A few days ago we noted that a seemingly new player on the Hoaxtead scene, an outsider named Sophia Green, had taken it upon herself to demolish Angela’s and Rupert’s already sagging reputations amongst the remaining true believers. In response, Angela lashed out with a ‘stunning new allegation’ (yawn): she claimed that both she and Rupert had seen incontrovertible evidence from Ella’s own mysteriously hacked computer that Ella had been involved in creating a video in which a child was sexually abused.
At first, we speculated that this could be Angela’s way of weaselling out of her role as de facto Queen of the Hoaxateers. However, it was quickly pointed out to us that Angela’s latest plot twist could very well have been her way of lashing out at Ella Dearman…because apparently Angie believes that Ella is Sophia Green. We know that Angie has sharp claws when she thinks she’s been wronged: think of the times she’s divulged nasty gossip about her neighbours when she thinks they might have been saying unkind things about her.
So we were bemused at first when we saw that Angela had thrown down the gauntlet to Sophia (whom she persists in calling ‘Sophie’):
So…on the surface of it, this looks as though Angela is trying to do some damage control: she’s going to open up the doors and windows and have a full and frank exchange of views with the mysterious Sophia. Except…rather than post it on Sophia’s page, where she’ll be sure to see it, Angela has posted it on her own wall. And since she hasn’t bothered to actually tag Sophia in the post, it’s highly unlikely it’ll reach its target.
Then again, it probably wasn’t intended to.
Think about it: if Angie thinks that Sophia is really Ella, then she has issued this challenge in the belief that the chances of Sophia/Ella showing up for an interview on CCN are approximately 0%.
Of course, it’s highly unlikely that Sophia is Ella, or even Abe, but we’ll get to that in a bit.
In any case, the stars were in alignment, because apparently Sophia did see Angie’s gauntlet toss, and sent an answer via her faithful manservant Jim:
Jimbo, this is confusing as hell. Next time you are asked to relay a message, could you please just make the effort and use speech marks so we all know what’s going on?
In any case. According to Jim, this is what Sophia said:
Angela, noticed you have challenged me to come on your radio show on ccn Monday! LOL! You have already been challenged, yet again you want to try and turn this around, and make it look like it is u challenging me? You know I cannot reply to your page, so obviously, your post will go unanswered. I suggested another platform, as I do not trust you or ccn. You chose not to answer questions here or elsewhere? So now it seems you want to play games? As I am currently away, and don’t havea computer, I would appreciate it if another involved in this thread, would mind taking some screen shots and posting them to the comments of apd ‘ challenge post. Just so people have the full picture not half. ANGELA dont answer my challenge with one of your own. [all text verbatim]
Sophia is right: Angela is playing games. However, Sophia seems to be playing games of her own. If she’s able to post this response so Jim can relay it to Angie, we’re going to take a flyer and guess that she’s not on a desert island somewhere, completely internet-free.
So why would Sophia suddenly be so shy about talking directly to Angie?
We think it has much less to do with her alleged lack of internet access, and much more to do with the fact that her voice would instantly give away her identity, to Angie and all nine of her listeners.
The mysterious Sophia Green
Since Sophia burst onto the scene a week ago, a number of people have hazarded guesses as to her identity.
One person suggested Sophia might be Abe, come back to wreak vengeance on Angie for her allegation that he was “in the cult”. Sophia does share Abe’s loathing of Sabine and Belinda, and seems to believe that Neelu is a heroine. However, after careful consideration we rejected the Abe hypothesis, mainly because Sophia doesn’t reflexively pepper her text with terms like ‘Dicky Rearman’, ‘state-sponsored trauma-based mind control’, and ‘adrenochrome’. Nor does she misuse large, important-sounding words in an attempt to look intelligent. Her writing isn’t letter-perfect, but it’s a damn sight better than Abe’s.
Another person wondered if Sophia really is Ella, but again, the writing style doesn’t match. Like many people whose first language is Slavic, Ella is a little fuzzy on the use of articles (which don’t exist in the Slavic languages). Sophia, on the other hand, has no such difficulties. That’s a hard one to fake.
We do know that Sophia claims to “believe the children”, and that she is furious that Angela and Rupert have turned Hoaxtead into a circus, with the focus firmly upon their antics rather than on the serious business of terrorising a community and falsely accusing innocent people.
And we know at least one person who is friends (on Twitter) with both Abe and Jim McMenamin (not to mention Drifloud). He is passionate about Hoaxtead, to the point of actually wearing one of the t-shirts Abe and Ella were hawking on their blog at one point. He shares many of Abe’s opinions, but he’s a better writer; he’s undoubtedly more intelligent than Abe; and he has every reason to loathe Angie and Rupert for their role in tearing apart the Hampstead hoax.
If “Sophia” is really Black Hebrew supremacist Desmond During, as we believe, then it’s hardly surprising he wouldn’t want to appear on Angela’s show. However, we fearlessly predict that Angie will decide that a refusal to join her on ‘Angela Crashes’ is all but a confirmation that Sophia is actually Ella.
What will happen on Angie’s Monday show, then? Last we heard, she’d conceded to Jim’s suggestion that people post questions for her to answer during the show; will Sophia take advantage of the relative anonymity of a written question?
We’ll all just have to wait and see. Pass the popcorn.