The Book That Caused a World Wide Mass Hysteria- A Hoaxtead Research Fable

Way back in the 80’s- there was once a book entitled “Michelle Remembers” that caused a world wide mass hysteria that included the US, the UK, and Australia. The 334 page book convinced the entire world that children were being abused in the most horrible ways by people who believed in the devil.

People around the world started relating abuse as children or of their children in distinct and extremely similar ways which must have been in the wind, considering there was no Internet at the time. All supposedly because they read the same book.

No book had ever nor has ever again had the effect this book supposedly had. It caused people to believe, almost in mass- that their children were being abused- specifically in their preschools- although this was not mentioned in the book.

Other books- much more popular and more well read- like “The Amityville Horror”- didn’t have the effect “Michelle Remembers” seems to have had. I mean- people didn’t read it and start moving out of their houses in mass- convinced that their houses were haunted.

Even today- decades later- there are people who have set up websites- like Hoaxtead Research- who are counter acting the effects this book is still seemingly having. Dedicated to fighting the lingering hysteria this book seems to be having decades later- this group is dedicated to dispelling any and all thought or concern regarding children being ritually abused by devil lovers.

Our government did its best to fight as well in the 80’s- giving the population two popular catch phrases- “Satanic panic” and “false memories”- to dismiss this mass world wide hysteria that was all caused by one book.

A book that is still- decades later- causing chaos although very few- including myself- have read it.

In fact- no book has EVER had such an effect- except maybe the Bible. But for this theory to work- the authors had to become INCREDIBLY rich- since everyone who was part of this mass world wide hysteria would have had to read this book.

Really? This makes sense to you?

This fable is ridiculous and it defies ” Occam’s razor” , which is the problem-solving principle that the simplest solution tends to be the right one. When presented with competing hypotheses to solve a problem, one should select the solution with the fewest assumptions.

Assuming that the myriads of allegations of people that their children were being horribly abused in the 80’s world wide was caused by simply reading a book defies reality.

Not to mention this theory is ridiculously stupid.

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