Sylvia Browne, a very known psychic reader in the US, made a very unpleasant prediction about the possible fate of Shawn Hornbeck. Shawn was kidnapped at the age of 11, in late 2002. Sylvia appeared on TV on the “Montel Williams Show” in February 2003 and told Shawn’s parents that he was dead and advised as to where to search for his body, which has led to shifting search team’s efforts in that direction. It’s painful to imagine how the family must have lost all hope after her reading.

This January Shawn was found alive just miles from his home living with a man who’s kidnapped him.

The family of the kid also tells that Sylvia tried to offer more advice at the rate of $700 for half an hour.

This story doesn’t make a good reputation to the psychics. Sylvia Browne is famous psychic, appearing on TV, writing books on the subject, who’s been many times accused of being a fraud. I don’t know enough about doing psychic readings but it surely doesn’t look well.

What are your thoughts of Sylvia Browne and of psychic readings in general?

For more detailed information about this incident you can read She told them boy was dead from NY daily times.