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Who killed Miss Norway? Five years ago, the news that a beauty pageant participant had died in a car crash stunned her virtual world friends. But was it really an accident?


"I am a 24 year old girl from Norway, studying law at the University of Oslo, Norway.”


Death in reality is permanent Death in reality is permanent


“Sometime after 6 pm on January 29th, Karyn and a friend of hers were out test-driving a Porsche 911. They were going too fast and lost control of the car, drifting over into the lane for oncoming traffic where they collided at high speed with a Volkswagen. Both girls were killed, along with the driver of the VW.”


To those who knew Karyn: We are slowly recovering from our saddened hearts after the terrible accident at the end of January, and feel the need to supply more information to you, being a friend of Karyn's. The owners of Geocities has let us enter this information and we are grateful for it. The page will be up for a while before we will ask them to delete it. We thank you for being Karyn's friend when she was still with us, and hope you also remember her as a joyful person like we do. We never knew you, but in her own way, Karyn always spoke of you as her friendes on internett. -Karyn's Mom and Dad.


The Garden in the Machine


A Story About A Tree I'd like to tell you a story about a tree. This tree grows in a different virtual world than Ultima Online--one of the many text muds that exist on the Internet. It grows in a Garden of Remembrance, and the ground around it is littered with flowers and boxes of chocolates and pieces of paper with heartfelt poems written on them. And there is a plaque there as well--"In memory of Karyn," it reads.


Digging in the Garden …


University of Oslo Law School


“I have been the Director for Miss World and Miss Universe since 1986. We have never had any winner or contestant with that name. In 1995, Inger Lise Ebeltoft won the Froken Norge contest.” -Geir Hamnes, Director of the Best Company AS


Dear Tracy, She IS alive!!! Attached you will find copies of the phone catalogue. She is now living in Oslo! In order to make sure that this was the right Trine Solberg Lepperoed we searched at the Government tax statistics. This Trine was borned in Larvik (as we already knew) May 26, 1972.   This is spooky!!!! Geir Hamnes


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"A woman was killed in a car accident on the E6 near Skogn in Northern Trondelag Thursday afternoon. According to witnesses, the woman's car crossed over into the opposing lane and collided head-on with a truck. She was alone in the car and died instantly, according to the officer on duty at the Levanger police station. The driver of the truck was not injured in the accident. The road was icy in the area where the accident took place." Translation:


Although the receptionist was unable to divulge the woman's name, citing privacy concerns, he did tell me that she was "a lot older" than 24, did not die in a Porsche and was not named Karyn.


"Yahoo! has a strong track record of enforcing our Terms of Service policy. This includes but is not limited to the false impersonation of any person or entity, a forum leader, guide or host, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity.  When Yahoo! is aware of inappropriate content we take action according to our terms of service."--- Yahoo! Spokesperson


She was a Norwegian beauty queen. Most of her companions in the game were men. Her name was Karyn, both in and out of the game. She lived in Norway, which prevented her from attending player gatherings. She never talked to other players on the phone. She died in a car crash while test-driving a Porsche.


“What is REAL?" asked the Rabbit one day. “Real isn't how you are made," said the Skin Horse. "It's a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real."

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