This whole thing is kind of wierd. It is intriguing, nevertheless:
Lonelygirl15 appears to be an innocent, home-schooled 16-year-old, pouring her heart out for her video camera in the privacy of her bedroom. But since May, her brief posts on the video-sharing site YouTube and the social networking hub MySpace have launched a Web mystery eagerly followed by her million-plus viewers: Who is this sheltered ingenue who calls herself "Bree," and is she in some sort of danger — or, worse, the tool of some giant marketing machine?There's something to do with 10-12-6, Aleister Crowley's birthday, whom she is obsessed with. She's hinted at a ritual, etc. If this is just the setup for a horror movie, someone in Hollywood is brilliant -- her video blogs have been receiving 200,000 to 600,000 views a piece.
No one has publicly come forward to lay claim to her work, but she is starting to look as connected in Hollywood as any starlet. Three lonelygirl15-obsessed amateur Web sleuths set up a sting using tracking software that appears to show that e-mails sent from a lonelygirl15 account came from inside the offices of the Beverly Hills-based talent agency Creative Artists Agency.
The wierd things technology comes up with...