Thirty years ago, a Satanic Panic possessed America’s courts, cops, and prosecutors, all because of a rampant urban myth that secretive Satanic cults were on the rise. Writer Debbie Nathan’s 1995 book Satan’s Silence dared advocate for the devil with a skeptical look at the crisis as it unfolded. We discuss what it was like to witness true hysteria in action, and the echoes that we still feel decades later.
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- Satan’s Silence
- Fangoria’s Satanic Panic
- The McMartin Trial
- FBI Report on “Ritual Abuse”
- Recovered Memories: A Dubious Practice
- The History of Satanic Panic
- The “Believe the Children” Hysteria
- The American Myth of Satanic Cults
- Babysitters Exonerated After 25 Years
- Ritual Abuse Defendants Freed
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