How to monetise a hoax: Lessons from QAnon

For all the damage the Hampstead SRA hoax has done to the parents, children, teachers, social workers, clergy, and businesses it targeted, we should probably be grateful that it was not engineered by people fluent in the true money-making potential of internet hoaxes. While the combination of YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and WordPress proved sufficient to…

Was the Hampstead SRA hoax the thin edge of a wedge?

Although events behind it had been brewing for some time, most people were caught completely off guard when the Hampstead SRA hoax first broke in February 2015. Prior to the Hampstead allegations, the UK’s most recent allegations of Satanic ritual abuse had taken place in 2011 in Kidwelly, where four adults led by Colin Batley…

Angela attempts to quash truth-telling interviewee

In complete defiance of both logic and the most basic sense of self-preservation, since her Gardaí raid and interview a week and a half ago which left her without her tech and ended in a three-hour interview under caution, Angela Power-Disney is now doing everything she can to ensure that charges are laid against her.…

Charlotte, Belinda & Angela: The pagga continues

The lovely thing about the Hoaxtead mob is their utter inability to remain on good terms with one another. It’s not surprising, really, as many of them are either deeply unpleasant people to begin with, or addled by alcohol or drugs, or both. What we don’t fully understand, though, is their seeming compulsion to share…

Investigating the ‘Original Dirty 30’

One of the more startling comments which Angela Power-Disney made last week to interviewer Jason Goodman of “Crowdsourcing the Truth” was her revelation that at the inception of the Hampstead SRA hoax, a group of about 30 people had been involved in promoting the Hampstead Research blog run by “Jacqui Farmer”. During that interview, Angela said, “The…

The stoopidest troofer: Tere Joyce on Hampstead

It’s been a busy week, so it took our transcription team a while to get round to giving American alleged stand-up comedian Tere Joyce’s take on the Hampstead SRA hoax a listen. (They are currently lying down in a dark room with cold compresses against their temples, but recovering well, thanks.) We learned of Tere’s…

Lies, smears, and retaliation

Yesterday we discussed the twists and turns in the Hampstead SRA hoax narrative, as described by Angela Power-Disney. We mentioned, but did not fully explore, her first about-face on Abe and Ella in March 2016. The setting It was a full year after the original internet feeding frenzy occasioned by the release of the videos…