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Wendy Reuer, Published October 30 2012

Psychic Sylvia Browne coming to Fargo

FARGO – Those who miss their shot at communicating with a departed loved one on Thursday’s Day of the Dead may get a second chance Friday when famed psychic Sylvia Browne visits Fargo.

Browne is known for her claimed ability to talk to spirits, proclaiming predictions, lecturing style and parapsychology research.

Browne’s stop at the Fargo Theatre is a part of her “50th Anniversary Tour.” It will be her first time to Fargo, despite many stops in Minnesota throughout the years.

In a phone interview with Browne from her California home, she said she is excited to see Fargo for the first time.

“I’m looking forward to it,” she said. “I’m from Missouri, so I know what this whole area is about.”

Browne said she’ll talk about spiritualty, deep meditation and answer questions during Friday’s show.

Ticket holders in the first three rows will be guaranteed a chance to ask Browne a question, which can range from, “Will I ever get married?” to “Ask my late Aunt Gertrude where she hid the coins.”

As a psychic medium, Browne said that the medium aspect of what she does allows her to “figure out ghosts and things; we have one step in the other world.”

While Browne has created a worldwide following over the years, recent reality shows such as “Long Island Medium” have brought mediums’ work into the national conscience once again.

But, Browne said, a general curiosity about the other world has long existed.

“I don’t think it has anything to do with the reality. I was around before the reality shows ever came on,” she said.

Regardless of her success, Browne has met her share of critics.

Attempts to prove or disprove her claims are regularly made in the national media.

Browne said she believes in God and her ability to speak to spirits is proof of an afterlife.

“I don’t care about (critics). Everybody has those. They don’t believe in God or anything,” she said. “I don’t care who attends, I really don’t. I’m not out to win a popularity contest. I just want them to know God is around.”

As a regular on the “Montel Williams Show,” Browne has made statements regarding open FBI cases of missing persons and murder. She is regularly asked by family members of missing persons if they will ever see their loved ones again.

She has not been officially credited with helping the FBI solve a case, according to news reports.

She said she uses her gifts to help counsel clients to better their lives by letting them know who their spirit guides are or who they may have been in a past life. Browne has also done extensive research into past lives. Through her research, she used hypnosis and “deep trance channeling” to prove reincarnation, she said.

In her latest book, “Afterlives of the Rich and Famous,” Browne speaks to the entertainment and historical icons of years past such as Marilyn Monroe, Heath Ledger and Princess Diana.

Along with answering questions of the other world, Browne said she can tell people about their past lives.

“I tell people what past lives they’ve had, what their spirit guide is. Anything I want to know I tell them,” she said.

Browne says she’s usually able to reach the spirits requested.

“I usually get a hold of them,” she said. “There’s no limit to the questions. It’s not about me; it’s about everybody else.”

Readers can reach Forum reporter Wendy Reuer at (701) 241-5530

If you go

What: Sylvia Browne

When: Doors open at 7 p.m. Friday; show starts at 8

Where: Fargo Theatre, 314 Broadway

Info: Tickets on sale now at tickets300.com. Tickets range in price from $43 to $73.

Purchase of a ticket in the first three rows guarantees a question with Browne.

Online: www.sylviabrowne.com