Mermaids Are Real! (VIDEO)

If you don't believe in mermaids, you may want to think again. A piece that aired on Animal Planet called Mermaids: The Body Found discusses the possibility that mermaids may be real and even contains "footage" of one angry "mermaid" that allegedly washed up on a beach in Washington State.

It seems far-fetched, even insane, right? After all, mermaids are fictional creatures who exist only in fairy tales and seafaring legend, right? Maybe not. There is some scientific theory to the idea that mermaids could really exist.

I know, I know, but there really is. See below:

Pretty freaky, no? The fact is, there is an "aquatic ape" theory that follows our evolutionary trajectory, the idea being that some apes took to the sea rather than the land.

It's even plausible. Consider this:

  • Humans can hold our breath a very long time compared to any other species.
  • We are virtually hairless compared to other animals.
  • All cultures have some version of a mermaid legend.
  • Much of the deep sea remains unexplored.
  • It's a really super, super cool idea.

I have no idea if mermaids are real, but if they are, they aren't the beautiful sirens we imagine. That part we likely know. If the aquatic ape theory is right, then we are looking at some scary looking creatures, indeed. More monsters than Ariel. But still.

I believe. Or maybe I want to believe. Either way, the idea that there could be more out there we don't know yet is pretty exciting.

It's also probable and likely that there are parts of this planet we don't understand yet. How could we possibly have discovered life on other planets when there is still so much left on this planet to learn? I don't believe mermaids are what we think they are. But they could be real. Why not?

Do you believe in mermaids?

 

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Evaly... EvalynCarnate

I love the whole Crypto/Fantasmagoria business. Im not sure if I believe in these things but its freakin fun to watch :)

jasmi... jasmineg86

i watched this sunday night - awesomee show!

nonmember avatar ziggy

Interesting to search for the names and academic backgrounds of these people on "da google".

Suggest check for them on the Animal Planet site or in a re-run???

libby261 libby261

This sounds like the dragon series that animal planet did a couple of years ago.  I can't help to be reminded of the fake rockumentory "Spinal Tap" when I see shows like this.  I wonder what Orson Wells would think of this?  

Doomy234 Doomy234

I do believe in mermaids (along with fairies, gnomes, dragons, aliens, ghosts,and werewolves), but I literally scoffed when I saw this video on Animal Planet. It looked so fake. I was disappointed because I so looked forward to it.

I did enjoy the rest of the show though. :)

jayle... jaylensmommy145

w0! kinda hard to believe!? but pretty interesting!

nonmember avatar Jasmine

Fav Part; "What the F@*k did we just see?!"

April... AprilJune

I want to believe! I thought unicorns were real until I was 16 (my boyfriend and best friend had to break it to me lol- but to be fair, I didn't think they could fly). Anyway, I like to believe in magical, fairytale creatures, so I'm rooting for this!


 

kisse... kisses5050

Scary thing is people watch these things and can not seperate what is true from what is made up speculation.... then go around saying " but I saw on tv it is real!" I swear we are one tv show away from another War of the Worlds event.. only this time it will be people panicing over zombies because they "saw a show"

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