We still don’t know too many of the details about yesterday’s remarkable case in which three kidnapped girls, long thought dead, returned. But one thing I do know is that the timing of their escape is excellent—Mother’s Day is coming!
But unfortunately for one of them, Amanda Berry and her family, her mother didn’t live to see this day. Berry’s mother Louwana Miller died in 2006 at the age of 44 from complications of pancreatitis. Well-known TV psychic Sylvia Browne had told her back in 2004 that Amanda was dead, and her mother said that after that she “lost it” (meaning, lost hope that her daughter was alive).
But don’t sit on a hot stove waiting for an apology from Browne. And I bet her admirers will be making excuses for her. Too bad Browne couldn’t have done something useful, like key into where Berry and the others really were so that they might have been found earlier.
It’s not the first time for Browne, either:
Browne is a particularly loathsome example of the genre, IMHO. If you go to YouTube and do a search for her name, you’ll find any number of stupid screw-ups of hers. Why is this woman still appearing on TV and raking in the money? Human beings are both vulnerable and gullible, that’s why—but Browne doesn’t even have a decent bedside manner, so it’s hard to figure out on what her popularity might be based. I hope that this incident with Berry will make some sort of a dent in the number of people who will be Browne’s victims in the future.
[NOTE: More about cold readings and how they work here, with many links.]
[ADDENDUM: More here.]