Ostention can be broken down into three sub-categories - pseudo-ostension, proto-ostension and quasi-ostension.
What is proto-ostension?
Proto-ostension is where an individual draws from a legend and claims it to be their own experience. Transforming a legend into an apparently verifiable first-person account.
Linda Dégh and Andrew Vázsonyi - Does the word 'dog' bite? 1983.
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A card from Steve Jackson's 1995 Illuminati card game foreshadowing the event's of 9/11 by six years.