Sylvia Browne silent after Amanda Berry escapes.

Amanda Berry is one of the three kidnap victims who escaped on Tuesday.  During Amanda’s captivity, her mother spoke with heartless fraud one of America’s most famous “psychics”, Sylvia Browne, who told her that her daughter was dead.

A year after Amanda Berrydisappeared 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.

Whoops.  Well, surely she’ll own up or at least apologize…

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.

Never mind.  She’ll lay low for a while and then go right back to doing exactly what religions do: finding someone who is getting beat down by life at the time and attempt to exploit their emotional weakness.

The article talks about similar situations in which Browne greatly missed the mark, and that didn’t change her tune.  The article also describes how psychics descend like vultures when someone’s child disappears.  It’s really pretty disgusting.


Apparently, Browne did release an official statement.  It’s not that she’s a bad psychic, but that god is a better one.  Ophelia Benson has the details.

And she’s sure not going to quit anytime soon.

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When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.


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