Self-proclaimed psychic Sylvia Brown went on the Montel Williams show and famously told Berry's Mom that her daughter was dead and that she could see her "in the water"
Family members say the "news" was devastating and contributed to the mom's death a year later
It's a travesty that people believe in that crap and allow such fakes to make a good living at pulling that chit.
Ghosthunters, Bigfoot hunters, cultists, alien abduction fanatics, and conspiracy theorists are all a little annoying, but they don't really latch on to the grieving and extract their money by milking that grief to the max for their own purposes. Rather they just seek out the average Joe fools, and these fools voluntarily come to them say & "take my money, please!"Brad Garret, a former special agent with the FBI and ABC News consultant said that alleged tips from psychics rarely help solve a case.
"As far as finding a victim, finding remains, finding evidence or in any way helping to solve the case, it's never been my experience," he said. "So, it's really a disservice to victims."
"We've never had a psychic lead that turns out to be correct," said Lt. Dave Parker, of the Anchorage, Alaska, police department, after 18-year-old Samantha Koenig went missing in February, 2012.
Psychics are the ambulance-chasers among the purveyors of all things supernatural.