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‘Mermaids: The Body Found’ Explores The Possibility Of Real Life Mermaids [Video]

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Do mermaids exist? According to the new Animal Planet documentary, “Mermaids: The Body Found,” maybe.

The new documentary, which aired on Sunday night as part of Animal Planet’s “Monster Week,” pieces together a few interesting facts to come to the improbably conclusion that mermaids, like bigfoot, the chupacabra, and vampires, may exist.

In fact, “Mermaids: The Body Found,” claims that several scientists have proven the existence of mermaids. But thanks to the shady government, the evidence has been hidden or destroyed.

One of the whistle blowing scientists said:

“The feeling was like something out of Orwell. This was Big Brother. They were rewriting history. Basically writing this creature out of existence.”

Charlie Foley, who wrote and directed the film, bases his theory largely on the amount of mermaid references in old sea-tales.

“The seafaring Greeks described (Mermaids). As did the Vikings, as did the Chinese during their greatest period of maritime exploration. They are recorded in medieval manuscripts, and even into the 19th century.”

Foley also says that mermaids may have once been part of the human species. Foley told the NY Post:

“The fact is there are animals that have moved from the land into the sea. Could it have happened to humans? And with aquatic ape theory, if there’s anything to it, what is the logical extension of it if we continued going in that direction. The idea is that people pulled back and we stopped evolving into a marine animal, into an aquatic animal. But what if we kept going? And that to me, knowing that it’s happened before knowing that it’s real science with other animals. Could it have happened with one branch of the human family tree?”

Here’s a clip from “Mermaids: The Body Found,” which allegedly shows a real life mermaid that was discovered by two boys on a beach.

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149 Responses to “‘Mermaids: The Body Found’ Explores The Possibility Of Real Life Mermaids [Video]”

  1. Andy Watkins

    do people actually believe that the video is real. It is way too well produced. The birds aren't even making the right sounds, not to mention the "monster sounds" the actor playing the mermaid makes are the same exact sound bytes used in many "B" horror movies.

  2. Cindy McLeroy

    Notice the birds in the background – they stay in one place—Can you say PHOTOSHOPPED!

  3. Rose Matthews Auth

    As with Bigfoot, I have to believe that if such a thing existed, people would have caught one by now. I know there are things discovered everyday, but most aren't "sighted" all the time. Don't you think they'd have atleast found a body that died of natural causes by now? And another thing, why would the government want to hide the existance of mermaids? Do they pose some sort of national security threat? Give me a break.

  4. Cathleen Walker

    Lets look at the facts. The ocean is too cold to sustained a human so she would have to be fat like most large marine mamals.
    Then thanks to evlution she wouldn't have any hair. It would get in the way (if you've ever been swimming you would know how fraustrating swimming wiht long hair can be) and nature gets rid of the things that do not help with survival. And lastly because it is salt water and she is suppose to be half human, her skin would be wrinkled beyond beliefe.`.

  5. Becky N Marty

    Uhh.. since when do flip phones take 1 minute videos? I only ever remember them taking like 23 second ones, and when were that able to zoom during it as well?

  6. Anonymous

    Government laboratories are busy creating genetically modified organisms through DNA splicing. Some of these "organisms" are quite large and grotesque. Some die before too long and are discarded in places where it is known that the public will discover them. This is an "aliens attack" fear campaign to gin up support for spending on defense budgets.

  7. John Christian Swanson

    Not saying I believe 100 % in mermaids, but most of what they were saying made since. Especially the parts showing the early human evolving. We did live near the shore back then because the easiest source of food was the ocean. If some of those humans did start to evolve to hold their breath longer, it would make since that over time they would evolve further abilities like they show in the episode. If you look at all the other creatures that branched out and evolved to live in water it's hard not to imagine why apes never had that chance. That being said do I think we will ever find a mermaid no. If they do exist they are probably severely endangered and have probably been driven into the unknown parts of the ocean because of humans. They talk about all the mariners from so many different countries who have recorded them (keep in mind those countries at that time had no way of communicating between each other) in paintings and texts, whose to say they didn't learn very quickly to avoid all human contact and where is the best place to hide from human beings "The Ocean". We have only explored less than 1 % of it. Just my opinion.

  8. John Christian Swanson

    Not saying I believe 100 % in mermaids, but most of what they were saying made since. Especially the parts showing the early human evolving. We did live near the shore back then because the easiest source of food was the ocean. If some of those humans did start to evolve to hold their breath longer, it would make since that over time they would evolve further abilities like they show in the episode. If you look at all the other creatures that branched out and evolved to live in water it's hard not to imagine why apes never had that chance. That being said do I think we will ever find a mermaid no. If they do exist they are probably severely endangered and have probably been driven into the unknown parts of the ocean because of humans. They talk about all the mariners from so many different countries who have recorded them (keep in mind those countries at that time had no way of communicating between each other) in paintings and texts, whose to say they didn't learn very quickly to avoid all human contact and where is the best place to hide from human beings "The Ocean". We have only explored less than 1 % of it. Just my opinion.

  9. John Christian Swanson

    Not saying I believe 100 % in mermaids, but most of what they were saying made since. Especially the parts showing the early human evolving. We did live near the shore back then because the easiest source of food was the ocean. If some of those humans did start to evolve to hold their breath longer, it would make since that over time they would evolve further abilities like they show in the episode. If you look at all the other creatures that branched out and evolved to live in water it's hard not to imagine why apes never had that chance. That being said do I think we will ever find a mermaid no. If they do exist they are probably severely endangered and have probably been driven into the unknown parts of the ocean because of humans. They talk about all the mariners from so many different countries who have recorded them (keep in mind those countries at that time had no way of communicating between each other) in paintings and texts, whose to say they didn't learn very quickly to avoid all human contact and where is the best place to hide from human beings "The Ocean". We have only explored less than 1 % of it. Just my opinion.

  10. Anonymous

    I don't believe the video shown above but I do believe that there are mermaids & merman :-)

  11. Angelina Marie

    Vid is produced. Who takes video of thier feet running? If he really did get spooked by a mermaid, camera would be everywhere, not at his feet. Mermaid looks like something out of horror film like the grudge or something.

  12. Angelina Marie

    Vid is produced. Who takes video of thier feet running? If he really did get spooked by a mermaid, camera would be everywhere, not at his feet. Mermaid looks like something out of horror film like the grudge or something.

  13. Vincent G Lum Ko

    I didn't know real life mermaids made such hollywood like sound effects.

  14. Vincent G Lum Ko

    I didn't know real life mermaids made such hollywood like sound effects.

  15. Kait Drake

    So anyone check out the website at the end of that video? Homeland security took that domain…doesn't that seem a little strange?

  16. Robert Nasdeo

    I don't know if it's fake or not, BUT, they have found hip, leg and even shoulder bones that look human in wales and dolphins, are mermaids out there? I'd like to think so.

  17. Robert Nasdeo

    I don't know if it's fake or not, BUT, they have found hip, leg and even shoulder bones that look human in wales and dolphins, are mermaids out there? I'd like to think so.

  18. Marcela Alimin

    I saw this on animal planet or something and its actually pretty amazing!

  19. Veronica Avilez-Aparicio

    Why waste your time watching these shows when all your going to do is insult it? Maybe because a part of you is curious and might believe in such things…hmmm! Fake or not I found it very interesting and who I am to say it can or can't be true.

  20. Anonymous

    There could be mermaids, however, if the mermaids once evolved from humans, then why don't people turn back into mermaids when they drown?

  21. Mike Hadley

    I doubt two little kids and their parents saying the govt told them to tell their children it wasn't what they thought and the parents speaking a loud and multiple creditable scientists and historians are saying its real

  22. Kevin Anderson

    I think if an elephant can bury it's dead..that would leave open to think that if a bigfoot did exist and maybe traveled in a spaced out pack maybe if one died they could bury it hinting to why no one can find a body if they did exist I am sure maybe at one point in time something like that did live, along with mermaids I am sure with all the old drawings found and stories there had to have been some type of thing about.

  23. Kevin Anderson

    I think if an elephant can bury it's dead..that would leave open to think that if a bigfoot did exist and maybe traveled in a spaced out pack maybe if one died they could bury it hinting to why no one can find a body if they did exist I am sure maybe at one point in time something like that did live, along with mermaids I am sure with all the old drawings found and stories there had to have been some type of thing about.

  24. Anonymous

    Well I'm convinced that's a mermaid all right! If you vote Obama I'm sure you'll believe this phony too!

  25. Sam Silverhawk

    However romantic as it may be to believe in mermaids, the film, rightly labelled a docu-fiction by Wikipedia, was filled with utter nonsense rather than "facts" or "proof". It is as phony as the actors who played the roles of the scientists. Feel free to check that out on the imdb.com site, etc. If that fails to convince you, please visit the NOAA website for yourself and listen to the REAL recording of the bloop. You will quickly discern that it bears absolutely no resemblance to the contrived audio used in the film.
    Anyone remember War Of The Worlds? Like that broadcast, this film was strictly entertainment. Frankly I expected better from Animal Planet; I wasn't all that entertained…

  26. Oroku Saki

    It was out on youtube over a month ago. Plus the website has been shut.down by d.o.j and department of homeland security

  27. Daniel Megill

    If you look they recently just discovered a brand new species of whale 42 ft in length this type of whale has been unseen until now…. What makes you think that something as crazy as thinking evolution with apes turning into humans is ridiculous right. Were so stuck on thinking were the only ones out there it is just tough to believe… I can see evolution taking place where half of the apes who were turning into humans didn't take to the sea rather than to land. Is it really that crazyyy?

  28. Daniel Megill

    If you look they recently just discovered a brand new species of whale 42 ft in length this type of whale has been unseen until now…. What makes you think that something as crazy as thinking evolution with apes turning into humans is ridiculous right. Were so stuck on thinking were the only ones out there it is just tough to believe… I can see evolution taking place where half of the apes who were turning into humans didn't take to the sea rather than to land. Is it really that crazyyy?

  29. Rose Matthews Auth

    Oh I believe in things we've never before seen. I also believe we're not the only planet with life on it. And that is exactly my same argument, that we are incredibly egotistical if we think we're the only beings ever created. But what I have to wonder is, if there have been so many sighting of mythical creatures, how is it that they never leave remains or have never been captured?

  30. Daniel Megill

    same as if you can't find a dead person in the sea. sharks. there are plenty of things in the sea that eat meat sooo…. my guess is that there have been no remains because of something eating it. or government…there is alot that the government isnt telling us to simply protect us which isnt wrong there doing there job to think there is another human species out in this world some people would freak others would want harm on them because of us being so egotistical ….

  31. Andrea Herrera

    It makes some sense. But the video and the mermaid shown look a little animated and not real looking like the
    boy…but who knows

  32. Mitch Ksatria Williamson

    Because that would be magic. You can't regress a hypothetical 5 million years in evolution, that's just silly. Not to mention that if you drown, you die, and dead things are dead. To turn into a mermaid just because you dorwned would constitute storybook magic, which is again, impossible.

  33. Rose Matthews Auth

    You could be right on that point but don't you think by now, someone would have caught one in a net? I would imagine every species has it's weaklings that are vulnerable to such things.

  34. Hannah Whittingham

    LOL. It doesn't exactly help this article when they play such a blatantly fake video. From the first few seconds you can tell it's fake because there is no video camera that has quality like that. Nor does it randomly shake like that especially if there is no delay. Why weren't the kids talking to each other? Why were the sounds so clear? Why does the mermaid have such an obviously fake scream? (Which has been heard in so many movies like it…) Why did the kid turn his head at such a convenient time? Perhaps I'm looking into it to much, I guess its mainly just an ad for the website. In any case, the prospect of mermaids? Hehhhh…Well no. I suppose it's "possible" but I find it very unrealistic. A creature that size could never live in a spot that we couldn't already get to.

  35. Tina Niehaus

    the government in Japan are hidding it too. They take everything that is found and hide it away, just like the U.S. government! I'm 47 years old and I believe this is true and people all around the world and for millions of years have been drawing and talking about the same creature. If a wolfe can evolve into a whale, I'm sure a human can evolve into a mermaid!

  36. Melissa Shriver

    Getting back to big foot, because I'm not certain you could find mermaid poop, wouldn't someone have identified some pretty hefty defecation by now. Like next to the foot print?

  37. Robyn Ingvallsen

    OK, honestly – Animal Planet ADMITTED it was a fake. The mermaid in the "Body on the Beach" clip was CGI. Time to take out the critical thinking skills, people.

  38. Daniel Megill

    You are right but like they were saying they were threatened before…would us humans get caught in a net. after all they are just as intelligent as we humans are… oh and back to the remains also it is not like we find remains of many sea creatures washing up on the beach it is like once in a blue moon. with that whole beaching incident it is very odd that all those whales were washed ashore dying for a stupid mistake our government probably made

  39. Daniel Megill

    I'm sure they have blubber same as a dolpin there not hugeee but muscular they too can survive in cold waters. as with the skin thing Human skin would wrinkle of course we get pruney but 600 million years is a long time especially for evolution to take place i'm sure there skin would adapt along with how there shaped….

  40. David Schroeder

    I believe they exist why else would homeland security sieze the website at the end of the video, our government hides everything from us, thiers actual footage all over the internet, of sighting and 1 were a guy actually caught one in a net in 2005 and droped the net back into the ocean, u cant tell me thier not out thier and the governments not covering it up.

  41. Ryan Wistrom

    The cell phone that was lucky enough to have a camera at the time could also record? And then, as I was already laughing, the $10 cell phone zoomed in! Awful video clip, and such a terrible show that I actually can confirm mermaids don't exist now. Thanks Animal Planet.

  42. Ryan Wistrom

    The cell phone that was lucky enough to have a camera at the time could also record? And then, as I was already laughing, the $10 cell phone zoomed in! Awful video clip, and such a terrible show that I actually can confirm mermaids don't exist now. Thanks Animal Planet.

  43. Brendan Bressler

    watch the animal planet special for this and youll believe 100% and your mind will be blown completely.

  44. Chrissy Owens-Pritchett

    well we cant live under water and most sea creatures cant live out of the water so with that being said I believe alot of things people don't want to believe such as aliens are reall>>>>.

  45. Benjamin Garza

    I was more interested in that sonar device and the Blarb. It sound like some of the sky sound that heard around the world. Is that info valid? Little or no interest in the mermaid part.

  46. Michael Glen

    Omg really dude or chick. Humans would flip if mermaids were proven real. Humanity can barely handle our own existence. Also humans kill and fear anything they don't understand if you have't noticed

  47. Rose Matthews Auth

    I don't have the ego to believe we are the only beings in the universe. I think people that do, are making a very big mistake. I know you are right, Michael, about our tendancy to destroy what we don't understand. More to the point, the government destroys what we don't understand. I myself, do not think I know a single person that wouldn't be awestruck seing something like a mermaid. But Michael, wouldn't you just love to know what one really looks like and that they absolutely exist?

  48. Mike Haidys

    Alot of you people saying that this is fake and mermaids don't exist are just scared. It's in human nature to fear things we don't understand, so we just try and tell ourselves that it isn't real. I'm not saying that mermaids exist, but I'm not saying they don't, However I do beleive that there is plenty of evidence to support the theory of mermaids and similar cryptids.

  49. Susan Pfister

    well i believe in them especially since they proved all those points that we as humans are more evolved for aquatic and marine life and that at some point in our evolution we were better evolved for an aquatic life style i truly do believe that mermaids do exist and another point that was really good was that many or i mean pretty much all aquatic animals migrate to give birth or breed so for them to say that the mermaids migrate with whales and draft off them so it was less energy for the mother and child was a really good point and warm waters are more safer for the children to explore and play but if they are really real and the navy is using sonic blasts of sonar that are so strong that it kills the migrating whales then the mermaids would be effected and for us to loose one of our closest ape relatives would be a tragity and for the navy to hide the fact that they are real is stupid and the reason why they might hide it is that its one of our ape relatives and that the community and even maybe the world would make them stop there testing butt there's another problem with my theory that mermaids are real and that is that you would be going against god not saying that i'm not christian or don't believe in god butt that humans are curious and that if mermaids are real there might be a disaster or even an extinction of one species and for now if they are real and some body does find them then just leave them alone

  50. Susan Pfister

    well i believe in them especially since they proved all those points that we as humans are more evolved for aquatic and marine life and that at some point in our evolution we were better evolved for an aquatic life style i truly do believe that mermaids do exist and another point that was really good was that many or i mean pretty much all aquatic animals migrate to give birth or breed so for them to say that the mermaids migrate with whales and draft off them so it was less energy for the mother and child was a really good point and warm waters are more safer for the children to explore and play but if they are really real and the navy is using sonic blasts of sonar that are so strong that it kills the migrating whales then the mermaids would be effected and for us to loose one of our closest ape relatives would be a tragity and for the navy to hide the fact that they are real is stupid and the reason why they might hide it is that its one of our ape relatives and that the community and even maybe the world would make them stop there testing butt there's another problem with my theory that mermaids are real and that is that you would be going against god not saying that i'm not christian or don't believe in god butt that humans are curious and that if mermaids are real there might be a disaster or even an extinction of one species and for now if they are real and some body does find them then just leave them alone

  51. Desiree Penner

    This is the husband speaking. This type of movie is bullshit! My 7 year old daughter unfortunately saw this. Whoever created this, get a f#*$%ing life and do something productive in life. A$$hole!

  52. Desiree Penner

    This is the husband speaking. This type of movie is bullshit! My 7 year old daughter unfortunately saw this. Whoever created this, get a f#*$%ing life and do something productive in life. A$$hole!

  53. Andrew Van Sumeren

    anyone could make a website and put that on. if the government wanted to shut it down it would just no longer exist. wiki leaks never had that symbol…think about it

  54. Melissa Price

    Fiction should not be aired as a documentary. There are too many gullible people out there. Also the disclaimer (which I didn't even see) should be aired at the beginning of the program….not the end. I've lost all respect for Animal Planet.

  55. Melissa Price

    When I am in the mood to watch a documentary, I like to watch a documentary. Not some stupid Big-foot fake.

  56. Majoritry Moorosi

    Wow tht looks real bt then we're do ppl the the idea to giv the creature a real human half body lyk look?or is there one tht looks lyk tht?

  57. Elizabeth Lantz

    The footage that you see is a dramatization. That's not the actual video from the cell phone. The actual cell phone footage wouldn't create the affect they wanted for the show. Basically, if you want to know the truth, do your own inquiry into the facts (not a google search or a tv documentary) and make your own decision on what you believe not based on a tv special, because while they do present some facts it is for entertainment purposes. At the end of the day it's about rating not spreading the truth. The human brain is incredible. We as a race are profoundly affected by what those around is think and believe. No matter how much we say we are lone thinkers and have our own head on our shoulders the real, proven science proves otherwise. We will actually create false memories that match the general consensus. I say that to tell you this; the government keeps more from us than what you could ever imagine. Am I complaining? Not really. But the point is they could tell you ANYTHING and once 10000 people so they believe what the government said 10000 will change their answer and follow suit. My uncle was in the navy his entire adult life. He was all over the world on two of the navy's most prestigious ships. They do hide things. They hide tests, evidence, attacks, plans, and new discoveries. I'm done my rambling but in this matter and all matters is life remember to make your own decisions based on facts and not on general consensus or scifi movies !

  58. Dana Andrakowicz

    Chris watched this a few weeks ago too…lol!

  59. Angie Price

    Dear mom, Netflix has a plethora of real, hard hitting, incredibly informative documentaries. They have an entire documentary section! And pawn stars for dad. INVEST.

  60. Angie Price

    BAHAHAHA also, if you read comments from people after the article. People make me sad.

  61. Lorraine Juarez

    OMG what is a mother to do? Now I have to tell my kids they can never be like Capt Caveman a.k.a. Bigfoot, Ariel the Little Mermaid, or any other creature they have seen in documentaries because they cannot neither be proven to exist however the evidence provided may suggest the possibility that one may exist and it is up to one's own to decide if it is all fact or fiction.

    It's truly been a horrible week, Missy. I just read somewhere that you can't believe everything you read on the internet or see posted on FB. I am deeply crushed… SMH …. and crying….

    With all that said, please have a wonderful day!

  62. Jake D Hanigan

    ya just saying our goverment and others of this world are not for the people but the goverment for the goverment who knows if they hide stuff or if they don't which we are all humans and we all have the same basic character traits witch is lieing, truth telling, and soforth its common sence and people forget what that is, we would all have to experience it for ourselves bc that is the only true way of knowing, forget if people believe u, but do u believe your self that is the question at hand the goverment is just a group of people that are selected from the goverment and have got to see the true side of the real world one with no restrictions with no one telling them the cant do that or they cant do this they have free rain to do what they plz, they almost seem like they rob us from or true world and put up a shreads for an explination, they put up this economical world we live in, that is all about media and fashion and other pointless shit instead of what they should be influenceing us on and that is true siences and history but true history not what they put in a book and want to cram down our throats in school but true history one with no goverment invovlement and other various topics along with that, the USA goverment from the beggining has just been digging its self a one way hole straight down and bring us with them, soon thier will be rock bottom were they cant put a new rule or agreement and sofoth in effect to try to get back out. the oppress our knowledge to a certian level and cut us off from the real world. the people that know the true world are the ones that don't live by of for a goverment but the people who live by and for mother earth. we cant control the world it controls us it has no emotions besides wind, rain and soforth it has no agreement with another but its self we should be privilaged to live on a earth with such life and variaty, in stead the goverment wants to hide mother earths true beauty and amazment. and they are slowly killing it. the govements brain-washes us to believe what they want, its fact not fiction. WE lived so many years living off mother earth with out machines and electronics and did fine. other tribes and past groups of people in our world in different time periods have accomplished great things with out these things some even greater then what we have accomplished in modern times. Question all and believe nothing besides what u find out for urself. if u want more insight leave a comment and sorry it was off the top of the head and not well put together lol but its true.

  63. Cathleen Miller

    It's kind of amusing to see easy marks defend this mockumentary. Apparently, PT Barnum was right, there is one born every minute.

    actress who plays "dr. rebecca davis":
    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1017942/resume
    http://www.spotlight.com/interactive/cv/cv.asp?ref=F89186&pub=1

    actor who plays "Dr. Paul Robertson":
    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1382718/
    http://www.kknk.co.za/images/program/2011/WEES-Andre-Weideman.jpg

    By the way, the camper kids in the "Blair Witch Project" were actors too so they're not actually, like, dead. Oh, and that guy in Nigeria?-he's actually NOT going to send you $800,000.

  64. Jacob Turner

    No it was shut down. If you know wjat mega upload is then go to it and see they look the same. I looked at the code and they are.similar.

  65. Jes Quintana

    I CAN say that, as a fisherman; what they said about the stingrays losing their barbs is true. We've caught many manowars, and we noticed alot of them are missing their stingers. We never stopped to question it until this, though.

  66. Jes Quintana

    I CAN say that, as a fisherman; what they said about the stingrays losing their barbs is true. We've caught many manowars, and we noticed alot of them are missing their stingers. We never stopped to question it until this, though.

  67. Luke Jon Gibson

    LMAO that creature was blatantly CGI, how could anybody think it was real? They really just should execute everyone who fell for it, anyone that retarded is obviously too stupid to be of any use to the human species. CALLING ALL MORONS: Please do the planet a favour and kill yourself and all of your offspring NOW!

  68. Alex Anderson

    Well, assuming they are real and assuming they have at least primitive human intellect, its possible they bury their dead or dispose of them in much the same way we do. Its a theory anyway :/

  69. Emily Martin

    I think that the aliens left them here along with our spiecies years ago.what came first? the egg or the chicken?

  70. Yna Marie Penaranda

    totoo ang mga sirena.kung hindi ito totoo bakit hndi hinayaan ni papa jesus na malangoy din natin yung kailaliman ng dagat? bakit hindi parin natin kayang suyurin un ng walang gamit na makina? bakit malaki ang bahagi ng tubig? sa science naman naniniwala akong may mermaid dahil iyon sa human revolution..kung bakit may taong nakakahinga ng matagal sa tubig may taong may kaliskis ang balat?

  71. SoNzay SarMa

    Everyone has the right 2 give their 0pinions…surprisingly everyone thinks that he she is the Smartest 0ne.
    My question is, why are we holding on the blind faith that, Humans are the most clever creatures on planet who should know every single details of every other creatures of Universe? points like if I don't see..that means it does not exists…are U serious? Honestly nothing is in human control..except those man made things l0l ;).

  72. Danielle Watson

    I have read most of your coments and I appreciate your opnions. Heres a fun fact for ya: Dolphins once lived on land. They are closely connected to the hippo. So if a dolphin once lived on land who's to say humans don't live in water? We are evolving all the time. Over the millions and billions of years we have gone from apes to humans. We have created languages we can understand. We are the only know mammal on this plannet that can talk. But are we? I belive mermaids do exist. Who says they spend 24/7 in the water? How do we know that they don't spend most days sitting on rocks in the sun shine? Where is the proof that mermaids don't exist? Have people combed every inch of the seas and rivers? have they dived down to the sea bed? My guess is no. I think its amazing how people steriotype. They do it all the time – teenages are hooked on drugs and alchol and most girls are pregnant by 14 – oaps are sweet kind elderly folk who wouldn't hurt a fly – all women are bad drivers – ok I admit that most of that is true but some are different. Who knows what a mermaid looks like or does? People are convinced there's life on other plannets – so if there are aliens, why cant there be mermaids? At the end of the day its just my opnion – everone is entilted to their own beliefs – you cant say for 100% guarantee that something doesn't exist.

  73. Jenni Ellison

    Why not possible? If tiny furry rodents could come down from trees and after millions of years evolve into the gigantic whales we see today, why not a branch of the human line performing a similar feat? Evidence has linked whales to such ancestors based on bone structure, like with elephants and their closest relative the elephant shrew. Until concrete evidence comes through the proves such things are myth, we shouldn't debunk them as such. After all, we know more about outer space than we do our own oceans.

  74. Jenni Ellison

    A fair compromise. This thing does seem a little contrived. That and the quality is pretty good for a cell phone that came out in 2001.

  75. Nabeel Khan

    It is one of the greatest discoveries of our recent times, though not fully discoveded due to lack of evidence, thanks to the unsupportive and corrupt govt of South Africa.

    I truly am inclined to believe that the mythological mermaids maybe fiction but this partially evolved human and fish corm is indeed true.

  76. Alan Burkhart

    Sort of like the Dragons think Pat Stewart narrated sometime back. Fun stuff, though.

  77. Alan Burkhart

    Susan Pfister It's a record. That HAS to be the single longest sentence in the history of the English language.

  78. Glen Rosa Harper

    I think it's okay to believe in mermaids. We're allowed to make our imaginations roam for once in a while, it's not like we'll make a religion out of them. Real or not I like mermaids, though I'd rather have them depicted as pretty women who sings beautifully. Another thing: If ever I see a mermaid I won't tell another soul since it can lead to their extinction, you know how ever-curious human beings are, we just looooove experimenting.

  79. Chris Holt

    Its hard to say. They had proof. Before it was taking. We have only exsplored 5% of our ocean. So ya I beloved there is a lot in the ocean we don't know. We still Diner know how sharks bread.

  80. Jose TheBear Rodriguez

    I do believe that the gov is pos by some national threat…or maybe big brother is not apart of the gov. What ever it is they are hiding something. And they dont want the world to kno about it…

  81. Terry Rolfe

    I think this was just an attemp to enlighten the people of how many

  82. Terry Rolfe

    I think this was just an attempt to enlighten the people of how many unknown creatures could be dying during these tests. using a humanoid looking creature has a stronger impact.

  83. Ariana Anderson

    There is a video on utube of a dead mermaid that was found on the beach after a hurricane and the cave men have drawings of mermaids and saposably we ran into them years ago and fought with them

  84. Ariana Anderson

    I agree we are always denying other species lives and are completely selfish and full of our selves… We destroy more than we know. I can't imagine how things would be if humans never existed! I bet this world would be amazing!

  85. Ariana Anderson

    I agree we are always denying other species lives and are completely selfish and full of our selves… We destroy more than we know. I can't imagine how things would be if humans never existed! I bet this world would be amazing!

  86. Rose Matthews Auth

    I'll have to look for that, unless it was the one on the special on animal planet about mermaids. That was a fake. The whole show was a mockumentary, but I hope not, because I really want to see one.

  87. John Scott

    I saw what I saw was no halutionation and I do wish God protect them. Ill never forget when I was jumping the rocks on the coast, we scared each other. I sat out of fright and marvel and sang to it then they dove under the surface. 30 yrs later I still remember.