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Originally posted by andriod
Sorry, but how can you possibly hang a merman by his ankles? Even actual people with what they call "Mermaid Syndrome" do not come equipped with ankles.
Not sure how to post a link, but that video is of one specific case of just that. This little girl is incredible. May she rest in peace.
There are only 2 other people in the world reported to have the same (dis)ability. Shiloh Pepin used hers to go somewhere in life.
So yes, because of people like Shiloh (I saw this air on television two years ago and researched it a bit), I do believe mermaids are real. But as I stated previously, the OP's video has been debunked. It is not new.
MERMAIDS: THE BODY FOUND (working title)
In the early 1990's, the United States Navy began a series of covert sonar tests that were linked to mass die-offs of whales washing up on beaches around the world. These beachings were well-publicized, but startling amateur video and photographic evidence - much of it never released until now - suggests that whales were not the only creatures affected by the Navy's sonar. In 1997, scientists monitoring underwater microphones recorded a mysterious sound deep in the Pacific Ocean, a sound from an unidentified creature unlike any other animal recorded. What made that sound, dubbed "The Bloop," has remained one of the greatest mysteries of the oceans, until now... as Animal Planet presents the CGI, two-hour special MERMAIDS: THE BODY FOUND.