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#46    thewild

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 03:53 AM

It isn't a real show. The bad acting from the "researchers" should have been a tell to most intelligent viewers. However, my relatives fell for it hook, line and sinker...pun intended

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 07:23 AM

View PostHarlequin Dreamer, on 14 August 2012 - 11:15 PM, said:

I liked the doco be it real or not but it did make me think some animals did return back to the sea so why not an ape. ?

Physiology.

When this fellow decided to return to a life below the waves about 50 million years ago

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he evolved into this:

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and then onto this

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And considering that if you go back only 3 million years, we looked like this

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and because we stayed on land, evolved into this


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to suit out environment, so where did these features


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come from, and what is the purpose? Nothing like other species at all with regards to evolution is it? It a half land half sea creature, Half appears to have evolved on land, and half evolved in the sea. How does that twain meet?
It doesn't. The top bit has evolved to survive in open air, the bottom in water. It is just 2 odd creatures stitched together. But a nice imagination IMHO. I would not object to Mermaids existing if they look like this, no sir.

Edited by psyche101, 22 November 2012 - 07:27 AM.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 07:28 AM

View Postthewild, on 18 November 2012 - 03:53 AM, said:

It isn't a real show. The bad acting from the "researchers" should have been a tell to most intelligent viewers. However, my relatives fell for it hook, line and sinker...pun intended

No way, someone thought this was a real Doco?

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 07:49 AM

I think mermaids are entirely fictitious.
Likely too much rum on sailing ships with lonely men looking at sea creatures, and, an imaginitive intoxicated sailor to "rock the boat" for some fun.

After all, they would need to surface for air, so we would(currently) see them. Not to mention being caught in large-scale fishing nets.


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Posted 22 November 2012 - 08:00 AM

View Postpallidin, on 22 November 2012 - 07:49 AM, said:

I think mermaids are entirely fictitious.
Likely too much rum on sailing ships with lonely men looking at sea creatures, and, an imaginitive intoxicated sailor to "rock the boat" for some fun.

After all, they would need to surface for air, so we would(currently) see them. Not to mention being caught in large-scale fishing nets.

I think the old theory of Dugongs has merit, but further to that, and along the same lines, a newer hypothesis has been unveiled that sggested Mermaids were typically found in the Sea of Japan where naked, or near naked and very beautiful Japanese pearl divers called Ama's who had trained themselves to hold their breath for a very long time just happened to be searching for pearls. They might stumble upon a half naked gorgeous pearl diver with unusual features (at the time) and considered them a Sea Creature.

Clothed Ama (Yeah I know, but it's a family board!! )

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 06:27 PM

View Postpsyche101, on 22 November 2012 - 08:00 AM, said:

I think the old theory of Dugongs has merit, but further to that, and along the same lines, a newer hypothesis has been unveiled that sggested Mermaids were typically found in the Sea of Japan where naked, or near naked and very beautiful Japanese pearl divers called Ama's who had trained themselves to hold their breath for a very long time just happened to be searching for pearls. They might stumble upon a half naked gorgeous pearl diver with unusual features (at the time) and considered them a Sea Creature.

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 10:43 AM

Anyone else watch the Mermaid Further Evidence special last night?

It was pretty compelling, I was not convinced before but now, especially after seeing it come up to the survey sub that was some 1000ft down I believe, and put its "hand" on the glass window and you get a good glimpse of its face and tail as it swam off  it has got me believing.

I hope someone posts a full 1080P video of that show, I sure would like go through that part frame by frame and examine it closer.

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 01:11 PM

View PostSocio, on 27 May 2013 - 10:43 AM, said:

Anyone else watch the Mermaid Further Evidence special last night?

It was pretty compelling, I was not convinced before but now, especially after seeing it come up to the survey sub that was some 1000ft down I believe, and put its "hand" on the glass window and you get a good glimpse of its face and tail as it swam off  it has got me believing.

I hope someone posts a full 1080P video of that show, I sure would like go through that part frame by frame and examine it closer.

This show;

http://www.examiner....n-animal-planet

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The new Animal Planet special “Mermaids: The New Evidence” is one of two new mermaid specials premiering tonight as part of “Monster Week”. The new program is a follow up to last year’s hugely successful mockumentary “Mermaids: The Body Found.” The special “Mermaids: The Body Found- The Extended Cut” also debuts tonight. The original special was so convincing that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) issued a public statement in response to the overwhelming number of inquiries about mermaids that followed the show’s airing last year.

The next air dates;

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Wednesday, May 29: 10 p.m.
Thursday, May 30: 1 a.m., 5 a.m.
Discovery Channel:
Monday, May 27: 10 p.m.
Tuesday, May 28: 1 a.m.



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Posted 27 May 2013 - 07:41 PM

View PostSocio, on 27 May 2013 - 10:43 AM, said:

Anyone else watch the Mermaid Further Evidence special last night?

It was pretty compelling, I was not convinced before but now, especially after seeing it come up to the survey sub that was some 1000ft down I believe, and put its "hand" on the glass window and you get a good glimpse of its face and tail as it swam off  it has got me believing.

I hope someone posts a full 1080P video of that show, I sure would like go through that part frame by frame and examine it closer.

Dude, seriously?

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 07:51 PM

Had a pleasant chat with my mom on the phone the other day.. until she brought this g-damn show up again. Then we argued about it. I really hate stupid shows like this one that make some people completely believe utter crap. And she's elderly so I should go easy on her.. I should have just agreed with her..

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 08:13 PM

View Postthewild, on 27 May 2013 - 07:51 PM, said:

Had a pleasant chat with my mom on the phone the other day.. until she brought this g-damn show up again. Then we argued about it. I really hate stupid shows like this one that make some people completely believe utter crap. And she's elderly so I should go easy on her.. I should have just agreed with her..


Ah Hell....

Blame the people that let Television educate them.....

And/ Or

Blame the people that do not research things from numerous sources before believing things.....




It is frustrating though, isn't it?




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Posted 27 May 2013 - 08:50 PM

View PostSakari, on 27 May 2013 - 08:13 PM, said:


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LOLOL!

Keep your eyes wide open and don't run!

P.S. Just to be clear, because sometimes I am not. I do not believe...
in the existence of a large previously unknown undiscovered hairy biped roaming North America.
But I like to hear the accounts, read the books, watch the shows, discuss and argue about the phenomenon.

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 09:00 PM

View PostSocio, on 27 May 2013 - 10:43 AM, said:

Anyone else watch the Mermaid Further Evidence special last night?

It was pretty compelling, I was not convinced before but now, especially after seeing it come up to the survey sub that was some 1000ft down I believe, and put its "hand" on the glass window and you get a good glimpse of its face and tail as it swam off  it has got me believing.

I hope someone posts a full 1080P video of that show, I sure would like go through that part frame by frame and examine it closer.








When the first special about mermaids aired on Animal Planet last year, it fooled so many people that Snopes.com decided to debunk “Mermaids: The Body Found” on its website. The show featured a faux scientist from the National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), so the organization also tried to distance itself from the mockumentary by releasing a statement saying that “No evidence of aquatic humanoids has ever been found.”
“Mermaids: The New Evidence” probably didn’t fool as many people this time around, but it tried really hard to make believers out of the gullible.




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Posted 27 May 2013 - 09:33 PM

I heard about our government officially  saying THERE ARE NO MERMAIDS and I thought why the h*ll would they say that! With ETs they never even officially deny their possible existence, just that there is not evidence for them!    This  "mermaid thing" must be closer to something else very real that  they don't want people to know about in the ocean. Reminds me of the FEMA defense against zombies, give me a break, it's about readiness  protection during a rampant deadly viral infection!

I saw the end of that "mermaid body found " show. I could see some remote possibilities of a old species of fish developing arms like a frog, if it were old enough why not more intelligent too, but I'm still not a believer. I do admit I was entertained by the show's wild speculations and maybe 1% of real evidence of something else probably being misinterpreted for entertainment value.

I was exposed to the reality of the subject  about 25 years ago when I heard a big fish tail first hand  in Florida. The fisherman swore it was true but it was brushed off by authorities as being a seacow sighting. He knew his seacows very  well and was involved in their protection so I believed that he truly saw something else.

I never saw one but I try keep an open mind to new species being discovered especially now when the oceans are polluted in so many areas,  undiscovered fish may migrate differently. The fisherman turned amateur marine biologist described it as ugly with a crest and webbed fingers  not the normally depicted mermaid. He said Barnum had a body that looked like what he saw and the other men saw when they researched the subject with others. He was hoping to catch it someday!    

I wonder now what would make a BIG issue of the possibility of the mermaid legend having a link to any real species and any government speaking out that they don't exist?

I smell lots of rats not mermaids!


The whole thing might be related to USOs, genetics or just military research and development tests and not the mermaid speculations as portrayed. I don't know what it is but something FISHY appears to be  going on under the oceans that they don't want the public to know about, to make the official statements of denial.  

Just a thought


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Posted 27 May 2013 - 09:47 PM

View PostWhite Unicorn, on 27 May 2013 - 09:33 PM, said:

I heard about our government officially  saying THERE ARE NO MERMAIDS and I thought why the h*ll would they say that! With ETs they never even officially deny their possible existence, just that there is not evidence for them! This  "mermaid thing" must be closer to something else very real that  they don't want people to know about in the ocean. Reminds me of the FEMA defense against zombies, give me a break, it's about readiness  protection during a rampant deadly viral infection!

I saw the end of that "mermaid body found " show. I could see some remote possibilities of a old species of fish developing arms like a frog, if it were old enough why not more intelligent too, but I'm still not a believer. I do admit I was entertained by the show's wild speculations and maybe 1% of real evidence of something else probably being misinterpreted for entertainment value.

I was exposed to the reality of the subject  about 25 years ago when I heard a big fish tail first hand  in Florida. The fisherman swore it was true but it was brushed off by authorities as being a seacow sighting. He knew his seacows very  well and was involved in their protection so I believed that he truly saw something else.

I never saw one but I try keep an open mind to new species being discovered especially now when the oceans are polluted in so many areas,  undiscovered fish may migrate differently. The fisherman turned amateur marine biologist described it as ugly with a crest and webbed fingers  not the normally depicted mermaid. He said Barnum had a body that looked like what he saw and the other men saw when they researched the subject with others. He was hoping to catch it someday!

I wonder now what would make a BIG issue of the possibility of the mermaid legend having a link to any real species and any government speaking out that they don't exist?

I smell lots of rats not mermaids!


The whole thing might be related to USOs, genetics or just military research and development tests and not the mermaid speculations as portrayed. I don't know what it is but something FISHY appears to be  going on under the oceans that they don't want the public to know about, to make the official statements of denial.  

Just a thought




Uhm, the show ( both of them ) are fiction, mockumentaries, not real......

This has been pointed out since the first one aired.......

Do not believe me, write Discovery channel, or just read back, or just google yourself.....





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