Those of us who’ve been following the Hampstead Hoax since it began are all too well aware of some of the personalities behind the hoax. The couple at the centre of the hoax, Ella Gareeva Draper and Abraham Christie, have been the subject of a great deal of speculation from both sides—believers and non-believers—but so far as we know, there aren’t any comprehensive profiles of them elsewhere online.
Without understanding the personalities of Ella and Abraham, it’s difficult to fully understand why the hoax took shape as it did, or what the proponents’ motivation was for starting it in the first place.
A question which we feel is worth answering in some detail is: “What motive could Ella and Abraham have had for starting the Hampstead SRA hoax?”
1. Who is Abraham Christie?
By his own admission, Abraham Christie has been in trouble with the law since he was in his teens. He is a small-time criminal who has approximately 36 convictions to his name, primarily for assault, forgery, and fraud. According to the police CRIS report on the Hampstead hoax investigation, he also has convictions for having abused his own children. His step-daughter informed Sabine McNeill via the comments section of her blog that Abraham was the “step-father from hell” and that he had abused and manipulated her and her siblings.
Prior to his involvement in the Hampstead hoax, Abraham started several businesses which ultimately failed. According to his former friend “Ninorc”, who commented several times on the David Icke Forum thread on the Hampstead hoax, “A[braham] believed he could make a killing as a gold trader and sold [his family’s] house in North London to finance his new business, but he bought his gold at the top of the market and it lost a third of its value over the following year!” He then started a “cash for silver” trading business, which also failed. His most recent business venture involved raw hemp as a “perfect food” and a cure-all.
Abraham’s character: Angel or devil?
A person calling themselves BOMBA777 made the following comment on another blog which debunked the Hampstead SRA hoax:
I mean you no disrespect (despite you disrespecting an innocent man) but “the sad fact here,” is you are making claims based on complete ignorance. Having been close friends with Abraham Christie for more than a decade I can 100% guarantee that he was completely taken in by the mothers lies. First time she looked at me I knew she was trouble and when he relayed the story, he believed he was telling the truth.
There was no evidence that [the children] had been given cannabis because they weren’t, just that they had been in it’s proximity when used (smoked by mother.) Abraham used cannabis for medicinal purposes, he didn’t smoke anything ever, he’s a complete health nut: never known anyone his size that was stronger or fitter, no matter what their age.
He’s a simple man screwed over by a clever, manipulative bitch. I would stake anything on that because it is a fact.
It’s difficult to tell whether BOMBA777’s opinion that Abraham is a “simple man screwed over by a clever, manipulative bitch” is correct, though it is not impossible that Abe and Ella each manipulated one another in various ways. There was, however, evidence that the children had ingested cannabis in some form, as traces of its active component were found in their hair samples. In addition, they complained that “Papa Hemp”, as they were made to call Abraham, fed them hemp soup, which gave them stomach-aches.
Suffice it to say, he is *quite* insane. A is a heavy cannabis user who doesn’t smoke since he got TB in a Spanish jail, years ago, but ingests it orally. He was an early and passionate advocate of hemp nutrition and a raw foodie, interested in urology. A insisted that the cannabinoids in one’s urine after ingesting cannabis were intensified, so if one drank one’s wee… This is nonsense, but a pretext for A to whip out his big cock, piss in a pint glass and drink it warm. That was his outrageous party piece!
I’m not saying cannabis made A mad; perish the thought. Indeed, for years I thought A was brilliant; he had some profound insights and amazing ideas. However, there was another AC, a hardened criminal, expert in intimidation. “I’ve never been to prison and I’m not going back,” was one of his catch phrases. I never saw nasty A until I went round to see him one day in 2008, after he’d watched the Guy Ritchie film, Rock’n’Rolla, which is apparently about violent, epigrammatic gangsters. Anyway, it seemed to strike a chord with A because he was confrontational and insulting (we were supposed to be celebrating our shared birthdays, since we’re within days of each other). I refused to tolerate his abuse, left, and haven’t spoken to him since.
A was a voracious reader and theoriser. His favourite book is, ‘Dune,’ which he sees as an allegory. In the video interview with Kid A, you can hear him reminding her that, “fear is the mind killer,” (a quotation from that book). In fact, fear will shut down a kids thinking and terror is an essential tool in compartmentalising kid’s minds. A knows that because he has read all the same stuff and has seen all the same videos as you lot have. That’s why, in order to start an internet meme about Satanic Ritual Abuse, he knew just what to make the kids say.
A had some very far out ideas about 2012 and what might happen. But in dull reality, he was a hustler with a violent past that was not integrated into his personality. … I think that’s key to A’s fractured personality and his cannabis use. At one level, he’s self-medicating the trauma of his past and, on another, he inhabits a self-created world in which he is a spiritual savant. A guru, that is, who is also extremely avaricious and will readily resort to violence. Two things tilted him over the edge: first, his oldest son died of addiction; then he lost the family home in an ill-judged business venture. …
AC beat the living shit out of his wife and put her in the hospital. There were remonstrations and crocodile tears, but eventually he moved out and took up with a pole dancer, to the chagrin of his ex. …
AC is highly manipulative and he plays his children expertly, so that their mum has to be very careful not to say anything that might alienate them, or oblige them to take sides. His abuse of his own kids and wife is emotional and enforced with violence, or threats. He used to hit his wife with the back of a spoon (reduces bruising) and has evidently done the same to the girl in the videos (as she mentions). I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s clipped little Kid G round the ear and damaged his hearing. I don’t know when he took up with the Russian woman, but clearly she is totally under his thumb and has signally failed to protect her kids from him.
Abraham as food guru
Ninorc pointed out in the above that Abraham was a “foodie” with an interest in hemp nutrition and raw food.
He claimed to have been awarded an “Honorary Doctorate” in 2013. Further investigation into this showed that the “Honorary Doctorate” had not been awarded by any accredited educational institution, but had come to him via a woman in Glastonbury. He also claimed to have worked with, and been inspired by, David “Avocado” Wolfe, the controversial American “food guru”. Abraham and Ella claim that they met at an event for raw food enthusiasts, where Abe says he felt an “immediate attract” to Ella’s children.
On his now-defunct blog, Abraham made some very strange claims about the properties of hemp, stating that it was the “elixir of life” and that it could be used as a direct substitute for blood transfusions.
Before he met Ella and the children, Abe had begun drawing some strange conclusions about hemp and its powers. His belief that hemp could be used as a blood substitute melded with his belief that hemp could be used to “cure”’ those who practise “satanic ritual abuse”. He later amended this to “hemp cures the effects of state-sponsored trauma-based mind control”.
Abraham and Ella met in May 2014, and within a few weeks he had begun regularly staying overnight at her house. As luck would have it, Ella just happened to have two children who Abraham would soon decide had been victims (and early practitioners) of the Satanic ritual abuse, for which he just so happened to have the perfect remedy. It seems probable that Abraham decided at some point to use Ella’s children as small spokes-people for the magical properties of hemp.
In one of the videos, he has the little boy say, “When I eat babies I feel weak, but when I drink hemp I feel strong”. This is a strange thing to say, unless it was to have been a calculated part of an “advertising campaign” for hemp as cure-all for “Satanic ritual abuse”.
Abraham as Ella’s knight in armour?
When Abraham met Ella, he quickly realised that she wanted to remove her ex from her life once and for all.
RD had taken her to court many times in the past to get access, and each time she’d thwarted him by claiming various things: she said he abused her, he abused her son, he hit her mother, he tried to kill her mother, he sexually abused the two kids…but these claims were always struck down when the case came to court, due to lack of evidence.
Now Ella was getting desperate because RD had applied to the court to gain full custody of the children, and Richie, the social worker involved, had given him a favourable reference. Ella’s fury with her ex-partner was evident.
Abe wanted to make an impression on his new girlfriend, so he decided to help her ensure that RD would leave her life and never return. Since all the standard ploys had already been exhausted, Abraham helped Ella concoct the worst possible abuse he could think of: Satanic ritual abuse, in a cult led by the children’s father.
As they “brainstormed” in Morocco, they added more and more people to the alleged cult (including the hapless Richie, who had dared give RD a favourable assessment of his parenting skills). They also included parents from Christ Church Primary School. Ella had experienced the parents as cliquish and stand-offish, and Abraham had had several clashes with parents and staff at the children’s school:
Abe’s relationship with the school was rocky, to say the least. On one occasion, he flew into a rage when he discovered that P and Q had been eating “off-limits” food (they were known in the school for constantly being hungry, and for taking food from other children and from garbage bins on occasion). Abe accused the school of “poisoning” the children, which unsurprisingly did not endear him to the staff there.
My source told me, “The children were already very much on the radar as being at risk. They openly discussed their fear of Abe. They also were constantly hungry and took other people’s food. All their classmates knew they hated Abe.” Apparently the school notified social services that the children were hungry and fearful of their mother’s boyfriend. “That’s why the headmistress and deputy were targeted so personally after they reported him.”
The kids said in that Abe and Ella would “brainstorm” constantly in Morocco, and this is where they concocted the stories of SRA, and then got the children to say things that would fit that narrative. They didn’t come up with the full story right away, but developed it over the month they were there. They would continue to add details to the story even after the children had been taken into protective custody by police.
Abe as occultist
Abraham liked to think of himself as a guru of sorts, as Ninorc pointed out above. He also believed himself something of an expert in Satanic lore, as Angela Power-Disney noted in a video she made about Ella and Abe:
When I was interviewing him to get the inside track on what is Satanic ritual abuse, I was being fed questions by Abraham which were far too knowledgeable. They were like inside info, like, “Ask if it’s the nine angles group of Satanists or ask if it’s the Frankists”