Hoax-promoting blog dies a timely death

Oh, gosh, how sad. Another Hampstead SRA hoax-promoting site has bitten the dust, gone the way of all things, rung down the curtain and joined the choir invisible. Yes, Aangirfan is dead and gone. The blog, supposedly run by a British woman who’d spent time in Indonesia, was one of the first to snap up…

The time has come, the coyote said…

Well, it’s that time of year again, and EC is packing his bags, stocking up on sunscreen, and humming to himself as he prepares for his annual vacation. But never fear, dear readers! In lieu of our daily posts here, we’ve scheduled a carefully curated series of repeats from the Hoaxtead Research vaults: we’re calling…

Would-be hacker leaves his calling card

It’s been some time since anyone attempted to hack this blog, but this past week we’ve weathered (successfully, we should add) two separate attacks. Granted, they came from the same person, who was apparently quite determined to find a vulnerability. As it happens, the hacker wound up telling us more about himself than he intended…

Hoaxtead Research: Three years on and going strong

We confess it’s hard to believe, but three years ago today, Scarlet Scoop hit “publish” on the very first post here at Hoaxtead Research. At 2,298 posts, nearly 1.3 million hits, and 94,000 comments from our readers, we’re going stronger than ever. Our goal, which we stated on the blog’s first birthday, is “to stand up and say…

Miles learns a valuable lesson about Angela

Many years ago when El Coyote was but a pup, wise old Ma Coyote used to say, “If your friend gossips about everybody to you, you can be certain that eventually she’ll gossip to everybody about you”. (She also had some choice advice about roadrunners and gravity, but we won’t get into that now.) Ma…

Angela Power-Disney’s blog suspended

Yesterday we learned that Angela Power-Disney’s blog, Angelascaches.org, has been suspended. It is unclear whether the blog disappeared because of a defamation or harassment complaint—and we can think of many people who’d have grounds for either—or because Angela has been failing to pay her blog-hosting bills. Or perhaps she failed to renew her domain registration…but…