“There are many possible alternative answers to the question of why victims are alleging things that don’t seem to be true….I believe that there is a middle ground – a continuum of possible activity. Some of what the victims allege may be true and accurate, some may be misperceived or distorted, some may be screened or symbolic, and some may be “contaminated” or false. The problem and challenge, especially for law enforcement, is to determine which is which. This can only be done through active investigation. I believe that the majority of victims alleging “ritual” abuse are in fact victims of some form of abuse or trauma.”
SOURCE: Video from BEAST BARRACKS Channel featuring anonymous clandestine organizational member engaged in trauma-induced programming session in early winter 2016. Quote from Investigator’s Guide to Allegations of “Ritual” Child Abuse by Kenneth V. Lanning, January 1992 archived here.