Psychics wrong about Chandra Levy – News and Comment – Brief Article
The body of missing Washington, D.C., intern Chandra Levy was finally found in late May 2002 by a man searching for turtles in Rock Creek Park. Following Levy’s disappearance, thousands of psychics told police where their powers said Levy would be found (see “‘Psychic Flies’ Feed on Levy Disappearance,” SKEPTICAL INQUIRER, November/December 2001). The sad end to her disappearance does at least provide us with the opportunity to see how accurate those psychics were.
Self-proclaimed psychic Sylvia Browne told Fox News Channel’s Paula Zahn that Levy’s body was near “some trees down in a marshy area.” Browne may need to buy some Windex for her crystal ball: The remains were found across a steep incline in a heavily wooded area-perhaps near some trees’ but clearly not “in a marshy area,” since a marsh located on an incline is geographically impossible. At least Browne isn’t alone in her faulty psychic powers: None of the other thousands of tips from psychics led police to her body either.
Benjamin Radford is Managing Editor of the SKEPTICAL INQUIRER
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