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A year after Amanda Berry disappeared 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.

On Monday, Berry was found alive after she broke free from a home in Cleveland where she says she has been kept for the past decade.

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.

A website called "Stop Sylvia Browne," dedicated to cataloguing Browne's purported failures at prediction, sprang up in 2006.

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What a quack.
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I hate "psychics" with a passion, but I despise those who allow them airtime (unless it is to mock them) even more.

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Some people can be fooled by "psychic powers". I say it is all BS, don't believe someone can tell if someone is dead or not off the top of their head. It is just a way to make big bucks off of peoples sympathy. There are tricks to every trade.

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^ There are good and bad psychics.

I've always taken Browne with a grain of salt. :ermm:

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Define "good psychic".
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[quote name='wahoospa' timestamp='1368063819' post='595679638']
Some people can be fooled by "psychic powers". I say it is all BS, don't believe someone can tell if someone is dead or not off the top of their head. It is just a way to make big bucks off of peoples sympathy. There are tricks to every trade.
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Well, I don't believe in talking to the dead or any of that rot, and generally "professional" psychics are the worst of the lot. But I have seen enough evidence of psychic powers to believe in them somewhat.
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[quote name='Shiranui' timestamp='1368063966' post='595679652']
Define "good psychic".
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Jane Roberts, Peter Hurkos, Edgar Cayce
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[quote name='Hum' timestamp='1368064379' post='595679676']
Jane Roberts, Peter Hurkos, Edgar Cayce
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Oh. Well that shut me up....
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[quote name='Hum' timestamp='1368064379' post='595679676']
Jane Roberts, Peter Hurkos, Edgar Cayce
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He said "define", not name. What makes a "good" psychic? Ones which makes vague enough statements that can't be demonstrated as false?
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OT: I read about this on the friendly atheist.

Apparently the mother's health deteriorated after going on the show. Next time someone tells you psychics are completely harmless, show them this.
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[quote name='Growled' timestamp='1368063396' post='595679616']
What a quack.
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They're ALL quacks. Every single last one of them. Period.

[quote name='Hum' timestamp='1368063919' post='595679646']
^ There are good and bad psychics.

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No there aren't. There are liars and better liars.
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There's no such thing as a "real" psychic, it's all BS. There's no such thing as "good" and "bad" psychics, they're all liars or deluded at best.

There's also no such thing as ghosts and there's very little chance there's a god (but no-one can prove it either way).

People have to start living in the real world and looking out for real predators like the ones now, thankfully, arrested.
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If you turn to this kind of stupidity to get your answers of course you're going to get burned. People just need to start using their brains and turn to answers that have some rational grounding.

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[quote name='Hum' timestamp='1368063919' post='595679646']
^ There are good and bad psychics.
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[quote name='Hum' timestamp='1368063919' post='595679646']
^ There are good and bad psychics.

I've always taken Browne with a grain of salt. :ermm:
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Serious? It's all fake man!
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[quote name='shiven' timestamp='1368102361' post='595680274']
Serious? It's all fake man!
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You quoted Hum, he thinks people are working with aliens, believing in psychics wouldn't be a stretch for him.
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most of the early psychics sprung up during the first and second world wars as a way to prey on people who had lost loved ones in the war. I don't really care too much about scams, if someone wants to get suckered into a scheme then tough luck. However i do hate psychics with a passion as they prey on people who are vulnerable and generally in a pretty bad place. If they do it for free well then fair do's perhaps it helps the person, however making money off other peoples misery is one of the lowest things i can think of.

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Hum's life is an X-Files episode.
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[quote name='tiagosilva29' timestamp='1368103312' post='595680308']
Hum's life is an X-Files episode.
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Hum thinks of himself as Mulder.......



or Scully, not sure which
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Since the majority of people still believe in angels, why not Psychics? Same premise in my eyes...

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The definition of 'good psychic' is the same as for 'bad psychic'.

Some one that pretend they can do something they can't with the motive being, to fatten pockets. End of.

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[color=#282828]"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.[/color]


[size=3][font=Segoe UI, Segoe, Helvetica, Arial, FreeSans, sans-serif][color=#282828]I wanna slap this psychic. this people make real psychic look bad. including me. Im not full psychic. but I know when the shats about to hit the fan or did already.[/color][/font][/size]







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[quote name='PsYcHoKiLLa' timestamp='1368101496' post='595680246']
There's no such thing as a "real" psychic, it's all BS. There's no such thing as "good" and "bad" psychics, they're all liars or deluded at best.

There's also no such thing as ghosts and there's very little chance there's a god (but no-one can prove it either way).

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Your complete ignorance is showing.

You clearly have studied nothing.
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[quote name='Growled' timestamp='1368063396' post='595679616']
What a quack.
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she's a "psychic", calling her a quack i redundant
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The Sight, as my Grandmother called it, is strong in our family. She could be pretty amazing sometimes with some of the things she would tell us.
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