Imagine that a grieving mother stands before a world-famous psychic on national television. The mother has lost her son and wants even the smallest hint as to where he could be. The psychic informs her that her son was killed by a very tall Hispanic man with dreadlocks, the boy’s body thrown into the woods near two large identifiable boulders.
Over the next few months, the boy’s family searches the surrounding woods but finds no sign of either the boulders or the body. Years pass.
Suddenly, the boy is found — alive. He is believed to have been kidnapped by a tall white man with short, combed over brown hair. The parents rejoice and call it a miracle, and the world forgets about the world-famous psychic’s utter failure. The psychic will take advantage of this selective memory and continue to tour the country and appear on television, telling lies to other parents with other lost children in the hope that the kids are never found.
Well, some may forget about the psychic’s failure, but we sure as hell won’t. The “psychic” is Sylvia Browne. The television host is Montel Williams. The accused kidnapper is Michael Devlin. All had a hand in making a victim of Shawn Hornbeck and his family, but sadly only one is going to have a day in court.
Find out more at Robert Lancaster’s excellent site, Stop Sylvia.