Sylvia Browne was one of the most controversial public figures of her time. She is most famed for her appearance on a Montell Show.
During her fame, Sylvia authored many books and made millions of dollars annually. However, she would later lose it all and become infamous when her psychic abilities were exposed to be a scam.
Most people do not believe in psychics and see them as frauds who manipulate vulnerable people for some gain, especially money. Sylvia Browne was exceptional in her ability to lure and deceive her followers.
At first, her psychic abilities appeared legit, which contributed to her huge following and popularity. She spanned her psychic tale for remarkably four decades.
Sylvia Browne was born in 1936 on 19th October in Missouri. Sylvia was a noblewoman, an English unit holder, and practiced teaching for eighteen years. She also trained as a “trance medium.”
Sylvia destroyed the lives of so many distraught parents and relatives who sought to know what happened to their missing children.
She fabricated narratives that she would tell these parents during her time in the Montel Williams show.
She would lie that a child was dead or some other disturbing story such as child trafficking. She would do this with her talent of foreseeing what may happen in future events.
Her Boldest Predictions
Sylvia Browne claimed that she could look into past centuries and speak to the dead. She also claimed to have helped police departments solve some of their cases, which were refuted by the police.
A congressional intern, Chandra Levy went missing and was later found dead. Sylvia took credit for predicting the outcome of the disappearance.
In 2004, she told the mother of Amanda Berry, who had been kidnapped, that she was dead. Amanda would manage to escape from bondage years later, alive, thus proving Sylvia’s claims to be a force.