I ask experts and they give different explanations. Underwager was speaking out on behalf of the defendants in Jordan, Minnesota. The media likes to report things that they know will sell their newspapers rather than reality. Concurrently, the etiological underpinnings and treatment demands of these special patients are being unraveled and understood as never before.
It should be obvious that any possibility of such inconceivable and invisible cruelty must be confronted and understood before we as a people can move ahead to define the real dimensions of human experience and the remarkable complexities of personal and collective psychohistory. Other studies of ritually abused children have been relatively small.
Considering the potential benefits of that confrontation-new insight into alienation, despair, rage, violence, dissociation, and the vagaries of memory and of ultimate accountability – it is all the more remarkable and lamentable that scholars are willing to harp at the extremes (worldwide satanic subversion versus therapist-induced hysteria) rather than to delve into the common ground of human perversity and deliberate psychic trauma. Kelly (1988; 1989; 1992a; 1992b;1993) report-ed on 35 day care victims of ritual abuse, Waterman et al.(1993) reported on 82 children complaining of ritual abuse in preschool, Faller (1988; 1990) studied 18 children who had disclosed ritual abuse in their preschool, and Bybee and Mowbray (1993) from the Michigan State Department of Mental Health identified 62 children alleging ritual abuse in their preschool and 53 children who reported seeing others be ritually abused.
1960 – Mary Leakey and her team discover the first fossils of Homo habilis, an early human ancestor, at Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania.
de Mause, Lloyd, “Why Cults Terrorize and Kill Children” The Journal of Psychohistory 21 (4) 1994  “In addition, some of authors of false memory hooks also turned out to be pedophile advocates. Accounts of tunnels under the Mc Martin preschool given by children claiming to have been ritually abused at the school were fully corroborated when the existence and location of the tunnels were documented by a professional team of archaeologists (Summit, 1994).” “How can it be that, with significant numbers of criminal convictions of perpetrators of ritual abuse and laws against ritual abuse on the books in a growing number of states, with the clinical data amassed by thousands of therapists in the United States and internationally, with physical evidence like the tunnels found under the Mc Martin preschool corroborating children’s reports of abuse, that we cannot reach a consensus that ritual abuse constitutes a serious problem for us as a nation, and demands to be addressed? Our children’s medical reports and the tunnels which corroborated one of the most ‘fantastic stories’ the children recounted. Adult female outpatients reporting childhood sexual abuse with ritualistic features were compared with a second group of women who reported childhood sexual abuse without ritualism.
Moral of this story, do NOT believe much of what you hear or read in the media. We heavily documented our findings in photographs, scientists’ reports and analysis. Mind control is the cornerstone of ritual abuse, the key element in the subjugation and silencing of its victims.
There were also an abundance of witnesses, including the media. Victims of ritual abuse are subjected to a rigorously applied system of mind control designed to rob them of their sense of free will and to impose upon them the will of the cult and its leaders.
How do you feel about the media and their involvement in the case and after the case? This is a small town and it involved only a few local families, I thought at the time. She won the case when Illiana Fuster testified against her convicted murderer husband, Frank Fuster. Critical Issues in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Ritual Abuse. This age assessment has also been corroborated by the consulting Geologist for the project, Dr. Common Programs Observed in Survivors of Satanic Ritualistic Abuse describes crimes of abuse and programming techniques Increasingly, cases of Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD) and Satanic Ritualistic Abuse (SRA) are being reported in the psychotherapeutic community.
I never really did understand why it mushroomed as it did. The giant Bakersfield case and others started well before the Mc Martin case. “The dark tunnels of Mc Martin” Journal of Psychohistory 21 (4): 397-416. Workshop presented at the Eighth International Conference on Multiple Personality I Dissociative States. Though controversy concerning authenticity remains, such cases are slowly gaining in acceptability as a genuine social and psychopathological phenomenon.
Some child witnesses refused to testify when parents saw how the children were treated on the witness stand by the 7 defense attorneys. The results of this definitive excavation are described in meticulous detail in the 185 page Report of the Archaeological Excavation of the Mc Martin Preschool Site by E. D., the UCLA archaeologist commissioned to do the study…. Stickel’s report (p.95) concludes: There is no other scenario that fits all of the facts except that the feature was indeed a tunnel.
Some families were still willing to testify but were never even notified that they were no longer needed. Investigative Issues in Ritual Abuse Cases, Part I. The date of the construction and use of the tunnel was not absolutely established, but an assessment of seven factors of data all indicate that it was probably constructed, used and completely filled back in after 1966 (the construction date of the preschool).
FALSE ARGUMENTS The subject of ritual cult abuse of children is so loathsome and provocative that it is at risk of being regarded only in extremes. Even allowing for some of these calls to have been made by people who assist survivors but are not themselves survivors, and for some survivors to have called more that one helpline or made multiple calls to the same helpline, these numbers suggest that at a minimum there must be tens of thousands of survivors of ritual abuse in the United States.