There’s a long held maxim that truth is stranger than fiction and you’ll often find that even the craziest TV plots have taken their inspiration from real life events. But on rare occasions the opposite has also proved true: sometimes, real life can echo television’s strangest storylines. These ten shows have all predicted real events with startling – and often spooky – accuracy.
10. Person of Interest – Global Surveillance Disclosures
Crime drama Person of Interest centers around its characters’ ability to predict the future, and so it’s somewhat ironic that a 2012 episode managed to do just that. In “No Good Deed,” from season one of the series, an NSA analyst tells a journalist that his agency is conducting “illegal surveillance on a massive scale.”