Poor 2016. It’ll go down in history as the year of Brexit, Trump, fake news, and a string of celebrity deaths. Not really a year most of us will recall fondly…but we at Hoaxtead Research would like to offer a slightly more nuanced view of the Year that Was.
In 2016, we watched the Hampstead SRA hoax’s infrastructure collapse, as its official blogger, Charlotte Alton Ward, was hounded out of the Sooper Seekrit Facebook Groop™. Sabine was arrested (again) in early January, and she and Neelu were jointly charged with witness intimidation. While their trial resulted in a verdict of “not guilty”, it also slapped restraining orders on both defendants, which have continued to hobble their efforts to promote the hoax.
The rise and fall of Angie
With Sabine and Neelu sidelined, and Charlotte off chewing on magic mushrooms and mulling her error in having trusted Belinda in enlisting her in the first place, Angela Power-Disney stepped in as de facto Hoaxtead mobster-in-chief.
And what a horrible error that proved to be: first, she recruited American blowhard Rupert Quaintance to come to London and “investigate” the fictitious cult; then she began fawning over a young mentally unstable man, encouraging him to dive headlong into promoting the hoax. Within months, Rupert had been arrested and Angie’s young protegé had been sectioned…pretty much as we’d predicted from the outset, not that we’re feeling smug or superior or anything.
Angie’s most stunning misstep, though, was her shocking (and unproven) allegation that Ella (remember her?) had sexually abused a child on camera, and was involved in producing commercial child sex abuse videos. She made this announcement in early September, and within hours her fate was sealed: battle lines were drawn, Molotov cocktails were lobbed fast and furious, and when the dust had cleared, Kristie Sue Costa emerged as the new Voice of the Hoax.
The waning days
Kristie Sue, whose malevolent self-righteousness is matched only by her pigheaded thickness, is all we could hope for in a new Hoaxtead leader. Verily, she is the Donald Trump of the Hampstead hoax, alienating supporters left, right, and centre, while somehow managing to make Angie look like a shining intellectual light by contrast.
September and October saw a rash of arrests amongst the Hoaxtead mob. This has had a distinct dampening effect; we do hear that the Sooper Seekrit Facebook Groop™ is alive and kicking, but our informants tell us there’s an underlying sense that this thing is dying fast.
Over the next weeks, we expect the arrests made since September to begin to play out in the courts. Those who haven’t yet been charged will begin to realise that accusing innocent people of vile crimes can indeed have serious consequences. Recent attempts to link Hoaxtead to the Pizzagate fake news story will collapse, as those promoting it are more interested in wreaking havoc within the U.S. political system than in exploring a discredited hoax in a London suburb.
Ultimately, we think that 2016 was the year in which the dominoes were carefully lined up; in 2017, a flick of the finger will send Hoaxtead tumbling.
We’d like to take this opportunity to wish all our readers and commenters a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year…let’s make it a great one!