All right, class, this is going to be a tricky one, so sit up straight, pay attention, and take notes.
Today we are going to talk about how Angela Power-Disney claims to have received two letters, both of which she says came from a person or persons related to this blog…but somehow these letters arrived in four separate envelopes, at different times. It’s all very complex, but we’ll try to straighten it out.
Many thanks to our friends at MKD: Fake News, Fake Allegations, Fake People Exposed for helping us track down some hard-to-find evidence which had been misplaced!
Alleged letter #1
According to Angela, she received the first letter on or about 17 December 2015. She published a photo of this letter, which she referred to as a “poison pen” letter, the following day on Facebook:Note the header from Hoaxtead Research, which she has printed out and stapled to the letter as “proof” that it came from us. (Note to Angie: it wasn’t convincing.)
Bear in mind that at that time she was fully convinced that this blog was run by RD, who she claimed lived in California.
On 21 January 2016, about a month after she claimed to have received this letter, Angela posted a YouTube video containing a photograph of the envelope in which she says it arrived.
We shall call this Envelope #1.
The following August, in another YouTube video, Angela again brandished an envelope which she claimed had been sent from the UK, and contained the “poison pen” letter:
This time, however, the envelope looks as though it had been opened with a chainsaw.
We shall call this Envelope #2. Note that the typed address is more legible, and the stamp is more visible—and looks quite different to the stamp on Envelope #1.
In fact, it was the stamp which gave the show away: at the time one of our sharp-eyed readers noticed that it was an Irish stamp, part of a “peel and stick” collection available in late 2015: Note that the stamps on Envelopes #1 and #2 look different, though it’s harder to fully make out the stamp on Envelope #1, as the video quality is so poor.
However, if Envelope #2 did contain the alleged “poison pen” letter, it was most certainly not mailed from California, where Angela claimed that RD lived; nor was it mailed from the UK.
If the letter was real, it was sent from within Ireland.
Judging from the frequent emails this blog receives from irate neighbours and townsfolk, Angela is not popular in her home town, and so we’re not ruling out the possibility that someone who knew her sent the “poison pen” letter.
However, given her pathetically obvious attempts to claim we’d sent it, and what we could see of the letter’s contents (something about the St Vincent de Paul Society, about which we know less than nothing), we’re inclined to believe that Angie cooked the letter up herself to gain attention.
Alleged letter #2
The second letter which Angela claimed she’d received from Hoaxtead Research arrived in March 2018.
On 20 March, Angela posted a screenshot of the letter and the envelope (#3) in which it supposedly arrived. (For some reason, Angela claims that this is the “3rd anonymous tip off from #Hoaxtead”. However, she’s never said anything about a second letter, and has never shown any evidence that such a letter was sent or received, so as far as we’re concerned, this is Letter #2.)
Changing the story
After we pointed out that Envelope #3 bore a UK stamp but was not postmarked, something rather amusing happened: in a video interview with Heather Brown/Pru Halliwell, posted on 21 March, Angela changed her story.
Now she claimed that the “anonymous tip off” had arrived in an envelope postmarked in the UK and sent from Gatwick.
The “Gatwick” bit is important, as Angela and Heifer claimed in the video that the letter could have come from Sheva Burton, who lives near that area, and whom they’ve both gone to a great deal of trouble to slander.
And then, ta-da! In a video published over the Easter weekend, Angela brandished yet another envelope!Envelope #4 bears absolutely no resemblance to Envelopes #3, #2, or #1. The handwriting is different, it has two stamps, and it is appropriately postmarked.
The top postmark in these samples show the “Gatwick Mail Centre” processing mark, and looks similar to the mark on Envelope #4:
We do know that Envelope #4 was mailed in February 2018, as it bears the Royal Mail postmark slogan, “Supporting Team GB at Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics #We Are the Great”.
This “slogan postmark” began circulating in early February, and ended when the Olympics did, on 25 February.
Our verdict on Envelope #4
Envelope #4 matches up perfectly with Angela’s statement to Heifer: UK stamps, UK postmark, even (as far as we can see) mailed from Gatwick. Amazing!
However, as a ploy to frame Sheva, it doesn’t work: Heifer herself has admitted that she lives in the same area as Sheva. And Angela has stated that Yannis, too, lives in that area.
So could one of them have sent Envelope #4?
This would be entirely reasonable, but there’s a fatal flaw: the handwriting on Envelope #4 doesn’t even remotely match the handwriting on Letter #2. The handwriting on Envelope #3, meanwhile, matches perfectly, so it’s clear that wherever Letter #2/Envelope #3 came from, they were written by the same person.
In addition, Letter #2 was allegedly received in mid-March, after the Pyeongchang slogan postmark had been discontinued.
Nor can Envelope #4 be linked with Letter #1, which was supposed to have been received in December 2015, more than two years before Envelope #4 was mailed.
It appears quite likely that Envelope #4 is just a random envelope which Angela decided to flash on-screen in hopes that it would convince her more gullible followers that she’d received confidential (albeit incorrect) information from a Hoaxtead “insider”.
One way or another, though, a distinctly fish-like odour continues to surround Angela’s claims that she’s received letters of any sort from us.