“Small group scares”

This recent, strange Australian case looks very like a “small group scare” as defined by a onetime co-author of mine, Dr Bob Bartholomew:

‘Even if we told you the whole story, it’s still inexplicable’: Tromp children speak after father Mark is found

Bob tells me that there is a chapter on “small group scares” in this book of his:

https://www.amazon.com/Colorful-History-Popular-Delusions-ebook/dp/B00U4W2EUS#nav-subnav

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Some years back, Bob and I co-authored a chapter in this book, on so-called “religious mania”:

https://www.amazon.com/Hoaxes-Myths-Manias-Critical-Thinking/dp/1591020484

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