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Sylvia Browne admits ‘mistake’
Sylvia Browne admits she was "mistaken" about claiming back in 2004 that she had communicated with the ghost of Amanda Berry. Since, ya know, it now turns out Berry wasn't dead. But did Browne make a mistake (i.e. she somehow misinterpreted what spirit was talking to her), or was she just making it all up? Does she understand the difference?

Sylvia Browne: fans lash out at 'psychic' over false Ohio abduction prediction
guardian.co.uk

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 the fate of Amanda Berry was not her first attempt to explain the fate of a child, but her fans on social media demanded acknowledgment from the self-proclaimed spiritual leader.
Categories: Paranormal
Posted by The Curator on Fri May 10, 2013
Comments (7)
Why am I not surprised? A colleague had told me about the psychic prediction - didn't realise it was our old "friend" Sylvia.
Posted by Smerk  in  to mischief  on  Fri May 10, 2013  at  10:16 PM
Gasp! A psychic is somehow inaccurate about their conversation with the spirit world? I am shocked! Shocked, I tell you!
Posted by Robin Bobcat  in  Californian Wierdo  on  Sat May 11, 2013  at  11:09 AM
Oh, she understands the difference perfectly well. The old bag just doesn't give a shit.
Posted by Bob Pagani  on  Sun May 12, 2013  at  04:24 AM
James Randi has been after her for years to take his million dollar prize challenge.

Don't you just love how psychics justify their predictions? If Berry had never been found, her prediction would have been "true" and no excuses would have been necessary. After this debacle, although there will always be believers, you know she has only one avenue open to her - Hope that no one calls her out on any other wrong predictions and deny any wrong predictions as "miscommunication with the spirits".

What was the name of that psychic whose company went bankrupt some years ago? If she was any good she should have seen that one coming.
Posted by KDP  in  Madill, OK  on  Wed May 15, 2013  at  09:43 AM
By what justification are these lying fraudsters not in prison?
Posted by Triv  on  Thu May 16, 2013  at  12:04 PM
There's a difference between making a mistake, and straight up lying through your teeth. I can't stand when people try to capitalize on other people's suffering. There was this Christian talk show earlier, saying that the Gina's mother forgave her daughter's abductor because of her Christianity. FFS, can't we just respect the freaking victims without exploiting them?
Posted by Mark  in  PA  on  Sun May 26, 2013  at  07:15 PM
James Randi had a great thing to say about Sylvia... he proclaimed on national TV back in the day that he'd like her to take the million dollar challenge. She said, on TV, that she'd do it. Then Randi received no reply. After a while, she publicly said that it was because she didn't know how to contact him... to put it in his words, "a psychic does not know how to contact me?".

She never did take the challenge, her last excuse being that Randi wasn't a man of god (which I guess makes Ancient Greece's oracles frauds?). Nevermind the fact that she can do anything with the money, including giving it away to a charity of her choice.
Posted by Clockmaker  on  Thu May 30, 2013  at  02:49 AM
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