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Do Mermaids Exist?

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do-meraids-existSpeculative Documentary Says Mermaids are Real!

Seriously.  During "Monster Week," Animal Planet released a documentary exploring the myths of mermaids and whether or not the species is even plausible.  And many people must have watched the documentary because tweets and comments abound on the subject, wondering about government cover ups and even having religious (or not) arguments.  According to the speculative documentary, Mermaids: The Body Found, the body of a mermaid was discovered, but covered up by the government.  The documentary's airing is meant to reveal the cover up by the government, complete with hypothesis and photos of mermaids or their weapons.  And these mermaids are nothing like sweet Arial in Little Mermaid.  They are of a more scary nature.

Are Mermaids Real?

The documentary "Mermaids: The Body Found," is not meant to be taken super seriously.  Rather, the show demonstrates a certain theory that a very long time ago humans evolved into sea creatures, known as the aquatic ape hypothesis.  And that is why we have mermaids.  Or do we?  The Animal Planet mermaid movie explains that when an actual, real-life mermaid was found alive on a beach, a large government cover-up existed to keep us in the dark.   

Do Mermaids Exist?

Yahoo Answers was buzzing so frequently about the show that the Department of Homeland Security shut down an apparent website called BelieveinMermaids.com.  We checked to see if the website was navigable and indeed Homeland Security has shut it down.  We wonder why this is?  Animal Planet has a photo gallery of mermaid evidence and we checked it out, but basically what is seen in the photo gallery are pictures of primitive weapons the mermaids were believed to have used.  If you remember Triton from Little Mermaid and the spear he carried, that's what we're talking about. 

The speculative documentary additionally showed camera footage of a mermaid, believed to be real, washed up on shore in Washington.  Seemingly unconscious, the mermaid reacts to a boy poking at its body, howling and attacking the surprised teen.  And we might add that these supposed mermaids are not as pretty as "Ariel" of Little Mermaid.  I remember when The Little Mermaid movie was released and my college-aged brother stating that "Arial is hot!"  However, the mermaids of this documentary are more fish-like and downright scary looking.

Did you see "Mermaids: the Body Found?"  What are your thoughts on the existence of mermaids?  Let us know on Facebook or Twitter!

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