Was there really a Carmen Winstead?

No, Carmen Winstead never existed. The story was made up on the Internet.

According to the story, Carmen was accidentally killed when her "friends" pushed her down a sewer. Now she will visit a horrible death upon anybody who doesn't post her story on their MySpace page. Later versions of this story were sent as more conventional e-mail chain letters. There's also a nearly identical version with a victim named Jessica Smith.

Carmen Winstead/Jessica Smith Ghost Story

The story appears in emails and text similar to this.....

Carmen (Jessica) and the rest of her class were on a fire drill and 5 girls trying to embarrass Carmen pushed her down a sewer. When she didn't come up they called the police and the girls said she fell the police believed them.

The story was proven fake by snopes.com.

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