing with you the top three fictional stories written years ago that eerily predicted what will happen in the future. Are you ready?
The Wreck of the Titan
First published as “Futility” in 1898, this story written by Morgan Robertson features a British Ocean liner known as “Titan” which sank in the Northern Atlantic after hitting an iceberg on a cold April night. The Titan has also been described as “the largest ship afloat of its time” and has been labeled as “unsinkable”. All these details were written in a novel 14 years before the Titanic sank.
Here are some of the notable similarities between Robertson’s novel and the Titanic:
|The Wreck of the Titan by Robertson||Titanic|
|The ship’s name is the “Titan”||The ship’s name is “Titanic”|
|The Titan sunk on a cold April night||The Titanic sunk on April 14, 1912|
|The Titan sunk in the Northern Atlantic||The Titanic sunk in the Northern Atlantic|
|The Titan was dubbed as “unsinkable”||The Titanic was dubbed as “unsinkable”|
|There weren’t enough lifeboat onboard||There weren’t enough lifeboat onboard|
After the tragedy involving the Titanic transpired, people have labeled Robertson as “clairvoyant” which he denied. He said he was simply knowledgeable about shipbuilding and Maritime operations which is why he knows exactly what he is talking about.
Stand on Zanzibar
John Brunner’s novel published in 1969 had its setting in the year 2010. Here, Brunner talked about how the Soviet Union has lost its power and how China became one of the biggest rivals of the United States. However, most of the competition between the U.S. and China is more focused on economics, trade, and technology instead of warfare. The novel also talks about President Obomi’s leadership and how he dealt with terrorist attacks, school shootings, and racism in the United States. There is also a mention of the decriminalization of Marijuana and how the blacks have moved into positions of power as a result of affirmative action.
Although he didn’t get every detail exactly, there is a huge similarity between what was written in the novel and what transpired 40 years after it was published.
|Stand on Zanzibar by Brunner||40 years after it was published|
|Year 2010 – The President is named Obomi||Year 2010 – The President was Barrack Obama|
|Blacks have moved into positions of power||Barrack Obama is the first African-American to be elected as President of the United States|
|China became the one of the biggest rivals of the United States||United States banned companies from using Huawei networking equipment in 2012|
End of Days
This novel written by Sylvia Browne in 2008 talks about a severe pneumonia-like illness that attacks the lungs and bronchial tubes which would occur globally in 2020 – 12 years before the world was struck by the Coronavirus Pandemic. What’s even more interesting is that the book reads: “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.” Does this mean the Coronavirus will soon vanish, and return again 10 years after?
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