When John Quinney was ten years old, he took the stand to testify against his own father. He had come to believe that his dad Melvin was the murderous leader of a satanic cult. It would be decades before John would learn that his family was just one of many swept up in a panic that gripped America in the 1980s—one in which hundreds of people were accused of taking part in underground satanic cults that sacrificed infants and sexually abused children. By the time the panic had subsided, score ...
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3-year-old Mariah went missing after her parents put her to bed at 8pm, the last time they saw her. Or after 1130pm, the last time her mother actually saw her. Or 12am, the last time that her mother's boyfriend actually saw her. Confused? Us too. Trigger warnings for the episode: child abuse/molestation, drug use