This is total friend-of-a-friend territory, but I know someone who was in an intensive group therapy for a few months, and someone in the group claimed to have grown up in a Satanic cult, complete with animal and human sacrifices and torture. Not Anton LaVay satanism, but full-on multiple-personality-causing urban legend satanism. The cult member in my friend’s group escaped the cult, but has since lived in fear, to the point of getting appearance-altering plastic sugery, becuase the cult was made up of high standing members of the community, from police officers to politicians (so, of course, reporting the abuse was out of the question), and they threatened to kill anyone who left the cult.
So, my bullshit radar went off. When I said to my friend, “That’s bullshit, there’s no documentation of satanic cults. It was all hysteria and bad therapy,” my friend promptly freaked out, claiming that there was no way that this person would lie.
But, really, there’s no such thing, right? There’s no creepy underground masonic/illuminati/satanic stuff going on with our respected officials, or could there be small factions of crazy communities who sacrifice animals and try to kill people who escape? I mean, cults exist, how much of a leap is it to go all-out satanic? Or does the lack of documented evidence just render the whole thing impossible? Or is it undocumented because those who document these kinds of things are in on it?
Woah. I’m getting a little too conspiracy theoried here. Someone else sort this out for me, please.