Friday, May 10, 2013 | Categories: Day 6 Blog
On a 2004 episode of The Montel Williams Show, Louwana Miller sought out celebrity psychic Sylvia Browne to find out anything she could about her missing daughter, Amanda Berry. Sylvia's message to Louwana was blunt: "She's not alive, honey." But Sylvia was wrong - this week, after being held in captivity for a decade, Amanda escaped. Amanda's mother died of heart failure in 2006, never knowing how wrong Sylvia Browne had been. Brent speaks to Regina Brett, a Cleveland Plain Dealer columnist who got to know Louwana while covering Amanda's disappearance. Brent also speaks to Sylvia skeptic James Randi, who once offered Browne $1 million to prove her abilities. The Skeptical Enquirer study of Sylvia Browne's claims that James Randi refers to in the interview can be found here.
For videos of Sylvia Browne's predictions on The Montel Williams Show, follow the read more link at the bottom of this post.
In 2003, Shawn Hornbeck's parents asked Sylvia to offer information on their missing son. She told the Hornbecks his could be found in a forest next to some boulders. After Shawn was found alive in 2007, the Hornbecks appeared on Anderson Cooper's 360 to denounce Sylvia.
In 1999, Audrey Sanderford asked Sylvia about the disappearance of her granddaughter, Opal Jo Jennings. Sylvia told Audrey that Opal was still alive, but had been sold into slavery in Japan. In 2003, Opal's remains were found in Texas - she'd been killed just a few hours after being abducted. More of Sylvia's missteps are documented in this compilation.