One of my greatest dislikes about people on this planet are those like Sylvia Browne. If you’re not familiar with Sylvia Browne, look out. She’s one of those hack psychic readers that prey on the emotions of people looking for answers to life, lost loved ones and so on. She’s been on a.m. radio late-night and The Montel Williams T.V. show many times dispensing her prognostications to audience members and people who call in asking about job opportunities, murder victims, love, missing children, kidnap victims, etc. She’s been wrong so many times that in skeptic circles she’s like a bad tune you can’t seem to forget. She even hung herself live on the radio one time. News came across that 6 of the 7 miners trapped in a coal mine were alive and she said live on the radio that she had predicted this. Problem was that the news information was wrong and corrected about an hour later that 6 of the miners were dead with only 1 survivor. This news correction came out while she was still on the radio. I’ll try to find the original broadcast to link to.
Her claims of helping solve crimes are well documented on her website www.sylviabrowne.com, except that they are totally bogus. Even many of the individuals and agencies that she “helped” have come forward to disavow her abilities. She is probably one of the most criticized psychics around, yet she still makes huge sums of money. Her appearance on the Larry King show is legendary when she not only agreed to talk with Larry, but was on with the original mythbuster himself James Randi. Randi offered her, or any other psychic, 1 million dollars to take a test and prove their paranormal abilities. Sylvia Browne agreed to take the test. www.randi.org. This was a few years ago and, hold your breath for a great shock, the prize remains unclaimed.
A gentleman by the name of Robert Lancaster has a website, www.stopsylvia.com. We should all be this courageous when we see this type of reprehensible behavior.
The worst kind of human predator is the one that preys on the emotionally distraught, like parents of missing children. Take some time to learn about this woman.
Footnote: The Montel Williams Show is going off the air. You could feel this when the integrity level of the planet went up. Although he has stated he personally does not believe in Sylvia Browne’s “powers”, he had her on his show because the sponsors liked the ratings. Can you say hypocrite?