Casey Anthony Surfaces in Video Diary
But is it really her?
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 5, 2012 10:27 AM CST

(Newser) – After hiding out in Ohio and disguising herself in a video deposition, Casey Anthony has apparently decided to scrap all the secrecy and release a video diary. A video featuring a blonde-bobbed, glasses-wearing Anthony—or, at least, an Anthony look-alike—surfaced today (it was apparently recorded it in October). She discusses life on probation, which ends late next month, and how happy she is to have belongings of her own, including a computer. She also reveals that she adopted a dog. If it is Anthony, the 4:19 video marks her first public statements since her acquittal, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

"It's just a little surreal how much things have changed since July, and how many things haven't changed," she says. "But the good thing is that things are starting to look up and things are starting to change in a good way. I just hope that things stay good and that they only get better." She adds that, "this is again the first of many and I’m looking forward to this." Two sources tell People the woman in the video is, in fact, Anthony, and Mediaite reports that several news sources have also confirmed her identity. Dan Abrams, however, is not so sure—watch his Good Morning America appearance in the gallery.