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Psychic's failed prediction brings heartbreak to local mom

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By Afton Spriggs By Afton Spriggs
By Afton Spriggs By Afton Spriggs

(KMOV) -- Self-proclaimed psychic Sylvia Browne has one less fan after one of her predictions proved to be wrong.

Terri Pflanz says she begged Browne for answers when she knew her son Mark was dying of cancer. She prayed he would win the fight for his life, but after he kept getting worse, Pflanz went to see Browne when she was in St. Louis two weeks ago.

Pflanz silently pleaded for help.

She got the chance to talk to Browne, and asked her if Mark would live. "She matter of factly said, 'yes, he's going to live,'" Pflanz says.

Browne told her that Mark would get a miraculous treatment and would be better by the end of the month. She also said that Pflanz should not bring him home for hospice care, but to leave him in the hospital.

Two days later, Mark Schumer was dead.

Pflanz's ticket to see Sylvia Browne cost $45. It was a gift from her daughter-in-law.

Browne's failed predictions have become national news. She told Shawn Hornbeck's parents that he was dead, but years later he was found alive.

During a recent visit to Browne's headquarters in California, business manager Linda Rossi said that anyone disappointed with Browne's readings will get their money back.

Rossi didn't respond to questions about Browne's comments to Terri Pflanz, or if Browne would refund the admission for Pflanz's family.

When asked what Pflanz would say to Browne if given the chance, she said: "...It wasn't fair, for what you told me wasn't true. And I'm angry and I'm upset with you. But I forgive you because you're only a human and you're not able to predict the future."


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