Sylvia Browne, arguably the world’s most famous (and most despicable) “psychic” has been proven a phony once again, this time thanks to the discovery of a very much alive Amanda Berry.
“She’s not alive, honey,” Browne said in her husky, tar-lunged baritone to Berry’s mother during one of Browne’s many appearances on the Montel Williams Show.
“Your daughter’s not the kind who wouldn’t call.”
What we now know is that Berry couldn’t call home because she’d been abducted in Cleveland and kept captive for nearly a decade.
Her mother, Louwana Miller, died seven years ago, convinced her daughter was dead, thanks in part to the “confirmation” from a bogus psychic.
Declaring Berry dead was the safest bet for Browne, who has been proven wrong again and again and again. Her supposed psychic powers are a mix of simple parlor trickery, clever marketing and the wishful thinking of bereaved people desperate to find some sort of closure and meaning following a tragedy.
In 2001 (immediately before the 9/11 terrorist attacks, which she failed to predict), Browne publicly accepted an invitation to demonstrate her psychic abilities in a scientific setting for a prize of $1 million, but has since failed to show up for the testing.
Now that she’s been proven wrong about Berry’s death, perhaps Browne will finally scuttle out of the spotlight and stop duping vulnerable people out of their money.
Here’s a clip of Sylvia absolutely sucking at being psychic.