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Thomas Ling, The Website Owner

Based on curiosity, 4chan users turned to investigate, and connected the site to someone called Thomas 'Tom' Ling.

When the name was further investigated, it turned out that the person owned other websites that are also mysterious.

Besides and, more than twelve different sites were connected Tom Ling.



As more and more people tried to crack the page and get to the bottom of Tom's website, they were met with futility.

That until the enthusiasm for the site rose, and someone claiming to be Tom Ling finally showed up and explained to the sleuths that the website was hosting wedding photographs and nothing more. Tom claimed to be a digital media designer, owned the number of websites people were questioning, and stored all the data in a server in Philadelphia.

But when the 4chan investigators asked him for more proof, the so-called Tom Ling stopped replying.


Again fueled by curiosity, people on the internet started digging deeper, and found that the site's code had a media player embedded, suggesting that the site was being utilized to have motion pictures.

Then according to a post from a site archiving 4chan, the Mortis website had numerous email accounts registered on its server, with names like Igor, Mortis, Blair, Child of Chaos, and some others.


What's more, it was also found that can be linked to a dental firm, a prominent lawyer, a remote part of the Washington state, and a security company that in turn has connections to a video sharing group on Usenet, the predecessor of the World Wide Web.

But after tracing their physical addresses, they were actually empty lots and empty warehouses.

This made again a mystery because speculation made investigators to conclude that the Tom Ling from Australia was lying, and he is not the real Tom Ling from


This was until the FBI got involved, users stopped investigating and the website was taken down.

According to another source, the FBI had nothing to do with the site, and it was Tom Ling himself who put the site offline.


References to the site have been removed from the internet.

The real Tom Ling also remained unanswered.

Nothing much is known about this site, other than its simple login form. The owner is also not known, as the registrar has redacted its owner's data.


What's more, was discovered in the late 1990s, at a time where people use dial-up internet connection. Whether Tom Ling was lying or not, uploading gigabytes of data to the internet was not an easy task. Speculations concluded that either Tom Ling paid a lot of money for that to happen, or had direct access to the server.


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