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« on: May 28, 2012, 09:07:51 AM »

watched this on animal planet.  i thought it was pretty good. c'mon? mermaids? it sounds ridiculous, im more of a bigfoot/ufo guy. now im looking for mermaid videos on youtube. i really dont know what to make of it. ill go ahead and say it may be fake, but i want to believe.  it was very thought provoking. they didnt really show much of anything that wasnt re-created or any real evidence.  the thing that really got me was the gov involvment in this.  the scientist had everything taken from them, even their website www.believeinmermaids.com. it has been blocked by the DOJ! now thats interesting!
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« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2012, 11:14:10 AM »

P.T. Barnum found a real Feegee Mermaid years ago! Here's the original mermaid with Robert Ripley (Believe It or Not!) and friend:



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« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2012, 11:18:59 AM »

I thought P.T. Barnum's Mermaid was a stuffed monkey combined with a stuffed fish.
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« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2012, 06:06:05 AM »

They ARE real! Heres a picture!

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« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2012, 08:45:02 AM »

I was curious enough about the website seizure to do some quick research.

I think it's probably a hoax by the site owners (I'm already considering having my site "seized" next April 1). Every other DOJ notice I've seen explains the reason for the seizure in detail, this one doesn't. It does cite statutes, though, which if you look them up imply the reason for the seizure is "conspiracy to defraud the United States government."

The statute they cite does not grant any authority for seizure of property, however, which is suspicious (every other takedown notice cites statutory authority for seizing the domain).

I am thinking the seizure itself is a hoax, but who knows for sure?
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« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2012, 10:25:12 AM »

I recorded the show and watched it - it's an extremely interesting and well made mockumentary from England.

Just for ducks I did some cursory web searches and found 0 information on the so-called 'mystery speared fish' and other aspects of the show existing before this film was produced. Some images, such as the supposed Egyptian drawings of 'merpeople' were digitally altered drawings of two-legged swimmers. The supposed old photo of a great white shark positively bristling with merman spears was pretty poorly doctored and immediately set off my BULLSH!T alarm.

 The mass whale beachings (and the possibility the Navy caused it with some sonar hanky-panky) and the mystery 'bloop' are about the only facts presented.

 
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« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2012, 09:06:29 PM »

Saw it and I thought it was pretty good. Although the ending kind of depressed me. Yeah, I know its fake-but still a well presented story.

It reminded me of another special that Animal Planet did last Halloween called Werewolves: Dark Survivors which, like this, looked at a mythical creature and how science might explain it and how it would survive in the real world.  
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