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Merbeings: Orang means “human” & Ikan "fish"

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I found this a fascinating read. The Curious Case Of The Orang Ikan

Merbeings. Whether you believe they are possible are not, it is undeniable that half human/half fish beings are a recurring theme around the world and across cultural divides. There is an interesting case that was reported by Japanese soldiers from the Kei Islands of Indonesia in 1943.

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bald chickenhawk/turtle/lizard. Seems legit.

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It's a kappa. And spotted by the japanese no less... haven't you watched any anime?!

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I know what it is called. Doesn't make it real.

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It's worth remembering that artists' impressions of multiple eyewitness accounts of strange creatures are to be taken with a pinch of salt.

The Victorian drawings of animals from the New World and distant lands were almost always far off the mark.

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Just because someone reported it doesn't make it real, I could report I saw bigfoot outside my house, and make "evidence" and get media attention. Like these people did I doubt any mermaids exist, and if they do, i'll dye my hair green.

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The Victorian drawings of animals from the New World and distant lands were almost always far off the mark.

Umm, what? Victorian era zoological illustrations were of such a high quality that they were only superseded by photography. The Victorian era is basically the second half of the 19th century, you know.

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