Gaaahh update

The poor woman — whom I will refer to as S. — is being very polite, but clearly desperate to get her name off the missing lists. She asked for my help and I decided to give it, since she was being nice.

I discovered that Brian of Brian’s Dreams — a self-proclaimed psychic who’s copied a lot of my website onto his own, though to be fair he does include a link at the bottom — was the one who had S. listed as missing. I tried to find Brian’s contact info and discovered — as near as I can tell — that you had to become a member of the site to get that information. And this costs $50.

I didn’t want to pay $50 and I didn’t think S. did either, so I looked up Brian’s domain registration and found a phone number. The woman who answered said she knew him. I told her about S.’s problem and she laughed and said “she needs to get over herself.”

I was a bit shocked. I don’t think S. should be blamed for getting upset that she’s listed as a missing person when she isn’t one. I said that. The woman said that, in any case, there was nothing she could do to help. Brian, she says, is in the hospital and nobody can update the site but him. Could she pass on a message? I asked. Well, yes, but it’s not going to do any good, because not even Brian’s wife knows how to update the site in his absence. Finally I said goodbye, wrote to S. and sent her the woman’s phone number. It’s really all I can do. I feel bad for her.

Why does this always happen to me?

I HATE THAT BRIAN PERSON. He’s copied my casefiles word for word (which really isn’t cool, even if he does put a link in) and he charges money for “psychic readings” and more money just for his stupid email address. *headdesk*

Good luck, S. I think you may have to struggle a bit more.

(Oh, and in case you’re wondering, I have some contingency plans in case I am not around to update my website. Got a friend who knows the password and can make alterations for me if I die or something.)

17 thoughts on “Gaaahh update

  1. Princess Shantae November 23, 2010 / 8:51 pm

    What do you expect from a internet psychic? Those people are full of it.
    And wouldn’t Brian be surprised to knwo he’s in the hospital?

    • Meaghan November 23, 2010 / 9:00 pm

      Just my luck, and S.’s, if he dies and can’t change his site.

      • Jer November 24, 2010 / 12:45 am

        I would think that if he dies, the site would eventually go down because the domain registry would expire and if his friends/family have no interest and can’t edit the site, then why would they keep it going?

  2. Anonymous November 24, 2010 / 1:05 am

    Please don’t ever let that happen. I don’t think anyone will ever do as good a job as you. Sorry I’m biased.

    • Meaghan November 24, 2010 / 11:23 am

      I hate to say this, but I am GOING to die. Someday some old guy mowing a cemetery is going to drive his mower right over ME.

      • Sara November 24, 2010 / 11:46 am

        Hopefully you’ll be dead before that happens. 😉

      • Princess Shantae November 24, 2010 / 11:51 am

        Its never smart to lay down in a cemetery, Meaghan. Besides getting run over most of the ones I’ve been to are full of burrs and prickles.

  3. Laura Brown November 24, 2010 / 2:07 am

    Yeah, but if Brian’s psychic, he’ll *know* he’s going to die and update the site accordingly, right? In fact, he should know all the updates already, so he can go ahead and change his site to the way it’s going to look just before the sun goes supernova.

  4. Zoe November 24, 2010 / 3:31 am

    Come on that guy obviously has some kind of mental issue … lol … he must believe himself to put that much effort into it and that is pretty scary!

  5. Princess Shantae November 24, 2010 / 9:39 am

    Yeah, he has a mental problem and its called Greed. Simple as that. He doesn’t have to believe one word he puts out as long as other people are dumb enough to believe him and keep paying him.

  6. Candice November 24, 2010 / 10:52 am

    Wow, that really is unfortunate :O I guess if S. is desperate enough, she can get police to track down this Brian guy and get him to remove it…lol, of course if he doesn’t see that coming. And I agree with Princess Shantae, as long as people believe he’s really a psychic (you should see what he though tLeeAnna Warner’s kidnapper ‘looked like’) he’s gonna keep making money off of people’s imaginations.

  7. Vanessa November 24, 2010 / 5:38 pm

    I’ve been to that Brian dude’s site before, and I was shocked to see that all the cases looked like a Charley page, and they sounded like Meaghan wrote them! Plus like a hundred popups come up there, it’s impossible to navigate, and whenever you do get somewhere he spouts out BS about his “gift” and “services”. It doesn’t matter if he gives you credit; word for word copying is plagiarism… too bad this is the Internet. I’m sure if he were dying he would have told us at least three or four months in advance 😀

  8. Michael November 24, 2010 / 11:56 pm

    I also visited his page and he is a complete fake. 100 percent fake. I dont think too much of his site is reliable, and most of the cases didnt work out like he says they are. Michael Negrete is supposedly buried under a building in California. That sounds original.

  9. J. Leon November 25, 2010 / 1:53 pm

    Let me first weigh in by offering my wishes for a happy Thanksgiving to you and everyone else, even though you’ve explained why it isn’t one of your favorite holidays. All I can say to that is consider the alternative-as I’ve sadly had to do for the past couple of decades. Cousins, in-laws and other peripheral relatives just don’t compare.

    Enough of that, however. Have you or S considered threatening-or actually pursuing-legal action against this 90 caliber pezzanovante (sorry, but I’ve wanted to use that ever since having read “The Godfather” in high school)? He’s obviously defaming S by continuing the falsehood that she’s missing, and he’s infringing your copyright by flat-out stealing your content, even IF he provides a link to the original. Theft is theft, even if you tell everyone whom you stole from.

    Yes, I know-I’ve got better uses for my money this time of year besides legal fees too, but a nicely worded take-it-down-or-else letter could work wonders. If you’re still in school and strapped for cash, the local Legal Aid society may be able to help. Perhaps S might want to pitch in and help as well; after all, she probably has the better case against this clown.

    Good luck with this and try to enjoy the holiday anyway.

  10. Celeste November 27, 2010 / 7:04 pm

    All I have to say to that is “what a f——- crock of bulls— this is.

  11. Cattt November 28, 2010 / 12:55 am

    I’ve also been to Brian’s site and started reading and because I’ve been a Charley reader I recognized the words. You copy Charley Project’s cases then have the gall to have ppl pay for the site. What a scam!

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