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Locals and tourists in the Israeli town of Kiryat Yam have been flocking to the coast in hopes of glimpsing a creature that most people believe only exist in fairy tales.
An alleged mermaid, said to resemble a cross between a fish and a young girl, only appears at sunset. It performs a few tricks for onlookers before disappearing for the night.
One of the first people to see the mermaid, Shlomo Cohen, said, "I was with friends when suddenly we saw a woman laying on the sand in a weird way. At first I thought she was just another sunbather, but when we approached she jumped into th
I hope a picture does come out. It will be the new Loch Ness.
Originally posted by Now_Then
If it is a good hoax then that rewards money would be claimed and gone by now - if the girl has made up an outfit then how hard would it be to arrange for a couple of photos to be taken?
It's a nice angle on the tourists though - the town cannot be held responsible if it does turn out to be a hoax and it's in their interests to keep it going as long as possible.