Rumours of EC’s arrest are greatly exaggerated

Was it desperation for blog hits, wishful thinking, or some toxic combination of the two which inspired Matt Taylor’s recent act of boneheaded buffoonery? Either way, there was much hilarity here at Hoaxtead HQ when we learned that he’d been claiming that EC had been arrested and had her computer equipment seized in a dawn…

Devine & Carvath: A match made in hell?

Yesterday we wrote about Andy Devine’s deep disappointment at having been abandoned and betrayed by some people he had considered his allies. Not only have the Pendragons turned on him, but now Gordon Bowden, whose Finchley Rd obsession Devine had adopted as one of his key buzzwords, has distanced himself as a result of allegations…

‘Hoaxtead trolls’: Why they see us everywhere

It’s an interesting phenomenon: as the core group of supporters of the Hampstead SRA hoax diminishes, their propensity to claim that anybody who believes differently is a “Hoaxtead troll” increases. What exactly is a Hoaxtead troll? The definition seems to differ depending on who makes the claim. In general, it seems that to attain the…

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…

St Anthony and the Russian bride

Well, another day, another fatwa. According to his latest overblown missive, direct to you from a cave in India (alleged), Anthony G. Pike has declared war on Hoaxtead Research: Not for the first time, we wondered: who is this lunatic, and what’s his game? Why does he claim to live in a cave? Why did…

Hoax supporters react to Sabine McNeill sentence

It’s not as if this wasn’t wholly predictable: within minutes of the announcement of Sabine McNeill’s nine-year sentence being handed down, the first howls of rage were detected…all the way over in Greece. Andy “Make Mine a Double” Devine was first out of the gate, slugging back the vino while expressing his outrage at Sabine’s…