Friday, 30 July 2004

First AOL Journal Hoax?

Wednesday, November 12, 2003
What can I say?  So many AOL Journalers were suckered into believing that one of our fellow Journalers had died tragically.
"Raven" had a journal titled "Finding Mr. Right" .. as her journal progressed along, she apparently found the man of her dreams .. they drove out to Colorado where they both "died" in an auto accident on her birthday.
The journal referred to above has, of course long since been deleted.
Thankfully .. or shall i say strangely, one of her friends had Raven's
password and access to her journal and she proceeded to inform us all of the sad news of Raven's tragic death.
The AOL Journaling community mourned.
Until it was pointed out in Mr Scalzi's journal that the images of Raven used in her journal were actually images from a model's website that had new shots posted AFTER Raven's untimely death.
This girl Raven's pictures are listed on this web page, or at least the ones used for the blog are listed here. Scroll down and you'll see them. The girls name is Angelie Almendare. The new picture Leslie posted today is also on the page. I think this is a hoax.
Comment from
ranttec - 11/13/03  9:40 PM

Other journalists reported not being able to find ANY news of a tragic auto accident in Colorado on the date of the alleged accident.
Here are snapshots of the incident as scattered throughout AOL Journal Land and how what turned out to be a cruel, pathetic hoax effected the community ...
Wednesday, November 12, 20034:50:00 PM EST
A Sad Note

Friday, November 14, 2003
7:19:00 AM CST
A v. mean hoax?! Ug!

Saturday, November 15, 2003

7:39:00 AM EST
We have been had!

Saturday, November 15, 2003

9:20:00 AM EST
A Hoax or Not?

Saturday, November 15, 2003
11:02:00 AM EST

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