Skip to comments.Psychic Who Said Amanda Berry Was Dead Silent After Berry Is Found Alive
Posted on 05/08/2013 12:16:42 PM PDT by lowbridge
A year after Amanda Berry disappeared in Cleveland, her mother appeared on "The Montel Williams Show" to speak to a psychic about what happened to her daughter.
Psychic Sylvia Browne, who has made a career of televised psychic readings, told Louwanna Miller on a 2004 episode of the show that her daughter was dead, causing Miller to break down in tears on the show's set.
"She's not alive, honey," Browne told Miller on the show, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer newspaper. "Your daughter's not the kind who wouldn't call."
Miller told the newspaper that she believed "98 percent" in what Browne told her. Miller died a year later from heart failure.
On Monday, Berry was found alive after she broke free from a home in Cleveland where she says she has been kept for the past decade.
Browne did not return phone calls seeking comment today by ABC News. The Montel Williams show, through syndicator CBS, also did not return calls for comment. The show no longer airs new episodes.
It's not the first time that Browne, and other psychics, have come under fire for their involvement in law enforcement cases.
In 2003, Browne incorrectly told the parents of missing teen Shawn Hornbeck that their son was dead, and his body could be found somewhere near "two jagged boulders," according to her premonition.
Nearly four years later, Hornbeck was found alive, and Browne was widely criticized in the media for causing the Hornbecks additional grief.
A website called "Stop Sylvia Browne," dedicated to cataloguing Browne's purported failures at prediction, sprang up in 2006.
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Anyone who listens to these frauds, especially on a television program, deserves all the grief they get.
There is no such thing as a psychic , they are as fake as gypsy fortune tellers or Democrat conservative politicians.
Anyone who listens to either is a fool.
Someone show me a psychic who hit the Powerball?
Never understood why they have Psychic Hot Lines, shouldn’t they be calling you?
They misspelled 'Psychotic'.
Journalists have become increasingly unable to spell, lately.
Here’s the deal. No real psychic would ever need to charge. They could hit the lottery every day.
I bet she never saw that coming.
She should be sued royally for “fraud”. Then maybe she’d get a real job.
There are some cases that are honestly pretty strange. There are real psychics I think. But, they aren’t on TV or at your county fair.
There are people who work out things in their mind or have a dream that somehow pans out in real life. Mostly they guess, sometimes educated guess’s, but just a guess.
There is no one with true psychic abilities IMO.
|A PSYCHIC predicts a binary outcome (on/off, alive/dead, male/female, etc.) The fee is $1,000 per prediction. If wrong, all your money back.|
It would be a nice racket this way :-)
A phoney psychic on the “Montel Williams Show?” Sounds almost akin to listening to Dick Morris and Karl Rove make election predictions on FoxNews last year.
Ms. Browne should be thankful that she does not live in Old Testament Israel. The penalty for false prophecy was death by stoning, as was witchcraft and ‘soothsaying’.
I’ve always despised that women!!
Most psychics who wrote books claim to have a spirit guide. That is strongly condemed in the Bible. In fact God says he will set his face against anyone consulting spiritists.
Paul went to a town that made it's living of a woman who could tell the future. The woman followed Paul around saying that people should listen to him in a loud voice. The implication is that she was mocking Paul. And Paul cast a spirit out of a woman, which of course made the town very very angry at Paul.
So I agree with you, a small number may have real powers, but if they derive those powers from a spirit other than God, it's forbidden and probably a fallen spirit.
I read about this guy who bought one of those tabloids with psychic predictions for the year ahead. The most “renowned psychics” in the world (Jeane Dixon was one of them, as I recall,) predicted what would happen in the upcoming year. The guy kept his issue and then checked it a year later to see if any of the predictions had come true. Not one had. And these were famous psychics, not people who sit in a tent at the county fair.
I tried the same thing myself with a tabloid astrological prediction issue. Not one thing the “renowned astrologers” predicted came true.
Now, I bet if Freepers sat around and made predictions of what might happen in the coming year, we’d get some stuff right, either from common sense or just dumb luck. But “renowned psychics and astrologers” can’t predict a danged thing.
Or took on the Amazing Randy with his one million dollar reward for anyone who could prove psychic or supernatural ability. He’s had this open challenge I think for the past 46 years. So far nobody has claimed it.
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