Arson confirmed in ‘Pizzagate’ restaurant fire

The fire which broke out Wednesday evening at Comet Ping Pong, the Washington restaurant made famous by online conspiracy theorists in 2016, has been confirmed as arson, according to police and fire officials. Staff extinguished the fire before fire engines arrived, but subsequent investigation revealed “a box of matches and an open, partially full plastic…

Sean of SGT Report supports a self-confessed child abuser

Readers of this blog will be well aware of the strange affinity between many of the primary promoters of the Hampstead SRA hoax and various convicted paedophiles. You might recall just a few: Peter Hofschröer, convicted paedophile championed by Belinda McKenzie, Andy Peacher, Brian Gerrish, Neelu Berry, et al.; Christopher Charles Xavier Knight, for whom Belinda…

Was the Hampstead SRA hoax the thin edge of a wedge?

Although events behind it had been brewing for some time, most people were caught completely off guard when the Hampstead SRA hoax first broke in February 2015. Prior to the Hampstead allegations, the UK’s most recent allegations of Satanic ritual abuse had taken place in 2011 in Kidwelly, where four adults led by Colin Batley…

A new ‘war on terror’ taking shape online

It’s been a bad week for conspiraloons online, what with Alex Jones’ InfoWars having been given the old heave-ho from Apple, Facebook, Spotify, and YouTube (though Twitter hasn’t removed him and claims it has no plans to do so). When asked about the decision to remove InfoWars, Facebook and Apple cited concerns about hate speech, which they have…

Becki Percy follows a well-worn path

Yesterday’s post about false SRA claimant Becki Percy attracted a lot of very interesting comments and sparked a great deal of discussion. One thing which struck us very forcefully was that while Becki managed to incorporate certain well-known tropes which have been used by other adult SRA claimants since the early 1980s, she also managed…

The decline and fall of Becki Percy, SRA claimant

We were rather late to the show in the case of the latest SRA claimant/wannabe cause célèbre Becki Percy, but it seems that the Twitter tide has now begun to turn against the plucky young woman from Hull. We really only became aware of Poor Becki via a blog which has been hilariously caricaturing some of her…

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…