Unmasking “Jason Streatham”

Yesterday we revealed the identity of Araya Soma (aka Araya Manna, aka Ninon Dulac): turns out her real name is Laurence Lavie, and she’s currently wanted by Somerset police for failing to attend her trial on drugs charges. Today, we thought we’d take a look at one of the lesser-known Hoaxtead trolls, who’s been uttering…

How the internet can magnify mental illness

A couple of days ago, regular reader Jake Blake posted a very interesting video in the comments section. Created by MrMentalInertia, a self-confessed reformed conspiracy theorist, the video describes the strange internet phenomenon known as “gang-stalking”—or at least, it describes the people who believe that such a thing as gang-stalking exists. We highly recommend that…

Hampstead weather: Cloudy with a risk of archons

In our “Just When You Think You’ve Seen it All” department…. Yesterday a kind reader pointed out a blog we’d never seen before, in which an “intuitive artist” named Joanna Whitney, who keeps body and soul together by helping people choose paint colours in a home improvement store in Denver, Colorado, has claimed that Hampstead…

The Sandy Papers 2: How it all came crashing down

Last week this blog received an email from Mel Ve, co-owner of the Conscious Consumer Network (CCN). Attached to that email was a transcript of Skype texts between Mel and Angela Power-Disney, who was sacked from CCN in January. We’ve been bringing our readers excerpts from that transcript, in an effort to better understand the…

What makes the Hoaxtead mob tick?

A couple of weeks ago we passed the second anniversary of the day Sabine released the videos of RD’s children online, kicking off the social media firestorm that would become Hoaxtead. At the time, no one except the original hoaxters realised that an online smear campaign had begun, which would affect the lives of dozens…