The Psychic Defective Revisited: Years Later, Sylvia Browne’s Accuracy Remains Dismal
An update of our “Psychic Defective” analysis examines developments in eleven cases Sylvia Browne made predictions about, explores a new reading, and scrutinizes her other failed predictions about the papacy and American politics.
Psychic Defective: Sylvia Browne’s History of Failure
This article originally appeared in the March / April 2010 issue of Skeptical Inquirer. Subscribe today and read this entire issue. You will also gain access to our full archive, dating back to 1976.
Sylvia Browne’s FBI File: Examining Her Alleged Detective Work and a Federal Criminal Investigation
Recently obtained FBI files shatter Sylvia Browne’s insinuation that she had a relationship with federal law enforcement and show that the only interest the agency had in Browne was investigating her for fraud.
Modern Witch Hunting and Superstitious Murder in India
The modern practice of witch hunting in India includes violence and beliefs that have led to the torture and murder of alleged witches. State governments and rationalist groups are trying to address the problem but face big obstacles.
Psychic Mary Occhino Doesn’t Know Best
Over the years, Occhino has claimed to assist in missing persons cases, talk to the dead, and peer into the futures of celebrity lives. This article delves into Occhino’s predictions and activities, revealing that while Occhino is short on claims, her claims are short on independent proof. . .