How hysterical parents, incompetent therapists and malicious
destroyed the lives of seven innocent North Carolinians – and
have yet to admit they were wrong
Good sense proved no match for gossip
Nov. 18, 2011
“ ʻI would never have imagined it,ʼ say the neighborhood people. ʻIt looked like such a nice, friendly, reputable school, and all the while we didn't know what terrible things were going on in there. They sure were clever. They really kept it quiet for a long time.
“ ʻWhen those kids came out, I never thought that they had just eaten feces, drunk urine and were beaten with whips.ʼ ”
– From "Sex Abuse Hysteria: Salem Witch Trials Revisited" by Richard A. Gardner (1991)