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Real Mermaid Caught on Camera (Seen on Animal Planet )

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Real Mermaid Caught on Camera in Kiryat Yam, Israel. Locals and tourists in the Israeli town of Kiryat Yam have been flocking to the coast in hopes of glimpsing a creature that most people believe only exist in fairy tales. An alleged mermaid, said to resemble a cross between a fish and a young girl, only appears at sunset. It performs a few tricks for onlookers before disappearing for the night. One of the first people to see the mermaid, Shlomo Cohen, said, "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." The sightings apparently began several months ago. $1 million reward The town's tourism board is of course delighted with their newfound fame and local mystery fauna. Taking a cue from the town of Inverness, Scotland (on the shore of Loch Ness), the Kiryat Yam government has offered a $1 million reward for the first person to photograph the creature. Town spokesman Natti Zilberman thinks the reward money is well-spent. "I believe if there really is a mermaid then so many people will come to Kiryat Yam, a lot more money will be made than $1 million." Of course, if the mermaid does not exist -- perhaps it is a hoax, an optical illusion, or a simple misperception of a known animal -- then the town's reward money will remain safe and unclaimed, while the economy benefits from the influx of tourists vying to get a photo that will leave them set for life. It's not clear what people are seeing, though the power of suggestion and imagination can be strong. Identifying animals in water is inherently problematic, since eyewitnesses by definition are only seeing a small part of the creature. When you add in the factor of low light at sunset and the distances involved, positively identifying even a known creature can be very difficult -- to say nothing of a mythological one! Mermaids have long held fascination for seafaring peoples. There are a few dozen significant historical claims of actual mermaid sightings. Most of them are clearly myths and legends, such as "true" stories about lovely young women who married sailors but were later discovered to be shape-shifting mermaids (such as in the film "Splash"). Other reports date back centuries, and offer no proof or evidence other than a curious story. For example, a Capt. Richard Whitbourne claimed he saw a mermaid in Newfoundland's St. James harbor in 1610. Another story, from 1830 Scotland, claimed that a young boy killed a mermaid by throwing rocks at it; the creature looked like a child of about 3 or 4, but had a salmon's tail instead of legs. The villagers supposedly had it a funeral and buried it in a small coffin. P.T. Barnum's mermaid Hoaxers have worked to satisfy the public's appetite for mermaids; the fact that none have ever actually been found is only a minor inconvenience. The great showman P.T. Barnum introduced a mermaid to astounded crowd in the 1840s: his infamous "FeeJee Mermaid", actually a taxidermy fake. The head and torso of a small monkey was grafted onto the body and tail of a fish. It was bizarre and strange - --certainly nothing anyone had seen before — but a far cry from the banners and posters suggesting a beautiful, half-naked woman. Other mermaid fakes appeared throughout the centuries. Some were manatees that had been dressed up to resemble a human form and exhibited for profit. Whether the Israeli mermaid sighting is genuine, a hoax, or an innocent mistake exploited for tourism, the reality of finding a real mermaid might be different than people imagine, as shown by a song from the Newfoundland band Great Big Sea, which sings folk-rock versions of traditional sea shanties. One of their most popular songs, titled "The Mermaid," tells of a lonely sailor who courts a mermaid: "I love the girl with all me heart / But I only like the upper part / I do not like the tail!" © 2014 All rights reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without prior written permission of the owner.
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Text Comments (2226)
Edgar Whillock (6 days ago)
Mermaids are real
anythingnew (24 days ago)
Why was Locktite1000's video all deleted? He's the Hispanic man at the beginning. I miss his contents
Michelle Vega (1 month ago)
In the credits it said it was fake i saw it on another video
Dupstep nightmares (3 months ago)
The meg killed the mermaid 😈😈😈😈
Isla Boatman (3 months ago)
I always knew mermaids were real
apple berry white (3 months ago)
Technically mermaids are fake.
Stormi South (6 months ago)
If mermaids do exist I think it's safe to say they would look very inhuman and would have no need for hair as they would be a streamline animal
Kim Namjoon (6 months ago)
First of all the mermaid is fake if it has hair and second they would have been with another mermaid or at least a group and third they would have been talking or communicating with others
brandi thomas (6 months ago)
Mermaids have webbed hands. This is obvious fake
Skylar Schweitzer (7 months ago)
Is it real or not i can’t tell
HOwAbOUtToTAKeThEOoF (8 months ago)
Have you ever heard of blue screen and some edit?
Memo Heaven (8 months ago)
I just got laid with my shark mermaid 🧜‍♀️
Donald McCollum (8 months ago)
Fake so fake you can do better than that that's mermaid Melissa
Nipuni Maheshika (9 months ago)
shaquaya porter (10 months ago)
The music nice trick bud real exited and spooked
Saurabh Mamgain (1 year ago)
Believe only what u see.....rest is all a game to earn hits n likes on videos
Thats legit real
Catluvr 18 (1 year ago)
Mermaids are real
mk so (1 year ago)
this is 100% fake god did nt make mermaids he maid humans an animals an plants an trees ....aire an ect put no mermaid all ya should read the bible an see the real life story about wat is real an not real ,,,,,,,all i knw is tht the end of the world is comin BITCHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
Leah Kirkland (1 year ago)
OK that Animal Planet show about them was faked BC the "scientists" wasn't even real (which was confirmed) and the "Mermaid sighting" on the beach wasn't real Either . that was a sculpture made by an artist and that video was just so he could sale it .
Rebecca Desjarlais (1 year ago)
Why creepy music
CM PUNK (1 year ago)
Trump would fuck that mermaid!!!XDDDDDDD!!!!
Carolyn Eckel (1 year ago)
i belive in mermaids
Fish buddy (1 year ago)
Catch a real live one, and then I might believe it. Video footage can easily be faked.
MR&HL WANDEL (1 year ago)
where is it
Therese Leiva (1 year ago)
not true sorry cAn't believe no such thing as a mermaid
the video of the beached 'mermaid' is by what i can see, very unrealistic and surely fake. how is it possible that it dried out and died in such a position?? it should've been atleast laying flat on the sand.
Delaney Krejci (1 year ago)
Some of the mermaids look fake but the one that moved was real I think it's because how it moved🐋🐋🐋🐋
shooketh _ (1 year ago)
The face of the dead mermaid looked fake cause of the teeth and hair what mermaid would have straight pearly whites
Jayla Mcdadej (1 year ago)
Madhu Singh (1 year ago)
all things r fake. only music creates feel.
ATV HogHunter (1 year ago)
Been diving for years... Sorry, that was an octopus. And the "Mermaid" wash up... Staged
this is real
Ivy Vine (1 year ago)
If I found a random dead person on the beach, I wouldn't go up to it and be like "Oh look, I found a MERMAID body, even if it is a mishapend bone torn apart!"
TrollMaster300 (1 year ago)
if you need creepy music. then you know its fake.
Bananalicious (1 year ago)
First two were probably * Mermaid Melissa* the last is an art project..
XxAmberHeartx (1 year ago)
Being totally honest I'm not trying to hate. But I honestly do not believe that this is real. First of all if a fully grown hybrid species, as shown in this video, actually were to have been caught in a picture like this, the creature would be colorless and covered in barnacles and have little to no hair that would be stringy and rough from being in salt water for the entirety of it's lifetime.
Hana Cureton (1 year ago)
What this music called?
Mary Cumbee (1 year ago)
Very interesting I always wanted to know about mermaids now I know.
Karthikeyan Stunzz (1 year ago)
What music is this running in background
Dave Raya00118 (1 year ago)
Aliens got space ships in ocean they be having good sec with sea creatures all the time
Maria Rodriguez (1 year ago)
creature from the Black Lagoon comes to mind
John Disette (1 year ago)
it's all fake, I saw a program about was is seen, and one was from a movie, and one did the corpse on beach as prank. there is no mermaids, jesus people, there is no such things as mermaids. ...
Sonya Gill (1 year ago)
bullshit y u put backround music like its fuckin horror movie..
Cecilia Guerrero (1 year ago)
MissFunshineDaily (1 year ago)
If mermaids were real, they would have taken that 'dead mermaid' and dissected it already, there shouldn't even be a problem here. I really wish mermaids were real, but you gotta face the facts.. :/
KateIsDistracted (1 year ago)
The music was too creepy
Kiara Texador (1 year ago)
No one can exactly pick sides and say mermaids are not real or that they are there's no evidence to support either side we cannot debunk it because the ocean is a mystery almost all marine biologists can agree and also the ocean has been here since before man, a huge majority of it has yet to be discovered most would say they don't exist because they're afraid of what they don't know or they just want to see it to believe it yet this theory can go both ways you can't say it doesn't exist if you have yet to see it and you can't say it does exist if you have again yet to see it in my personal opinion I think of it this way, sea creatures are a whole different ball game they live in a different environment and some scientists have even proven that they're some of the smartest creatures on Earth (definitely outwitting man) it's not completely unbelievable that mixed breed man-fish either just plain out dont want to be found or if not that maybe we just haven't been looking in all the right places I also read one comment that said it wouldn't be able to withstand the pressure of the deeper depths of the ocean but you have to keep in mind this species is going to be much different than a human and it is a mixed breed it can survive coming up above the ocean but it will also have gills to be able to breath underwater much like any other fish I.E. whales so it would be able to withstand the pressure In the end the only thing you can do is wonder and until the day man has searched every centimeter, found and observed EVERY sea creature in the ocean, can physically show everyone with phenomenal evidence that there is in fact no such thing as mermaids or sirens, I will continue be optimistic and say that nothing is impossible "Fiction is written with reality and reality is written with fiction...everything we considered today to be myth or legend our ancestors believed to be history and everything in our history includes myths or legends..." -C. JoyBell C
Mitsuki Yukio (1 year ago)
that music...plus when my cat jump on me scared the shit out of me xD
live_life_100 (1 year ago)
there are thousands of spwcies unknown in this world because only 5% of the ocean has been exploered so far
Anthony Hopkins (1 year ago)
something about this is tingaling me inside I need to know more anwsers
Musa Yusof (1 year ago)
Taliewarlie (1 year ago)
guys... come on mermaids wouldnt have fucking knees, look at the way that tail bends, i cant believe some people in the comments take this stuff seriously
est jv (1 year ago)
Lulu Gautama (1 year ago)
their tails are surrounding their bellybuttons and they have web hands btw Only Mermaids Know Its Real
ricsi Boros (1 year ago)
nem tudom ki sèrtegeti a selöket ennyire olyan szèpek de kicsit ijesztő valamejik🐺
Martha Esparza (1 year ago)
music is creepy
Charlie Flynn (1 year ago)
that is fake you pitcher shot it yu can tell by the face and the hands and the skin and scellting do not look like you can tell so fake nice try you just say it is real so people get at sighted so you can not trick us so you can make people get up set when you Loghie you idet😠😠😠
I did lol
i dont think mermaids are real this looks fake
Brian Taylor (1 year ago)
love the music choice
Firoj saikh (1 year ago)
its a fake ...totally fake video....
creepy music
Teressa Wynne-Rose (1 year ago)
Who else read the comments and then turned the sound off
N/A N/A (1 year ago)
what's next unicorns and tooth fairy?
shadae jones (1 year ago)
Alanna Ball (1 year ago)
so fake. i have seen those videos before and they proved that the dried up mermaid was fake a long time ago
Veronica Streamer (1 year ago)
the begining was creepy
Cupcake - (1 year ago)
Amarie Kiss (1 year ago)
watching this just gave me the creeps
Cj La'Cour (1 year ago)
How the fuck did i get here from 21 savage?
FaZe Anormaly (1 year ago)
2 words... Super Fake
A14 Inc. (1 year ago)
This music is very creepy :0
Ivy Redwood (1 year ago)
The creepy music is the one thing that made me not want to watch this
Isabella Molina (1 year ago)
3:33 imagine that open her eyes and grab your knee... I would be scared af...
Benjamin Trif (1 year ago)
I had a comment for this but then I remembered I don't comment on fake shit.
Trisha Bergado (1 year ago)
happy new year
Alex Cruz (1 year ago)
Fake mermaids doesn't have hairs
N/A N/A (1 year ago)
Alex Cruz or real :D lol
Michael M (1 year ago)
I would bang a mermaid
spirit wolf (1 year ago)
fake they putt a. costume on and they took short clips because so they can breathe.😬😬😬😬😬
Clear ! (1 year ago)
I believe mermaids exist They might not look like the ones we see on television but there's a possibility that they exist. I don't think they'll be half human and they'll probably be ugly af 😂 but yea There are many parts of the ocean that have yet to be explored and who knows maybe there's some secret Land where they are
pewdiepie fan (1 year ago)
it's fake
Nicole Coleman (1 year ago)
Its fake...😒
mansi kasagani (1 year ago)
Honestly this scared the cupcakes out of me and made me think much different about mermaids
hem lata (1 year ago)
one looks real which was found dead nd there was a pic of archaeologist with mermaid fossil
Brook Riley (1 year ago)
I feel like something's going to come out and be creepy at me too I think you should work on the music I'm not being rude just work on the music please
qtquick (1 year ago)
I've always thought it was strange that people are okay with the idea that a sea creature would have long flowing hair on top of it's head. Why exactly would that evolutionary trait be kept? ... and yes, the creepy music was awesome!
Cengo (1 year ago)
Never seen a bullshit like that. From Animal Planet yeah? You can show your fucking lie your grandmother.
Lionel Messi_fan (1 year ago)
One time on TV i saw these mermaid tail shaped-Swimming suits being advertised. Could some of these be one of those products?
Emily Turner (1 year ago)
the music makes this CREEPY
Joswang wang (1 year ago)
the videos is fake :3...but the last one might me true ?
It's time to read! (1 year ago)
Очень жутко!!!
ishara Kisoensingh (1 year ago)
als kleine kinderen dit zien dan zijn hun bang van deze filmpjes dus verwijder deze filmpjes voor deze kleine kinderen want ze vinden dit echt eng
Cheryl Brinkworth (1 year ago)
I'm not scared
elizabeth paredes (1 year ago)
The mermaids were fake and one wasn't even a mermaid
khurram sa (1 year ago)
stop fuck with us there is no such bludy thing as mermaid these videos getting me sick i killed if i found one gad dame fuck mermid no matter she is beautifull or not and plunged her inarads out , stop misguiding people if there is something living in ocean then it might be demons in form of mermaids .
Il Principe (1 year ago)
how do mermaids reproduce
Teressa Wynne-Rose (1 year ago)
IKR they have no genitals.
Cherry Ann Amores (1 year ago)
the first mermaid is ain't real the way it swims
cheese cake (2 years ago)
Yeah the last one is made of like wood I think all I know is that the last mermaid is fake. The other mermaids I cant say but some people say that mermaids are fake and are made by some artist but other people say that mermaids are real and all the people who say that they are fake then tell them how they are so deep in the ocean dont have gear and dont panic under water

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