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#1    Child of Bast

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 04:18 PM

Did anyone catch this last night? I had no real plans to sit down and watch it, but I did catch a bit of the closing as I was preparing for bed last night. As soon as it was over around 10, it started to come on again so I left the television on and half paid attention to the story. It seemed like so many other kinds of "documentaries" that are swimming around these days. The experts on there may or may not be true experts; I meant to jot down the names to look them up today, but I didn't. There were at least two never-before-released videos: one containing alleged footage of a mermaid body washed ashore while the other was supposedly filmed at some military coastal installation site on the east coast and the view is of a tiny portal. I didn't get to see what was suspensefully revealed because I went to brush my teeth. :P Anyway, did anyone see it? What's your opinion?

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 04:29 PM

It's a mocumentary. All the scientists were actors and the footage was CGI. But the show was pretty much exploring the "Aquatic Ape" theory and if it's possible for humans to have evolved in such a way.


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Posted 28 May 2012 - 04:39 PM

Thanks Zalanox! And welcome to UM.

'A phantom,' said my Uncle Mycroft, who had just materialised, 'is essentially a heteromorphic wave pattern that gains solidity when the apparition converts thermal energy from the surroundings to visible light. It's a fascinating process and I'm amazed no one has thought of harnessing it - a holographic TV that could operate from the heat given off by an average-size guinea pig.' ~ First Among Sequels, Jasper Fforde

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 07:20 PM

People are always so quick to discount this kind of stuff. The very first scientist to speak on the show is Dr. Paul Robertson. Paul was a scientist for NOAA, but left the agency back in 2005. If this isnt real then why did the U.S government do this to his personal website? http://drpaulrobertson.com Take a look at this site as well, http://believeinmermaids.com This site was put together by Paul and one of the other scientists who spoke on the program. Why are they being covered up? I agree with a lot of what you are saying as far as people believing everything they hear before trying to verify its credibility, for sure! But while everyone is making a joke about the 'mermaid" or "aquatic ape theory" story and whether its tru or not, governments around the world are killing off animals through testing. People, why isn't the issue of whales and dolphins beaching themselves to death all around the world on any given day, not getting ANY attention? Wake up folks, lets think about trying to help stop these types of mass beachings from happening in our world. Lets also start to look into the recent reports (http://abcnews.go.co...ory?id=15269793 which is a CREDIBLE report I might add) of birds just falling from the sky and then discovering that their insides are liquefied in many cases, and all dying of blunt trauma? For those of you who think it was the fireworks, that's a joke. I've been to hundreds of fireworks displays and I've never seen that happen before. If you visit the ABC news link and see this for yourself, wait for the second report that plays afterwards, its not just the one video report of the New Years Eve incident, but several others as well. Unfortunately, there are small 30 second ads in between unfortunately, (but I guess bills have to be paid somehow, right?)This is happening frequently now and in many different states around the United States. I think they are testing these weopons on animals to make sure that they work, pure and simple. It must be some hell of a wepon to be able to kill like it does, AND they have the same type of weapon for the ocean too. Something IS going on folks, and personally, I believe that it is some type of new age weapons testing. Thats what I think this is all about, pure and simple. No government is going to be stupid enough to admit any weapon development, or usage, thats not going to happen, for obvious reasons. (you dont invent a kickass weapon, and then let your enemy know you have it) The U.S. still has enemies today, probably more now than we've ever had in the past, there is more to that program than people know, and I think many people missed the most important point of the program.


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Posted 28 May 2012 - 08:14 PM

Our government is pretty good at covering things up.  But I don't think that they would want to broadcast that they had created a new weapon if it was still in it experimental stages, even if their intentions were to eventually release the information of its existance to the public.

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 09:05 PM

View PostFranchescoMcGyver, on 28 May 2012 - 07:20 PM, said:

People are always so quick to discount this kind of stuff. The very first scientist to speak on the show is Dr. Paul Robertson. Paul was a scientist for NOAA, but left the agency back in 2005. If this isnt real then why did the U.S government do this to his personal website? http://drpaulrobertson.com Take a look at this site as well, http://believeinmermaids.com This site was put together by Paul and one of the other scientists who spoke on the program. Why are they being covered up? I agree with a lot of what you are saying as far as people believing everything they hear before trying to verify its credibility, for sure! But while everyone is making a joke about the 'mermaid" or "aquatic ape theory" story and whether its tru or not, governments around the world are killing off animals through testing. People, why isn't the issue of whales and dolphins beaching themselves to death all around the world on any given day, not getting ANY attention? Wake up folks, lets think about trying to help stop these types of mass beachings from happening in our world. Lets also start to look into the recent reports (http://abcnews.go.co...ory?id=15269793 which is a CREDIBLE report I might add) of birds just falling from the sky and then discovering that their insides are liquefied in many cases, and all dying of blunt trauma? For those of you who think it was the fireworks, that's a joke. I've been to hundreds of fireworks displays and I've never seen that happen before. If you visit the ABC news link and see this for yourself, wait for the second report that plays afterwards, its not just the one video report of the New Years Eve incident, but several others as well. Unfortunately, there are small 30 second ads in between unfortunately, (but I guess bills have to be paid somehow, right?)This is happening frequently now and in many different states around the United States. I think they are testing these weopons on animals to make sure that they work, pure and simple. It must be some hell of a wepon to be able to kill like it does, AND they have the same type of weapon for the ocean too. Something IS going on folks, and personally, I believe that it is some type of new age weapons testing. Thats what I think this is all about, pure and simple. No government is going to be stupid enough to admit any weapon development, or usage, thats not going to happen, for obvious reasons. (you dont invent a kickass weapon, and then let your enemy know you have it) The U.S. still has enemies today, probably more now than we've ever had in the past, there is more to that program than people know, and I think many people missed the most important point of the program.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1816585/

I'm sorry, but they're all actors. Those websites are clearly promotional pieces for the show.


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Posted 28 May 2012 - 09:29 PM

i watched it and thought, "why not?". i figured they were all actors though. it wasnt hard to figure that out. i suppose given millions of years, anything could happen. i think it would be cool to have real mermaids, or aquatic apes, but i think we should leave them alone.

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 01:24 AM

Alien Embryo - I'm wondering if you work for the marketing department of the Discovery Channel?  Your referenced websites for Paul Robertson are NOT blocked or seized by the US governement.  If you perform a lookup for the website, you will see that the Discovery channel owns the domain names and the server that is hosting the page showing the DOJ has siezed the site is a Co-Hosting company out of St. Louis.  The Animal Planet story is just that...a story for people that want to believe in fairy tales.  It's a Mocumentary with no real credible evidence, but a good fictional plot line.  The Discovery Channel and Animal Planet only care about ratings and will put anything on the air to keep making money.  Their stations used to be based on science...now they are all about the money.

As for the Navy weapons, I'm certain they are being developed and have many weapons that we will only learn about in the future after they are released by a future president.  It is a shame that the Discovery Networks are using propaganda and fairy tales to try and drive public support against the Navy Weapons testing.  There are many more credible methods to do this and inventing fairy tales is not one of them.


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Posted 29 May 2012 - 01:31 AM

I actually made a thread about this show when it first came out. I was flicking through the channels when i came across the "mocumentary" but nowhere did it point out that it was a fictional documentary. I thought discovery channel had finally lost their minds.


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Posted 29 May 2012 - 01:36 PM

These days, television programming will do anything to get you to watch. :rolleyes:

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 07:50 PM

View PostFranchescoMcGyver, on 28 May 2012 - 07:20 PM, said:

People are always so quick to discount this kind of stuff. The very first scientist to speak on the show is Dr. Paul Robertson. Paul was a scientist for NOAA, but left the agency back in 2005. If this isnt real then why did the U.S government do this to his personal website? http://drpaulrobertson.com Take a look at this site as well, http://believeinmermaids.com This site was put together by Paul and one of the other scientists who spoke on the program. Why are they being covered up?

Research should be your best friend.  Both domains are owned by the discovery channel.  Both domains were created on October 13, 2011.  Both images are stored locally to each web site and each is named mermaids_web.  Hardly the location or name of an image homeland security would use.

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 08:23 PM

I get the impression that there are at least 2 less people participating in this thread than it appears.

As to the mermaid show, put Jeremy Wade on it.  He'll get to the bottom of it.

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 09:30 PM

^^ LOL Jeremy Wade indeed!

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 09:58 PM

I just watched the whole show on Youtube. Actually I watched stretches of it, so it only took like 20 minutes.

It is not hard to find.

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 11:27 PM

It was kinda fun to watch, but at no point did I mistake this for a 'real' documentary.

I watched it with the same frame of mind I have when watching ANCIENT ALIENS.






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