Here’s the post that hopefully will answer the biggest questions people have about this whole mess: how do we know that Chris Izer-B* is Razing Ruth, Possummomma, Penn Mommy, Jhawksgirl(1) and Scarlett75? This is a doozy of an entry and I am only discussing the highlights. I will flesh out elements of this entry in future entries because I really think that if I throw it all out there at once, it will become a muddled mess.
Before I begin in earnest, I need to state emphatically that a lot of the research I am going to present here has been done by others. I am just collecting it into one place. Many thanks to FJ users Carla Bruni, Polabear, Curious and Lainey for the information I share here.
So let’s do it. Let’s Deconstruct Ruth.
All of the user names involved have many things in common. Among them are Bakersfield IP addresses (Ruth attended CSU in Bakersfield, the college where Chris Izer-B*’s ex-husband worked before he moved to the Chicago area), one IP address that is used by several distinct users, and a common disease – lupus. Possummomma is clear in her blog that has a form of lupus called SLE. Some of the names refer back to Chris Izer-B* in URLs or basic searches. It’s labyrinthine but I will do my best to convey this information as clearly as I can. If anything seems the least bit confusing, don’t hesitate to ask questions.
Chris Izer-B* and Possummomma/Penn Mommy
The link between Chris Izer-B* and Possummomma is easy enough to show. A user called Possummomma has a Pinterest account. A photo of Chris Izer-B* in a graduation gown is the user picture on both of the accounts. In the event that these accounts are deleted, I have screen shots to demonstrate, but in the interest of time-saving, I will just direct people to the sites themselves. (In fact, I have screen shots for just about everything I will write about – should any of the material get deleted, let me know and I will edit screen shots and insert them.)
The Internet has references to Chris B* being Possummomma, and some of them have nothing to do with any sort of scandal. Check out this one – scroll to the bottom. Possummomma also drops her last name in her own blog, wherein she reveals her son’s last name. Again, do not replicate her children’s names – if she saw fit to mention her own son’s whole name, that is her right, but I don’t want it repeated on this blog.
But some of the references have to do with the Penn Mommy/Possummomma scandal that was uncovered by the snark site The Gosselins Do Not Need Our Pity. Don’t worry, I will discuss the whole Penn Mommy/Possummomma scandal in the fullness of time, but for this purposes of this entry, I am just going to hit the highlights. A woman who called herself Penn Mommy engaged in strange and suspicious behaviors on GDNNOP, causing the mods to investigate. The investigations showed that Penn Mommy had posted using a Bakersfield, CA IP address. Because the site’s rules prohibited releasing the IP addresses, I do not have that information. But in the investigation, several people mentioned the name Chris B* and the name possummomma.
As the mods investigated the scandal on their site, they found proof that Penn Mommy is indeed Possummomma. Here’s some relevant information, important parts bolded:
Although we were suspicious of this IP address for many weeks, we did not have it confirmed as Penn Mommy until she posted here herself on September 26th – Comment # 6. Again, she posted late in the evening and it was very easy to trace who was posting. William Haas also posted on this site on 09/28/08. The sitemeter showed the same IP address on for a short period of time when his comment was posted.
To date this IP address has posted under the names PennMommy, Becky Haas, Karen, Jhawksgirl1 and anonymous.
JHawsgirl1 also posted on our site on 9/28 claiming that she had a comment that did not go through. As stated above, her IP was the same as Penn Mommy. A google search of her screen name yielded some interesting results.
We received a tip from one of our bloggers who had found this website: CLICK HERE. Which belongs to none other than jhawksgirl1.
This person also is the owner of this website:http://possummomma.blogspot.com/ . Her writings are similar to the writer known as Penn Mommy.
Interesting, but where’s the link to Chris B*? From the same entry, bold added for emphasis:
Jhawksgirl/Possum Momma also has this picture of this young man on her public Picasa Web Album that appears to be recently added. http://picasaweb.google.com/bedellcl1975/LJSpecial#
The link is now dead but look at the name.
Weaker evidence, but still interesting is this comment from GWoP without Pity, name redaction not in original:
Anonymous said…Someone on the pig blog, mentioned that a Chris B* was Possum/PennMommy etc. Wasn’t Jayhawkgirl or whatever accused of being PennMommy? http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/registry.html?ie=UTF8&type=wishlist&id=2U393E8VTU9DShe is/was scarlett75 in other places.
I don’t know how much faith you can put in an anonymous comment and this is indeed all circumstantial evidence. But as I will show later when I have more time to devote to all the correlations, the extraordinary amount of circumstantial evidence in this case reaches the point of absurdity. A read through Possummomma’s blog shows many details that mesh with details of Chris Izer-B*’s life, from the number and age of her children, to the date of her divorce, to the very car she drives.
As a skeptic, this is enough for me to believe that Chris Izer-B* is behind the online name and blogger known as Possummomma. Possummomma will be discussed in detail when I can because that blog engaged in malingering and managed to raise a substantial amount of money for equipment to help manage a disease that it is doubtful that Chris Izer-B* actually suffers from.
Possummomma, Penn Mommy, Jhawksgirl and Scarlett75
In the evidence for Chris Izer-B* as Possummomma and Penn Mommy, we have proof linking her identity to Jhawksgirl1, that the IP address used for Penn Mommy was the same as the one for JHawksgirl and that JHawksgirl owned the site Possummomma. We also have that Picasa link that shows Chris B*’s name as the owner of pictures used by Jhawksgirl and Possummomma.
Also interesting is what happens when you Google “jhawksgirl bakersfield.” You get a hit on Christina Izer.
But less circumstantial is information straight from the source in chat session. Here is a file link to the information as a whole so you can see the entire thing, if you want. Thanks to Curious from Free Jinger for cutting it down to show the pertinent parts. I’ve bolded areas of particular interest.
[13:36] * scarlett75 has joined #nonprophets
[13:36] <scarlett75> hi all
[13:36] <rudeboy> hello
[13:36] <scarlett75> how are you, this week, rudeboy?
[13:36] <rudeboy> feeling slightly better than last week
[13:37] <scarlett75> that’s good.
[13:37] <rudeboy> slept almost ten hours this morning, which is odd for me
[13:37] <scarlett75> btw – I can’t remember if I usually sign in here as jhawksgirl or scarlett75.
[13:38] <scarlett75> WOW! Ten hours.
[13:38] <rudeboy> yeah, I usually do 6-7 hours regularly
[13:38] <scarlett75> I’ve been averaging about five hours, over the last year.
[13:38] <scarlett75> Sucks
[13:38] <rudeboy> I’m thinking I may be fighting off some infection or something
[13:38] <scarlett75> could be
[13:38] <rudeboy> Well, I’ve been feeling run down for several weeks now
[13:38] <scarlett75> that’s too bad
[13:39] <scarlett75> any other symptoms?
[13:39] <rudeboy> and since I have zero health care, I cannot go to a doctor to get diagnosed
[13:39] <rudeboy> no, just a general tiredness
[13:39] <scarlett75> no fevers?
[13:39] <rudeboy> no
[13:39] <scarlett75> you’re probably right then…just run down
[13:39] <rudeboy> this “condition” makes me cranky though
[13:40] <scarlett75> understandable
[13:40] <rudeboy> that makes it tough when I have to deal with customers at the store
[13:40] <scarlett75> I have lupus and spend most of my days in bed… it tends to make one a little edgy
[13:41] <rudeboy> oh… that makes my problems small ones compared to your own.
[13:47] <scarlett75> despite the fact that it’s 99 degrees today, i wanted soup. Spinach Artichoke Dip equals love
[13:47] <rudeboy> for me, that’s a meal in iteself
[13:48] <rudeboy> we’re lucky, L.A. is cooling off this weekend
[13:48] <rudeboy> fogged in two mornings in a row
[13:48] <scarlett75> Bakersfield, here
[13:48] <rudeboy> oh, right
[13:48] <scarlett75> I used to live in Ventura. Love the fog
[13:48] <rudeboy> Blazing Bakersfield
[13:48] <scarlett75> keeps things nice and cool
[13:48] <rudeboy> yeah, it would
[13:49] <scarlett75> can’t wait for the show to start.
[13:49] <rudeboy> yep
[14:19] <rudeboy> which explains current xtianity
[14:20] <scarlett75> OH OH. You guys have to check out my blog…totally ties into this discussion
[14:20] <atxcats> holy spooks!
[14:20] <rudeboy> where are the “thing’s” credentials?
[14:20] <atxcats> link, scarlett?
[14:20] <Aerik> I don’t write to my blog nearly as often as I say I would or should
[14:20] <scarlett75> possummomma.blogspot.com/
[14:20] <rudeboy> so you got blogged down on the job
Okay, let’s go over all of the information we learned from this chat session. Scarlett75 is unsure if her ID on the chat site is Scarlett75 or Jhawksgirl. Scarlett75 lives in Bakersfield. Scarlett75 has lupus, just like Possummomma, but that aha! moment is rendered almost moot when she links directly to possummomma’s blog as her own. So with this one piece of information we know Scarlett75 is JHawksgirl and Possummomma. Possummomma is proven in the GDNNOP links to be Penn Mommy and Chris Izer-B*.
So right now we know that Possummomma —> Penn Mommy —> Scarlett75 —> Jhawksgirl —> Chris Izer-B*.
Because I know skeptics will question the difference between Jhawksgirl and Jhawksgirl1 (and you should question everything), a Google on “jhawksgirl1 bakersfield” should show that Chris Izer-B* has used both monikers. The first link I hit when I perform that Google is, very sad to say, a site devoted to deceased children. In the California listings, you will find this:
Chrisbjhawksgirl1@juno.com Lives in Bakersfield.
Chrisb lost Twins at 12 weeks Gestation
I hesitated listing this because this is a terribly sensitive subject, but given the near-obsession with sickness and dead children that Chris Izer-B* has demonstrated over the course of her blogging life, I decided I needed to get over my squeamishness because it’s going to come up again, especially in the discussion of Penn Mommy. But we now have another clear link between Chris Izer-B* and Jhawksgirl1 to go along with the information gathered by GDNNOP.
Chris Izer-B* as Razing Ruth
This is the one most of us are here for – how does Razing Ruth tie into all of this? Here we go.
This is another situation wherein there is definitive evidence that links Ruth’s IP address to shenanigans but we have to take Free Jinger’s word for part of it because they will not reveal Ruth’s IP address(es) because such an action would violate their TOS. However, Polabear, a tech team member on Free Jinger, put together ahandy list comparing Ruth’s reported travels on her blog to the travels Chris Izer-B* recently engaged in.
Ruth made comments on Free Jinger as she traveled to her new job in Chicago, and continued to make comments after she claimed she had arrived and was more or less settled. Polabear looked at all the IP addresses assigned to Ruth when she posted comments to Free Jinger. She then looked up all the places Ruth claimed to be when she blogged on Razing Ruth and when she commented on Free Jinger. Then Polabear looked up all the travel locations Chris Izer-B* mentioned in her Facebook. I am bolding the two most important entries in this IP travel log:
Locations via Razing Ruth:
May 26th, 2013 – says she is in UT. (IP used on Free Jinger matches this location)
May 27th, 2013 – camping in CO. (IP used on Free Jinger matches this location)
May 30th, 2013 – says she took I-80 east and was under a tornado warning (IP used on Free Jinger does not match)
June 2nd, 2013 – says tomorrow is her first day at the job, presumably she’s in the chicago area. (IP used on Free Jinger does not match)
Locations via Razing Ruth on FreeJinger:
May 26th, 2013 – says she is in St. George, UT. (IP used on Free Jinger matches)
May 27th, 2013 – says she is in CO and saw great sights. (IP used on Free Jinger matches)
May 28th, 2013 – says she took a wrong turn and will stop in Cheyenne, then take I-80 (IP used on Free Jinger matches, assuming she posted before reaching WY)
May 29th, 2013 – says she is under tornado warning in NE and waiting at a gas station to get her window repaired. (IP used on Free Jinger does not match)
June 1st, 2013 – says she will make it to Chicago tomorrow. Says a family brought her dinner at a NE KOA. (IP used on Free Jinger does not match)
June 2nd, 2013 – says she is in the Chicago burbs. (IP used on Free Jinger does not match)
June 13th, 2013 – last post before long break (IP used on Free Jinger matches)
June 21st, 2013 – says that she was in the hospital (IP used on Free Jinger does not match)
Locations via Chris Izer-B*’s Facebook
March 26, 2013 – says she is in the Chicago area (IP tracked on March 31st, 2013 from Free Jinger matches)
April 1, 2013 says she saw Rhea Perlman on a flight from chicago to lax
May 27th, 2013 – says she is outside of Grand Junction, CO (IP used on Free Jinger matches)
May 28th, 2013 – posts saying she went to Sonic. Posts pictures of the Great Divide (IP used on Free Jinger matches)
May 29th, 2013 – posts about staying in a tiny cabin with a heater in colorado. Then posts a picture of Scotts Bluff, NE. Later posts that she was in Mount Rushmore, SD. (IP used on Free Jinger matches)
May 30th, 2013 – posts that she stayed in De Smet, SD. (IP used on Free Jinger matches)
May 31st, 2013 – posts that she’s in Mower County, MN. (IP used on Free Jinger matches)
June 3rd, 2013 – posts an Iowan Prairie Fire (no IP on FJ)
June 12th, 2013 – posts that she’s under tornado warning, no location. (no IP on FJ, but June 13th IP used on Free Jinger matches Chicago area)
June 14th, 2013 – posts picture of kids in Ohio Cabin (no IP on FJ)
June 17th, 2013 – Lincoln Memorial (no IP on FJ)
June 18th, 2013 – Harpers Ferry, VA (no IP on FJ)
June 18th, 2013 – On the Appalachian Trail (no IP on FJ)
June 22nd, 2013 – Swimming in VA (IP used on Free Jinger matches)
June 24th, 2013 – Driving in OH (no IP on FJ)
June 26th, 2013 – Picture of Chicago skyline. (IP used on Free Jinger matches)
July 4th, 2013 – taking the train to downtown Chicago (IP used on Free Jinger matches)
This is very interesting information and is the best link between Ruth and Chris Izer-B*. Why would the IP addresses on Free Jinger not match to the locations Ruth herself reported as she was traveling? The obvious, non-scam answer, to me at least, is that Ruth was a woman traveling alone and feared that revealing her location could result in being stalked or harmed. Therefore she didn’t always report her location accurately.
But if that is the case, what on earth was the deal with the story that she shared in her last entry wherein she says a family found her and treated her to dinner at a location that doesn’t match the IP address she used when she posted on Free Jinger? That crosses over from prudent protection to making up stuff for the sake of making up stuff.
But more interesting to me are the IP addresses that match where Chris Izer-B* was during her travels. As I will show in another entry, Chris Izer-B*’s children reside near Chicago with her ex-husband, so we know why she was traveling. In fact, the court records will show exactly why Chris Izer-B* was in Chicago during March and June – she was visiting her kids as per court order. But that comes later.
For now, ask yourselves this: Why would Ruth’s IP address on June 22 show that she was in Virginia? According to the entry on her blog, she says, “I’m back at work and feeling pretty good.” She had just had surgery to remove her twisted ovary. So if she is recovering from surgery and back to work in a Chicago library, why would her IP address show her to be in Virginia when Chris Izer-B* was also swimming in Virginia?
Even more interesting, why did Ruth’s IP address show her to be in Chicago in March when Chris Izer-B* was there to visit her children? Ruth had a lapse in posting from the end of February through early April but when she returns on April 9, she does not mention that she had been to Chicago.
I hate to keep saying “I’ll discuss this later” but I want to quickly discuss something I will definitely discuss in depth later. Have you ever heard of “tells?” Most of us have heard of it in terms of playing cards. A bad player is full of “tells.” Like he twitches his nose when he has a good hand and raises an eyebrow when he has a bad hand, and communicates what he’s thinking via those small movements? All of the blogs associated with Chris Izer-B* are full of tells and Ruth lets one slip in her April 9th entry. (ETA: Chris is scrubbing the Razing Ruth site and the April 9th entry appears to be deleted. Here’s the copy of the entry.)
Before the job in Chicago is even a possibility, she says that if her father dies, her family will move to Illinois. What a bizarre thing for a family to say. I guess some families are that pragmatic and begin to plan how they will spend the rest of their lives after a death when the person is still alive, but this seems to me to be a tell. Chris Izer-B* had been thinking a lot about Illinois. She had just returned from Illinois after seeing her kids and was going to go back in less than three months. I think mentioning a family potentially being in Illinois is a “tell.”
Chris Izer-B. made two serious mistakes in posting as Ruth when she was in Chicago back in March and posting as Ruth when she was in Virginia on June 22. Those two errors make it clear to me that Chris Izer-B* is Ruth.
Which means that Chris Izer B* —> Razing Ruth —> Possummomma —> Penn Mommy —> Scarlett75 —> Jhawksgirl —> Chris Izer-B*.
I know that this is a lot of circumstantial evidence, but circumstantial evidence sends people to jail every single day. This is only a small part of the circumstantial evidence that exists to show that Chris Izer-B* has been engaging in Munchausen by Internet for at least eight years. And of course, if you don’t want to take the evidence gathered by a Free Jinger member regarding the IP address information, then none of this will mean anything to you.
But it means a lot to me and it proves to me that Chris Izer-B* has benefited for years from fragmented information on the Internet, a reluctance for websites to violate their TOS and out her IP addresses, and the sadness of her stories that prevented people from questioning her too deeply lest they be the jerk who upset the abused daughter of the patriarchy, the sick woman with lupus, the sad woman who lost children.
I think now Ruth really is Razed.