A look at the claims, predictions and behavior of a media "psychic".


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Articles - Main Page

Articles are listed by day originally posted, with most recent articles first.

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Articles Added on Apr 24, 2010

Browne and the Private Investigator

Browne hires a PI to dig up "dirt" on me. What did he find?

Articles Added on Mar 27, 2010

This site: What happened?

Why has this site has been stagnant for more than a year?

Articles Added on Jul 18, 2008

Sylvia Browne's Trump Taj Mahal Engagements

Two more of Browne's shows canceled. Why?

Email: "Sigh of Relief When I Discovered Your Site"

Another woman's experience with Browne's staff.

Articles Added on Jul 11, 2008

Larry Beck, Sylvia Browne's Most Recent Husband

Does he have anything to say about her?

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Email: An Ex-minister's "Reading By Christopher."

She trusted her health and well-being to Browne and Dufresne, and lived to regret it.

Articles Added on Jul 10, 2008

Follow-up to: I Speak With Sylvia Browne

Browne's future appearances at the Excalibur are canceled.

Articles Added on Jul 09, 2008

Email: "What Sylvia Told My Grandma"

An account of a "reading" which had an impact on an entire family.

Articles Added on Jul 07, 2008

Montel: Christopher Reeve Prediction

What did Browne say in 2004 about the actor?

Articles Added on Jul 02, 2008

Email: "Sylvia Browne show on June 22"

A woman who attended the same Excalibur show that I did shares her thoughts.

Email: "In Las Vegas at the Sylvia Browne Show"

The woman who defended Browne at the Excalibur writes.

Articles Added on Jun 25, 2008

I Speak With Sylvia Browne

I attend Browne's Las Vegas show, and words are exchanged.

Articles Added on Jun 08, 2008

Lousie Hay: Does She Endorse Sylvia Browne?

She has published many of Browne's books. But what does she think of her?

Articles Added on May 31, 2008

Chris Dufresne: "His psychic ability is equal to Sylvia's."

Is Sylvia Browne positioning her son to take the reigns?

Articles Added on May 26, 2008

Montel: Johnia Berry Reading

Sylvia Browne does a reading for the mother of a murdered young woman.

Email: More From Ex-Fans of Sylvia Browne

Four recent examples of people for whom this site has made a difference.

Articles Added on May 25, 2008

Email: "Sylvia and a 9/11 Widow"

Browne does a phone reading for a fireman's widow.

Articles Added on May 13, 2008

Email: KMOV-TV - Sylvia Browne, Real or Fake?

An ex-minister in Sylvia Browne's church gives her thoughts on a TV expose'.

Articles Added on Apr 28, 2008

Email: "My Experiences in the Early 70s With Sylvia Browne"

Notes on Browne from her early years as a professional "psychic."

Articles Added on Apr 21, 2008

Sylvia Browne and 9/11

Examining some of Browne's statements about a national tragedy.

Articles Added on Apr 09, 2008

Novus Spiritus: Follow-up II to "An Aramaic Prayer?"

Sylvia Browne's Story Changes Yet Again.

Email: "He Will Live a Long Life"

A man asks Browne about the health of a friend.

Articles Added on Apr 04, 2008

Montel: "Your Father is Not Your Father"

Sylvia Browne tells a woman that she was the product of an affair.

Articles Added on Apr 02, 2008

Email: "My Sister Margaret and Me"

A man asks Browne about the health of a loved one.

Articles Added on Mar 31, 2008

Email: "She is Shameless"

A woman regrets listening to Sylvia Browne's advice in a phone reading.

Articles Added on Mar 20, 2008

Montel: Susan and the MRI

Sylvia Browne gives some questionable medical advice.

Articles Added on Mar 19, 2008

Email: "My Reading With Sylvia's Son Chris"

One woman's account of her phone reading with Christopher Dufresne.

Articles Added on Mar 03, 2008

Sylvia Browne's Money - Part 1

Just how much money does Sylvia Browne make?

Montel - Anthony Urciuoli Jr. Reading

Parents seeks Browne's help finding their missing son

Articles Added on Feb 27, 2008

Sylvia Browne's Predictions: Jennifer Lopez

How well has she done predicting events in J-Lo's life?

Articles Added on Jan 31, 2008

Montel Williams Show Cancelled

No more new shows to be filmed after current season.

Articles Added on Jan 30, 2008

Email: "Psychic Baiting" Browne

A man tests Browne's "psychic abilities" during the taping of a Montel Williams Show.

Email: A Skeptic in the Audience

An account of the taping of a Sylvia Browne episode of the Montel Williams Show.

Articles Added on Jan 16, 2008

Montel: Civil War "Energy Implant"

A correspondent to the site researches one of Browne's readings.

Articles Added on Jan 07, 2008

Sylvia Browne's Presidential Election Predictions

How well has she done picking presidents over the years?

Richard Kneebone Reading

Sylvia Browne's services are sought to help find a missing man.

Articles Added on Dec 30, 2007

Email: "A Story" From 1984

A woman has questions regarding her mother's mysterious death, and seeks answers from Sylvia Browne.

Email: Rosanna, a Montage

Excerpts from one woman's correspondence with this site.

Articles Added on Dec 15, 2007

Novus Spiritus: Delaware Breaks Away (Part 2)

Comments from the former minister of the Delaware church of Novus Spiritus.

Articles Added on Dec 13, 2007

Sylvia Browne and "The Mentalizer"

Browne declares a mentalist's feats to be paranormal. What does the mentalist say?

Montel Williams: Outburst in Savannah

What does his recently-reported threat to reporters show us about Montel?

Articles Added on Nov 28, 2007

Scorecard: Sylvia Browne's Missing Person & Homicide Readings

A compilation of some researchable "readings" Sylvia Browne has performed.

An Open Letter to Sylvia Browne

I invite Sylvia Browne - and her ministers - to supply some evidence.

Articles Added on Nov 20, 2007

Email: "From a Disgusted Ex-Believer"

A woman describes how she fell into, and climbed back out of, belief in Browne's "abilities.".

Articles Added on Nov 08, 2007

Montel: Dana Chyleen Satterfield Reading

Sylvia Browne gives a reading regarding the murder of a young mother of two.

Articles Added on Nov 04, 2007

Predictions: Annual Predictions For 1996

An examination of Browne's annual predictions for 1996.

Articles Added on Oct 27, 2007

UK Guardian: Is She For Real?

Author Jon Ronson goes on a cruise with Sylvia Browne

Articles Added on Oct 19, 2007

Montel: Psychic Show Participation Release

We examine the release form signed by members of Montel's audience.

Coast To Coast AM: George Noory Speaks About Sylvia Browne

Why has Browne not been on "Coast to Coast AM" since January of 2006?

Articles Added on Oct 10, 2007

Email: "Not a Good Woman"

A man describes the tragic impact a Browne reading had on his life.

Articles Added on Oct 07, 2007

Email: Sylvia Browne and the Campus Massacre

Did she predict a mass-murder on a campus this coming Halloween?

Articles Added on Oct 05, 2007

Sylvia Browne and the Pomeroy-Mason Bridge

Did she predict the destruction of a bridge over the Ohio River?

Articles Added on Sep 23, 2007

Email: "My (Sara's) Story"

A woman facing a serious medical challenge considers consulting Sylvia Browne.

Articles Added on Sep 21, 2007

Novus Spiritus: "These Freaks Only Come Out at Night"

A ten-year veteran of Novus Spiritus shares some first-hand experiences.

Articles Added on Sep 10, 2007

Followup to "Sightings: Ghost of Brookdale Lodge"

Some thoughts after viewing Browne's "Sightings" episode.

Email: "My Thoughts"

A grieving young woman seeks comfort and answers in a Sylvia Browne book.

Articles Added on Sep 03, 2007

Contradiction: Panther Totem Story

Sylvia Browne tells the same story two very different ways.

Articles Added on Sep 01, 2007

Follow-up to "Novus Spiritus: An Aramaic Prayer?"

Sylvia Browne's office responds.

Email: Linda Rossi

Sylvia Browne's business operations manager criticizes this web site.

Articles Added on Aug 22, 2007

Montel: Jamie Barker Reading

A woman asks Sylvia Browne about her husband, missing after falling from a bridge.

Email: Follow-up To "Jewelry Question"

A person NOT satisfied with SNS' handling of the "jewelry issue" speaks up.

Articles Added on Aug 19, 2007

Novus Spiritus: An Aramaic Prayer?

What exactly does this prayer mean?

Email: "Thank You" From a Soccer Mom

A woman decides that Sylvia Browne is "a fake" after reading this site.

Articles Added on Aug 17, 2007

Contradiction: Meeting "Francine"

Browne's various versions of how she met her "spirit guide".

Articles Added on Aug 15, 2007

Email: "Jewelry Question"

A person satisfied with SNS' handling of the "jewelry issue" speaks up.

Articles Added on Aug 14, 2007

Email: "Their Blatant Disdain For Others"

A former minister with Sylvia Browne's church shares some observations.

Articles Added on Aug 08, 2007

Montel: Weyman Robbins Reading

A woman asks Sylvia Browne for answers about the death of her 12-year-old son.

Sightings: Ghost of Brookdale Lodge

Sylvia Browne knows details about a reputed haunting. Did she have prior knowledge?

Articles Added on Jul 12, 2007

Terrence Farrell Reading

Sylvia Browne does a reading right after 9/11 about a missing NY firefighter.

Articles Added on Jul 08, 2007

Email: Face to Face With Sylvia Browne

A woman with a missing daughter recounts her experience with Sylvia Browne.

Montel: John Slayton Reading

A missing man's daughter and granddaughter ask Sylvia Browne for help.

Articles Added on Jun 29, 2007

Janet McDonald's Reading

An author and attorney, she was not happy with her Sylvia Browne experience.

Does Sylvia Browne Smoke?

She says she does not. Others say differently. And - does it matter?

Articles Added on Jun 11, 2007

Montel: Amanda Berry Reading

Sylvia Browne tells a mother that her missing daughter is dead.

Articles Added on May 30, 2007

Novus Spiritus: Delaware Breaks Away

Why the Delaware branch of Novus Spiritus left the fold.

Articles Added on May 29, 2007

Montel: Renquin/Nelson/DesVergnes Reading

Sylvia Browne tells the families of three missing men what happened to their loved ones. Was she right?

Articles Added on May 26, 2007

Sylvia Browne on Exploring Psychic Powers Live!

Sylvia Browne and James Randi give very different accounts of a show. Who is right?

Follow-up to "Montel: Shawn Hornbeck Reading"

More about Browne's most famously wrong reading to date.

Montel: Eve Brown Reading

Sylvia Browne tells a family that their missing loved one is alive. Was she right?

Sylvia Browne: "I have never nor ever will charge..."

Browne says that she never charges for missing person and homicide cases. Is this true?

Articles Added on May 09, 2007

Novus Spiritus - Followup to "Jewelry With a 'Quality Issue'"

Is Sylvia Browne making a "good faith effort" to replace fake diamonds? You decide.

Novus Spiritus - Canada Breaks Away

Why the Canadian branch of Novus Spiritus left the fold.

Articles Added on May 02, 2007

Open Letter to Montel Williams: An Answer?

Three months ago, a fellow retired military officer asked Montel Williams a very serious question. This is what he received in return.

Articles Added on May 01, 2007

Contradiction: Do Angels Have Wings?

Even Browne's spirit guide "Francine" seems confused about this.

Articles Added on April 29, 2007

Montel: Holly Krewson Reading

Sylvia Browne tells the mother of a missing young woman that her daughter is alive. She was wrong.

Articles Added on April 21, 2007

Novus Spiritus - Some Jewelry With a "Quality Issue"

Some Novus Spiritus jewelry contained diamonds which... weren't diamonds.

Novus Spiritus - A Board Member Responds

An email from a high-ranking official in Sylvia Browne's church.

Articles Added on April 14, 2007

Novus Spiritus - A Matter of Control

A look at Sylvia Browne's efforts to keep the philosophy (and members) of The Society of Novus Spiritus totally under her control.

Contradiction - Jesus' Age at Death

How old was Jesus of Nazareth when he died? Sylvia Browne gives two very different answers.

Articles Added on April 11, 2007

Did Sylvia Browne Once Save Ronald Reagan's Life?

We examine Browne's claims that a 'vision of violence' helped her to save Reagan from bodily harm, if not death, in 1981.

Articles Added on April 02, 2007

AC360: Sylvia Browne's Best Evidence?

Anderson Cooper 360 examines evidence provided by Sylvia Browne of her psychic abilities.

Articles Added on March 30, 2007

A Sylvia browne College Transcript

Browne supplies a copy of a college transcript. Is it valid? Does it prove her claim to have a Master's Degree?

Articles Added on March 25, 2007

GoSylviaBrowne.com: A "Fan Site?"

A fan site supporting Sylvia Browne appears. But is it run by a fan?

Email: "Clutched by the Claws"

An account of a disappointing face-to-face Sylvia Browne reading.

Articles Added on March 14, 2007

Interview: Gary and Ree Dufresne

One of Browne's ex-husbands speaks out about her.

Articles Added on March 01, 2007

Montel: "Spirit" is Dark-Complected But Light-Skinned?

A "spirit's" skin tone seems to change in mid-reading.

Articles Added on February 28, 2007

Montel: Lynda McClelland Reading

Sylvia Browne proved wrong in yet another "missing person" case.

Articles Added on February 27, 2007

"Affidavit" Regarding Sylvia Browne

A look at a form evidently used in calculating Sylvia Browne's "accuracy rate."

Articles Added on February 25, 2007

Email: A Request For a Refund

A woman requests a refund for a disappointing reading with Chris Dufresne.

Articles Added on February 08, 2007

A Response to Sylvia Browne's Attempt to Silence This Web Site

I respond, through my attorney, to Browne's attempt to shut this web site down.

Articles Added on February 06, 2007

An Open Letter to Lt. Commander Montel Williams

A fellow retired military officer asks Montel Williams a very serious question.

Articles Added on February 04, 2007

Sylvia Browne Attempts to Silence This Web Site.

Sylvia Browne, through her attorney, attempts to shut this web site down.

Articles Added on January 12, 2007

Montel: Shawn Hornbeck Reading

Sylvia Browne tells the parents of a missing boy that their son is dead. She was wrong.

Articles Added on January 10, 2007

Email: "Chris Doofrane" and Money-Cleansing Scheme

A woman loses her money to someone posing as Sylvia Browne's son in a classic phony psychic scam.

Articles Added on January 03, 2007

Sylvia Browne and Literary "Borrowing"

Phrases in one of Browne's books are identical to those written years earlier by another author.

Email: Former Sylvia Browne Fans

Emails from two former Sylvia Browne fans.

Articles Added on December 31, 2006

Sylvia Browne and Christianity

A brief look at Browne's version of Christianity.

Montel: Explaining the Levels of Creation

Sylvia Browne explains her book "Exploring the Levels of Creation".

Articles Added on December 29, 2006

Larry King: "You're Telling Me My Mother Has Died?"

A caller asks Browne for advice on dealing with her mother, and is told that her mother is dead.

Articles Added on December 19, 2006

TVTalkShows.com: "A report on my session and dealings with Sylvia Browne"

A woman makes an appointment for a phone reading with Sylvia Browne, then regrets having done so.

TVTalkShows.com: Disappointed in Sylvia Browne "Trance Reading"

Sylvia Browne gives a "Trance Reading" as Francine, to the disappointment of a self-described "true believer."

Articles Added on December 14, 2006

The People vs. Sylvia Brown(e)

The story of Sylvia Browne's 1992 felony conviction in a case involving charges of grand theft and securities fraud.

Articles Added on December 07, 2006

Montel: Ryan Katcher Reading

Sylvia Browne gives a reading to a woman whose son is missing.

Articles Added on December 05, 2006

Montel: Will Her Parents Be "Around Her?"

A young woman's wants to know if the spirits of her parents ever come around.

...or does she?

Email: Young Woman "Asks Montel”

A young woman asks Montel Williams why he has Browne on his show.

Articles Added on December 03, 2006

Montel: "She Was Shot"

Browne stuns a couple by telling them that their daughter had been shot.

She hadn't.

Email: "Lied To By Browne"

An email from a woman who says she paid Sylvia Browne one hundred dollars, and got two failed predictions in return.

Articles Added on November 29, 2006

Email: Sylvia Browne Public Appearance at East/West Bookstore

An email from a woman who attended a Sylvia Browne appearance at a local bookstore.

Articles Added on November 27, 2006

9/11 Fireman Reading on the Montel Williams Show

Sylvia Browne tells a woman that her boyfriend died in a way which seems to conflict with the facts.

Opal Jo Jennings Reading on the Montel Williams Show

Does Sylvia Browne "bring comfort to people?" Not this time.

Coast to Coast AM: Sago Mining Disaster

Sylvia Browne makes a prediction about something which has already happened, but still gets it wrong despite appearing to change to her story.

Email: “Duped by Sylvia Browne’s Son, Chris DuFresne”

An email from a woman who believed that Sylvia Browne and her son were authentic psychics - until she got a “reading.”

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