Brooke Greenberg Update
Over the past 24 hours I have noticed an increase in people visiting my site looking for info on Brooke Greenberg, the 12yo girl who is not aging. I'm still not sure what the score is with this story and neither is Rick Moran over at Right Wing Nut House who has emailed WBAL who ran the story on Friday but subsequently pulled it along with practically every other site. MSNBC still has the article but has removed the images.
Looking through my referrals I came across an MSN group called Stay At Home Parents that posted a link to a Turkish article on Brooke from October 30 2002. This indicates that the article surfaces from time to time (the video that accompanied the original WBAL article showed footage from May 2001).
Some sites have been asking if this is a hoax. I'm not sure. If it is a hoax it's certainly an elaborate one that has been running for at least four years. But why was it pulled from so many different news sites? Was it pulled at the request of the parents?
Update 14:35: Here's Google's cache of the original story from The Denver Channel.
Update 15:06: Japanese site with a image of Brooke in 2001 (image taken from recent Local6 article)
Update (16/05/05): An update has been posted that includes an email response from WBAL.
Update (17/05/05): Here's another email that someone received.