February 25, 2020

Episode 2: The Panic Begins (Season 2)

by Conviction

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We trace the roots of the Satanic Panic back to a strange Canadian memoir, Michelle Remembers. In it, a woman named Michelle describes satanic rituals she was forced to participate in as a child. She “recovered” these memories with the help of her psychotherapist, who coined the term ritual abuse. In this episode, we track how the idea of satanic ritual abuse jumped from the pages of a suspicious book into police departments across North America.