On accepting allegations at face value

One problem we all face when presented with information online is very basic: how do do we distinguish fact from fiction? The question becomes especially difficult when the information validates our own biases. For example, over the past week we have heard a number of disturbing things about Wesley Hall. We’ve heard that he falsely…

Wesley’s ‘room wanted’ advert gives him away

Things never stay the same for long in Hoaxtead Land: last evening we received word that Abraham Christie’s brand-spiffing-new Twitter page had been suspended, presumably because Abe just cannot help being Abe. He was attempting to suck up to Brian Harvey by denouncing Ian Puddick, which was entertaining to watch, but it’s even more enjoyable…

Where is Wesley Hall? A strange silence

Late last week we published two posts detailing how Hampstead SRA hoaxer Wesley Hall had used fear and emotional blackmail to extort a considerable amount of money from a doctor’s wife who’d befriended him in Burnley, Lancashire. The story so far… The first post detailed Wesley’s false claim that the doctor had hired him and…

Is someone trying to reignite the Hampstead SRA hoax?

Over the past few days we’ve been hearing a persistent but strange rumour from multiple quarters. As far as we can tell, it started with a Twitter user named “Rose English” (@roseeng27008738):  So the story goes that at some point in the 1970s, at a place called “Leyton Green reform school” in Waltham Forest, someone…