Sylvia Browne

Any resemblance to Sylvia Browne is the result of her actions

Convicted felon and self-proclaimed “psychic” Sylvia Browne is notorious for her failed predictions, laughably inaccurate readings, and inability to make any concrete, specific predictions about the future (above the level of chance).

For years, Robert Lancaster has been exposing the truth about Sylvia on his website. I met Robert at TAM 6 this year. He told me that his web site was definitely effective. He frequently receives emails from people thanking him for helping them to see the truth about her. Of course his web site is no match for the power of television. Scoundrels such as Montel Williams and Larry King frequently have her on their programs, and they uncritically accept what she tells them.

Robert suffered a stroke in August, and he is making a slow recovery. I wish him well.

During this period of recovery, however, his domain name, StopSylviaBrowne.com expired. Because he was incapacitated, he was unable to renew it. Some scummy cybersquatter snatched the domain out from under him. Fortunately, some of his friends have registered the domain StopSylvia.com and transferred his site there.

Tim Farley of What’s the Harm (an excellent site, by the way) was kind enough to send me an email to let me know of the change. I have now updated the links in the five articles in which I mention the world’s most notorious alleged psychic.

We have a big problem, though. If you did a Google search on Sylvia Browne, Robert’s original domain was the second listed, behind only Sylvia’s own. But now that domain is owned by the scummy cybersquatter, so people who are trying to find unbiased information about her are mistakenly going to the wrong site. We need to fix this by linking to Robert’s new domain. If everybody does this, hopefully we can push the cybersquatter out of that position he stole and return Robert’s site to its former ranking.

If you have a web site or blog of any kind, please link to the new site. Tim has a page on what we need to do. Here are the highlights. Please go to this page and read the whole thing.

DO: Link to Robert’s site using the domain name stopsylvia.com.

DO: Use the text “Sylvia Browne” within your hyperlink, to help Google discover that this link is relevant for that search.

DO NOT: Include the word “Stop” inside the hyperlink.

DO: VERY IMPORTANT! Change all the links on your site, even ones in ancient pages, old blog posts and in your blogroll. This not only helps Robert even more, but it will reduce the (now undeserved) ranking of the old name which is now owned by a bad guy.

So please update your links, and make some new ones if you can!

17 Responses to “Sylvia Browne”

  1. LadyRavana Says:

    I didn’t know Robert Lancaster had a stroke! That’s terrible to hear. I hope he makes a full recovery.

    I went to that site. It was a good one, and confirmed my suspicions on that charlatan, Sylvia Browne. I don’t understand how people take her seriously acting like she speaks the Gospel truth when she’s a complete and utter hack. It’s sickening.

  2. Lindsay Says:

    She and that John Edwards make me sick…they make a living off the lost and the grieving.

    I’ll certainly forward on that link. Thanks Ron!

  3. Parrotlover77 Says:

    I haven’t seen Larry interview Sylvia. Is he as bad as Montel? Larry is usually a pretty straight shooter and although he gives his guests the benefit of the doubt, I would honestly be surprised if he didn’t make some attempts to question her authenticity. However, if I’m wrong, and he’s as bad as Montel, then I have lost a lot of respect for the old news man. Montel I’ve seen just go absolutely out of his way to make excuses for her, which is just completely irresponsible.

    I’m wishing Mr. Lancaster a speedy and complete recovery. He’s one of the good guys in this world.

    I’ve never blogged about Sylvia, but just like I did for Expelled Exposed, I shall have to find a way to link to it on my site!

  4. Ron Britton Says:

    ParrotLover:

    You can find some of Larry King’s interviews on YouTube.

    From the couple I’ve seen, he tries to have a skeptic on as well. The problem is that he shouldn’t put total frauds on the air at all.

  5. cool Says:

    he had a stroke it was b/c sylvia cast a spell on him.

  6. Parrotlover77 Says:

    The problem is that he shouldn’t put total frauds on the air at all.

    Very, very good point. I’m glad he isn’t as bad as Montel, though. Good lord, the segments on the old Montel show made my blood boil.

  7. Bunkie Says:

    Update on Robert (per his wife):

    Robert moved to a rehab hospital on Oct 28 where he is starting intense physical therapy. He still has major difficulties with movement, of course, but they are hopeful and, medically they have good reason to be so.

  8. cipher Says:

    I’ve wondered about this – why is it, do you think, that Montel has such a jones for her? I can understand the need to believe – but there are far more attractive options.

  9. S. Says:

    Montel=TV=$$$$.
    The show Unsolved Mysteries was the same way.It was interesting,but….I noticed they would purposely slant many of the stories,to make them seem like ‘miracles’ and such,when there really were other possible explanations.But that wouldn’t be a ‘mystery’ then,would it.And it wouldn’t make as much money.
    In all fairness,they should have had a skeptic on each show,someone who could fairly present other sides of the stories and views.
    The ‘miracle baby’ comes to mind.I truly do not think he ever entered clinical death and then came back to life.Just no way.I’m a realist.Newborns have extra blood cells,and he was doing some agonal breathing,so he therefore was getting some oxygen into his system.I think his heart started to beat again very faintly,probably just as Dr’s had decided to call it quits or sometime shortly thereafter.(this story is on youtube).Amazing,yes.Miracle? NO.

  10. OtherRob Says:

    This makes me wish I had a blog just so I could change the link…. ;-)

  11. cipher Says:

    Montel=TV=$$$$

    I’d actually have more respect for him if I thought he only put up with her for ratings. Unfortunately, he really seems to buy into her bullshit.

  12. S. Says:

    I’m not so certain he does buy into her though.He’s had to jump in to try and save her a few times when she totally blew it..a couple of those instances are on youtube.

  13. Parrotlover77 Says:

    The ‘miracle baby’ comes to mind.I truly do not think he ever entered clinical death and then came back to life.Just no way.I’m a realist.Newborns have extra blood cells,and he was doing some agonal breathing,so he therefore was getting some oxygen into his system.I think his heart started to beat again very faintly,probably just as Dr’s had decided to call it quits or sometime shortly thereafter.(this story is on youtube).Amazing,yes.Miracle? NO.

    To me, it’s more amazing to think that the “will to live” of that baby was strong enough to do something unexpected and incredibly than to think a magical sky daddy decided to save this one baby while letting millions of others, well, you know, go through something equally horrible and die.

  14. Parrotlover77 Says:

    I’m not so certain he does buy into her though.He’s had to jump in to try and save her a few times when she totally blew it..a couple of those instances are on youtube.

    Interesting interpretation. You think that he jumped in to save her because he wanted to keep her abilities believable to keep getting ratings? I always thought it was him making excuses because he didn’t want to stop believing in her.

  15. cipher Says:

    I always thought it was him making excuses because he didn’t want to stop believing in her.

    That kind of was my take on it as well.

  16. S. Says:

    would he still though? this one occurred what,5,almost 6 yrs ago?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKX5yB-H2tI

    I also recall reading she had said in one of her books that she and montel had some sort of ghostly experience together,where he walked through a ghost or something to that effect.sounds like they conspired on this one b/f she wrote the book.

  17. S. Says:

    To me, it’s more amazing to think that the “will to live” of that baby was strong enough to do something unexpected and incredibly than to think a magical sky daddy decided to save this one baby while letting millions of others, well, you know, go through something equally horrible and die.

    I think it shows in general that newborns tend to have amazing resiliency,more so than perhaps Dr’s realize.Hopefully they learned something from it,like maybe they need to expand on the standard time frame for resuscitating newborns,as many more might could be saved if they don’t give up so soon.