It’s truly amazing how a lie can grow, isn’t it?
When Abe and Ella started the lie that would turn into Hoaxtead, it was fairly simple: Ella’s ex-partner had sexually abused his children.
If they had stopped there, chances are that they would have won. More often than not, when claims of sexual abuse are made against a parent, that parent will, in fact, lose access to their children.
Fortunately for Ricky Dearman’s children, though, Ella and Abe got caught up in their own fantasy. They added to the original lie, ‘brainstorming’ to make it more colourful and exciting.
Then they realised that they could kill far more than one bird with that particular stone: not only could they ensure that Ricky never saw his children again, but they could take revenge on people they disliked, if they claimed that the sexual abuse had been by a group of people, with Ricky taking the lead.
Abe had a rocky relationship with staff at Christchurch School: at least once, he flew into a rage when he found that the kids had eaten ‘off-limits’ food. He accused the school of “poisoning” the children, which didn’t endear him to the school staff.
In a previous post here on Hoaxtead Research, we wrote:
My source told me, “The children were already very much on the radar as being at risk. They openly discussed their fear of Abe. They also were constantly hungry and took other people’s food. All their classmates knew they hated Abe.” Apparently the school notified social services that the children were hungry and fearful of their mother’s boyfriend. “That’s why the headmistress and deputy were targeted so personally after they reported him.”
And while they were at it, why not target the parents at the school too? After all, some of them might have looked down their noses at Abe, perhaps thinking he wasn’t good enough to associate with them. And hey, why not add the priest at the church?
Abe was fascinated by the occultist Aleister Crowley, so he was able to toss in loads of Crowley-esque details: hooded robes, chanting, dancing, skulls…the lie grew and grew, its tentacles spreading.
By the time Abe, Ella, and the children returned from Morocco, they’d found ways to insert dozens of people into their lie, which had now assumed gargantuan proportions. From an accusation of sexual abuse against one person, it had turned into abuse by ‘a cult’.
Of course, it didn’t quite work the way Abe and Ella planned. The police knew a cooked-up story when they heard it, and of course the children were unable to produce any evidence. The lie backfired rather spectacularly, as we know.
But that hasn’t stopped Abe from continuing to add to it. It’s become a scab he can’t stop picking at. It’s gone from a Satanist cult, to a Masonic cult, to a Babylonian Talmudic cult…and most recently, an MK Ultra Mind Control cult.
How it could be all these things simultaneously escapes us, but we’re sure it makes sense in what passes for Abe’s and Ella’s brains these days.
The problem is that it doesn’t makes sense to anyone else. And really, isn’t the point of a lie that it should be believable?