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Sylvia Browne’s FBI File: Examining Her Alleged Detective Work and a Federal Criminal Investigation

By Ryan Shaffer via The Committee for Skeptical Inquiry – CSI During Sylvia Browne’s decades-long career offering psychic readings and doing television appearances, she made numerous claims about working with law enforcement to solve crimes. In an age before the Internet, fact-checking by television and newspapers was more labor intensive. It was difficult to find […]

The Death of Sylvia Browne

by The Locke via The Soap Box Yesterday one of the world’s most famous fake psychics (I know, that’s redundant) died. Sylvia Browne, who had made many appearances on TV (most notably The Montel Williams Show and Larry King Live) died yesterday at the age of 77 (she had predicted should would die at age […]

Sylvia Browne’s Death

14 new Sylvia Browne failures exposed By Mason I. Bilderberg According to the Sylvia Browne webpage, Sylvia Browne passed away at 7:10am on Wednesday, November 20, 2013. Now i’m not a heartless person, i don’t wish ill on anybody and i certainly don’t take any pleasure in Miss Browne’s passing. But i can’t go blind […]

Top 10 Ridiculous Moments in the history of Spiritualism / The Psychic Industry

By Jon Donnis via BadPsychics Number 10 • Helen Duncan Victoria Helen McCrae Duncan (25 November 1897 – 6 December 1956) was a fraudulent Scottish medium best known as the last person to be imprisoned under the British Witchcraft Act of 1735. But to make our list, she convinced gullible people that a Papier Mâché […]

2013 Failed and Forgotten Psychic Predictions

via Relatively Interesting Another year has come and gone, and with it, a slew of failed and forgotten psychic predictions.  Each year, the world’s “leading” psychics give us their predictions in January, and then we review them one year later to see how accurate they were. Before reviewing their track record for 2013, let’s consider […]

Emergency Handbook: What to Do When a Friend Loves Woo

How you can help a friend or loved one with a potentially harmful pseudoscientific belief BY Brian Dunning via Skeptoid: Critical Analysis Podcast. Read podcast transcript below or listen here. It’s the #1 most common question I get: My wife, my friend, my mom, my boss, is investing their health or their money in some […]