Satanic Panic and Recovered Memory in the News

What do "Satanic Mormon" child abuse rings and a glam cult leader have in common? This therapist: On Wednesday (October 3, 2018), six people filed a lawsuit in federal court against a John and Jane Doe who have been identified as Robert and Brenda Miles. The six adult plaintiffs allege that the couple sexually abused... Continue Reading →

Wednesday Weirdness Roundup: The Bogus Christian Memoir Hall of Shame

Literary fraud is an important topic at Swallowing the Camel. Whether it's middle-aged women pretending to be teen boys afflicted with HIV/AIDS (here and here), or James Cameron's BFF letting himself be snowjobbed by a lying WWII vet, or fake Holocaust memoirists, no one gets a free pass when it comes to literary misdeeds. So... Continue Reading →

Wednesday Weirdness Roundup: Satan, Satan Everywhere

Think Satanic panic disappeared along with Geraldo and acid-washed jeans? Well, not quite. Welcome to the world of Jordanian Satanists conducting ceremonies in college bathrooms, panty-stealing gremlins, demonic mermaids - and the deeply misguided authorities who persecute them.    We'll get to Satan, but first: Yet another alien body has surfaced, this time in China.... Continue Reading →

The Prodigal Witch

Tales from born again devil worshipers, Illuminati agents, and witches Intro Part I: Doreen Irvine, the original "Witch Who Switched" This unassuming English lady was a demon-possessed streetwalker and Queen of All Black Witches in Europe before being saved. Her testimony provided a template for many other accounts of Satanic evildoing. Part II: Mike Warnke... Continue Reading →

The Prodigal Witch Part XVII: More Illuminati Defectors

So far in this series, we have seen two people who claimed they were born into the Illuminati (John Todd, Doc Marquis), two women who claimed they were enslaved by the Illuminati (Cisco Wheeler, Arizona Wilder), one guy who says he joined the Illuminati of his own free will (BIll Schnoebelen), and another guy who... Continue Reading →

The Prodigal Witch Part XVI: Illuminati Slaves (Part I)

The next two former Satanists both claim they were born into the Illuminati and forced, via sophisticated mind control, to take part in Illuminati rituals and government misdeeds. Like Lauren Stratford, both women claim they were victims of Dr. Josef Mengele. Their stories differ markedly from most of the others in this series, as they... Continue Reading →

The Prodigal Witch XIV: Linda Blood

Seriously, hell hath no fury... Linda Blood is quite different from all the former Satanists we've seen so far. She actually was involved (very briefly) with an organized Satanic church, the Temple of Set (ToS), and after leaving it she did not become a born again Christian. She frankly admits that her time as a... Continue Reading →

The Prodigal Witch XI: Audrey Harper

space When Satanic panic spread to the UK, Audrey Harper become England's version of Lauren Stratford: A real, live "former Satanic witch" who could help the righteous root out other dangerous devil worshipers. Insanity in the UK In the '80s and '90s, a woman named Audrey Harper made many appearances on behalf of the Christian... Continue Reading →

The Prodigal Witch X: Derry Mainwaring Knight

God's 007 In the spring of 1983, an unassuming, middle-aged fellow by the lofty name of Derry Mainwaring Knight appeared in Newick, East Sussex, and began attending the local Anglican church, St. Mary's. He became a regular at Bible studies and prayer meetings. He offered to hand out Christian tracts. He told the late vicar,... Continue Reading →

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