What is Satanic Panic?

A response to: https://hampsteadresearch.wordpress.com/2015/05/31/what-is-satanic-panic

Some insights into the disgraceful world of satanic panic hoaxes (which seem to be making a comeback):


“The recent phenomenon of Satanic Panic originated during the 1970s and gained traction during the 1980s and 1990s, when a widespread belief took hold within American evangelical Christianity that a vast underground network of Satanists is in control of secular society. Satanic Panic seems to have disappeared entirely by the 2000s, perhaps because fundamentalists now have other things to panic about.”