What's the story: When psychic Sylvia Browne met with Amanda Berry's mother on Montel Williams' show and told Louwana Miller that her daughter was dead, Miller was quoted as saying she "lost it." But this isn't the first time Browne has wrongly predicted a missing child's death — she was featured heavily in a 2007 story on predatory psychics in The Guardian. Now social media is lashing back, with thousands taking her to task via Twitter and Facebook, among them Anderson Cooper, who asked, "Has she no shame?"
Why you should know: It's easy to roll our eyes at people who believe in psychic predictions, but when a parents are that desperate for information about their missing child, they'll grasp at anything. In this case, friends say, Browne's prediction broke Miller's heart, and the woman died just a couple of years later. How do we stop this from happening again? Do we regulate psychics? There's no "psychic university" passing out degrees, so how do we weed the "good" ones out from the bad when psychic powers are so dubious (at best) anyway?
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