From ARG Guide/Trail Wiki
Who is Joseph Palser you may ask? As we now understand it, he was hired to play Professor Roddington and pretend to kidnap Krystal. But excessive identification with his character led him to subvert the web pages he had control of and to actually kidnap Krystal.
Currently at large but being sought by the FBI after Krystal's rescue.
Has a number of other aliases.