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Wed Nov 20, 2013, 08:28 PM

 

Sylvia Browne, world-famous psychic, dead.

World famous psychic Sylvia Browne -- who appeared on all sorts of TV shows including "Montel" "Larry King Live" and "Unsolved Mysteries" -- has passed away .. TMZ has learned.

Browne specialized in psychic detective work, and attempted to help on several missing person cases ... with varying results.

Browne's son, Chris, tells TMZ ... Sylvia passed away this morning in San Jose, surrounded by family and friends. She was 77.

Browne most recently took heat after famously announcing that Amanda Berry had died after she went missing in 2003 ... because, as we all know now, she wasn't dead. Sylvia chalked up the misinformation as a simple mistake.

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The following message was just posted on Sylvia's Facebook page, "Sylvia graduated today. She was surrounded by family and friends. What a legacy. She shared so much. We will carry on her knowledge with hypnosis and Journey of the Soul and her many books. What a great party they must be having on the Other Side. Bless everyone."

Read more: http://www.tmz.com#ixzz2lEtvr4R2

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Reply Sylvia Browne, world-famous psychic, dead. (Original post)
silvershadow Nov 2013 OP
valerief Nov 2013 #1
Chan790 Nov 2013 #2
underpants Nov 2013 #3
Nay Nov 2013 #13
Logical Nov 2013 #4
Bjorn Against Nov 2013 #5
sagat Nov 2013 #6
Nevernose Nov 2013 #12
trotsky Nov 2013 #37
TeeYiYi Nov 2013 #7
TheCowsCameHome Nov 2013 #8
greytdemocrat Nov 2013 #9
zappaman Nov 2013 #10
niyad Nov 2013 #11
Douglas Carpenter Nov 2013 #14
silvershadow Nov 2013 #15
Archae Nov 2013 #29
silvershadow Nov 2013 #31
tina tron Nov 2013 #39
Chan790 Nov 2013 #16
jberryhill Nov 2013 #27
EOTE Nov 2013 #43
TlalocW Nov 2013 #17
longship Nov 2013 #18
ScreamingMeemie Nov 2013 #23
Vashta Nerada Nov 2013 #19
Dr. Strange Nov 2013 #42
SidDithers Nov 2013 #20
hrmjustin Nov 2013 #21
Auntie Bush Nov 2013 #22
blueknight Nov 2013 #24
loli phabay Nov 2013 #25
silvershadow Nov 2013 #26
jberryhill Nov 2013 #28
Nye Bevan Nov 2013 #30
TeeYiYi Nov 2013 #35
nyquil_man Nov 2013 #36
hobbit709 Nov 2013 #32
nirvana555 Nov 2013 #34
rbrnmw Nov 2013 #33
CBGLuthier Nov 2013 #38
Orrex Nov 2013 #40
HappyMe Nov 2013 #41
KamaAina Nov 2013 #44

Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2013, 08:30 PM

1. Charlatans. Bad as pols and preachers. nt

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2013, 08:31 PM

2. I bet she didn't see that coming. n/t

 

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Response to Chan790 (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 20, 2013, 08:32 PM

3. It's not nice to ....

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Response to Chan790 (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 20, 2013, 08:51 PM

13. Eh, I thought it, you said it. nt

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2013, 08:32 PM

4. No sympathy for her. n-t

 

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2013, 08:35 PM

5. She was not a "world famous psychic" she was a world famous fraud

She had no psychic abilities what so ever.

That being said may she rest in peace. I do not celebrate her death but I am glad she won't be manipulating any more people.

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2013, 08:36 PM

6. Was she near the water?

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Response to sagat (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 20, 2013, 08:45 PM

12. Maybe.

I'm sensing her location has something to do with the water. She's either close to the water, under the water, or distant from the water. I'm definitely sensing something to do with the water, though.

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Response to Nevernose (Reply #12)

Thu Nov 21, 2013, 08:41 AM

37. ROFL

Perfect. n/t

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2013, 08:39 PM

7. Oh, my...

This thread is going to be a bumpy ride. [sub](Because I'm psychic.)[/sub]

TYY

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2013, 08:39 PM

8. I knew this would happen, I just knew it.

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2013, 08:41 PM

9. I knew it!!!

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2013, 08:41 PM

10. Sylvia Browne, world-famous bullshit artist, dead. n/t

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2013, 08:42 PM

11. requiescat in pacem, sylvia

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2013, 08:57 PM

14. I never heard of her since I don't generally follow such things - but I gather from the comments

here that others know that she was a really, really bad person who was always intentionally hurting others.

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Response to Douglas Carpenter (Reply #14)

Wed Nov 20, 2013, 09:04 PM

15. Whether or not you believe in such things, she was never convincing to me. And that's

 

before the the time she declared a long-missing girl to be dead whom later turned up alive. Besides all that, she just seemed like she was making it all up as she went along, and I'm pretty sure she was.

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Response to silvershadow (Reply #15)

Wed Nov 20, 2013, 11:23 PM

29. She pulled that twice.

One of Ariel Castro's victims was declared dead by Browne, and a boy being held captive by a molestor.

From 2000:

http://web.archive.org/web/20010124001100/http:/brillscontent.com/2000dec/notebook/psychic.shtml

In 2002: Browne told the parents of 11-year-old Shawn Hornbeck, who had disappeared earlier that year, that Shawn was dead and had been kidnapped by a dark-skinned man with dreadlocks.[18][19] Hornbeck was found alive in 2007; his kidnapper was Caucasian and short-haired.[20]< In June 2008, UK television network ITV2 was sanctioned by Ofcom for reairing the Montel Williams episode featuring Browne's original prediction.[21][22]
In November 2004, to the mother of kidnapping victim Amanda Berry, who had disappeared 19 months earlier: "She's not alive, honey." Browne also said she had a vision of Berry's jacket in the garbage with "DNA on it."[23] Berry's mother died two years later. Berry was found alive in May 2013.[24][25]
On Larry King Live, Brown predicted she would die at the age of 88, but she died at age 77.[26][27]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sylvia_Browne

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Response to Archae (Reply #29)

Wed Nov 20, 2013, 11:37 PM

31. Wow. Not surprised, though. I turned her off a long time ago. The only reason I ever saw her

 

was Montel seemed to get on with her, for whatever reason, and I like his show otherwise so sometimes I catch her on there. I would usually turn her off pretty quick. Thanks for the info.

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Response to Archae (Reply #29)

Thu Nov 21, 2013, 08:50 AM

39. Sylvia Browne Blows it Big Time

 

http://www.ufowatchdog.com/sylvia_browne.htm

Alleged psychic Sylvia Browne has been around for a while making claims of successfully communicating with the dead, solving murder cases, finding missing children, and foreseeing future events. Browne is a regular on the Montel Williams Show (pictured left) and frequents the Coast To Coast AM radio program. On 03-JAN-05, Browne was on the air with George Noory as the tragic story of several miners being trapped in a mine after an explosion was being played out.

Reports from the mine had left a sense of dread with all after deadly levels of carbon monoxide were discovered in the location the miners were supposed to be. Prior to Browne's appearance on the show, Noory made the incredible announcement on the air that twelve of the thirteen miners had been found alive as the news was making the rounds on every major news wire.

Later, Noory opened Browne's appearance by mentioning to Browne the good news regarding the mining incident:

NOORY:" Sylvia, this is a momentous day today with these coal miners, at least tweleve of the thirteen being found alive. "

BROWNE: " Yes. "

The above response by Browne clearly indicates that she believes the news of the miners being found alive is accurate. A little while later in the show, Noory asks Browne directly about the miners having reportedly been found alive:

NOORY: " Of course this is after the fact, with these 12 of 13 coal miners they found successfully... "

BROWNE: " I know. " (replies as Noory is speaking)

NOORY: "...Had you been on the program today, would [you] have felt if, because they heard no sound, that this was a very gloomy moment, and that they might have all died? "

BROWNE: " No. I knew they were going to be found. I hate people that say something after the fact. "

Well, Sylvia's own statement regarding her "hate" of people making claims "after the fact" would be her own hypocrisy coming full circle to slap her right in the face on live national radio.

Later in the program, with Browne still on the air, Noory made the astounding announcement of the initial report having been wrong. Tragically, all but a single miner had been found dead.

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Response to Douglas Carpenter (Reply #14)

Wed Nov 20, 2013, 09:09 PM

16. She was a charlatan and a fraud whose life work seriously hurt others...

 

I'm not sure intent was there, but certainly a depraved indifference for the well-being of her marks was.

I'm all for psychics as fun...but when you go so far as to cross the line and use your charlatanry to tell people their loved ones are dead without any proof...you deserve an asshole like me mocking your passing.

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Response to Douglas Carpenter (Reply #14)

Wed Nov 20, 2013, 11:20 PM

27. Yes, she did intentionally hurt others for money

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Response to Douglas Carpenter (Reply #14)

Thu Nov 21, 2013, 04:26 PM

43. Yes, a pretty awful person.

And yes, offering people hope for their loved ones in exchange for cash is intentionally hurting others to me. She will not be missed by me.

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2013, 09:10 PM

17. Good riddance

And don't anyone think about getting on me about the recently deceased. I have a special hatred for people who use "magical thinking" in order to deceive people to line their pockets, and aside from faith healers, most of whom are dead or faded back into obscurity, no one banked more on the combination of human misery and being a bullshit artist than she did. She's a shitstain of humanity, and she can finally do no more harm.

TlalocW

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2013, 09:12 PM

18. A despicable person. I won't say good she's dead...

but I will say that I am glad that she will no longer be able to do what she did to Shawn Hornbeck's parents.

Here's her working over the Hornbeck's on Montel Williams (who is an unapologetic Sylvia enabler):


And here's Anderson Cooper covering the issue when Shawn was found alive years later:
Part 1:
Part 2:

She was an absolutely horrible person who did nothing of value and so much damage for her own financial gain.

I don't wish death on anybody, but I will not mourn for her death.

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Response to longship (Reply #18)

Wed Nov 20, 2013, 10:11 PM

23. "I was looking for answers anywhere I could find them..."

And there is the heads up for the modern day "psychic."

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2013, 09:13 PM

19. I wonder if she saw it coming.

 



She was a vile woman. She won't be missed.

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Response to Vashta Nerada (Reply #19)

Thu Nov 21, 2013, 04:22 PM

42. She did not.

KING: OK. Do you know when you're going to die?

BROWNE: Yes. When I'm 88.

http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0305/16/lkl.00.html


She was 77.

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2013, 09:15 PM

20. World famous fraud...nt

Sid

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2013, 09:18 PM

21. May she rest in peace.

 

And the people that she harmed find peace.

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2013, 09:48 PM

22. I found her interesting and liked to watch her.

Believing her was impossible. RIP Sylvia!

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2013, 11:10 PM

24. she predicted several years ago

on larry king, she would live to be 88. she was even wrong about that

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2013, 11:15 PM

25. sylvia are you with us, knock if you can hear us.

 

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2013, 11:22 PM

28. She should get a talk show now...

...that cold-reader in Long Island could channel her predictions.

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2013, 11:33 PM

30. I never heard "graduated" as a euphemism for "died" before.

My life insurance agent always says "pass" instead of "die".

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Response to Nye Bevan (Reply #30)

Thu Nov 21, 2013, 02:35 AM

35. I saw a movie today,...

...(Bulletproof Monk) where "Enjoy your vacation" was invoked twice in reference to a person dying.

TYY

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Response to Nye Bevan (Reply #30)

Thu Nov 21, 2013, 03:21 AM

36. The closest parallel I can think of

is the announcement of L. Ron Hubbard's death, where Miscavige said that Hubbard had completed all of his research and was moving on to another level of study "done in an exterior state."

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2013, 11:41 PM

32. It should be spelled psycho.

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Response to hobbit709 (Reply #32)

Wed Nov 20, 2013, 11:49 PM

34. I am into new age thought and my like-minded friends and I never believed a word she

said. IMHO she was not held in high esteem.

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2013, 11:43 PM

33. should read World Renowned lying fraud

Shawn Hornbeck

Amanda Berrie

The WV Coal Miners
and I'm sure many many more we never heard about

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Thu Nov 21, 2013, 08:44 AM

38. But I thought Montel's Juicer would make her live forever

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Thu Nov 21, 2013, 08:52 AM

40. I understand that she'll be making a statement about it later today.

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Thu Nov 21, 2013, 08:57 AM

41. World famous liar.

She can't take advantage of grieving, troubled people any more.

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Thu Nov 21, 2013, 04:30 PM

44. I had no idea she was local.

 

Oddly enough, San Jose's two major (some would say only ) attractions are both mystical in nature: the Winchester Mystery House and the Rosicrucian headquarters.

http://www.winchestermysteryhouse.com

http://rosicrucian.org/park/index.html

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