A few days ago three women who had been kidnap from around ten years ago in Cleveland were found alive and well, and that the person who had kidnapped them the women was arrested.
This is of course a rare, but extraordinary thing to happen, as most of the time when a person is abducted by a non-family member they are, unfortunately, murdered.
In fact, the mother of Amanda Berry had been told about ten years ago that her daughter had been murdered, and the person who told her that was not a police officer...
It was psychic Sylvia Browne.
In 2004 Amanda Berry's mother came to the Montel Williams Show to ask Sylvia if she was alive:
Amanda Berry's mother asks Psychic Sylvia Browne 'Is she out there'
Sylvia Browne told the woman that here daughter was dead and that she was "in Heaven on the other side."
Fortunately, this wasn't true, and Amanda is still alive.
In fact, Amanda is being hailed as a hero because she is the one who escaped and called 911.
Sadly, her mother will never know this (at least not in this world) as she died in 2006.
Now, Sylvia Browne has commented on this, basically saying that even she is sometimes wrong, which any skeptic that has investigated her claims will tell you is greatly exaggerated. She really had no choice but to comment on this anyways because her Facebook page been flooded with people posting links to her failed psychic reading (among the people calling her an outright fraud).
This isn't the first time she has been incorrect on criminal cases like this one. In fact she has made readings for well over 100 missing persons and murder cases, and she has been correct for not one of them (which now includes this one).
I don't blame Amanda Berry's mother for going to Sylvia Browne and asking her if her daughter was alive or not. Her daughter had been missing for a over a year at that point, and she just was desperate to know what happened to her.
I know that, statistically speaking of course, that these types of missing person cases don't end well, and that Sylvia Browne knew this, and that she told Amanda Berry's mother that her daughter was dead not because of some clairvoyant viewing, but was based on what is basically an educated guess...
Of course, it doesn't even matter if Sylvia Browne was actually right and that Amanda Berry was in fact dead, the fact is that her "predication" would had been based on nothing more than a guess!
Clearly, she guessed wrong, and it's a good thing she did too.
And it's the only thing she did good in this case.