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.