ESP and Psychics
Another FBI file, dating from 1957 to 1960, contains a number of cross references on the subject of extra-sensory perception (4), the alleged ability to perceive things that otherwise cannot be seen or perceived by ordinary senses.
At one time the United States government was interested in ESP as a tool for espionage or criminal investigations. Several of the documents in the file concern a man named William Foos, a proponent of ESP. Despite a number of exhaustive investigations, the FBI concluded that no scientific basis exists for ESP and quietly dropped the matter.
Sylvia Browne claimed to be a psychic and a medium, which proved to be a lucrative business, with books, TV, and radio programs, and the Nirvana Foundation for Psychic Research.
Browne’s predictions often turned out to be false. Her alleged psychic abilities failed her when the FBI began investigating her (5) and her husband, Kenzil Dalzell Browne, as the result of several bank loans taken out by her and various of her business enterprises, which caused substantial losses to those banks in the 1980s.
The investigation eventually led to an indictment for investment fraud and grand theft in 1992 and later for grand larceny. The Brownes finally received one year each of probation. In addition, Sylvia Browne was sentenced to 200 hours of community service. paranormal,paranormal,paranormal