On flame wars and ‘Hoaxtead trolls’

In the four years that this blog has been online, we’ve occasionally found our name wrongly associated with activities that we didn’t commit and don’t endorse. An extreme example would be John Paterson’s claim that someone “from Hoaxtead” punched him outside Southwark Crown Court during Sabine’s trial, and his subsequent barrage of threats and demands…

The pain of living with a conspiracy cultist

An interesting feature of WordPress (and most likely other brands of) blogs is that the admins are able to see the sites from which visitors are referred. We don’t bother with it often, but yesterday we just happened to notice we’d had a number of visits from Reddit. Our curiosity piqued, we went to check…

Could pro-vegan videos inspire part of kids’ stories?

Last month we looked at the very real cults in which Ella Gareeva Draper, mother of RD’s children, has been involved. We discussed her participation in the Russian “gold-digger academies”, as well as her devotion to Ching Hai, a Vietnamese woman who calls herself “Supreme Master” and runs a number of successful and lucrative businesses,…

Ella’s strange cult activities re-examined

Angela Power-Disney does waffle on, doesn’t she? The other day she published three videos in which she “exposed” her erstwhile friend and fellow Hoaxtead mobster Tracey Morris—literally hours of Angela droning on about Tracey’s various shenanigans. It’s Angie’s signature move, really: befriending somebody, singing their praises to the skies, and then turning on them and…

Is BRIDE Ministries a ‘Christian cult’?

Yesterday we introduced readers to the Texas-based charismatic/evangelical organisation ‘BRIDE Ministries’, where Angela Power-Disney states she received counselling for a year from an unqualified “biblically based coach” named Linda Craig. Today we’re going to look a bit more deeply into the organisation, which describes itself as: a 501C-3 non-profit organization who produces a number of…

Charlotte Ward, Belinda, and the Musas

We don’t often think about our old adversary Charlotte Alton Ward, aka Jacqui Farmer, these days. However, on Tuesday one of the Hoaxtead mobsters (who shall remain nameless, but who looks as though he could use a good bath and a stint in rehab, say no more, say no more) posted something, ostensibly from Charlotte/Jacqui: As…

Is Hoaxtead an ‘internet prophecy cult’?

One aspect of the Hampstead SRA hoax which many of us have trouble grasping is how people can maintain their seemingly intractable belief in such an utterly improbable story, for more than three years now. Scarlet Scoop first mooted the idea of the true believers as a kind of cult, and it’s a thought we’ve…