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…

‘Sexing up’ the Hollie Hoax: The precursor to Hoaxtead

The recent furore over the Wiltshire police’s £1.5 million, two-year investigation into allegations of sexual abuse against former prime minister Edward Heath has had some interesting and long-reaching side effects, some of which seem relevant to the genesis of the Hampstead “Satanic ritual abuse” hoax. We noted a few days ago that Wiltshire Chief Constable…

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.…