HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Latest Breaking News (Forum) » Cleveland abductions: fan...
Introducing Discussionist: A new forum by the creators of DU

Tue May 7, 2013, 02:58 PM

Cleveland abductions: fans lash out at Sylvia Browne over false prediction

Source: Guardian

'Psychic' incorrectly predicted the death of Amanda Berry in 2004 – not the first time she's been wrong about a missing person

Katie Rogers in New York
Tuesday May 7 2013 15.29 BST

One of the world's most recognizable self-proclaimed psychics was wrong yet again about the fate of a missing child, and her followers on social media are taking her to task.

Browne's prediction about Amanda Berry's fate was not the first child whose fate she attempted to explain, but her fans on social media are waiting for acknowledgment from the self-proclaimed spiritual leader.

On Facebook and Twitter, Browne sends inspirational messages to hundreds of thousands of fans, often advertising her latest appearances or one of 45 books she's published over the years (most recently Afterlives of the Rich and Famous). She reached a high level of visibility after years appearing as a regular guest on Montel Williams' television show, a long-running daytime talk program that subsisted on paternity test results, cheating spouses and half-baked psychic predictions before it finally stopped production in 2008.

"I remember you on Montel Williams telling the family of Amanda Berry she was dead," wrote one commenter on Browne's Facebook page. "What do you have to say for yourself? What a horrible horrible thing to say to a family holding on to nothing but hope and faith."

"Can you admit that you're a hack now?" asked another.

"I hope todays events seal it for you and everyone else who take advantage of those in mourning," wrote another.

Not likely.

Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/may/07/sylvia-browne-amanda-berry-cleveland





Related OP in GD: Amanda's mom died in 2006 of a broken heart. "The visit with the psychic was the breaking point"

Jon Ronson's exposé: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2007/oct/27/usa.jonronson

13 replies, 2612 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 13 replies Author Time Post
Reply Cleveland abductions: fans lash out at Sylvia Browne over false prediction (Original post)
Turborama May 2013 OP
Politicalboi May 2013 #1
savannah43 May 2013 #9
RainDog May 2013 #2
HERVEPA May 2013 #3
Archae May 2013 #4
Myrina May 2013 #6
RobinA May 2013 #11
Cha May 2013 #13
arcane1 May 2013 #5
Blue_Tires May 2013 #7
geek tragedy May 2013 #8
alcibiades_mystery May 2013 #10
DCBob May 2013 #12

Response to Turborama (Original post)

Tue May 7, 2013, 03:02 PM

1. I wonder why she didn't

Predict this.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Politicalboi (Reply #1)

Tue May 7, 2013, 04:00 PM

9. Good one!

I was going to ask her to predict which finger I was holding up for her.
Great minds think alike, eh?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Turborama (Original post)

Tue May 7, 2013, 03:04 PM

2. This woman and others engaged in this stuff

take advantage of people who are desperate and suffering.

how sad.

I hope this will open some eyes to the fraud that is the reality of Browne and others like her.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Turborama (Original post)

Tue May 7, 2013, 03:07 PM

3. Obvious comment about people who believe in psychics goes here.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Turborama (Original post)

Tue May 7, 2013, 03:14 PM

4. Some "predictions" by Browne from last year...

◾ Obama will not be reelected.
◾The next president will be a Republican.

◾There will be a cure found for M.S.
◾There will also be a new substance to help diabetes sufferers.

◾There will be a tsunami in Florida in the fall.

http://www.sylviaspredictions.com/

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Archae (Reply #4)

Tue May 7, 2013, 03:26 PM

6. Well, she did get the part about the POTUS being a Republican right ...

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Myrina (Reply #6)

Tue May 7, 2013, 04:12 PM

11. Spit Take



Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Archae (Reply #4)

Tue May 7, 2013, 04:36 PM

13. Wow, how damn wrong can you be!

She's terrible at political predictions.. She predicted it really close between Obama and McCain. .

http://forums.randi.org/archive/index.php/t-228997.html

I'll take Nate Silver..thank you.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Turborama (Original post)

Tue May 7, 2013, 03:23 PM

5. At least they're finally figuring it out.

Kicking so I can read the Job Ronson link later

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Turborama (Original post)

Tue May 7, 2013, 03:29 PM

7. Are we allowed to "enlighten" her fans about the Tooth Fairy and Easter Bunny, too?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Turborama (Original post)

Tue May 7, 2013, 03:33 PM

8. scratch a 'psychic', and a bottom-feeding con artist bleeds nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Turborama (Original post)

Tue May 7, 2013, 04:08 PM

10. She played the percentages

Some oversized percentage of stranger abduction victims are dead within the first 48 hours.

Indeed, a majority are dead within the first five hours.


Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Turborama (Original post)

Tue May 7, 2013, 04:17 PM

12. Amazing how long she has been able to continue her scam.

suckers born every minute.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread