So who is Truthspider? This was posted on LISK.com October 2011:

GQ Magazine UK Article About The Long Island Serial Killer Case

The article is informative yet it also contains this entertaining twist;

Remember the movie “Dinner For Schmucks” where the corporate execs bring these people who they know are idiots together for a dinner party where the idiots have no clue they are being made fun of? Well this GQ magazine article features real life “Idiots” who agreed to be interviewed for the article because they thought that GQ seriously was interested in their so called “Expertise”.

I don’t know which idiot I find to be the most pathetic. It’s either the two self-declared superheroes “Zero” and “Shade” in their full body uniforms or the poor weasel amateur detective from Long Island named Brendan Murphy who is driving around the beach in his bullet proof van spying on the residents with the van’s built in periscope!!!!

These idiots are really entertaining. Sick part is, not one of them realized that they were being made a mockery of when they agreed to the interviews and photo shoots?

Now here is the really sick part- I joined that website Websleuths.com to view the posts made by Brendan Murphy as he mentions in the GQ article. I have identified him as having the username “TRUTHSPIDER” on that website. Sick thing is, this guy is OBSESSED with Dr. Charles Peter Hackett. He is so obsessed with the doctor that his avatar photo on Websleuths is a picture of the doc. I also found numerous discussions where this guy Brendan “Truthspider” Murphy (if that is even his real name) has posted all sorts of fake information about Dr. Hackett. It’s almost as if he is trying to frame Dr. Hackett for Shannan Gilbert’s disappearance as well as all of the LISK murders.

Even crazier, in that GQ magazine article and on Websleuths, Brendan Truthspider Murphy admits that he has strong ties to law enforcement and a thorough knowledge of law enforcement because his dad is a former prosecutor for the district attorney’s office and has very much political pull because he now works for one of the largest law firms on Long Island. Likewise, Brendan Murphy admits that he has a thorough knowledge of Gilgo, Oak Beach and the entire Jones Island area from Jones beach to Robert Moses because his grandfather built over 80 homes there and Brendan was involved his whole childhood with constructing docks and bridges.

The article talks about the former drug enforcement agency van that he purchased. It’s bullet proof, sound proof, has a battery well and a dry ice pellet air conditioning system as well as a periscope. Sounds to me like it’s the perfect crime scene on wheels. He can abduct someone and park that van anywhere to murder someone without anyone on the outside knowing what’s going on or having the ability to stop him. And since it looks like a law enforcement vehicle and since he portrays himself as an “amateur detective” who is hot on this case, he can easily pretend he is law enforcement without anyone thinking otherwise.

At the very least, someone had better alert the authorities or Dr. Hackett’s family to be on the lookout for this stalker and his 1989 Ford Econoline van. This person clearly has something wrong with him. just look at how he is holding his hands in that photo in the magazine. it’s as if the GQ magazine editors are sending a message to all of us that they keyed in on this character for a reason.

Submitted through email by: Lance

When I read this post the first thing I thought was, SOME ONE ELSE CALLED ZERO?

So let me just state now, I am not this Zero.


And now that I just went and read this article in GQ (link above), I again want to say, I am not that Zero.

I also wonder who ” William Wallace” is. The article says he is (or was, the article is from November 2011) a poster on LISK.com, but unfortunately I have never seen any post or comments by this Screen Name, but it seems we do have our Truthspider, at least that’s what was portrayed on LISK.com, with the Screen Name  “Brendan”  posting there. But as we have seen and will see, any one can be anyone on LISK.com.

For now let’s assume that  the SN Brendan on LISK.com is also Truthspider and he is the guy interviewed in this GQ article, or if not Brendan then maybe John as was recently posted on MM7’s blog.

Margaret      Sherick says:

February 20, 2013 at 8:57 pm  and by the way all you dumb asses wasting your time writing useless shit on this blog, Truthspider is not Brendan Murphy. TRUTHSPIDER IS JOHN MURPHY. His dad is DANIEL J BYRNES, a NYS SUPREME COURT LAW CLERK for a judge in the Riverhead Supreme court. His brother, MICHAEL MURPHY was a LIFE GUARD for many years before he joined the Navy. JOSEPH SCALISE (FLUKEYOU) is the DIRECTOR OF LIFEGUARDS for long Island. That is how FLUKEYOU and TRUTHSPIDER have a connection.



Now go back to whatever useless shit it is that you old farts do and also stop writing about AMANDA!!!

So maybe Flukeyou and Truthspider aren’t the same, but two guys who joined together to help solve this, one a sleuther/private detective with a SUPER SCOOBY VAN and a resident from the community who knew a lot about other’s who lived in it. This would make Flukeyou the very person that many have been hinting at for a long time… Joey Scalise.

Too Close To Home


its ok for brendan to call me a twit. its ok for fluke to accuse his neighbors falsely. if i point out a lie – I am argumentive.

it is MY OPINION that flukeyou is – at the very least – involved in this case. MY OPINION that FLUKEYOU is deliberately misleading readers. that is not an attack – it is my opinion.

i would still like to hear ONE THING that i was wrong about. and a shred of evidence to support any of the claims that flukeyou has stated as FACT.

but this will most likely be deleted.

too close to home on March 6th, 2012 at 7:56 am

Too Close To Home strongly disagreed with Flukeyou, and the two of them would argue back and forth through comments, Flukeyou commenting on his belief the Doc was guilty and Too Close commenting that Fluke was trying to frame the Doc.  So who was this Too Close To Home who had his own inside info and was coming after the Fluke? Flukeyou had some ideas:

To close to “canning”

Flukeyou on June 28th, 2011 at 8:04 pm

This seems to imply that Flukeyou thinks Too Close might be one of his neighbors he has placed at the Brewer house in earlier comments. But Too Close say’s no:

flukyou – nope…is paranoia setting in yet?

I do not live at OB, although it was my stomping grounds of yesteryear. I have met some of the people that flukyou has mentioned , but do not “know” them. I still have some ties to the community and know the basic geographical layout, however, some houses are newer, so some minor changes. I have been reading this site for a long time: my only goal to help in anyway to catch this creep. I only post if I know a fact to be true..or to answer any questions that I can. I know that there are a few intelligent minds here.. the vector control ditches were not excavated until March and the one that flukyou speaks of near the Dr.s house was done in May. they were done becasue they were inaccessible – you couldn’t get to them to treat them for mosquito population. The video cameras are on a loop that tapes over itself. there is ONE shed, located in a small park behind the mailboxes. it doesn’t have a lock and is used to store seasonal decorations and some basketballs, etc.. stuff for the park. everyone has access to it. flukyou has a better knowledge because he lives there – but – definately is manipulating truths…and that is making me look a lot harder at him..there are more reasons to look at him, and im hoping LE picks up on it..dont want to say too much because if LE is on at least one toe (doubtful) they will..

too close to home on June 29th, 2011 at 8:22 am

And what else did Too Close have to say:

omg! I just thought of something…flukyou grew up at OB and West Islip..attended W.Islip schools. JB grew up in W. Islip – same age group(40′s) – flukyou was a mate at captree in his 20′s… worked in the city… but the bigger question, the one that s got my wheels turning.. is WHY? WHY take truths and weave tales.. why point so many fingers? why all of a sudden? where was flukyou for the last 13months if he knew so much? and why did we not hear of him getting that reward money?

too close to home on June 29th, 2011 at 8:37 am

Too Close had an eye on Fluke and at one point seemed to have caught him in “Sock Puppetry“. On Feb. 8th of 2012 Flukeyou posted 2 comments in a row, in a post made by JENNY:


just another post to say f#$% the poster calling themself Brendan with a capital B, they aren’t me. I have followed what you have said and watched since May how many of the things you stated about this case later become public knowledge. This makes you credible, unlike the others in this wasteland of garbage information.

Flukeyou on February 8th, 2012 at 7:46 pm


I stand behind Fluke all the way. 2c2h really seems to be hiding something and every time Flukeyou points this out he goes nuts! Stay strong Fluke.

Salty is right on —- 2 close has a lot of info that he’s not sharing with LE in order to protect his gang buddies

Flukeyou on February 8th, 2012 at 7:56 pm

Too Close To Home saw these and thought he caught Fluke forgetting to change his Screen Name before sending these comments to himself:


just another post to say f#$% the poster calling themself Brendan with a capital B, they aren’t me. I have followed what you have said and watched since May how many of the things you stated about this case later become public knowledge. This makes you credible, unlike the others in this wasteland of garbage information.

Flukeyou on February 8th, 2012 at 7:46 pm

look – fluke forgot to change his name when commenting to himself. not the first time.

too close to home on March 1st, 2012 at 11:22 am

Too Close reposted Fluke’s comment to show everyone. And I have to admit it looks to me like someone pretending to be someone eles talking to him. This seems to be a perfect example of a Sock Puppet… so who was this comment suppose to be from?

Brendan would soon after reply to Too Close:

@too close, that was fluke retweeting my post to him, we are not the same, smh twit

brendan on March 2nd, 2012 at 7:47 am

A good explanation, but I’m not sure I buy it, and I’m pretty sure Too Close didn’t ither. For one, Flukeyou never says in the comments “this is a tweet from Brendan” or anything like that to explain his posted comments, and I would think he would have wanted to state that he was posting something tweeted to him, if only to stop such confusion. Is it me or did we just find at least one of these Sock Puppets? Was and is Truthspider and Flukeyou one and the same? Well TruthSpider was already known to be Brendan Murphy, an amateur detective from Long Island who had been interviewed for an article in GQ Magazine, but Too Close and others would hint at Flukeyou being someone else. An Oak Beach resident named Joey Scalise. So if Flukeyou was Truthspider who were they? Brendan or Joey?



Doc’s family, canning family, coletti family, Gambino family, Newman family, brewer and Pak have the information of who was really at the party that night….this also starts to explain the actions of these families during the critical period between SG knocking on BB’s door and the police arriving…and why they’re all now tangled together in a web of lies.
 Flukeyou on August 20th, 2011 at 8:35 pm

As you see in the comment above, posted by Flukeyou over a year and a half ago, Fluke was working on more than sleuthing. He seemed to have knowledge about the night Shannan Gilbert disappeared. It also seemed  known to other posters that Flukeyou was or had been a resident of The Oak Beach private community where Shannan had disappeared from. And many posters would ask for info from him. A poster by the name of Truthspider agreed with Flukeyou on his suspiciousness of the neighbors in this community. And they both seemed to narrow in on one main suspect:


Dear Santa,

When the LISK is arrested please make the news headlines read:

“Hero with real world foster care experience blows whistle on fraudulent Doctor and his phony halfway house.”

“Shannan Gilbert awarded a posthumous Prezidential Medal of Freedom for fraud detection and preventing countless more deaths.”



The above post was made under the name Brendan, the supposed “real” name of a sleuther from Websleuths.com. It was posted in December of 2011 and one of the only comments made on it was from Flukeyou:

I concur….

Flukeyou on December 18th, 2011 at 5:50 pm

It seems that the 2 sites ( longislandserialkiller.com and Websleuths.com) were about to connect, at least with a few sleuthers, and a POI (person of interest) was beginning to become an ongoing debate and the start off much mud-slinging and airing of dirty laundry.

It would become clear that both Flukeyou and Truthspider believed Dr. Hackett to be Shannan’s killer and that many of the Oak Beach residents knew and were in someway helping to cover it up.

So here we have 2 sites and 2 screen names that are about to start circumstances a rollin’ to where both sites would have to remove posters, change how they run, and one of the sites would eventually shut down. And right away some posters thought somtething was up…

Hmmmm….this ‘Truthspider’ guy from WEBSLEUTHS, aka “Brendan Murphy”…the one with the Obsession with PH….
You mean to tell me there’s ANOTHER ONE who has an Obsession with PH….???

There is one here that is Obsessed with the DR. as well, AND
I will go so far (as some others would agree) as to FRAME him for something he DID NOT DO.

Hmmmmmm…….As you say Cheryl, on here, People can be-whoever they want.

Deee on January 1st, 2012 at 2:31 am

And there were “others” that agreed…



The first post I read on LISK.com was from the screen name Mysterymom7 (to save typing I will follow suit and use the abbreviation MM7 a lot). The post was not unlike others written about the Long Island case, but as I started reading the comments I discovered some strange back and forths between some of the posters. I covered alot of this part in my other blog and I don’t want to start off this blog repeating every thing from that blog, so I’ll just use this post to once againg give a link to MM7’s blog “Catching LISK”:


Her side of this story as well as lots of insights on this case are well worth reading. And she posts links to here so she can’t be as bad a PS149 says. Seriously though,  MM7 seems to be seeking TRUTH and I highly compliment anyone who dares to do so.

We will come back to this part of the story, but first let’s take a look back…

Unusual Suspects

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Screen Names, the Internet’s anonymous posters. We all have them, on Facebook or AOL, for blogs and IMs. Some  use our real names or a nick name, while others make up alter egos. There were lots of screen names on the LISK site, some had been there awhile, others came and went. These are some of the screen names from the LISK site of whose posts and comments will be discussed in this blog.  (in no special order)
Also the screen names Jim Jones and Truth Spider although I am not sure I have read any of their posts, directly.

There others as well from comments left on Mysterymom7’s blog as well as mine. These usually taking screen names from the actual case. We will get to these later. And I’m sure some new ones will be added.

Sock Puppets & Trolls


If you have read my other blog, or been to MM7’s blog or LISK.com you have heard the phrase “Sock Puppet“. The Urban Dictionary‘s definition of Sock Puppet is as follows:

1.  Sock Puppet

An account made on an internet message board, by a person who already has an account, for the purpose of posting more-or-less anonymously.

2. Sock Puppet
1: A fake personality, usually a ‘friend’ or ‘sister,’ created by a drama queen/king for the sake of defending him/herself against others in an online forum.
2: Someone who might be an actual person but behaves like the above, defending someone who really deserves no defense.
After mskyootie44 left the board in a snit, she made a sock puppet claiming to be her sister that told us we should all be ashamed of how mean we were because mskyootie was cutting herself in the bathroom
Kind of a harsh example left there, but it helps with understanding the phrase, especially as it was used in association with the LISK site. Some of the posters believed that other comments were being left by “Sock Puppets”.  And while there are plenty of examples of where it does indeed look like sock puppets are at work, others insist that these are just “Trolls” and should just be ignored. What does the Urban dictionary have to say about Trolls?
1. Trolls
One who posts a deliberately provocative message to a newsgroup or message board with the intention of causing maximum disruption and argument
2. Trolls
One who purposely and deliberately (that purpose usually being self-amusement) starts an argument in a manner which attacks others on a forum without in any way listening to the arguments proposed by his or her peers. He will spark of such an argument via the use of ad hominem attacks (i.e. ‘you’re nothing but a fanboy’ is a popular phrase) with no substance or relevance to back them up as well as straw man arguments, which he uses to simply avoid addressing the essence of the issue.
So, they are close to the same thing, the general difference being, the reason they do it.  A sock puppet has motives behind what they do, while trolls just like to mess with people. At least that’s how I read it.
And to me I see reason to believe both were/are going on here. The hard part is deciphering between the 2. One or more of these posters are very good at what they do. It is almost impossible to know who is who. There are some ways, which we will later discus, to connect them however.  But now that sites and posts are disappearing it is a little harder to do.  It’s a Riddle Wrapped In A Mystery Inside An Enigma.  Shall we get started?



If you try to click on to http://www.longislandserialkiller.com this is what you’ll see.


Due to the lack of sensitivity and the amount
of people who this website has offended it is being disabled. This website was
started to help bring more attention to case and help catch the Long Island
Serial Killer but it obviously has not. We who created this website do not feel
like running it anymore due to the amount of emails and negative responses it
has received.
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience.

When I started blogging about the posts I’d read on this site I had no idea I would be writing about its final days. But that’s what ended up happening. Some say it will return after things settle down (not sure what that means, I guess by most they mean when TROLLS get bored and have moved on to something else) But for now it is gone, and with it, it’s sister page on Facebook: Catch The Long Island Killer. Unfortunately I had only been to that site twice before it shut down. But it seemed like many similar posting was going on there, and since there are Facebook pages connected to these, I would have liked to read over it much more.
I did though, as I tirelessly keep posting, read a lot of stuff from longislandserialkiller.com. The site was basically separated into 2 parts. Articles written by those involved with the site, which included news articles etc. The other part were articles sent in by reader as emails to the site. Both the reader stuff and the site stuff had a comment section, and that is where things got serious, how serious? Heres a comment from one of these posts:
imagine how far the s family took it for their neighbors to even consider it. twisted bunch. gee, joey why not tell the story of how your parents met? open the can and the worms come out.
flukeyou claims not to be who i say he is. so what about that video on chanel 11? the one of you punking gus, right after his knee replacement. sure made you feel like a big man huh? hmmm? did you think that went away? think again. might be a good idea not to physically assault your neighbors on camera, and then speak about it on facebook. you outted yourself. little joey.

The personal info thrown back and forth in these comments, which seem not only to accuse people of being frauds, but to connect them to the case as well, contradicts itself sometimes but other times seemed to hit on some truths about both the case and these posters. We are gonna look at some of those posts here and try to figure them out as well as understand the motives of some of these posts. Before we get started, there is something I need to get out of the way first…



This blog is not about catching a serial killer or solving any murders. It is a closer look at something I had originally blogged about in a three part blog called “Catfish & Serial Killers”  See link below.


The primary focus will be about the now removed site “longislandserialkiller.com” and a group of bloggers and sleuthers who seemed to be very close to the case. Some of them could have information that could crack the case wide open! Of course that depends on which screen names could be trusted and which ones had ulterior motives.

Craigslist, Facebook, Twitter, Blogs, Etc.

These are also places I would like to explore in this blog and their different connections to the case.

Please feel free to comment with any and all input, especially those who were part of the posts on longislandserialkiller.com.