Do you remember that time in the mid-90s fear of satanism got so bad children’s books were made on the subject?

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In 1990, in the middle of the moral panic over Satanic ritual abuse (an almost entirely imaginary phenomenon), Doris Sanford published “Don’t Make Me Go Back, Mommy,” which was “based on months of intensive research into the nature and practice of satanic ritual abuse.” Sanford claimed that “Any child who has been ritually abused will recognize the validity of this story.”

The story is a lurid, freakish illustrated tale ripped from tabloids and sensationalist memoirs, which was supposed to help parents, teachers and social workers help kids who’d been victims of this nonexistent epidemic.

[via Mostly Signs (Some Portents]

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