TITLE

Nightmares on main street

AUTHOR(S)
Bennetts, Leslie
PUB. DATE
June 1993
SOURCE
Vanity Fair;Jun93, Vol. 56 Issue 6, p42
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Examines the phenomena of satanic cults and claims of horrifying ritual abuse in otherwise tame neighborhoods. Memories of childhood experiences; Ritualist sacrifices of babies and people; Forced impregnation; Psychological and physical scars; Imposed fears; Law enforcement responses; Federal Bureau of Investigation files; Social workers responses; Skepticism; Credibility of claims; Children's testimonies.
ACCESSION #
9306305772

 

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