SLEUTHS on social media suspect a rise in satanic rituals and seek to put an end to it. Researchers and historians say that allegations of satanic panic usually emerge during times of uncertainty brought on by catastrophes and mass hysteria.
Many users on social media speculate there’s an increase in devil worship and Satan is at the root of the conspiracy theories running rampant.
The moral phenomena of satanic panic goes back centuries. The conspiracy theory of sacrificial rituals have been around since the rise and fall of the Roman Empire.
Satanic panic, also known as satanic ritual abuse, has become the scapegoat of a lot of tragedies within the later half of the twentieth century.
The conspiracy theories did not stop there, devil worshipping accusations have continued to plague national headlines.
The McMartin Pre-School Trials took the nation by storm in the 1980s, with sleuths blaming satanic ritual abuse for the child abuse at the center of the scandal.
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