Is the 'Satanic panic' really over?
Revisit the infamous moral panic that took over the US in the '80s and '90s
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The 'Satanic panic' was a moral panic in 1980s and '90s America that led to a number of unsubstantiated charges of Satanic ritual abuse. Over 12,000 cases were reported, some resulting in high-profile court proceedings such as the McMartin preschool trial, concerning the sexual abuse of children. Indeed, the Satanic panic had many people believing Satanists were a real threat.
In this gallery, we revisit the Satanic panic, from its beginning until today. Click on to learn more.
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