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Note: Take Spiegel and Sybil's other detractors with a large grain of salt. We run articles which detract Sybil's authenticity simply for information; we believe she was multiple. In fact, a number of deep background sources have told us they know for a fact that she was. Don't base your view of multiples on Sybil; her case was unusual; but keep in mind that the men who wish to discredit her and Dr. Cornelia Wilbur have a control agenda.

LEXINGTON, Ky., Dec. 23 (UPI) - The true identity of Sybil, called the most famous psychiatric patient in history, has been revealed 20 years after her case was made famous in a best-selling book and made- for-tv movie starring actress Sally Field. In a book scheduled for release next year, psychiatric historian Peter Swales reportedly reveals that Sybil was Shirley Ardell Mason, who died in Lexington, Ky., in February at the age of 75. Mason had lived quietly in Lexington for over 20 years, painting and running an arts business out of her home.

From 'Andre Gide' at Usenet;

Shirley Ardell Mason, known as Sybil, passed on Feb. 26 of this year, she was 75.

She had been living in the Lexington, Kentucky area since the mid 1970's. She ran an art business out of her home.

Rumors have been circulating for years in the Lexington area that Mason was Sybil.

Dr. Cornelia Wilbur, who was Sybil's psychiatrist, had developed a close friendship with her. They were known by the neighbors as fast friends. They were constantly visiting each other, according to neighbors.

A psychiatric historian out of New York City named Peter Swales is co-writing a book and doing a documentary for British television next month about Mason as Sybil.

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