Mermaid Sightings Over the Years

I had stumbled across a website called The Epoch Times they have a list of 10 mermaid sightings with the first one being the most recent and the longest ago was the sailing of the world Christopher Columbus here is exactly what The Epoch Times had found found on Mermaids:

Screen capture from the footage of the mermaid sighting of on March 6, 2013, by marine geologist Torsten Schmidt. (Screenshot/Youtube)

Screen capture from the footage of the mermaid sighting of on March 6, 2013, by marine geologist Torsten Schmidt. (Screenshot/Youtube)

1. May 2013 – Kiryat Yam, Israel

Kiryat Yam is the only place in the world where a $1 million reward is up for grabs for the first person who can provide conclusive footage capturing a real mermaid. The local government has offered this reward in response to the numerous mermaid sightings there.

Allegedly there is a mermaid that appears sometimes at sunset. One of the first people to see the mermaid was Shlomo Cohen: “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 the water and disappeared. We were all in shock because we saw she had a tail,” Cohen was quoted as saying by Israel National News.

You can check out the video here at YouTube

2. March 2013 – Greenland Sea

This year, on March 6, 2013, marine geologist, Dr. Torsten Schmidt, released extraordinary footage of what he believes to be a mermaid that he captured on camera during one of his deep-sea explorations.

Contracted by the Iceland GeoSurvey, Dr. Schmidt and his Danish team worked on “seismic mapping and sampling of the ocean floor” to locate promising sites for oil and natural gas reserves.

At nearly 3,000 ft (1,000m) below the ocean’s surface, Dr. Schmidt reported not only seeing some interesting phenomenon, but also hearing some remarkable things. After reporting to the Iceland GeoSurvey about the strange sounds he heard when he was scanning the ocean floor, he requested to undertake an investigation, which was declined.

“We were reminded of our confidentiality agreements. And we were told we could not share our recording with anyone else,” Dr. Schmidt told journalist Jon Frankel on Animal Planet’s documentary, “Mermaids: The New Evidence.”

Dr. Schmidt ended up conducting his own investigation where he “took down two cameras on every dive, just in case we see them.” Commenting on his footage, Dr. Schmidt said Jon Frankel, “well I looked at it, and knew I was looking into the face of another intelligent species, like us.”

You can check out this video here at YouTube:


3. 2012 – Zimbabwe, Africa

Mermaids have been sighted on a number of occasions in Zimbabwe. It’s claimed that efforts to complete the building of dams were delayed by mermaids. Apparently, mermaids had harassed the workers when installing water pumps. “All the officers I have sent have vowed not to go back there,” Minister Nkomo was reported as saying in Zimbabwe’s state-approved Herald newspaper.

“We even hired whites thinking that our boys did not want to work but they also returned saying they would not return to work there again,” Nkomo added.


4. August 1991 – South Africa

About 30 percent of the remains of an unknown, humanlike creature were found in the belly of a dead great white shark in Southern Africa. The body was then examined and it was determined to have hands and a humanoid skull. A stingray barb was left jammed in the shark’s jaws, and this is claimed to be a mermaid’s weapon.

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5. 1967 – British Columbia, Canada

A sighting occurred when tourists who were on a ferry saw a woman with the tail of a dolphin. She was described as having beautiful blonde hair and was seen eating salmon. It was reported in the Times-Colonist newspaper and drew a lot of attention, but no one has since spotted it again.

6. 1943 – Kei Islands, Indonesia

In 1943, at the time of World War II, several mermaids were spotted by Japanese soldiers on the shores of the Kei Islands in Indonesia. They reported seeing them swimming in the water, and one on the beach. A description of the one sighted on the beach is as follows: roughly 4-foot 9-inches (150 cm) tall, pinkish skin, human looking face and limbs, spikes along its head, and a mouth like a carp.

When Sgt. Taro Horiba heard news of a dead mermaid that was washed up on the shore, he went to examine it. After seeing it with his own eyes he was convinced. After his return to Japan, he urged scientists to go and study such mermaids, however his claims were turned down as they didn’t believe him, hence no investigation was undertaken.

Locals refer to mermaids as Orang Ikan, or “fish people” in Malay. There have been several such sightings in the area, and apparently mermaids have been reportedly been caught in fishing nets on the odd occasion.


7. August 1886 – Cape Breton, Canada

This reported mermaid sighting from Canada in 1886 is quoted by zoologist Dr. Karl Shuker on his website. The report comes from the Cape Brooklyn Eagle newspaper in August, 1886.

“The fishermen of Gabarus, Cape Breton [an island off the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada], have been excited over the appearances of a mermaid, seen in the waters by some fishermen a few days ago. While Mr. Bagnall, accompanied by several fishermen, was out in a boat, they observed floating on the surface of the water a few yards from the boat what they supposed to be a corpse. Approaching it for the purpose of taking it ashore, they observed it to move, when to their great surprise, it turned around in a sitting position and looked at them and disappeared. A few moments after[,] it appeared on the surface and again looked toward them, after which it disappeared altogether. The face, head, shoulders and arms resembled those of a human being, but the lower extremities had the appearance of a fish. The back of its head was covered with long, dark hair resembling a horse’s mane. The arms were shaped like a human being’s, except that the fingers of one hand were very long. The color of the skin was not unlike that of a human being. There is no doubt, that the mysterious stranger is what is known as a mermaid, and the first one ever seen in Cape Breton waters.”

8. June 1737 – Spain

Shuker quotes another newspaper report from Daily Kennebec Journal of Augusta, Maine, 24 June 1873:

“About the same time [c.1737] a story came from Virgo, in Spain, to the effect that some fishermen on that coast had caught a sort of a merman, five feet and a half from head to foot. The head was like that of a goat, with a long beard and mustache, a black skin, somewhat hairy, a very long neck, short arms, hands longer than they ought to be in proportion, and long fingers, with nails like claws; webbed toes, and a fin at the lower part of the back.”


9. June 1608 – Henry Hudson Near Russia

Henry Hudson, explorer and discoverer of the Hudson River, records seeing a real mermaid near Russia. He wrote in his log: “Two crew members—Thomas Hilles  and Robert Rayner—sighted a mermaid at 75° 7′ N, and shouted at the rest of the crew to come and look.” Hudson further recorded it as having a “tail of a porpoise and speckled like a mackerel.”


10. January 1493 – Christopher Columbus’s travels

Christopher Columbus has reported sighting mermaids whilst he was out at sea. He stated, “They were not as beautiful as they are painted, although to some extent they have a human appearance in the face….”


I do believe that these are legit. Read for yourself and comment below what you think.

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Mermaid Shows at Weeki Wachee Springs

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If you are in the Florida area check out Weeki Wachee Springs State Park According to the Weeki Wachee Springs website you can see the different mermaid shows here is what is on the site and at the end click on the link and you can check out their site for more information.


The Little Mermaid 

See the world famous mermaids of Weeki Wachee Springs as they perform their version of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid.

The Little Mermaid celebrates her birthday and comes face to face with her Prince!  Yearning to have legs like her Prince, the Little Mermaid makes a deal with the sea witch to give her what she wants in exchange for her beautiful voice.

A fierce battle ensues as the the Prince and the sea witch struggle to save the Little Mermaids beautiful voice proving that “Love does conquer all.”

Please note: The theater doors open 30 minutes prior to each show. Once the theater fills to capacity, the theater doors will close due to state fire regulations. NO EXCEPTIONS!!

Show times: (Through August 30, 2013) subject to change.

12 p.m. & 3 p.m.


altFish Tails

The Mermaids of Weeki Wachee perform underwater feats from the past six decades, including eating and drinking underwater. The show also includes the Deep Dive, along with several musical numbers.  The Mermaids also give the audience and behind the scene tour (via video), of the technical aspect of the show.

Show times: (Through August 30, 2013) subject to change

10 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.

Please note that show times do vary the weekends the former mermaids perform.


Click here for location and show information Weeki Wachee Springs

Just How Deep is Our Ocean

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Being a mermaid lover and having love for the ocean I have been curious to know how deep our oceans really are. As mermaids like to stay hidden and there is much water that has yet to be examined so who knows what is out there. As I did a little research I have found that the deepest part of the ocean is According to NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmosheric Administration) The ocean is about 2.65 miles in depth. The average depth of the ocean is about 14,000 feet. The deepest part of the ocean is called the Challenger Deep and is located beneath the western Pacific Ocean in the southern end of the Mariana Trench, which runs several hundred kilometers southwest of the U.S. territorial island of Guam. Challenger Deep is approximately 36,200 feet deep. It is named after the HMS Challenger, whose crew first sounded the depths of the trench in 1875 (How Deep is the Ocean?, 2014). With there being so much depth and so much ocean that is why I believe mermaids exist if they wanted to be found they would have shown themselves to us by now they will forever hide.


Information courtesy of NOAA 

Mermaid Parade

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Wow do you how many site and images come up when you type Mermaids in Google? A lot but this peaked my interest the most. Coney Island has their annual Mermaid every year in June. I have yet to go to one but it looks quite fun.  According to “Coney Island” (2013), “The Mermaid Parade is the largest art parade in the nation. A celebration of ancient mythology and honky-tonk rituals of the seaside, it showcases over 1,500 creative individuals from all over the five boroughs and beyond, opening the summer with incredible art, entrepreneurial spirit and community pride. The parade highlights Coney Island Pageantry based on a century of many Coney parades, celebrates the artistic vision of the masses, and ensures that the summer season is a success by bringing hundreds of thousands of people to the amusement area in a single day. The MERMAID PARADE specifically was founded in 1983 with 3 goals: it brings mythology to life for local residents who live on streets named Mermaid and Neptune ; it creates self-esteem in a district that is often disregarded as “entertainment”; and it lets artistic New Yorkers find self-expression in public.” (Mermaid Parade). I have to check this out next year. With this only coming up in a few days I don’t have time to request off so I do plan on going next year.

Image courtesy of Coney Island Mermaid Parade

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Do you Believe?

Mermaids do Exist

Animal Planet

(PHOTO CREDIT: screen shot, Are mermaids real? Animal Planet asks the question.

A year after Mermaids: The Body Found was aired on Animal Planet. More evidence has come forward. As a huge mermaid fan myself I do believe that mermaids exist and after watching Mermaids the New Evidence. Biologist Dr. Paul Robertson was interviewed by host, journalist Jon Frankel. Through out the show new pieces of evidence has come forward. There have been stories dating back to when pirates roamed the seas and that these mermaids would lore them with there siren music and lore them to their death plunging them down into the ocean to where they couldn’t breath. Evidence in Kiryat Yam, Israel is offering a million dollar reward to anyone who can capture real footage of the supposed mermaid that comes out only at sunset. Well there is video feed of someone capturing what appears to be a mermaid but the Israel government doesn’t think so. The official statement from NOAA is that “No evidence of aquatic humanoids has ever been found they have said this last year after the original Mermaids: The Body Found has aired. Discovery, Animal Planet’s parent company, described the program as “science fiction” based on “scientific theory.” But why? Why go through all the trouble of conjuring  up this controversy and an uproar with NOAA and the US NAVY. Dr. Paul Robertson even says “We can’t dismiss what we see on the internet, I’m calling out what I see and I encourage people to judge for themselves.” To me being a firm believer I agree with him if you don’t believe you don’t but see the evidence for yourself, you may never know how you may feel after you see the evidence for yourself. There seems to be great evidence and even though Dr. Paul Robertson has confirmed from what he found to Dr. Torsten Schmidt’s footage caught on tape. Even the government in Greenland, which is where Schmidt and his team was when they captured this creature on camera, halts the new oil drilling and bans any new drilling. Even thought NOAA says there is no  evidence I really think they should investigate the waters themselves our planet is 80% water there is so much out there and why not believe that there is aquatic humanoids out there. Stop spending so much time in Space wondering if Aliens exist come down on our own planet and investigate our oceans you could be surprised what you may find.

Click here to see Animal Planets Mermaid: The Body Found and The New Evidence