A couple of days ago we examined how a series of lies, half-truths, and ignorance combined to help Charlotte Ward create the completely false idea that RD had been “forensically proven” to run commercial child sexual abuse sites online. Charlotte was all too willing to accept the word of an anonymous “web expert” who turned out to have no idea what he was doing—because his suggestions confirmed her own beliefs. And once she’d created the lie, she disseminated it as far and wide as she could, even in the face of evidence that her lie could not possibly be true. This made her look like the utter buffoon that she is.
But here’s something funny: lately we’ve been entertained by the ongoing feud between Charlotte Ward and Kristie Sue Costa. Neither of them ever misses a chance to slag the other, which has led to some hilarious spats.
We suspect it’s a case of like repelling like, though: neither Charlotte nor Kristie Sue is the sharpest bulb in the chandelier, and both have unbelievably lazy “research” habits.
Take Kristie Sue’s assertion that James Hind, who comments on this blog as Satanic Views, is in fact a person called Julian Vayne. It’s a silly idea on the face of it, as we understand that SV and Mr Vayne espouse completely different religions, and have never met.
If you can bear to read it, Kristie Sue has posted a long and hilariously error-ridden “exposé” on her DDH blog. However, we know exactly where she got her information, and like Charlotte with John Smith’s “DNS is an IP address with special powers” theory, Kristie Sue has been far too eager to accept the word of someone who is, shall we say, not exactly a credible witness.
Her informant is a person named Nathaniel Harris, who started off as a witch/wiccan, then switched to join the Illuminates of Thanateros, an “international magical organization focusing on practical group work in chaos magic” according to Wikipedia. At some point, Mr Harris seems to have suffered some sort of mental breakdown, following which his behaviour became quite erratic, and he turned against the IOT and its adherents, including Julian Vayne.
It’s difficult to get a clear picture of Mr Harris, as he has a habit of changing his blog frequently, apparently as a result of his numerous arrests and court-imposed conditions.
However, a few things stand out. Mr Harris is obsessed, and not in a good way, with a woman named Nikki Wyrd, his former partner, whom he hates with a passion that burns. Ms Wyrd apparently left Mr Harris for…guess who? Yep. Julian Vayne. Mr Vayne and Ms Wyrd have two children and live together (happily as far as we’re aware). We understand that Mr Harris’ behaviour toward them has caused them to take out restraining orders against him, and he has been arrested several times for his online harassment of the couple.
Julian Vayne has this to say about Mr Harris’ behaviour:
We are aware of further details regarding the child in question, but it doesn’t seem appropriate to air them here. Suffice to say, Mr Harris’ behaviour has been far less than exemplary, and in some ways his actions have mirrored those of Abraham Christie, who basically used his partner’s children as a weapon with which to batter anyone in Hampstead who had ever offended him, or even looked at him sideways.
This is the person who informed Kristie Sue that SV is really Julian Vayne. And because that fit with what she wanted to believe, she built up an elaborate false narrative that “proved” to her satisfaction that Mr Harris was correct. Her “proof” was that she’d announced this as fact, and no one from this blog had said anything. Oh, in that post Kristie Sue also claimed that Pallas Athene, another regular commenter on this blog, is in fact an admin here, and is probably Ms Wyrd herself.
How did Kristie Sue work this out?
Apparently her new best friend Nathaniel Harris told her, and she bought it.
In her rambling, incoherent post, she seems to be claiming that her allegations have been proven true, because no one from Hoaxtead Research has ever bothered to refute them.
In fact, that’s because we only recently found out about the post—while Kristie Sue reads us regularly, we’re afraid we don’t return the compliment, as we are generally washing our hair, changing the cat’s litter box, or cleaning out our socks drawer when her posts come out. Sorry, prior engagements, you know how it is.
Meanwhile, Kristie Sue might wish to consider this: when you accept information from a person with Mr Harris’ track record, chances are the information will not be untainted. And when you spread that information around, just because it happens to match with what you want to believe, you wind up looking even more of a fool.
Don’t believe us? Just take a look at Charlotte.