Isn’t it funny how the human mind works? The other day, a few of us were looking at some old photos—pictures we’d seen many times before, without giving them much thought—when suddenly something really obvious jumped out at us. So obvious, in fact, that we couldn’t believe we hadn’t noticed it already. Here’s the picture we were looking at:
The two people who leap out at any seasoned Hoaxtead watcher would be Belinda McKenzie and Penny Pullen, but the man behind Penny, the balding one in the glasses, is familiar as well.
He’s Kevin Annett, the ex-United Church minister from Canada, whose name still makes Neelu Berry practically weep with joy.
Mr Annett has been responsible for an unusual number of hoaxes himself, from the wholly fictional “International Tribunal of Crimes of Church and State” (ITCCS), to his false allegations of mass murders at First Nations residential schools in Canada, to his deranged claims that Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip had abducted, sexually abused, and killed several First Nations children from a residential school near Kamloops, B.C., while they were on a royal tour of Canada.
In 2010–2011, blogger Heather Martin says, Mr Annett “made the UK Satanic Panic Tour back with Gerrish, McKenzie and company back in the Protest the Pope days and…offended British audiences with his claims of charging the Queen of England with abducting and murdering ‘little brown kids’ (in Kevin’s words)”. Word has it that Belinda grew weary of Mr Annett, in part because he had her darning his socks for him!
Neelu, however, remains besotted with Mr Annett, has vowed to ban anyone from her Facebook page who says an ill word about him, and never misses a chance to promote him:
She even defended him to her bestie, Christine Ann Sands:
Oddly, Mr Annett has shown no interest in promoting the Hampstead SRA hoax. You’d think he’d be a natural, given all the years he spent promoting the idea that Satanists were ritualistically torturing and dismembering babies in various sites worldwide—a sure sign, he said, of Satanic ritual abuse. And yet, a couple of months after Hoaxtead hit the internet, Mr Annett was waffling about SRA:
During this interview on Andy Peacher’s Freedom Talk Radio show 0n 20 May 2015, he said:
Peacher: Can you then comment on the relationships between Satanic Cults, the Freemasons, the Illuminati and the Jews?
Annett: Um, well, no, not direct (laughs), I, that’s a very big question, and there’s been a lot written about it by people far more aware and kinda educated about that aspect than I am. Um, don’t forget a lot of these, um, uh,um, you know, what I’ve, okay, let me tell a short little story. When I first began to document the stories of 20 years and more ago, of these, um, experiments and other crimes that had been happening to native people on the west coast of Canada, I find that often when people are referring to Freemasonry, um, and Satanic Cults, when you look into it, what your actually dealing with is government programs and that’s if you’ve read at all about MKUltra and Mind Control Techniques, THEY PLANT FALSE STORIES AND LABELS IN PEOPLES MINDS so that if under hypnosis, or whatever, people begin to recount what happened, you know these grisly experiments, they’ll say “OH, YEAH, SATANISTS DID IT TO ME”. Not a government paid, uh, you know medical personelle….So often when survivors talk about, you know, being tortured by Satanists, or uh, Freemason, or, or, whoever, right?…It may be true, but as often as not, it’s been something planted in their mind: FALSE MEMORY. (emphasis throughout is mine)
[Excerpted from Kevin Annett Must Be Stopped blog]
When the video came out, it was a shocker. Until that very moment, most of Mr Annett’s friends in the troof movement would have sworn that he was, in fact, one of the major promoters of this wave of Satanic Panic. Why the sudden turnaround? One can only speculate, but it’s interesting that Mr Annett made his rapid about-face in the aftermath of his break-up with Alfred Lambremont Webre, his erstwhile roommate and partner in fraud.
The Araya connection
If you scroll to 16:43 in the above video, you’ll find another familiar face weighing in on the topic of Mr Annett. We think it’s fair to say that Araya Soma has a major hate on about him; and we believe we know why. Back in 2011, while he was pestering Belinda to darn his socks, he was also romancing at least two other women—and one of them was Araya.
Again, from Kevin Annett Must Be Stopped:
Two previously un-aquainted women were being wooed at the same time and were told he could send them money for their living expenses, their travel expenses and to help him with ‘secretarial’ detail for the ITCCS. He got Araya evicted from her home because he failed to show up in Glastonbury for the Truth Juice event he was to speak at. The woman organizing it was Araya’s landlady and when she heard Kevin might be staying at her flat, Araya was given the boot. Kevin promised to send her money to help her, now that she was homeless, but never spent a penny nor a pound. Instead he smears her in this ‘interview’….Yup, real classy guy!
The missing link
Since the inception of Hoaxtead, a gnawing question has been, “How did this particular group of miscreants manage to find one another?”
Sure, they have all tended to travel in the same circles, but it seems very strange to us that someone like Araya Soma could come out punching on Abe and Ella’s team at the same time as Belinda and Sabine. Araya, a would-be hippie and ex-stripper from the clubs in Soho, hardly seems the sort of person that posh, prim Belinda would voluntarily associate with.
And yet…there they were.
We’ve mentioned here before that Abe and Araya became acquainted through Abe’s ex-girlfriend, a woman named Lisa Ceneri.
Meanwhile, back in London, Sabine and Belinda had befriended Ella Draper, who’d been teaching Bikram yoga to Sabine. Ella had a problem: her ex-partner wanted to increase his access to their two children. She’d tried everything: allegations that he’d been violent to her, that he’d assaulted her mother, even that he’d sexually assaulted their two children. Each time, the courts had knocked her back, recognising her ploys for what they were. Every time the courts would issue a new order, she’d violate it, but next thing you know her ex would be back…with another order. She needed a new strategy.
She confided in her yoga student, an older German lady who seemed to understand that the court system was rigged against her. And lo and behold, the German lady and her nice English friend knew just the person who might be able to help! A knight in shining armour, as it were. Enter: Abe.
We should emphasise that we are engaging in rank speculation here—dot-joining, if you will—but wouldn’t it be interesting if the missing link between Belinda, Sabine, and Ella on the one hand, and Araya and Abe on the other, was Kevin Annett, the one person who’s kept well out of the line of fire when it comes to Hoaxtead?
One might almost imagine that Mr Annett had some prior knowledge of the players in the Hampstead hoax, saw it coming, and realised that the thing was too hot to handle, even for him. Just a thought.