Corpse of The Imagination

Man with the bends

A few days ago, I received a comment from one of my loyal readers:

This is the biggest pile of shit ever wrote. Ryan loved her. You don’t know these people, I do. Keep believing everything you see on the tv. Let me know when they get bigfoot, ok? I suppose she was part of her own murder cover up when she told me that avery creeped her out, looked at her weird. And poor little steevie was part of his own framing, seeing as he ever so sneakily got her specifically to come out that day. Hope you do research and realize how crazy all these conspiracy theories are. Sure hope your family never has to deal with such heartbreaking nonsense, just so some fucks can make a buck and a name for themselves.

As we are able to recognize someone’s face, or voice, or gait, with enough familiarity, we can also identify them by their writing style as well.  Upon first reading the quoted text above, I was immediately reminded of what Ryan Hillegas’ wrote when he responded to my first and only instant message on Facebook:

Have fun believing what you see on tv.  I don’t even need to insult you, you do it well enough on own”.

The first quote, taken from a comment left on this blog, was written either by Ryan, or someone close to him who has adopted some of his patterns of speech.  And this in turn raises several questions.  If Ryan is reading this, more than likely other people in his social circle are too.  If Ryan is the murderer, there is a better-than-average chance that many of those within that circle have harbored their own suspicions.  Even if, in the minds of people he knows, their suspicions have sort of come and gone like a corps in a lake–rising languidly to the surface, partially, for a few days, and then descending into oblivion, to later rise, unexpectedly and horrifically once again, one could only imagine that this “corpse of the imagination”, if I may so term it, must be in the ascendant at the moment and all the more terrifying in its cumulative impact  for being only partially realized like all of the greatest fears we have, dwelling in the deeper depths of the mind, and to which we have only indirect access.

If the above are the words are Ryan’s,  (and we know definitively that one set are) what would motivate him to get on this blog to discredit me if he were innocent?  And what better way to discredit me, if he’s going to bother at all, than by providing a rock-solid alibi, and to answer many of the other questions that I have for him?  That’s the surest way to prove that I’m the idiot that he says that I am.  Yet we have nothing like that at this point.

Someone on Reddit claiming to be a colleague of Ryan’s at Froedert Hospital in Milwaukee mentioned that he gave conflicting accounts to people about how he obtained Teresa Halbach’s login credentials.  Apparently Ryan had been heard bragging about how he had duped a “grunt”, meaning an employee, working at Cingular Wireless in customer service,  into giving him the desired information over the phone.

Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote, “People do not seem to realize that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character”.  What, therefore, should we infer about Ryan’s character if he is the kind of person who derisively describes a person in a difficult, low-paying job as a “grunt”?  A person, moreover, that he has bragged about to others that he had no trouble tricking and manipulating?

If this anecdotal information is correct, we cannot but infer about Ryan that he enjoys tricking people. And if a person derives pleasure from tricking one person, we must reasonably wonder how much more pleasure might be derived from tricking one hundred people, or even a billion?  What better affirmation of intellectual suzerainty over others?

To trick someone is to objectify them for your own ends.  It creates a subtle and momentary imbalance of power as well owing to something know as information asymmetry: one person is in on the joke, and the other is being made the fool.  The dupers position is raised, and the dupe’s position is lowered.  So it can also be seen as a way of asserting dominance of a cerebral sort.

In every comment that I’ve received from Ryan, or those working at his request on his behalf, one prominent theme is how stupid and mentally imbalanced I am.  I somehow get the impression that he must believe himself to be far more intelligent than most, and that he’s very proud of this.

But lately, as I’ve gained a little bit more support from members of my audience, I’ve noticed a change in tactics.  Yes, there are still the insults to my intelligence, but now it’s becoming about persecuting someone already being persecuted by the loss of a loved one, and the insinuation that I’m nothing more than a disreputable opportunist.  If there is a conceivable angle of attack, I expect it to be used.  All efforts are going to be made by one or more commenters, and possibly many, to make me the issue of this blog to redirect attention away from some of the very strange things, I believe, Ryan said, and did around the time of Teresa Halbach’s disappearance and murder.

If you’re a poor tatterdemalion with a low IQ, looking at an attractive member of the opposite sex ensconced many rungs above the social ladder is always regarded as a form of lechery.  If, on the other hand, the admirer has a purchase several rungs higher still than the object of his admiration, it is welcomed attention, and just as likely to be returned in kind by a blush or a demure raising of the shoulders and turning of the head at a certain downward angle.

Whoever wrote the comment hopes to play on our own similar, somewhat subconscious prejudices agains class mixing, and further wants us to believe that we should almost be certain of Avery’s guilt because he “creeped her out” and looked at her “weird”, a crime which landed many a “negroe” at the end of a hangman’s noose during and after the time of slavery.  So neither should we overlook or underestimate how severely some, especially the high born living in a rural town, might regard simple flirtation when it involves an outsider of low status and one of their own women of high status.


78 comments

  • Had to scroll a long way through these comments to leave this one, so it might seem a bit out of context. I just wanted to say that your analysis of the implied class difference is brilliantly conceived and well-written. Probably one of the most obvious (in my opinion) reveals by whomever is really worried about your theories, in some ways even more telling than the TV line.

    Hard evidence may be pretty difficult to find at this point, however.

  • I would like to have Sgt. Andrew Colborn questioned his location the day TH went missing and of course the true circumstances of the call referencing the Rav4 plate. I hope you get Colborn on record.

  • Scratches on his hand? He is a nurse isn’t he? Nurses are assaulted all the time.

    • nope, depends on which type of nurse e.g. I’ve probably had about 50 sets from work,other family members 35 or more years older than me never sustained scratches from patients in their entire careers, also, was he a nurse then ?

    • Hahaha! You say that like it’s OH-so common. I’m a nurse (23 years) and have *never*, not once been gouged by a patient, nor have I had a boxer’s fracture from a patient. Ryan had BOTH!

  • Okay…people…seriously…this hillegas fella works in the same hospital as me…pretty sure I’ve only seen him once in passing…anyway, I think you should hurry up and figure out if he’s guilty or not so I know if I should transfer to a new hospital…. thanks .

  • Your loyal reader also wrote:
    “when she told me”
    Who is ‘me’? Who has said in this whole story that TH said SAvery “creeps me out”?

    • That would be Gina Haring.

      Source:

      http://www.people.com/article/teresa-halbach-magazine-asked-her-go-steven-averys-house-one-last-time

      Quote:

      “She had a bad feeling about him,” says Halbach’s longtime friend, Gina Haring. “She said, ‘He looks at me weird. He creeps me out.’ ”

      I just want hillegas and the brother to come CLEAN.

      • Right, so the person who wrote to Daniel is Gina Haring.

        • “I suppose she was part of her own murder cover up when she told me that avery creeped her out, looked at her weird.”

          TOLD ME this person has inadvertently given themselves away as the author, either Gina or someone else that TH told she was creeped out by SH

          • First to your point: yes. It was either RH or Gina who wrote that. Second, it seems like in Manitiwoc, Wisconsin, if a woman reports that you looked at her weird, or she feels “creeped” out by you, you risk being suspected of murder.

      • Is Gina Haring the same person who at Auto Traders said they laughed about the towel incident? Or someone else who is grieving because her friend died and doesn’t want to consider someone else could have done it?

        • i know about the laughed about & downplayed ‘towel incident’ from a co-worker. the only way to know who said it is to check if their name was attached to the quote/story.

          what i do know is the quote from that article i linked is word for word what was sent to daniel, 3 or 4 days before the article went up.

  • Episode 5 42min and 50sec…..that facial expression Ryan gives after being asked if he was ( genuinely concerned…..) Is something I believe stinks to high heaven. To me that’s the give away. Mind you ,I am only a sleuth…However….the micro gesture with his lips , his eyes and head going down and left….well….see for yourself.

    • i’m not willing to go so far as to say that ryan h actually took part in the murder itself, but i am beyond convinced he and mike h knew more about the rav4 and cell phone than they let on… i’m not alone in this thinking. u show the same ‘movie’ to half of america and they all see guilt on the same guys that is more than coincidence.

      would love to know more about those intense scratches on ryan h hands.

      was the sheet metal used to cover the rav4 ever tested?

    • I noticed the same thing for the first time last night myself!

  • Have you heard anything interesting from the locals yet? Any leads?

      • I have a theory that I believe is actually THE most plausible. I believe Halback committed suicide. Having multiple suicides in my own family I can absolutely understand how a brother would feel shame in his small tiny community. I can also see how an ex boyfriend who seems very cunning could “help” her brother who he is obviously close to make it look like a homicide. Its a 2 man job that could actually be pulled off very easy except for 1 thing. Voicemails most likely from the brother or the ex pleading with Teresa (I have made calls like that to family members that were having a breakdown). You can almost see it in the brother’s face that he’s taking his lead from Ryan. Once the Man. police got locked in they started planting evidence because they truly believed it was Avery (he’s not a good man but he’s also not guilty) and made damn sure they could get the conviction. All Ryan and the brother had to do was burn the body, drop the car off and get rid of a few voicemails. The police took it from there. I don’t think Teresa was murdered at all, I just think the brother couldnt handle his parents and the community knowing she killed herself so he reached out to the one person he knew would do anything to save the name of his beloved first love. I believe this because I would all of that except pin it on another person to save the name/legacy of a family member.

        • i don’t mean to offend ur theory, i suppose it could be plausible, but it is reaching pretty far… this has never occurred to me at any point.

          the only certainty i have is ryan h / mike h were NOT truthful and both r suspicious as hell. i am not saying they killed this woman but that they are certainly hiding truths about rav/cellphone. period.

          • I totally agree that it is reaching but sometimes we need to think outside the box with stuff like this. There’s just no doubt in my mind that those 2 had something to do with the frame up not the murder and by the way, isn’t tampering with evidence a crime in and of itself? I’m not a lawyer but I have to believe deleting voicemails of a victim during an investigation is a crime in some way. I agree though my theory is out there but ask yourself. Is it possible?

        • Did TH have life insurance? If so, who was the beneficiary?

      • Hey Daniel, you should look into Scott Tadych and Bobby Dassey. They are the real suspect, considering they live doors away from Avery (which make sense why her remains were found in three different sections of the property and why her vehicle was still at the salvage yard), and Bobby also was reported by police to have fresh wounds/scratches on his back that he said came from a “puppy” he didn’t even own.

  • Justicewherejusticeisdue

    Maybe irrelevant, however for those that don’t know, the Halbac’s have quite an extensive connection to Calumet County. Recall the change of venue? You have three neighboring counties, Brown County being the larger of them, but you have Calumet the choice for change of venue? Look into Calumet’s County employee directory & search Halbach. The results are interesting.

    As for Ryan Hillegas (Ryan Hill) – a scorned lover who Teresa no longer wanted to be with. It doesn’t conclude he’s a murderer. However, the back sides of his hands had very aggressive appearing claw marks on them and unfortunately not only has that sparked a huge amount of conversation and speculation, but his behavior or lack there of for better terms, speaks volumes. As did Mike Halbach’s. Especially the very eerie devilish grin he presented after leaving the stand after his questioning.

  • I do know Ryan personally and I can tell you NO ONE thinks he did this. Your obsession with this is getting out of control.

    • What is his alibi for the day in question and the day after?

    • To Friend of Ryan HellaguiltyofRAV4Knowledge, err, Hillegas,

      I would consider myself to be someone with advanced knowledge of this case.

      I will not bore you with all of the compelling reasons why an overwhelming majority of the public strongly believe that he was deceitful about the cover up of the vehicle and his knowledge of all cellphone errata, but I can tell you that none of that suspicion stems from the way the documentary was “edited” nor from any ramblings or conspiracies contained within this blog.

      To be clear, I refer only to what RH said, how RH acted, and what role RH had in the life of TH – not how the Netflix series attempted to “portray” him… I hope that makes sense?

      There is an _extremely high_ probability that RH will be called to the stand at some point in the future to be questioned by the newly appointed Avery defense team. I suppose we will all just wait for answers until then. In the meantime, if your wonderfully innocent with nothing to hide crony wants to clear his name to stop of all this impossible and completely unfounded speculation, why not just speak up? I’m also pretty sure an interview appearance on a television show would pay out a very nice chunk of cash.

      BTW – How did you discover this blog? Second guessing his involvement?

      Thanks!

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        • Nope – I can promise you that was not written by Dan.

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        • Patently false. There have been a lot more comments on the site from people who disagree. I’ve had the power all along to remove any comment I wish but have never once done so unless it was spam or a duplicate. Just like with every issue, Hugh, some people are going to agree with with the point of view you’ve put forth, and some are going to disagree. My only rule for making comments is that you be polite, at least to each other. You are free to say anything about me that you wish, including names, or whatever.

        • I agree. He has no idea how to disguise his style of writing. He thought putting a random baby head would make us not think it isn’t him? He has too much in common with RH. No wonder he is obsessed with him. Luke, I like your blog. I do hope you have full time job to escape to so you get breathers from RH and get to take care of your family. I will continue to read up on it.

    • NO ONE who???? Apparently that is not true. Did “this”? You mean the murder I guess? Why doesn’t Ryan say what he DID do? The truth will come out sooner or later. So Ry, why not spill about where you were? what you found and who you helped?????

    • Then have him answer a few questions so the world will leave these ideas alone.

    • You know hillegas? Prove it…what tower did he work in last tuesday? 4nt? 5se? PM&R?

      • Anon above me – are you asking anon who posted @ January 13, 2016 9:45pm if they know hillegas because you also do and want to disagree with their statement about “NO ONE thinks he did this” ?

  • This is interesting to me. This entire LINK is great but for now please just go here

    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?31696-WI-Teresa-Marie-Halbach-25-Manitowoc-31-Oct-2005

    Go to #15 which has the time stamp of 11-06-2005, 11:52 AM

    QUOTING KRATZ:

    “We had information that the car was on this property. We got a search warrant and did in fact find the car,” said Calumet County Dist. Atty. Kenneth Kratz during a press conference Saturday night at the Mishicot Fire Department.

    **********

    They had information the car was on the property?! From who… COLBORN?

    • This is inconsistent with http://www.wsaw.com/content/news/Steven-Avery-case-What-did-the-court-document-say-364171451.html, which states:

      “The criminal complaint states on Nov. 5 officers received information from volunteer searchers that the had located a vehicle matching the description at Avery Auto Salvage in the Town of Gibson, in Manitowoc County. Volunteers had received permission to search the lot by Earl Avery.
      […]
      “The same day a search warrant was obtained and executed for Avery Auto Salvage which included homes, outbuildings, vehicle and property.”

      • Item #6 has another strange statement:

        “Her younger brother said she received a call on her cell phone shortly after 2 p.m.

        “‘That was the last call she made or received,’ he said. ‘There’s been nothing since then on her phone records.'”

        The official story is that there was another phone call from Steven Avery made at 4:35pm. Maybe this is a case of withholding information from the public, but it’s yet another fishy circumstance.

      • Having information that the car was there and THEN getting a search warrant is very suspicious. Kratz of course will say he was quoted out of context even though he was not, or he will make up some other random b.s. if he were ever questioned about that specific statement.

        This is just another example of what is being uncovered as us random internet diggers uncover more and more stuff. This is a quotable and sourced news document and not misheard information or speculation. He truly did say it exactly as written, so WHAT INFORMATION did they have about the RAV4 being on the lot prior to the warrant being issued?

        Another very fascinating part is that Pam Sturgis, the lady who found the RAV4 because Jesus led her to it, is/was a private investigator and is RELATED TO T. HALBACH’S DAD. You mean to tell me Ryan Hillegas dated and knew T Halbach for 8 to10 years and had no idea who Pam Sturigs, the second cousin of his girlfriends dad is? He had never seen or heard of her before and only just met her the very first time ever in his life at the search party?

        Come on, man……………………………. I dated someone for 6 months and knew their ENTIRE family at that point, even way way distant cousins.

        • I also recall in the documentary the comments Buting made to the film makers after he watched the Pam Jesus testimony and that he did not believe a single word she was saying nor did her trust her one bit.

          If Buting, one of the best lawyers I have had the pleasure to watch, says something like that I think it holds a lot of water.

        • Pam Strum is who I think you’re referring to, not Pam Sturgis. Please correct when you have a chance. Thanks.

        • I’ve been married for almost seven years and my wife hasn’t met some of my first cousins or my aunt and uncle. It’s possible.

      • Actually, after thinking about it some more, the two accounts could be consistent. If the “information that the car was on the property” was the lady who found it, then the two statements do not contradict each other.

    • I’ve already looked at that information very carefully and thought the same thing at first. I was even in the middle of writing a post about it before I triple checked and found that the statement Kratz made before the Mishicot Fire Department was no inconsistent with the car being found and reported at 9:50 am.

  • “Sneakily” lured her out there….what a load of horses**t. She’d been there 15 times before…like she didn’t know whose address that was…she didn’t know where the streets she’s been on many times before were leading her…the “Avery Road” street sign certainly didn’t ring any bells or the big ole “Avery Salvage” sign either….

    These people do a disservice to Theresa to think she was that stupid. I’d like to hear from the propane truck driver that said he saw a green SUV leaving the property…which way did it turn?…left…right…go straight? My god, I hope I never run into such a devious, sneaky evil genius with a 70 IQ…I’d be toast for sure….

    Much more likely some arrogant college frat boy stalker saw a perfect opportunity to put one over on everybody and walk away scot free….

    • Great comment. Do you see the hypocrisy? Kratz and the gang are now screaming bloody murder at the way they say they were unfairly portrayed by the documentary, but when the ball was in their court they did EVERYTHING in their power, when it came to Steven Avery, to make all but chewing gum look like the acts of the most depraved psychopath since Albert Fish. Ken Kratz, like most prosecutors, is a master of deception, distortion, exaggeration, and lies. Within their little fiefdoms they have almost illimitable, unchecked power. I personally am incandescent over the fact that he’s been so successful in shifting the discussion and creating polarity among Americans with the same nonsense arguments that he used to convict two innocent men. The disreputable, shrill and shameless Nancy Grace comes to his rescue, and screams and yells, and trots out Ken’s bogus “excluded” evidence which doesn’t amount to a hill of beans, all the while avoiding any conversation whatsoever about the innumerable and profound weaknesses in her case. She is, in my opinion, just a plain fraud not too unlike Ken Kratz himself, and while her pockets continue to swell with the filthy lucre form the increased ratings that the coverage of Making A Murderer is sure to draw, we average Americans are stuck with a rotting system of justice that would be an embarrassment to the Iranians. Also keep in mind about Nancy Grace that her reputation is on the line here because way back in 2005 through 2007 she was on the Steven-Avery-is-guilty bandwagon. She is now using all of her cunning to sway public opinion to avoid losing her credibility as a shrieking, hysterical bloviator (as if she should have any in the first place).

  • While Ryan may be involved, I do believe it’s deeper than that based on the body language of Colborn. Head down, eyes up, hunched forward… I believe this was to make him look small because he was intimidated. I think he did things he’s not proud of possibly due to being threatened. Body language says a lot and Colborn was the most obvious to me.

  • Why did Hillegas change his last name to Hill
    Why is his Facebook page GONE now?

    Why has he, at no point, commented or given any “statements” since this whole thing blew up about his whereabouts since it is obvious how much heat is headed his way?

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  • Why don’t you check the IP address? Where does it originate? Did they use a proxy? Could be telling….

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    • Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know WHO you’re going to get.

    • Not sure if that is an insult (gump was slow but exceptionally aware of other’s feelings and quite successful & wealthy) but I must say that letter feels very guilty and has same language as the Facebook message. That letter changed my entire belief on the case. Light bulb went off. Anybody else feel this?

  • Ryan is as guilty as the brother is… That whole family is f’d up… No crying in the courtroom until the day they said Steven was Guilty on 2 counts… Someone was saying in a group on facebook that The police paid the family money and have Teresa in hiding while they plant everything .. Why would Ryan have all those scratches and he seemed to be nervous and so did the brother.. Anyone notice how he (brother) was the one doing the talking?

  • Ryan, you cannot hide your wriitng style. I am beginning to actually smell you.

  • I suppose I left commnent under wrong post. I really liked this a lot. Wonderful write up. I, too, think the wording is identical to what Ryan previously wrote to you on facebook. I am now thinking you are a near genuis.

  • I found Brendan’s Mom’s facebook and guess what her theory is? That Teresa is ALIVE and LIVING OVERSEAS. I find that to be impossible because they found bone fragments, but she believed that in June of 2014 thought. Here’s a screen cap. http://i.imgur.com/1oGVv59.png Can confirm that is Baraba Dassey because she is friends with Steve Avery ,Earl Avery, Scott Tadych, and others familiar wit the case.

    • I guess I’d really have to disagree with that theory pretty strongly. What a shock it would be if it were true though.

    • It would not surprise me if she was still alive. I don’t remember them stating anywhere in the doc that the actual bones were tested and confirmed to be TH’s. Bottom line is if the MCSO or whoever set all this up weather is was just MCSO or further up the chain in the state govt they could have easily paid her to leave or whatever she had already traveled PLENTY in her life to other countries….
      Halfway down article where it says: (Teresa Halbach was a farm girl with a big world view) …

      http://www.milwaukeemag.com/2006/05/01/blood-simple/

      “While devoted to her family, Teresa had a wanderlust that led her to faraway places. With a friend, she traveled to Mexico, practicing the Spanish she learned in college. Following her sophomore year, she lit out for Spain for a month on her own. As a junior, she studied abroad in Australia and learned scuba diving along the Great Barrier Reef.”

      “It took a lot to scare her,” says Pitzen, a teacher in Oshkosh. “She was a very outgoing, brave person.”

      • I was curious about this myself. Today I found a news article of the time that says the state crime lab DNA results for the cremains were inconclusive, but the FBI did further more rigorous tests and were conclusive these were TH’s remains.

        http://wbay.com/2016/01/15/video-jan-19-2006-teresa-halbachs-remains-confirmed/

        • O.K.! Listening to the newsclip that you linked – brought to the surface something that has confused me for a long time now. I KNEW I had heard (somewhere earlier) that the DNA match that was done to confirm the bone fragments were those of Teresa Halbach WERE MATCHED using her MOTHER”S DNA!!! (I knew it, I knew, I knew it!) . 🙂 Is it possible that the FBIs testing was more sophisticated – yet – the results were not MORE conclusive? That’s how I am seeing it ….at least the State Crime compared their results to Teresa’s cells – NOT – to her MOM’s?

          The State Crime lab DNA testing on the bone fragments were only able to establish an ‘inconclusive’ result as far as connecting them to Teresa. So they (bones/tissue) were sent to the FBI who were able to run more sophisticated testing. This report says that the FBI released information that the DNA was definately that of Teresa Halbach, saying, “.a sample of her MOM’s DNA Proved that”. Can anyone enlighten me?

          ABC Action2 News WBAY.com.

  • It's going to unravel quickly. Within a few months at most. Then the next chapter will begin.

  • I'd wager with 99.99% certainty that is in fact Hillegas who wrote that to you and boy he sure sounds angry and anxious, not to mention referring to himself in the 3rd person? I cannot imagine how racked with guilt one would be to carry such a burden, if not of the murder itself but of active participation and assistance in the frame and cover up for over a decade knowing that you completely wrecked Avery's life, AGAIN, and his entire family's well being, AGAIN. Wow.

    If calling autotrader to make an appointment for your sister because she was going to be at a hospital visting a sick relative at the time and then using that same sisters information when corresponding is "ever so sneakily" then yes, he did that ever so sneakily. The AUTOTRADER knew she was going there, it was not a huge elaborate sneaky secret. There have been quotes from coworker that completely blow off the whole towel and avery thing, too. The *67 was because he has a sense of privacy and using *67 does not make on a murder suspect.

    Man… all that does is add more fuel to the hillegas/mike fire. I've read quite a bit of public opinion and it is uncanny how many random people who are completely unconnected all comment about mike/ryan. A staggering amount of people. Now we have the worlds foremost attorney that has obtained THE MOST exoneration of falsely convicted people publicly in history stating that whoever was involved with the tamper/removal of voice mails is either the killer or involved in the cover up?

    Mike and Ryan quacks like a duck.

    • Thanks for your comments. Ken Kratz is probably hard at work right now with another raft of bogus evidence.

  • Keep up the great blog. Your analysis of Ryan's testimony was excellent.