Plenty of questions surround the strange Casey Anthony video diary, which mysteriously surfaced online a day ago, but two things are crystal clear:
1. Everyone's talking about it, and 2. The whole thing is bizarre.
No one seems to know why Anthony would record the thing, but even more strange is the lack of information regarding its release and Casey's role in that.
It almost magically appeared in the Facebook ether without explanation, even by the person who posted it. Even that anonymous person pleads ignorance.
The video is taken in mirror image, thus making it harder to pinpoint her location, and the audio cuts in and out throughout, which may indicate editing.
Some think it was released by Casey Anthony, unintentionally or intentionally, only to be yanked offline quickly, but not before one person discovered it.
Others, chiefly Anthony's attorney Cheney Mason, feel her computer was broken into by a sophisticated hacker. Mason told the Today Show as much:
"If we find out who did it and how they did it, then they are going to be, I hope, answering to state and federal law enforcement agencies," he said.
Meanwhile, the original YouTube poster, who claims he didn't steal it, spoke to E! News about how he got his hands on it ... and is extremely vague.
"I checked Facebook one day and I had a message saying, 'I have some things that you might be interested in and I trust you with it,'" the poster said.
He would not reveal his name for obvious reasons.
Adding that he was sent the video by an unnamed acquaintance, he says, "They gave me the video because they trusted me with the video and the pictures."
"They knew I would not try and make money off it. And if it did leak onto the Internet, they would be authentic and that they were not fake Caseys."
The poster said before releasing it on YouTube, he blocked out names of specific people Casey mentioned before posting it onto his channel as "unlisted."
Asked why he released the clip at all, the poster said he simply wanted "Casey Anthony supporters to see that the secretive 25-year-old "is happy."
Casey Anthony has supporters?
And despite the viral spread of the footage that he made possible, the poster insisted that Casey never intended the video for public consumption.
"Casey did not want people to see these videos. Cheney Mason, her lawyer, says that Casey is doing the video diaries as a form of therapy."
"She has nobody. She has her dog and her webcam."
And yes, that was video diaries, plural. The poster confirmed he was in possession of a second video of Casey but does not plan on releasing it.
The first video was up for four minutes before, the guy says, the Facebook group The People Against 'We Support Casey Anthony' found and reposted it.
That is the alleged source of the widespread leak.
"I did not mean for this to happen. I wish it would go away," the poster said. "It snowballed out of control. I feel sorry for her because the media is ripping her and the video apart. They need to let the girl live. I respect the constitution and she was found not guilty."
The poster clarified that he does not know and has never met or been in contact with Casey Anthony, but claimed to know that Anthony has since altered her physical appearance from the blond bob and glasses look she had in the video.
Well, that settles that. Raise your hand if this clears it up for you. Hello? Anyone?