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Psychic Who Said Amanda Berry Was Dead Silent After Berry Is Found Alive
http://gma.yahoo.com ^ | may 7, 2013 | COLLEEN CURRY

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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1 posted on 05/08/2013 12:16:42 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

Anyone who listens to these frauds, especially on a television program, deserves all the grief they get.


2 posted on 05/08/2013 12:19:53 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: lowbridge

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.


3 posted on 05/08/2013 12:23:11 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: lowbridge

Someone show me a psychic who hit the Powerball?

Anyone?


4 posted on 05/08/2013 12:23:42 PM PDT by Old Sarge (My "KMA List" is growing daily...)
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To: Venturer

Never understood why they have Psychic Hot Lines, shouldn’t they be calling you?


5 posted on 05/08/2013 12:24:10 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: lowbridge
Psychic Sylvia Browne, who has made a career of televised psychic readings

They misspelled 'Psychotic'.

Journalists have become increasingly unable to spell, lately.

6 posted on 05/08/2013 12:25:57 PM PDT by Lazamataz ("AP" clearly stands for American Pravda. Our news media has become completely and proudly Soviet.)
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To: dfwgator

Here’s the deal. No real psychic would ever need to charge. They could hit the lottery every day.


7 posted on 05/08/2013 12:28:04 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: lowbridge

I bet she never saw that coming.


8 posted on 05/08/2013 12:31:19 PM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: lowbridge

She should be sued royally for “fraud”. Then maybe she’d get a real job.


9 posted on 05/08/2013 12:33:22 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Venturer

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.


10 posted on 05/08/2013 12:33:30 PM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: rwfromkansas

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.


11 posted on 05/08/2013 12:37:25 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: lowbridge
A proposed advertisement:

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 :-)

12 posted on 05/08/2013 12:37:39 PM PDT by Greysard
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To: lowbridge

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.


13 posted on 05/08/2013 12:40:45 PM PDT by greene66
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To: lowbridge

=

Epic fail.

14 posted on 05/08/2013 12:42:25 PM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: lowbridge

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’.


15 posted on 05/08/2013 12:43:13 PM PDT by A Formerly Proud Canadian (I once was lost but now I'm found; blind but now I see.)
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To: Lurker

I’ve always despised that women!!


16 posted on 05/08/2013 12:44:40 PM PDT by ohiobushman
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To: rwfromkansas
If they are real though, then where does their power come from?

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.

17 posted on 05/08/2013 12:46:59 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: lowbridge
After the show did Sylvia break out in a Dr. Evil type of laugh backstage? Mwa hahaha ha MWA ha ha ha ha! Yes dear, you're daughter is "dead"...MWA ha ha ha !


18 posted on 05/08/2013 12:48:50 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: lowbridge

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.


19 posted on 05/08/2013 12:50:30 PM PDT by Nea Wood (When life gets too hard to stand, kneel.)
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To: Old Sarge

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.

http://www.randi.org/site/index.php/1m-challenge.html


20 posted on 05/08/2013 12:51:22 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: lowbridge
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.

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.

She just meant figuratively dead.

And the "two jagged boulders" meant four years. A regular boulder would be a year, but a jagged boulder - TWO years.

So she was saying he was figuratively dead, but would be found alive after four years.

100% accurate.

/sarc

21 posted on 05/08/2013 12:56:16 PM PDT by Jeff Winston
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To: Venturer
"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."

I have no doubts that there are fallen angels who will try to manipulate humanity to their ends, and if they can facilitate truths and half truths about the future to gain leverage over people they will do so.

On a far more mundane basis, I also have no doubts that we have only the tiniest bit of understanding as to how the human mind actually works. Even a dullard like myself would see a glass of water precariously perched at a table edge in a house next to the train tracks and be able to "foresee" the glass falling to the floor and shattering when the next train goes by. This is not due to some mystical ability of prophecy or precognition, but merely the application of logic to knowledge obtained from previous experience: i.e, I know the house shakes when a train goes by. I know that an object perched at the edge of a table will very likely fall when the table is rattled, and I know a drinking glass dropped on a hard tile floor will typically shatter when dropped from a certain height.

These are all very easy dots to connect, but I suspect in some people and at some level of the subconscious, some much more complicated sequences are worked out such that somebody may seem to have a unique precognitive ability, when in fact they are merely arriving at conclusions based on their past experiences and logic. Moreover, as this takes place in the subconscious, the person may not even be aware of the process, but only the conclusion, and may come to believe they are actually in possession of some sort of paranormal gift...

22 posted on 05/08/2013 1:05:34 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: dfwgator

“shouldn’t they be calling you?”

I love that!!!


23 posted on 05/08/2013 1:05:47 PM PDT by PeteePie (Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people - Proverbs 14:34)
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To: Old Sarge
Someone show me a psychic who hit the Powerball?

If there were one...or more...why would they open their mouths and report to the world...and the lottery commision, "I knew the numbers before they dropped. I'm a true pschic."?

24 posted on 05/08/2013 1:16:39 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (For me, I plan to die standing as a free man rather than spend one second on my knees as a slave.)
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To: Jeff Winston
She just meant figuratively dead.

Or mostly dead.


25 posted on 05/08/2013 1:22:29 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (For me, I plan to die standing as a free man rather than spend one second on my knees as a slave.)
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To: lowbridge

TV psychics are stupid. I am told day time talk shows still use them... apparently one is n=on Ricki Lake as we speak


26 posted on 05/08/2013 1:23:16 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Venturer

Even Kreskin says his “gift” is really more a matter of being observant.


27 posted on 05/08/2013 1:26:34 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: GeronL
apparently one is n=on Ricki Lake as we speak

Better to stick with Kardashians and RHW repeats on Bravo, LOL.

28 posted on 05/08/2013 1:27:41 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: lowbridge

29 posted on 05/08/2013 1:34:42 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Jeff Winston
Maybe she meant they were nearly dead, rather than most sincerely dead.
30 posted on 05/08/2013 1:40:23 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Some people take there grammar way to seriously.)
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To: lowbridge

Montel Williams is as much a fraud as Sylvia Browne. I remember him hawking Obama coins that were pictures of Obama taped to quarters or half-dollars.


31 posted on 05/08/2013 1:52:53 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Old Sarge

I want to hit the Powerball tonight... can anyone give me the right numbers?


32 posted on 05/08/2013 1:53:40 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Disambiguator

Psychhic Friends Network never saw their bankruptcy coming either.


33 posted on 05/08/2013 1:54:28 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: dfwgator

I knew you’d say that.


34 posted on 05/08/2013 1:55:21 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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35 posted on 05/08/2013 1:55:32 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
If there were one...or more...why would they open their mouths and report to the world...and the lottery commision, "I knew the numbers before they dropped. I'm a true pschic."?


36 posted on 05/08/2013 1:58:50 PM PDT by Old Sarge (My "KMA List" is growing daily...)
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To: lowbridge; Gamecock; F15Eagle
I just want to know when it's going to be safe to go to the Cayman Islands. Or buy a Drake's coffee cake.


37 posted on 05/08/2013 1:59:36 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: lowbridge

Psychic for president!


38 posted on 05/08/2013 2:04:42 PM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: lowbridge

John Edward has some competition for Biggest Douche In The Universe.


39 posted on 05/08/2013 2:11:36 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Venturer
There is no such thing as a psychic

I knew you were going to say that, before you said it.

40 posted on 05/08/2013 2:13:45 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: Graybeard58

LOL


41 posted on 05/08/2013 2:14:57 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: A Formerly Proud Canadian
Ms. Browne should be thankful that she does not live in Old Testament Israel. The penalty for false prophecy was death by stoning

They killed the real prophets too.

42 posted on 05/08/2013 2:16:39 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: Joe 6-pack

We had a physic here in Illinois who predicted that a missing woman would be found where a 4WD vehicle could travel. Sure enough, she had run off to Texas and you certainly can drive to Texas in a 4WD vehicle.


43 posted on 05/08/2013 2:22:41 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: GeronL

Ricki Lake is still on??


44 posted on 05/08/2013 2:36:03 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: lowbridge; Revolting cat!

Sylvia Browne didn’t see that coming.


45 posted on 05/08/2013 2:42:32 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: a fool in paradise

Short your Psychic sector stocks!


46 posted on 05/08/2013 3:00:42 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!

Is there a psychic circuit such seers stroll?


47 posted on 05/08/2013 3:11:13 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: KosmicKitty

It was canceled and relaunched and probably on the kill list again


48 posted on 05/08/2013 4:47:10 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...
Psychic Sylvia Browne, who has made a career of televised psychic readings, told Louwanna Miller on a 2004 episode of the [Montel Williams] show that her daughter was dead... "She's not alive, honey... Your daughter's not the kind who wouldn't call." ...Miller died a year later from heart failure... Browne did not return phone calls seeking comment... 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.

49 posted on 05/08/2013 6:53:49 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Greysard

I think I read about someone doing that and guaranteeing results for things like football games.

They made a pretty penny.


50 posted on 05/08/2013 7:42:23 PM PDT by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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