The secret lives of Hoaxtead mobsters

One thing we can say about watching the Hoaxtead mobsters for as long as we have: they never fail to provide their own twisted brand of entertainment. We’ve pointed out in the past that Belinda McKenzie and Sabine McNeill, who claim to have devoted their lives to fighting against child abuse, seem to have no…

Westminster’s fifth column pushes the ‘Satanic ritual abuse’ myth

Back in 2002, The Telegraph published an interesting article, titled “The people who believe that Satanists might eat your baby”. The article’s author, Damian Thompson, wrote: RITUAL satanic abuse is back. Yesterday, a private meeting at Westminster, chaired by Lord Alton, discussed assaults on children by hooded, chanting Satanists. “You may be aware,” the organisers…

Survivors of the last Satanic panic awarded $3.4 million

It’s a good news/bad news story: the Washington Post reported on 25 August that a couple from Austin, Texas who’d been falsely accused of Satanic ritual abuse back in the bad old days of the 1980s-1990s Satanic panic had finally been awarded financial compensation for the more than 21 years they’d each spent in prison.…

The ongoing fraud of “Satanic child pornography”

The headlines were spectacular, even melodramatic: “Satanic child-porn fraudster is ‘ruthless, manipulative’”; “Court to mull fate of online child-porn ring fraudster”. No, they weren’t referring to Abraham Christie and Ella Draper (sad to say). These headlines refer to a case last year in Johannesburg, South Africa, in which a young woman named Leone Steyn was…