Mermaid Body Found By Discovery Fooled Again By Mermaid: Discovery Channel aired Mermaids: The Body Found on television Sunday night. Similar shows have appeared on the Animal Planet and the History channel over the last few weeks. The documentary style shows have tens of thousands of people around the United Stated believing that the body of a mermaid has been found and the news has created an Internet buzz.
Over the last few weeks, hundreds of people have contacted the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) asking for proof that the body of a mermaid really exists.
If it seemed more horror story than science documentary, that’s because the clip is not real, folks.
In describing the show, Discovery says, “What if there’s a kernel of truth behind the legend of this mythic creature? Is the idea of mermaids really so far-fetched? Maybe so, maybe not. The show itself, though science fiction, is based on some real events and scientific theory.”
Scientific theory means it’s staged.
The two-hour special aired on Animal Planet in May and admitted to using an actor to “discover” the body. The program aired first in Australia, where it was originally debunked.
But just in case you’re still not convinced, the Department of Commerce’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Organization, put a statement on its website a few weeks ago saying, “No evidence of aquatic humanoids has ever been found.” via USA Today