CHRONOLOGY

November – December 1988 — Barbie’s photoshoot is conducted, 16 photos.

April 10, 1989 — an interview with Barbie, the very one that served as a source for barbie.avi part 1-4.

Spring – summer of 1989 — a second interview with Barbie, the interviewer being Susan Abbott, the woman who lost her leg due to cancer.

1994 – 1995 — according to the testimony of one of the devotees, he saw pictures of Barbie on the Internet during these years.

2003 — Barbie (under the alias Becky) twice mentioned in Yahoo group dedicated to handicapped and devotees.

June 1, 2009 — “RAE Tammy” file is uploaded to Megaupload.

July 14th, 2009, 2:55AM — a thread with creepypasta about barbie.avi appears on 4chan.

August 9, 2009 — user xenopasta updates three parts of this file on YouTube, calling them all Barbie.avi.

August 16, 2009, 01:12:56 — a Nyamo thread dedicated to Barbie is created. It was preceded by a 4chan thread.

November, 2010 — for the first time I’ve discovered the creepypastas about sisters Noyt on suspense.ucoz.ru.

February 23, 2012 — “Tammy” video was updated to a Chinese video hosting, basically being the third part of barbie.avi.

May 1, 2014, 14:14:55 — Swan-kun created the 2nd thread in 2.ch. The first thread was lost.

May 5, 2015, 16:46:34 — 3rd 2.ch thread created.

September 16, 2016, 00:16:26 — 4th 2.ch thread was created , the Barbie team being formed by some of the readers.

November 18, 2016 — first three photos of Barbie were found.

November 19, 2016 — another photo of Barbie found.

November 21st, 2016 — the administrator of one of the devotee forums has sent three new photos of Barbie.

November 28, 2016 — first letter to Mike Rounds is written to clarify the circumstances of the filming.

November 30, 2016 — answer received from Rounds, first accurate information about Barbie is established.

November 30, 2016 — another letter written to Rounds to clarify the ambiguities in his story.

November 30, 2016 at 0: 19 – in the group VK N3T-AYAT there was an entry about “Solving the hoax barbie. avi”. It was this recording that gave rise to the creation of the group “Barbie.avi – new investigation”.

December 01, 2016, around midnight — a reply from Mike in which he promises to try to remember details of the conversation with Barbie is received.

December 01, 2016, around 07:00— reply from Rounds received— rude refusal.

December 1, 2016, 23:34 — a group chat was created in Telegram, later becoming a team to investigate this creepypasta.

December 01, 2016, around 23:40 — the group «Barbie.avi — new investigation» is created. This was preceded by a specific post written in one of the VK creepypasta groups on December 1st.

December 04, 2016— another photo of Barbie found.

2017 — a woman named Tamara Klein leaves a comment “This is Barbie, I need help” under “Barbie.avi – Part 3 | Nuevo video INEDITO encontrado!” video.

March 03, 2017, around 02:00— five video recordings with Barbie found, without editing or any processing.

November 30, 2017— three new Barbie photos found.

October 15, 2018, 17: 51 – created a conference in Vkontakte to search for Barbie, the so-called “second line-up”.

February 5, 2019 — comment by Tamara Klein requesting help is found.

December 12, 2019 — the page of Tamara Klein on Facebook is found.

April 6, 2020, 2:30 a.m., – the research group at VK was closed.

Translated by Arseniy Tomilov, Charlotte Kings, Artem Kolchanovsky, and Polina Zvezdochkina