A woman claiming to be Amanda Berry called Cleveland Police Monday afternoon.
She also told the 911 dispatcher that Gina DeJesus is with her. A third missing woman, 32-year old Michelle Knight, was in the home with Berry and DeJesus. It’s believed Knight disappeared when she was 20.
It appears this is true and quite AMAZING news.
Berry was last seen in 2003 when she was called her sister to say she was getting a ride home from work at the Burger King on West 110th Street and Lorain Avenue. She was set to turn 17 the day after her disappearance.
Ten years ago, guess who predicted Amanda Berry was dead…
Amanda Berry’s mother traveled to New York to tell her story to Psychic Sylvia Browne on the Montel Williams Show. The show was a shot at getting her daughter’s picture before the eyes of millions of Americans. “On April 21st 2003, 16-year-old Amanda Berry left her part-time job never to be seen again,” the show began. With that, TV viewers across America now know a girl from Cleveland is missing. But Amanda Berry’s mom wanted more than her daughter’s picture on national TV. She wants answers. “Can you tell me…Is she out there?” Berry’s mother Louwana Miller asked. “I hate when they’re in the water,” Browne said. “She’s not alive honey.” It was bad news from the world-renowned psychic. It’s what Miller didn’t want to hear. “So you don’t think I’ll ever see her again,” Miller said. “Yeah in Heaven on the other side,” Browne responded. “I’m sorry.”
Yep, Amanda’s Mom thought her child was dead. She died of heart failure in 2006.
We have seen many MANY, WAY TOO MANY stories of psychics being wrong or at least distracting and unhelpful for solving cases. Sylvia is all those and more. For all that is good and decent in the world – NEVER trust a psychic. DO not waste your time, your effort and your hopes.
Here is a transcript from the show.
Up to this point, her prediction that Shawn Hornbeck was dead was her biggest blunder.
UPDATE: (8-May-2013) This epic fail has been major news. The backlash appears to be quite harsh on social media. After reportedly receiving a barrage of negative comments on her Facebook page, the page is now closed. Hmm. She has not made a public comment though her publicist says we can’t expect her to be 100% correct. She is correct as good as chance. And this is another MAJOR ERROR. That list is growing.
Is this the end for Sylvia Browne? She is 76 and not in the best of health. Her heyday was in the Larry King and Montel Williams days. Both are gone and no one seems to want an unpopular psychic on their show. I sure hope her career is over. She’s done way WAY too much harm and made millions from it.
8-May-2013 Sylvia has a statement on Facebook (that is now a private page)
For more than 50 years as a spiritual psychic and guide, when called upon to either help authorities with missing person cases or to help families with questions about their loved ones, I have been more right than wrong. If ever there was a time to be grateful and relieved for being mistaken, this is that time. Only God is right all the time. My heart goes out to Amanda Berry, her family, the other victims and their families. I wish you a peaceful recovery.
Sherry Cole, Amanda Berry’s cousin reached out to Sylvia this morning to let her know that she supports her, loves her, knows Sylvia never claims to be 100% right, but wanted to let her know that she was accurate in her description of the perpetrators at the time.
“Our family in no way blames Sylvia. This doesn’t change anything. We still love her and believe in her.” Sherry Cole
This is Grade A example of cognitive dissonance at work. I feel ill.
Tip: Bryan Bonner on Facebook