Psychic Who Said Amanda Was Dead, Silent After Berry Is Found Alive


Recommended Posts

Hum

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.

more

Link to post
Share on other sites
Growled

What a quack.

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
Shiranui

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

Link to post
Share on other sites
wahoospa

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.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Hum

^ There are good and bad psychics.

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

Link to post
Share on other sites
Shiranui

Define "good psychic".

  • Like 5
Link to post
Share on other sites
Growled

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.

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.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
Hum

Define "good psychic".

Jane Roberts, Peter Hurkos, Edgar Cayce

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
Shiranui

Jane Roberts, Peter Hurkos, Edgar Cayce

Oh. Well that shut me up....

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
compl3x

Jane Roberts, Peter Hurkos, Edgar Cayce

He said "define", not name. What makes a "good" psychic? Ones which makes vague enough statements that can't be demonstrated as false?

------

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.

  • Like 3
Link to post
Share on other sites
FloatingFatMan

What a quack.

They're ALL quacks. Every single last one of them. Period.

^ There are good and bad psychics.

No there aren't. There are liars and better liars.

  • Like 7
Link to post
Share on other sites
PsYcHoKiLLa

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.

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
Noir Angel

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.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Tigurinn

^ There are good and bad psychics.

tumblr_m3y97dHpvX1rv4pd3o1_400.gif

Link to post
Share on other sites
shiven

^ There are good and bad psychics.

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

Serious? It's all fake man!

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
mudslag

Serious? It's all fake man!

You quoted Hum, he thinks people are working with aliens, believing in psychics wouldn't be a stretch for him.

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
REM2000

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.

Link to post
Share on other sites
tiagosilva29

Hum's life is an X-Files episode.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
mudslag

Hum's life is an X-Files episode.

Hum thinks of himself as Mulder.......

or Scully, not sure which

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
Rippleman

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

Link to post
Share on other sites
MikeChipshop

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.

Link to post
Share on other sites
+therealDamien

"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.

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.

I dont like touching people and I dont like people touching me.

it feels weird...................................

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
Hum

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).

Your complete ignorance is showing.

You clearly have studied nothing.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
HawkMan

What a quack.

she's a "psychic", calling her a quack i redundant

  • Like 3
Link to post
Share on other sites
Growled

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.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
This topic is now closed to further replies.
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By zikalify
      Gartner: 30 million foldable phones will be sold in 2023
      by Paul Hill

      According to the analyst, Gartner, foldable phones are expected to account for 5% of high-end phones by 2023; that is around 30 million units. Several phone manufacturers first showed off their foldable phones during MWC 2019 and other events in February, however they have high price points and aren’t likely to become mainstream just yet.

      Discussing the forecast, Roberta Cozza, research director at Gartner, said:

      Before foldable phones really do take off in several years, Gartner predicts that manufacturers will continue to experiment with the foldable form factor in order to find the optimal layout which suits the needs of users. Gartner said that the user experience will need to be continuous and seamless across all of the foldable screens.

      In the same report, Gartner stated that the global device market (PCs, tablets, and phones) will see flat growth overall in 2019 with the downward trend in the PC market being expected to continue while the mobile phone market is expected to return to growth in 2020.

    • By zikalify
      IDC: Worldwide spending on 3D printing to reach $13.8bn this year
      by Paul Hill

      Image via Makerbot A new forecast produced by IDC suggests that worldwide spending on 3D printing will be $13.8 billion this year. This spending factors in hardware, materials, software, and services required for 3D printing, the new figure represents an increase of 21.2% from 2018. IDC expects the figure to grow to $22.7 billion by 2022.

      According to IDC, the biggest markets for 3D printing will be discrete manufacturing (53.8%), healthcare providers (13.1%), education (8.6%), professional services (6.5%), consumer (4.7%), and others (13.3%). The U.S. is expected to spend nearly $5 billion, Western Europe is expected to spend $3.6 billion, while China is expected to spend nearly $2 billion.

      Marianne D’Aquila, research manager, Customer Insights and Analysis at IDC said:

      IDC said that the printers themselves, and the materials, will make up two thirds of the worldwide spending, totalling $5.3 billion and $4.2 billion respectively in 2019. Services such as on-demand parts services and systems integration services will reach $3.8 billion this year.

    • By Usama Jawad96
      Microsoft wants AI to detect malware attacks on Windows PCs before they happen
      by Usama Jawad

      Microsoft's anti-malware tool, Windows Defender, is often touted by the company as Windows' primary line of defense against threats. The firm continuously updates it to make it more secure, and often cites its methodologies for this endeavor as well.

      Now, it appears that Microsoft is looking to utilize the powers of artificial intelligence to counter malware before it infects a Windows PC.



      Microsoft is hosting a competition on popular data science website, Kaggle, where it is "challenging the data science community to develop techniques to predict if a machine will soon be hit with malware."

      Participants will be provided with 9.4GB of anonymous data from 16.8 million real-world machines as a training set. Using this enormous dataset, data scientists will be tasked with developing a model that achieves the highest accuracy on the test data. $25,000 will be shared among the top five teams in the following way:

      1st Place - $12,000 2nd Place - $7,000 3rd Place - $3,000 4th Place - $2,000 5th Place - $1,000 As of right now, the top entry has achieved an accuracy rate of 68.9%, though this will likely improve before the competition closes on March 13, 2019.

      It is important to note that this isn't the first competition of its type hosted by Microsoft on Kaggle. Back in 2015, it offered the public a chance to win $16,000 in prizes using 0.5TB of training data in a malware classification challenge. Interestingly, the current contest is hosted by the Windows Defender ATP Research team in particular, which means that the findings of this competition will likely be used to improve Microsoft's own line of defense against malicious threats.

    • By zikalify
      Google adds match predictions to Premier League games following use in World Cup
      by Paul Hill



      If you’ve been watching the World Cup this summer you might have seen Google’s attempt to predict the outcome of matches by the 90-minute mark. Now that the World Cup is coming to an end Google has decided to continue testing the feature for Premier League matches which are played around the U.K.

      Google has not announced the win-draw-lose probability feature for the Premier League, which starts on August 10th, just yet but the feature is already live. It’s the only league in the U.K. that has the feature switched on, and seemingly the only league in Europe to have the feature too. Neither the French Ligue 1 or German Bundesliga have the feature switched on and the Italian and Spanish leagues have not yet announced their fixtures so it’s not possible to know if the feature will be enabled in those leagues.

      The probabilities that Google has produced have been a bit hit and miss over the duration of the World Cup, for example, yesterday it said England should win (43%) or there ought to be a draw (33%) - after 90 minutes, the match was a draw rather than a win for England. Going forward, it has Belgium with a 43% chance to win in the third-place playoff against England's (30%), and it says France should win the cup with 49% against Croatia’s 22% - it’ll be interesting to see how that one turns out.



    • By zikalify
      Bitcoin posts new exchange rate record, reaching $1,700
      by Paul Hill



      Earlier today, bitcoin reached a new high of $1,700, a 70% increase since the beginning of the year when it was at $997, and a $200 increase since last week. Some analysts think that the cryptocurrency is entering bubble territory and that it's on course for another correction but with the overall trend on the upswing.

      Willy Woo, a trader and bitcoin enthusiast, said:

      When bitcoin first reached $1,000 in 2013, there was a massive correction in the price. Woo believes that this time around the drivers of the rally are solid and therefore a pullback won't necessarily happen.

      Andrea Medri, CFO and founder of The Rock Trading, speaking with CoinDesk, said:

      As of the time of writing, the price is sitting at $1,686/€1,550/£1,304, which is fairly steady given today's news of reaching new highs.

      Source: CoinDesk | Image via Bitcoin-Gator