Bearing false witness

Since Sabine McNeill received a nine-year sentence following conviction on four charges of stalking and six charges of violating a restraining order, public interest in the Hampstead SRA hoax has surged. Writing in the Times yesterday, David Aaronovitch cited the Hampstead case as part of a disturbing trend toward false allegations of sexual abuse. He…

Operation Conifer and the ‘Michelle Remembers’ connection

In the wake of yesterday’s news about Mike Veale’s resignation as chief constable in Cleveland, we had occasion to browse through some of the older news coverage about Veale and the ill-conceived Project Conifer, conducted while he was chief constable in Wiltshire. In a Mail on Sunday article on 29 November 2016, Home Affairs editor Martin Beckford…

How to stop the satanic panic

Last week we mentioned a conference in Dundee, attended by über-fundamentalist Christians Thomas Dunn and Russ Dizdar. Speakers at that conference included Sarah Nelson, author of Tackling Child Sexual Abuse: Radical Approaches, who spoke on the topic of satanic panics. Actually, her topic was titled, “The Myth of the Satanic Panic”. Ironically (or perhaps not), in…

If you go down in the woods tonight…

One time tested theme which seems to pop up frequently in reports from adult Satanic ritual abuse claimants (and at least one MK Ultra claimant we’re aware of, ahem) is that of being chased through forests. We have Becki Percy dashing about through an unspecified wooded area in Hull with a camera on her head;…

Is BRIDE Ministries a ‘Christian cult’?

Yesterday we introduced readers to the Texas-based charismatic/evangelical organisation ‘BRIDE Ministries’, where Angela Power-Disney states she received counselling for a year from an unqualified “biblically based coach” named Linda Craig. Today we’re going to look a bit more deeply into the organisation, which describes itself as: a 501C-3 non-profit organization who produces a number of…

Satanic ritual abuse purveyors invade Orkney…again

It seems there’s truth in the old saying, “Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it”. Yesterday one of our readers pointed out to us that BBC Radio Orkney was helping to promote the highly questionable Fresh Start Foundation’s latest SRA-pushing roadshow, to be held today in Kirkwall, Orkney. Surprisingly, no one at BBC…