Iron March Leaks: William Strom Spigner of Rainsville, Alabama

William’s Gmail address which includes his real name and location.

In light of the recent Iron March leaks, today we’re going forward with our second exposé. This piece is a tricky and poignant one, as this Iron March user was 17 years old at the time of his posting. It’s quite sad to see young people in general being radicalized into fascism, but this user’s age, William Strom Spigner, 17 years old in 2017, of Rainsville, Alabama, makes this installment all the more bleak. Given his young age, we’re not going post addresses or phone numbers, only pictures of him that were already public. William Strom Spigner, about 19 today, graduated this year from Plainview High School. There, he was involved in the school’s football team, the Plainview Bears. Let’s take a look at what he had to say on Iron March.

Anti-Semitism, Homophobia, Racism, and Fascism

William states his real name and posts bigotry.

He gives us his real name, William, and states that he’s 17 at the time of his posting, October 17th, 2017. He also states that he’s living in Alabama. He describes himself as a National Socialist and expresses his hatred of Jews and people of color. At such a young age, he’s full of zeal about his politics and he’s managed to radicalize his girlfriend and close friends into fascism. His main reason for joining Iron March is to seek out others with likeminded fascist interests, and he states, “the day we reconstruct, I’m going to be there, with my unfaltering support and assistance.” Giving his opinion on “homos” he says they’re “disgusting, unnatural, they should drug [sic] through the streets and stoned [sic] to death at the town square.” Notice he explicitly states “Blood and Soil.” He concludes with “1488,” which is code for “the 14 words” and “Heil Hitler.”

William gives some handy stats that helped in confirming his identity and says his great grandfather was a Nazi.

In another message, William gives us some handy stats which helped a lot in confirming his identity. He says that National Socialism is something of a tradition in his family, as his great grandfather was a Nazi. He says that Nazism is “such a powerful belief,” one of a “better, more pure world.” 

In other messages, he seems to say that his great grandfather was basic infantry and that he’ll always be proud to have “such a great man in my family tree.” Again, we can see his anti-Semitism.

Confirming the Identity of William Strom Spigner

William gave us some key information that lead us straight to him. First, he gave us his name, location, and his email: William, stromspigner@gmail.com, of Alabama. Searching for this, we come to his MaxPreps and Hudl profiles. They echo the stats he gave in his posts as well as additional information such as his jersey number, 71, the school he attended, Plainview High School, and the date he graduated, 2019. We also get a Twitter account that’s associated with him. It seems to have been scrubbed but in searching his username on Twitter and Google we can see some of his older posts.

Searching for keywords like “Alabama” and “Spigner,” we come across an obituary for a person named Shawn Spigner, his mother. We know Shawn was his mother because the obituary says she’s survived by a son named William Strom Charlton Spigner. We found Shawn’s Facebook and a “Like” from her on an athlete page named “Strom Spigner,” and she lists him as a son.

We were lead to his high school’s Twitter account where they posted a picture of the team and you can see William from the back in his jersey.

We got the link to his Twitter earlier with his name as his URL. He uses “Top Kek” as his Twitter name; “Kek” being a popular meme in fascist circles that appropriates the frog character “Pepe.” He follows a fascist account.

Finally, his high school posted a picture of him donating blood where they call him a hero for saving a life. If they were only aware of his hateful and fascist ideology.

 

Iron March Leaks: Charles Matthew Halliday of Mobile Alabama, Atomwaffen Division Chapter Leader of Alabama

Recently, there was a massive leak of posts from neo-fascist website Iron March. The leak contains approximately 200,000 posts and 22,000 private messages made by 1,200 users from 2011 to 2017. It also includes email and IP addresses that can be traced to users who posted on the site. As with other leaked chats, such as those made public by Unicorn Riot, the Iron March posts are a cesspool of neo-fascist, neo-Nazi hate containing vehement anti-Semitism, racism, anti-LGBT+ sentiment, and murderous intent. Jewish antifascists from Jewish Worker has put up a very handy website containing the leaked posts, from which we’ve gathered intelligence and are publishing our findings. Additionally, Panic! in the Discord has put up a blog specifically about identifying users who posted on Iron March. If you have any info, be sure to email them: panicinthediscord@riseup.net. And, lastly, Long Beach Antifa has put up a database dump by timezone.

Atomwaffen Chapter Leader of Alabama, Charles Matthew Halliday, AKA “Golgoth”

Neo-fascist website Iron March was a space where violent and murderous neo-Nazis met to discuss fascism and Nazism. It was also the space where neo-Nazi terror group Atomwaffen Division originally organized, and many users there were members of the group, which has at least 5 murders under its belt. Iron March user “Golgoth” or Charles Matthew Halliday of Mobile, Alabama posted a number of chats there and in one, he discloses that he’s the chapter leader of Atomwaffen in Alabama.

Email address of Charles Halliday.

Charles has a lot to say about his fascist ideology, complete with racial slurs and hatred of gays, black people, and Jewish people. He states several times that he’s from Mobile, Alabama and that he was attending university, namely, University of South Alabama in pursuit of a Masters in Information Systems.

Charles is very anti-Semitic and he thinks that people of a different color than him are “animals in the guise of humans.” He refers to the Holocaust as “muh six million.” Also, he states his disdain for the Swedes and that they “will be judged when their cucked souls will burn in the fires of perdition.” He also states that in a game he was playing he was elected emporer and kicked off his reign by “banishing the Jews from the realm.” He states that all dangerous things come from Africa. Possibly in reference to the Slavs, he says that it’s up to the death squads to finish them. He even references the Blood and Soil policies of Nazi Germany by saying that “a farmer is always welcome due to blood and soil and all that.”

 

He states here that he’s a member of the University of South Alabama and he seems to have had contact with “Zeiger,” a prominent neo-Nazi on the site The Daily Stormer, Gabriel Sohier Chaput.

 

Charles confirms he attended USA and had contact with Zeiger.

Charles states that it’s thanks to the site Iron March that he was able to connect with other neo-Nazis outside of the hate site Stormfront, and he posts about eugenics.

ISIS is a fascist-adjacent group and a number of neo-Nazis, including Charles, have respect and admiration for them.

Charles respects other violent neo-Nazi groups such as the Golden Dawn in Greece, and he has praised Hindu nationalism. He also seems to be proud of the fact that his ancestors owned slaves and he states his hatred of mixing races. In one post where he laments his history professor’s teaching on the slave trade, he states that African society was and still is tribal. In some of his early posts on Iron March, he states that he’s a believer in fascism and that he wants to get a better understanding of it, which he believes the site can provide. Charles also seems to be a fan of the late neo-Nazi Charles Manson.

 

Charles also likes to watch various documentaries on Nazi Germany and he shows his admiration for the Nazi regime, as well as posting again that he’s from Alabama.

 

Confirming the Identity of “Golgoth,” Charles Matthew Halliday

We get his name from the start, as he listed his email address as charleshalliday1@hotmail.com. In searching Facebook, we come across an account with that name. In the posts, Charles states he was pursuing a Bachelors at the Univerisity of South Alabama and was going to pursue a Masters in information systems. The Facebook account both confirms the name and the evidence of attending college there.

Evidence of living in Alabama.
Evidence of attending USA.
Charles Halliday’s Facebook account.

Evidence Charles attended USA and pursued a Bachelors there in information systems.

Charles Matthew Halliday was 19 at the time he discovered Iron March. Now, he’s around 25. Further evidence he attended USA can be found here with a list of people who attained a Bachelor of science. Use CTRL F and search “Halliday.” He’s stated pursuing a Masters next. Concerned residents of having a violent neo-Nazi in their town and school are urged to contact the University of South Alabama and tell them they have a neo-Nazi in attendance who’s part of a group with 5 murders under its belt. Main Campus: (251) 460-6101; email: safetyandenv@southalabama.edu.