Last week I posted a link to this disturbing video which appeared on YouTube and was quickly doing the rounds on such sites as David Icke’s site and The Atlantean Conspiracy. In it, two children (8 and 9) from Hampstead, a well-to-do area of London, allege that they have been abused in “satanic” ceremonies led by their father, and involving local teachers and priests and up to 100 others. The acts alleged rape, the sacrifice and consumption of babies, and that the members wore shoes made of baby skin, echoing the wildest claims of the McMartin Preschool Trial and the Satanic Ritual Abuse Scare of the 1990s:
According to the Daily Mail, the video was watched some 4 million times, the local church was searched for evidence, and local police were stationed at the school in question. On the 19th of March, however, Mrs Justice Pauffley ruled in the Family Court that the only abuse suffered by the children had been at the hands of their mother, Ella Draper, and her partner Abraham Christie, who had coached the children and forced them to make the allegations in order to deny their father, Draper’s former partner, access. Draper and Christie were not present, and are believed to have gone into hiding in order to avoid prosecution. The judge stated that (the full ruling can be read here):
I am able to state with complete conviction that none of the allegations are true. I am entirely certain that everything Ms Draper, her partner Abraham Christie and the children said about those matters was fabricated. The claims are baseless. Those who have sought to perpetuate them are evil and / or foolish.
Many are perpetuating those claims, however. From Richard Bartholomew I learned that a group of 20 or 30 protesters turned up last Sunday to the church attached to the Hampstead school, and commenced to harangue the church-goers, shouting the children’s names and even performing prayers.
A blog has been started (whistleblowerkids.uk which seems to be the public face, along with the more research-focussed hampsteadresearch.wordpress.com) to act as a hub for continuing support of the original claim, led by Belinda McKenzie and Sabine McNeill. McKenzie has been a leading promoter of the very similar Holly Grieg case, as well as the supposedly extraterrestrial-human hybrid “Starchild skull“, and is something of a focal point for UK conspiracists, having helped David Icke, David Shayler and Tony Farrell. Whistleblower kids states (emphasis added):
If what the children say is true then there is a widespread paedophilic cult at large, not just in the London but across the UK and in other countries. The children use the word cult but have also stated that it is some kind of religion. They allege that this cult traffics and murders babies. It seems that this cult mainly runs in families
A religion, then, that runs in secret, has enormous power to cover its tracks and (by implication) has done for a long time. The Hidden Hand…