Real Mermaid found after a 2004 Tsunami?

picture of a real mermaid?In 2005, a story of a "real mermaid" which was allegedly found in Chennai following the Indian Ocean Tsunami in December 2004 circulated in the internet.The story was backed up with pictures of what appears to be a creature with mermaids tail. This made people ask, "do mermaids really exist?".

Mermaids are Real?
Also called as Kadal Kanni in Tamil, mermaids are legendary creatures often found in make believe stories. There are claims that the body of the "real mermaid" is at the Egmore museum and is guarded under tight security but no claim and reported sighting has been proven just yet. It is likely that the mermaid pictures that circulate is a hoax like P. T. Barnum's Fiji mermaid.

People are always fascinated by the stories, legends and mythologies of mermaids. Thus, speculations about real mermaids continue to exist. People for ages have been looking for real live mermaids. Some sea voyagers who sea animals such as the Manatee often mistake the encounter to be real mermaid sightings.

42 comments:

Teresa said...

I beleive mermaids are real with all my heart. But I`m 99% sure that they don`t look like that.They are beautiful.

angel said...

I think mermaids are real too, but Just like people they are all beautiful in their own special way.

Myrlene said...

KIll them all!!!!! how freaken ugly!

Myrlene said...

just kidding...this is obviously a hoax.

Anonymous said...

I just think we should leave them alone. Likkeee they are mermaids.. I mean I don't want them to die or anything!! GOOOO MERMAIDS!!!

Anonymous said...

I think that there are many creatures in the sea that no-one knows about. The oceans are older than any other thing on this earth.. there are probably creatures such as the Lochness Monster, Mermaids, gigantic squids (like the movie) the depths of the oceans are so deep that no man or woman will every be able to travel to the bottom to find out what else in-habits them. I just don't want to be the one in the ocean when one of them decide to come and investigate us!!! LOL..

Anonymous said...

I believe and think that if mermaids/ merman exists how ever they look like,their true identity will never be reveal.Only God knows the truth behind his creation.NO QUESTION ASK

Anonymous said...

Some people believe they are a myth, and then some don't. In my opinion I believe they are real. They may not be beautiful as legends say but they have their own beauty. I don't think one has been found yet but I'm sure we will find out one day. Only God knows the truth and the truth shall be revealed one day.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE MERMAIDS! Whether they are real or not, even if they are ugly. Which I most definitely doubt! Mermaids are unique, special and they deserve to be treated as such. I mean, how would you feel if you had to hide from the world because you're afraid they may hurt you? Plus the fact, that they criticize you and may or maynot beleive you are just a figment of their imagination?

Anonymous said...

Als, I don't really think that is a real picture of a mermaid???? Whether it is or is not I don't know but I don't think it is.

Anonymous said...

haha it kinda looks like jar jar binx from star wars

Bree said...

Well I think mermaids are real, BUT if we discovered deep into the unknown we would find ourselves in some trouble, you see you never know if mermaids are evil... lol. Plus if it is a mermaid then welll ammmaazzziinnnngg! But the pic looks really cheesy. R.I.P mermaid.
=|

Anonymous said...

Hmmm... a real mermaid? but... it looks like a old woman....

Andry said...

ha ha ha! a real mermaid? it looks like a old woman!

About Me said...

Who could take these pics right after Tsunami? Only journalists could do that and if that is the case then this story would come out right after Tsunami, not several years after Tsunami. I truly believe that a hoax.

Anonymous said...

That's a sculpture by Juan Cabana.

diego.galindo96 said...

i belive nothing is real. my grandmas boobs are more real than that.

preethi said...

ha! tat maybe a fake 1! i still dunno if they r real or not :)

preethi said...

bah! such nonsence! oh boy, if i found a real 1, i did run away in d opps direction screaming!
-mermaidy

Vindex said...

You've got to be kidding me if you think this is real haha! xD
That FAKE MERMAID has been on the web a lot of time before the earthquake and tsunami occurred

Coral said...

oh, people, come on, this was a hoax, a sculpture made by an artist and sold on ebay. anyways, this one was said to have been found in my country. in Malaysia, not India. go do some research, and Teresa, noey, the first commenter, of course they're beautiful and i do believe in them too, just not this one

Anonymous said...

I b don't know if this picture is real or not, but either way I do believe mermaids exist. They may not be as beautisul as we want them to, but I believe anything is possible. Mu uncle was lost at sea for 8 months, and his boat was a crummy little fishing boat, so it had holes and kept filling up with water. His hands and feet became webbed to help him swim and he had just started growing gills when we found him. If we had waited longer, he could have been a full merman! I think that if mermaids do exist, they wouldn't be half human half fish. I think they would have to look like the mermaid in the picture to be able to survive in the water; webbed fingers, gills, etc.

Anonymous said...

its real, they are but they don't want to be found. US navy are covering the truth about them. i hope they wouldn't be found.

Anonymous said...

Ahh, This looks like a Zora from LoZ majora's Mask o_o
i Wouldn't do anything to Hurt 'em. Damn Pirates!! D:

Anonymous said...

wow yall are pretty stupid. if it were a real mermaid it wouldnt be laying dead inches from the water it wouldve crawled right back..plus thats a sculpture dumbass'. also where are the reproductive organs, nowhere so how would more of them be created?? exactly.

harsha said...

I belive it if i c it with my eyes

Anonymous said...

Leave the mermaid as they are ... no matter how they look .. its a creature created by GOD!!!!! so best of luck to all beautiful creature out there in the sea .. :)

Anonymous said...

i listen that mermaid r gods creature... gods creature never destroy 4ever... i listen the mermaids story... its suprise to me by seeing it... hats of to god.....

Anonymous said...

mermaids are all fake stories...
they are not the real things

Anonymous said...

if they are real, and want us to find them, they will, but they dont so i think we should leave them alone because we will just do horriable thigs to them and their home

Anonymous said...

i think mermaid are real..they r awesome........

Anonymous said...

The statue of liberty also walked through NYC in Ghostbusters 2.

Anonymous said...

Have you ever seen Pirates of the Carribean 4, the mermaids on there freaked me out....could they really possibly want to attack humans in such a way?

Anonymous said...

Funny how that article mentions Snopes, and all it says about the Snopes report is that it says "the body of the "real mermaid" is at the Egmore museum guarded under tight security." But the actual Snopes article says no such thing, and points out that the pictures are of an artist's mock-up/hoax.

http://www.snopes.com/photos/odd/mermaid.asp

Anonymous said...

I believe in the possibility of mermaids but I'm so sick of people writing sightings off as manatees. Have u ever seen a manatee? First of all, they're all the same dark color. Second they have no neck. Like the seal, walrus, and most marine animals there's no need for a neck so the body is just elongated and attached to the head. That would b the first obvious thing!

Anonymous said...

God created them, he made them look how he wanted. I don't think he would create this creature, well, if he wanted mermaids to have se lf-confidence, hewouldn't. People just post fake things to make their life more intresting. If you believe them, then you don't believe in mermaids. It's your loss. How are you to know what's real or not? The oceans A LOT older than you and it has its secrets. Secrets that will only be reavealed to you if you follow god's rules and take to a religion. I think mermaids are shy, gentle and unique creatures. How would you like it if your face was posted all over and people critisizing you? This is fake.

Anonymous said...

I believe they are real, we are so why can't they be. We know the government hides information from the country and I'm sure this is no exception, as if it's an National Security issue of some sort. I think we as citizens of this country who vote some of these fools in office have a right to know "IF" they have such evidence, it's not like we can go start a war with them or something I am sure they can elude us way better than we can possible find them..."they have been doing it since they've existed" but don't freight the truth comes out about everything, and it will about mermaids as well and the government won't be able to do a dam thing about it even they will be powerless..let's see how they feel then!

Anonymous said...

i believe in mermaids because i am one, serious, don't kill me! im in England the waters warm to me though! i have a bright pink tail underwater but legs above! you can become one if you drink a certain drink, its weird. you have to believe me

Anonymous said...

They exist our aboriginal indian elders always tell stories about them infact my ancestor use to incounter them she was 8yr of age when she saw her first mermaid after hearing stories from her parents saying walk by the lake nd listen to them sing nd if there kind inuff they won't swim away when u go watch them sing she said that's the day she saw her first mermaid a female nd male singing together in great harmony she said the songs were so captivating the sound would just draw u to the lake.
My grandma told me about this story about her auntie that use to visit mermaids in Canada, manitoba she said by the time she was mature inuff they stop showing them selfs after the aboriginal indian's were incountered by sivilazation. Of the out side world.

Anonymous said...

I can't imagine mermaids do exist?

Was that really a mermaid or some sort of disgusting trick? If they do exist I don't believe that's the one... it's gruesome!

Anonymous said...

I mean, you obviously can't expect to know of every living thing on the planet. Studies show that we only know 3% of the sea's creatures.

Anonymous said...

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