Mermaids: Bogus or Real...?

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Mermaids: Bogus or Real...?

Postby tribeofjudah » Sun May 27, 2012 9:17 pm

Well there's a new program on Animal Planet with "evidence" that Mermaids exist. Interesting show.....ala "Blair Witch".... What say you...???

I'M NOT CONVINCED.........

One More Reason to Fear the Beach
‘Mermaids: The Body Found,’ on Animal Planet
By NEIL GENZLINGER
Published: May 25, 2012


As if we didn’t have enough probably fictitious but possibly real beings to worry about. All over basic cable, people are searching for Bigfoot, hunting down ghosts, looking for extraterrestrials. Now, it turns out, we need to add mermaids to the list.

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At least we do if you take “Mermaids: The Body Found” seriously. Which you shouldn’t. The film, Sunday night on Animal Planet and part of its Monster Week, is a fictional account built on a few strands of fact and made to look like an actual documentary. If you know those ground rules, it’s a rather enjoyable and intriguing piece of work, in the same vein as “The Blair Witch Project.”

The film, created and written by Charlie Foley, begins with the real, actual fact that the Navy’s use of sonar systems is suspected by some scientists of contributing to whale beachings. And it takes note of an odd underwater sound known as the Bloop that was recorded in the Pacific Ocean in 1997.

From there “Mermaids” gives us two supposed scientists who are going rogue and telling all about a secret government investigation that has more or less proved the existence of mermaids. It turns out that whales haven’t been the only creatures beaching themselves; two boys in Washington State caught something else on a cellphone camera before the authorities swooped in and pressured them into silence. Also, remains found inside a shark in South Africa were decidedly mermaidlike.

An expert uses those remains to reconstruct a mermaid, which, sadly, is not nearly as cute as Ariel from the Disney film and doesn’t have her flowing red hair. But the public never got to meet this model mermaid because the whole project was black-opped.

“The feeling was like something out of Orwell,” Paul, one of the whistle-blowing scientists, says earnestly. “This was Big Brother. They were rewriting history. Basically writing this creature out of existence.”

Mr. Foley finds assorted ways to lend plausibility to the tale, like expanding the aquatic ape theory, which postulates that human evolution was influenced by a shore-dwelling phase; in this film’s version, one branch of our ancestors actually took the plunge, as it were, and began living in the sea. And, of course, the mermaids-are-real hypothesis is also given credence by the sheer abundance of the danged things in cultural references over the centuries.

“The seafaring Greeks described them,” the film’s narration says, “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.”

So keep a wary eye out at the beach this summer. Because they’re out there, and all that sonar testing over the years has probably made them pretty cranky.




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Postby SouthLondonRedskin » Mon May 28, 2012 2:46 am

Was this programmed first aired on April 1st by any chance.....????
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Postby Deadskins » Mon May 28, 2012 7:13 am

What would be the government's stake in covering up their existence?
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Postby Countertrey » Mon May 28, 2012 8:56 am

Ummmm... "Blair Witch Project" anyone? Jeeze, people...
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Postby tribeofjudah » Mon May 28, 2012 4:12 pm

Deadskins wrote:What would be the government's stake in covering up their existence?


Same reason to cover up Area 51 in Nevada....hahaha
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Postby skinsfan#33 » Tue May 29, 2012 5:42 am

tribeofjudah wrote:
Deadskins wrote:What would be the government's stake in covering up their existence?


Same reason to cover up Area 51 in Nevada....hahaha
what does covering up mermaids have to fo with faking the moon landing?
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Postby Deadskins » Tue May 29, 2012 7:15 am

skinsfan#33 wrote:
tribeofjudah wrote:
Deadskins wrote:What would be the government's stake in covering up their existence?


Same reason to cover up Area 51 in Nevada....hahaha
what does covering up mermaids have to fo with faking the moon landing?

You've never heard of the man in the moon? :roll:
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Postby skinsfan#33 » Tue May 29, 2012 12:29 pm

Deadskins wrote:
skinsfan#33 wrote:
tribeofjudah wrote:
Deadskins wrote:What would be the government's stake in covering up their existence?


Same reason to cover up Area 51 in Nevada....hahaha
what does covering up mermaids have to fo with faking the moon landing?

You've never heard of the man in the moon? :roll:


I should have tagged my response with sacasm or rolly eyes.
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Postby tribeofjudah » Tue May 29, 2012 12:40 pm

skinsfan#33 wrote:
tribeofjudah wrote:
Deadskins wrote:What would be the government's stake in covering up their existence?


Same reason to cover up Area 51 in Nevada....hahaha
what does covering up mermaids have to fo with faking the moon landing?


I'm talking about "live" aliens and spaceship captured by US Military... ok, ok, supposed aliens and how they may have crashed into our desert.... hahaha
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Postby Deadskins » Tue May 29, 2012 12:52 pm

skinsfan#33 wrote:
Deadskins wrote:
skinsfan#33 wrote:
tribeofjudah wrote:
Deadskins wrote:What would be the government's stake in covering up their existence?


Same reason to cover up Area 51 in Nevada....hahaha
what does covering up mermaids have to fo with faking the moon landing?

You've never heard of the man in the moon? :roll:


I should have tagged my response with sacasm or rolly eyes.

Why?
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Postby andyjens89 » Tue May 29, 2012 1:23 pm

Are there any pics of these new mermaids? :mrgreen:
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Postby Deadskins » Tue May 29, 2012 2:17 pm

andyjens89 wrote:Are there any pics of these new mermaids? :mrgreen:

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Postby Countertrey » Tue May 29, 2012 2:24 pm

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Postby andyjens89 » Tue May 29, 2012 2:31 pm

Those are not mermaids... nor are they 'new' as I had requested :(
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Postby skinsfan#33 » Tue May 29, 2012 5:15 pm

tribeofjudah wrote:
skinsfan#33 wrote:
tribeofjudah wrote:
Deadskins wrote:What would be the government's stake in covering up their existence?


Same reason to cover up Area 51 in Nevada....hahaha
what does covering up mermaids have to fo with faking the moon landing?


I'm talking about "live" aliens and spaceship captured by US Military... ok, ok, supposed aliens and how they may have crashed into our desert.... hahaha


I know I just went with the lesser known of the government cover ups associated with area 51.
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