Ella and Abe have made a very, very unwise move.
When they unleashed the Hampstead SRA hoax on an unsuspecting community back in early 2015, they caught everyone off guard. No one could have anticipated the impact of the hoax: families were thrown into turmoil, as social workers were sent to interview children; the church and school felt as though they were under siege, and found it necessary to increase security measures; and of course those at the epicentre of the hoax found their lives placed under a microscope, as eager would-be witch-hunters pawed through their personal and professional social media pages.
Those who initiated the hoax—Belinda McKenzie, Sabine McNeill, Charlotte Ward, Abraham Christie, and Ella Draper—used the element of surprise to their advantage. They spread the story as far and wide as it would go, using the videos they had forced RD’s two children to make en route home from Morocco as bait to entice the gullible and fanatical, and turn them into willing servants.
Some have remained loyal for the past two years, while others examined the evidence, asked probing questions about the multiple inconsistencies in Abe and Ella’s story, and either lost interest or began trying to convince the faithful that they were mistaken. Some of the latter group gravitated toward this blog, and have been amongst our most dedicated supporters.
The Hoaxtead mob have done their level best to keep the hoax alive, but they failed to account for one thing: a strong, vocal, consistent opposition.
This is where our blog’s readers come in.
In the beginning, the people who now contribute to this blog were just a small, disparate group on YouTube, trying to add the voice of sanity and sober second thought to the hysterical baying of the witch-hunters. Some of us knew a bit about the online troofer community; others were complete novices, stunned at what they were seeing. We needed a place to convene, discuss what was happening, and support one another against the multiple death threats and doxxing attempts we were all encountering. We came from many walks of life, and brought a variety of skills and interests to bear. We shared one thing in common: we were angry at the bullying we were seeing, and we were determined to debunk the lies we were hearing.
Within a couple of months, this blog was founded, and from the beginning we began to attract other like-minded individuals. Our readers—you—have stuck by us, spurring us to delve deeper, look harder and longer at the facts, and report on the hoax and those who promote it and prop it up.
The Hoaxtead mob never expected us. It did not occur to them that their lies would be countered with facts and evidence, that their histrionics and foul innuendo would be met with laughter, not fear. Like all bullies, they were used to getting their way, and they don’t like being told where to get off.
All of this has taken place during the two years in which Abe and Ella have been away. They had nearly given up completely, until they received an unexpected gift: the Pizzagate hoax broke in the United States, and a few enterprising Hoaxtead mobsters decided to do some industrial-scale joining of imaginary dots, with the result that Hoaxtead began to pick up new followers.
Abe and Ella clearly saw their chance, and they took it.
In the past two weeks they’ve set up two begging-bowl sites, which they’ve populated with a multitude of videos. Most recently, they released a video in which Ella reiterated many of the hoax’s initial lies, and added a few new ones for good measure.
But times are different now. Abe and Ella have been out of the troofer loop for many months, and it’s unlikely that they were prepared for the ferocity of the anger that would be turned upon their latest offering. They used to be able to say what they wished, knowing that their devotees would flood to their assistance.
That’s not how it works any more.
The game has changed. We’re better informed, we have examined the hoax from a multitude of angles, and most of all, we’re battle-hardened. We’re used to their nonsense, and we eat troofers for breakfast (no, not literally, sit down Kristie Sue).
We firmly believe that this latest effort will be Abe and Ella’s ultimate undoing. They have made a very foolish and ill-informed error, and it will backfire on them.