Jump to content
Join the Unexplained Mysteries community today! It's free and setting up an account only takes a moment.
- Sign In or Create Account -
Sign in to follow this  
Keel M.

'Sybil' is one big psych-out

Recommended Posts

Keel M.
“Sybil,” the shocking true story of a woman shattered into 16 distinct personalities that helped her to dig up repressed memories of monstrous childhood sexual abuse, sold nearly 7 million copies when it was published in 1973. A serialized version ran in newspapers around the nation as readers gasped at “scenes of Sybil’s demented mother defecating on lawns, conducting lesbian orgies and raping her daughter with kitchen utensils.This kind of sex and perversion had never before been published on the ‘women’s’ pages,” writes author Debbie Nathan in a new book.arrow3.gifRead more...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 
conspiracybeliever

It was all a fake!? That went on for a long time for a scam. I wonder why she fianlly came out with the truth? Maybe to make more money?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Sweetpumper

I thought this was common knowledge.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Keel M.

I thought this was common knowledge.

I never heard about this til I saw the article.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
~TheBigK~

Yeah, this is news to me as well. I even remember talking about this extensively in my Psych class.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
little_dreamer

I think there was a movie with Sally Field as the starring role, back in the 1970's.

It would be interesting to know if there are any other MPD cases that are authentic or not.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Rocketgirl33

Why am I not surprised? I watched all of the series when it was on TV, I think it was in '74? I really thought it was real because they talked about it so much back then. I know the show really upset me at the time. I did not have time to read the whole thing but I will. How sad that no body can tell the truth anymore..... :angry:

Rocketgirl B)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Clarakore
How sad that no body can tell the truth anymore..... :angry:

Is it more sad we turn to television, movies, and books too, for the truth?

Edited by ChristianWitch

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
J. K.

Wow, I've never heard that before, and I've read the book a few times. They should have marketed it as horror fiction; they could have been that generation's Stephen King.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.