CNN.com - Online mystery of video-diary deepens - Sep 12, 2006: "A home-schooled teenager named Bree is heating up the Internet like few others today.
But is she for real? Or is she merely an actress, and if so, who are the people responsible for mounting the charade?
This Internet whodunit centers on 16-year-old Bree's 'Lonelygirl15' online video diaries posted on sites such as YouTube and MySpace. They've caused a cyber-stir not seen since 'The Blair Witch Project.'
The mystery has fueled the popularity of the short videos that are a staple on a growing number of Web sites devoted to posting homemade entertainment."