Something about the Hampstead hoax seems to have really got under Ed Opperman’s hide: he’s done yet another interview on the topic, this time with the person who introduced him to Abe and Ella, David Shurter.
It starts off a bit rambly, with Shurter going into long and rather ponderous detail about ‘Satanic ritual abuse’ and the varieties thereof, but things heat up just after 27:00…
“There’s a website out there that’s against the Hampstead case. It’s called Hoaxtead and I go there a lot. I read what they have to say and what I’ve realised is that they’re trying to do the same thing in Hampstead that they did with McMartin. They’re trying to hold the mother and her boyfriend accountable. Ella and Abe – they’re trying to hold her [sic] accountable…
…However, I have come to the conclusion, as far as Hampstead goes, that nothing is what it seems. The thing that bothered me…if you watch those videos and you listen to what’s being said, Abe, who is the boyfriend who’s only involved with this family for about 3 months at the very beginning, when these tapes got made, he’s leading them and asking them questions. How would he be so keyed in?…How would someone who has no conception of what’s going on know what to ask? Because he leads those kids. They’re answering his questions…I don’t trust Abe. I don’t. He screws anybody that could help them…You’ve just experienced that, Ed. You just experienced it. Anyone who comes forward that could help them, he isolates and drives away.
And this case right now, as it stands, is not about the children; it’s about the mother and her boyfriend…Abe, by his own admission, has been in and out of prison all of his life, so he thinks he’s an expert on this. He’s been involved for a year and a half and he thinks he’s an expert….They’re changing course mid-stream. Now it’s not about Luciferianism…now it’s not about Satanism; now it’s about MK Ultra…It’s gonna ruin their credibility…[They’re very difficult to deal with in] every possible way. It’s not about the kids for them. What they wanna talk about is it’s okay to feed kids cannabis and they’re on this whole cannabis thing about how it’s okay. And before I got it [sic] my first interview with them, we had an hour and 20 minute argument, because I told them I am not going on the air and you [sic] telling everyone it’s okay to feed kids cannabis…and it became a huge argument.”
How long will it be before Abrella write him off as a disinfo agent? Start your stopwatches!
p.s. Turns out we were wrong. Abe had already decided Shurter (and someone named Doug Miller) was CIA before we hit publish on the above: