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Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Credible Mermaid Sightings?
got this material from epoch times by way of Dale Drinnon and
includes his observations. There is now enough material to tackle
the problem of description.
skin appears to be white or at least pale which has promoted the
expectation that this creature shares our intelligence.
mouth is carp like but please note that this creature grabs fish with
its arms and hands and eats them. Thus this looks to be either a
reptile or amphibian ancestry that went back to the sea and adapted
to living in the deep as does the sea serpent and the pleiosaur.
The head is on a log neck providing ample observation while hunting
and the upper limbs are beautifuloly adapted for securing fish.
tail we just saw, if this material is slightly creditable is an
excellent adaptation also and there may still be hind legs to allow
access to the beach. They would be further up the torso than we
hair been descibed is likely external gills as we suspect with the
description conforms well to the Siren of mythology and is so noted.
The destribution is global and around the continental shelfs, but
that may well be an artifact of coming to shore for breeding purposes
as we have noted for the pleiosaur at least. Sea Serpents appear to
have live births.
modern marine engines ensure no one is around to spot.
is one more crearture of the deep at least that may also operate near
the surface around the Sargasso. Otherwise landings are made where
there is certainty of no discovery and small islands are always ideal
for just that. Even mythology suggests as much even then.
is a remarkable adaptation from an eaerly land based four legged
creature that went back to the sea and took advantage of those limbs
that its competators lacked. Been cold blooded, it can operate in
the deep and with external gills it is never in need of coming to
surface at all.
this article is reposted as a news item and not as any kind of
capture from the footage of the mermaid sighting of on March 6, 2013,
by marine geologist Torsten Schmidt. (Screenshot/Youtube)
have been a subject of fascination for centuries. Cultures from all
over the world, that had no contact with each other, have mermaids in
their folklore, all with very similar descriptions. From these
stories and modern movies everyone know what mermaids are, but few
people have been able to provide evidence to testify to their
existence. Skeptics are many, but there are also those who believe.
For those intrigued by the question of whether or not mermaids exist,
see below for a handful of documented mermaid sightings—then
decide what you believe.
May 2013 – Kiryat Yam, Israel
Yam is the only place in the world where a $1 million reward is up
for grabs for the first person who can provide conclusive footage
capturing a real mermaid. The local government has offered this
reward in response to the numerous mermaid sightings there.
there is a mermaid that appears sometimes at sunset. One of the first
people to see the mermaid was Shlomo Cohen: “I was with friends
when suddenly we saw a woman laying on the sand in a weird way. At
first I thought she was just another sunbather, but when we
approached she jumped into the water and disappeared. We were all in
shock because we saw she had a tail,” Cohen was quoted as saying by
Israel National News.
the short clip featured below for a taste of what some are claiming
to be a real mermaid caught on camera this year, at Kiryat Yam
March 2013 – Greenland Sea
year, on March 6, 2013, marine geologist, Dr. Torsten Schmidt,
released extraordinary footage of what he believes to be a mermaid
that he captured on camera during one of his deep-sea explorations.
by the Iceland GeoSurvey, Dr. Schmidt and his Danish team worked on
“seismic mapping and sampling of the ocean floor” to locate
promising sites for oil and natural gas reserves.
nearly 3,000 ft (1,000m) below the ocean’s surface, Dr. Schmidt
reported not only seeing some interesting phenomenon, but also
hearing some remarkable things. After reporting to the Iceland
GeoSurvey about the strange sounds he heard when he was scanning the
ocean floor, he requested to undertake an investigation, which was
were reminded of our confidentiality agreements. And we were told we
could not share our recording with anyone else,” Dr. Schmidt told
journalist Jon Frankel on Animal Planet’s documentary, “Mermaids:
The New Evidence.”
Schmidt ended up conducting his own investigation where he “took
down two cameras on every dive, just in case we see them.”
Commenting on his footage, Dr. Schmidt said Jon Frankel, “well I
looked at it, and knew I was looking into the face of another
intelligent species, like us.”
2012 – Zimbabwe, Africa
have been sighted on a number of occasions in Zimbabwe. It’s
claimed that efforts to complete the building of dams were delayed by
mermaids. Apparently, mermaids had harassed the workers when
installing water pumps. “All the officers I have sent have vowed
not to go back there,” Minister Nkomo was reported as saying in
Zimbabwe’s state-approved Herald newspaper.
even hired whites thinking that our boys did not want to work but
they also returned saying they would not return to work there again,”
August 1991 – South Africa
30 percent of the remains of an unknown, humanlike creature were
found in the belly of a dead great white shark in Southern Africa.
The body was then examined and it was determined to have hands and a
humanoid skull. A stingray barb was left jammed in the shark’s
jaws, and this is claimed to be a mermaid’s weapon.
1967 – British Columbia, Canada
sighting occurred when tourists who were on a ferry saw a woman with
the tail of a dolphin. She was described
as having beautiful blonde hair and was seen eating salmon. It
was reported in the Times-Colonist newspaper and drew a lot of
attention, but no one has since spotted it again.
continue all along the coast and including California, but many of
the reports do NOT say the "Mermaids" were good-looking. I
have some reports which were sent to me personally and they stated
the "Merfolk" creatures were hairy and ugly and looked
bestial or had apelike or monkeylike faces-DD]
1943 – Kei Islands, Indonesia
1943, at the time of World War II, several mermaids were spotted by
Japanese soldiers on the shores of the Kei Islands in Indonesia. They
reported seeing them swimming in the water, and one on the beach. A
description of the one sighted on the beach is as follows: roughly
4-foot 9-inches (150 cm) tall, pinkish skin, human looking face and
spikes along its head, and a mouth like a carp.
Sgt. Taro Horiba heard news of a dead mermaid that was washed up on
the shore, he went to examine it. After seeing it with his own eyes
he was convinced. After his return to Japan, he urged scientists to
go and study such mermaids, however his claims were turned down as
they didn’t believe him, hence no investigation was undertaken.
refer to mermaids as Orang Ikan, or “fish people” in Malay. There
have been several such sightings in the area, and apparently mermaids
have been reportedly been caught in fishing nets on the odd occasion.
of course Japanese fishermen still report them-DD]
August 1886 – Cape Breton, Canada
reported mermaid sighting from Canada in 1886 is quoted by zoologist
Dr. Karl Shuker on his website.
The report comes from the Cape Brooklyn Eagle newspaper in
fishermen of Gabarus, Cape Breton [an island off the coast of Nova
Scotia, Canada], have been excited over the appearances of a mermaid,
seen in the waters by some fishermen a few days ago. While Mr.
Bagnall, accompanied by several fishermen, was out in a boat, they
observed floating on the surface of the water a few yards from the
boat what they supposed to be a corpse. Approaching it for the
purpose of taking it ashore, they observed it to move, when to their
great surprise, it turned around in a sitting position and looked at
them and disappeared. A few moments after[,] it appeared on the
surface and again looked toward them, after which it disappeared
altogether. The face, head, shoulders and arms resembled those of a
human being, but the lower extremities had the appearance of a fish.
of its head was covered with long, dark hair resembling a
horse’s mane. The
arms were shaped like a human being’s, except that the
fingers of one hand were very long.
The color of the skin was not unlike that of a human being. There is
no doubt, that the mysterious stranger is what is known as a mermaid,
and the first one ever seen in Cape Breton waters.”
June 1737 – Spain
quotes another newspaper report from Daily Kennebec Journal of
Augusta, Maine, 24 June 1873:
the same time [c.1737] a story came from Virgo, in Spain, to the
effect that some fishermen on that coast had caught a sort of a
merman, five feet and a half from head to foot. The head was like
that of a goat, with a long beard and moustache, a black skin,
somewhat hairy, a very long neck, short arms, hands longer than they
ought to be in proportion, and long fingers, with nails like claws;
webbed toes, and a fin at the lower part of the back.”
one seems a different creature as we seem to have working lower limbs
– arclein ]
June 1608 – Henry Hudson Near Russia
Hudson, explorer and discoverer of the Hudson River, records seeing a
real mermaid near Russia. He wrote in his log: “Two crew
members—Thomas Hilles and Robert Rayner—sighted a mermaid at 75°
7′ N, and shouted at the rest of the crew to come and look.”
Hudson further recorded it as having a “tail of a porpoise and
speckled like a mackerel.”
January 1493 - Christopher Columbus’s travels
Columbus has reported sighting mermaids whilst he was out at sea. He
were not as beautiful as they are painted, although to some extent
they have a human appearance in the face….”