Dr Joan Coleman and the RAINS Grudge List

Earlier this week, it was brought to our attention that Dr Joan Coleman, one of the co-founders of RAINS (Ritual Abuse Information Network and Support), had died on 6 July. Writing on DavidIcke.com (because where else?), none other than Sycophant in Chief Robert Green eulogised Dr Coleman, and threw in a few kind words for…

Jon Wedger, Bill Maloney, and the RAINS list

Yesterday we touched on the documented links between the Ritual Abuse Information Network and Support (RAINS); their notorious “RAINS list” of random people compiled by co-founder Joan Coleman from the “alter” personalities of her client “Helen G.”; and Operation Yewtree, the police investigation into allegations of sexual abuse by the late Jimmy Savile. One of…

Becki Percy follows a well-worn path

Yesterday’s post about false SRA claimant Becki Percy attracted a lot of very interesting comments and sparked a great deal of discussion. One thing which struck us very forcefully was that while Becki managed to incorporate certain well-known tropes which have been used by other adult SRA claimants since the early 1980s, she also managed…

Broxtowe and Hoaxtead: Witch-hunters in action

This week we have been taking a deep dive into the Broxtowe false Satanic ritual abuse allegations, which took place in Nottingham around a case in which very real child abuse—sexual, physical, and emotional—was confirmed. The SRA overlay, while believed by some of the social workers, was roundly discredited in a suppressed 1990 report by…

Broxtowe Team 4 used medieval witch-hunter manual

This week we’ve been discussing the 1987–89 Broxtowe child abuse case, arguably the first “Satanic panic” case in the UK. (To trace how the 1980s Satanic panic made its way across the Atlantic from its genesis in the USA, we’ve found this article on the SAFF website very useful.) Following up on yesterday’s post about…

Team 4 response to JET report: Satan-hunters strike back

Yesterday we looked at how the Broxtowe JET report, which debunked the Satanic ritual abuse claims of a team of social workers in Nottingham, was suppressed for several years before finally being shared on the internet thanks to the efforts of three journalists and the Cyber-Rights & Cyber-Liberties (UK) organisation. We noted that two of…