On accepting allegations at face value

One problem we all face when presented with information online is very basic: how do do we distinguish fact from fiction? The question becomes especially difficult when the information validates our own biases. For example, over the past week we have heard a number of disturbing things about Wesley Hall. We’ve heard that he falsely…

Wesley’s ‘room wanted’ advert gives him away

Things never stay the same for long in Hoaxtead Land: last evening we received word that Abraham Christie’s brand-spiffing-new Twitter page had been suspended, presumably because Abe just cannot help being Abe. He was attempting to suck up to Brian Harvey by denouncing Ian Puddick, which was entertaining to watch, but it’s even more enjoyable…

Where is Wesley Hall? A strange silence

Late last week we published two posts detailing how Hampstead SRA hoaxer Wesley Hall had used fear and emotional blackmail to extort a considerable amount of money from a doctor’s wife who’d befriended him in Burnley, Lancashire. The story so far… The first post detailed Wesley’s false claim that the doctor had hired him and…

Investigating the ‘Original Dirty 30’

One of the more startling comments which Angela Power-Disney made last week to interviewer Jason Goodman of “Crowdsourcing the Truth” was her revelation that at the inception of the Hampstead SRA hoax, a group of about 30 people had been involved in promoting the Hampstead Research blog run by “Jacqui Farmer”. During that interview, Angela said, “The…

RD’s children safe & well, but Wesley Hall ‘feels sick’

If you knew of two children who you believed had been terribly abused and had then disappeared from public view, but who unexpectedly reappeared a few years later, clearly healthy, smiling, and proud, how would you respond? Most normal people would be relieved, delighted, happy, not only because the children had obviously survived their difficult…