Grey Faction consists of a worldwide network of volunteers from a wide range of backgrounds, including mental health professionals, journalists, researchers, and others committed to fighting pseudoscience. Our members include victims of conspiracy therapists – mental health professionals whose bizarre beliefs are transferred to their patient during therapy.
The Satanic Panic of the 80s and 90s was a moral panic that led to witch hunts that targeted supposed Satanists who were allegedly engaging in evil ritual acts. Though thoroughly debunked in subsequent years, allegations of Satanic ritual abuse during this time ruined lives, tore families apart, resulted in the imprisonment of innocent people, and established a legacy that is still being fought in the mental health field. To show this panic’s human cost, Grey Faction is launching “A Rumor of Devils.” This project will document stories of those impacted by the Satanic Panic and the impact it has had on people’s lives.
Grey Faction will be collecting audio and video testimonials of individuals who were falsely accused of Satanic ritual abuse, in addition to people who were targets of conspiracy theories and those who experienced false memories of ritual abuse. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for submission requirements and details to be a part of this one-of-a-kind project.
A Conspiracy Therapist is a mental health professional who transfers, intentionally or otherwise, their own beliefs in bizarre and unsubstantiated phenomena to their patients via false memories or the reinforcement of patients’ existing delusions.
The false memories they sometimes instill in their patients can be extreme, bizarre, and literally impossible - making them excellent examples of how dangerous the search for "recovered" memories can be to patients.
After all, if these techniques can convince someone they've been abducted by extraterrestrials, how much easier would it be to induce false memories of much more ordinary - although no less devastating - phenomena?
Here are some direct quotes from mental health “professionals” currently in practice:
“People are impregnated, uh, by these reptilians in a laboratory type environment whether it’s ETs or on a military base but, uh, or underground, I’ve definitely heard a lot of those stories.”
“I have had several clients who had to raise the reptilian offspring that they bore, uh, by feeding them live animals or in some cases, uh, babies.”
“Mental illness, like schizophrenia, or another medical problem is the result of sin. Generational sin or our sin.”
“Demons can be at fault. Sometimes, our behavior opens up the door to demonic oppression and other times demons have used other events in the sufferer’s life to gain a foothold. But no Christian can be fully possessed by a demon because we are possessed by God.”
"...the Illuminati meet every 28 years for a whole year, during which Satan appears and tells them what he wants done in the next 28 years.”
"A child who is attached to an infanticidal caregiver experiences reduction of stress when he or she is in the proximity of a person who aims to torture or kill them."
"On one major festival, the babies are barbecued. I can still remember one survivor saying how easy it is to pull apart the ribs on a baby. But adults are tougher to eat."
Support legislation and policies promoting robust informed consent laws and requirements for the use of only scientifically-sound treatment methods in mental health care.
If you are seeking mental health treatment, especially for trauma or depression, please become an educated consumer. There are many high quality materials aimed at a general audience; we've compiled a list of some of the best. Thoroughly investigate any practitioner from whom you plan to seek treatment. Ask about the potential risks and rewards of any therapeutic method. Be wary of any mental health professional who tries to push a forgotten history of trauma onto you. Never be afraid to walk away and find another practitioner. Report bad experiences to the appropriate authorities.