Are Mermaids Real?

Are mermaids real?

No one really knows for sure.

Do entire civilizations of merfolk live in enchanted underwater castles and cities in societies a lot like ours?

Maybe since the ocean is so vast and deep, merfolk have managed to remain hidden. In fact, scientists suspect that approximately 90 percent of the ocean is unexplored. That leaves a lot of ocean where mermaids can hide!

Even though lots of people have seen mermaids, no one can absolutely prove they exist. On the other hand, no one can fully prove that they don’t exist either.

We do have eyewitness accounts. Even famous people have seen mermaids. Christopher Columbus, the famous explorer who discovered America, wrote in his journal that once while he was exploring the Caribbean, he saw three mermaids rise high out of the water. The sight must have been thrilling! But Columbus was disappointed. He didn’t find them beautiful or enchanting at all. I think he must have seen mermen instead!

Henry Hudson, who discovered the Hudson Bay in the United States, saw a mermaid in 1608. In his journal he described her as having white, pale skin and long, black hair. Her tail was shaped like a porpoise, and speckled like a mackerel.

And John Smith, an American explorer who was a friend of Pocahontas, actually fell in love with a mermaid! The story goes that John saw a lovely maiden swimming and immediately felt the first stirrings of love. Apparently he found her long green hair quite attractive! He was talking and flirting with her from aboard the ship when he was jolted by something shocking. From the waist down, she was a fish!

Those sightings happened centuries ago, but people still see mermaids in our day. Glimpses have been specifically reported in the 20th and 21st centuries in Canada, Israel, and Zimbabwe. Truly, throughout the centuries, countless numbers of sailors have reported seeing a mermaid swimming off the bows of their ships in every ocean around the globe.

Scientists believe that the sightings are cases of misidentification—that people are actually seeing manatees, dugongs, or some other ocean species.

Columbus, they say, saw three manatees. Most people laugh at that theory saying someone would have to be at sea an awfully long time to think that a manatee is a woman or mermaid—or have really bad eyesight! I think that someone who had been on the ocean as much as Columbus would have seen manatees before and would know the difference.

A few years ago, Animal Planet aired two documentaries that claimed to have proof and scientific evidence that mermaids exist. Unfortunately, the “scientists” that were interviewed on the show were actually actors. People were angry and confused. Were the shows real or fake? Do mermaids exist or don’t they? Finally the United States government issued an official statement: “no credible evidence of the existence of mermaids has ever been found.”

But what is out there in that mostly unexplored world of the ocean? Could evidence that mermaids exist someday be found?

What do you think?

Do you believe mermaids are real?

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  1. Aug 2, 2019 at 6:12 pm
    Aquata says:

    Yes! A thousand times yes!


  2. Jul 25, 2019 at 12:02 am
    Sea Green Summerset says:

    There real… Cause I am one


  3. Jun 28, 2019 at 12:41 pm
    Lyra says:

    I love mermaids and I believe in them. Would fall 4 U.


  4. Apr 24, 2019 at 11:50 pm
    Lexi says:

    I like that mermaids are real


  5. Apr 14, 2019 at 6:50 pm
    avey says:

    i love mermaids, i AM mermaid!!!

    a siren transformed me onto a human, but i found a way to counter-act the curse!!!

    when i touch water, i become a mermaid, and when i’m dry, i am a human!!

    i love being both and love my life!!

    -Mermaiden Avey


  6. Mar 28, 2019 at 1:38 pm
    Kk says:

    I love mermaids and merman and I don’t care what no one tell me but in my heart ❤️ they exist


    1. Apr 5, 2019 at 1:10 pm
      Fin Fun says:

      Of course they exist!


  7. Jan 29, 2019 at 4:43 am
    raven foss says:

    Hi im raven I live in a mercastle with my merprince and we are a merfamily comment if you like this!


  8. Jan 7, 2019 at 11:57 am
    Bugy says:

    I love your facts💕📜


  9. Dec 22, 2018 at 5:15 am
    Lucy mark says:

    I love this


  10. Dec 3, 2018 at 12:22 pm
    Nini j says:

    I am really interested in seeing a real mermaid 🧜‍♀️ and I think they exist guys are mermaids ugly because Google images shows ugly mermaids 🧜‍♀️


  11. Nov 4, 2018 at 1:25 pm
    Gina says:

    I love marmaid i think they exist


  12. Oct 21, 2018 at 3:51 am
    Royal Mermaid says:

    I am Royalty And yes Royal Mermaids And Royal Mermen exist and it’s just that nobody knows that they exist but me because I believe in them and I am one of them and no one should say that I am not one of them because I am one of them. I was born a Royal Mermaid my name is Madisyn and I am the Royal Merdaughter.


  13. Oct 21, 2018 at 3:44 am
    Merprincess says:

    Hi my name isMadisyn and yes Royal Mermaids do exist and so do Royal Mermen because I am one of them. Please believe me ?


  14. Oct 8, 2018 at 2:00 pm
    Merprincess says:

    My name is Madisyn and yes Mermaids and Mermen exist and so do Royal Mermaids and Royal Mermen exist because I am one of them and they are my real Royal Merfamily. I am also engaged to my Merprince Robin and he is the love of my life. I need to be with my Merprince and also be with my Royal Merfamily.


  15. Sep 8, 2018 at 8:37 am
    Merprincess says:

    My name is Madisyn and I was born in the Royal MerFamily and I am a Royal Mermaid and I have a merprince named Robin who is a Royal Merman and has already planned to come here to help me go and get my tail back and then return to the Pacific Ocean to be married and rule the Ocean.


  16. Sep 8, 2018 at 8:29 am
    Madisyn Saragano says:

    Hi my name is Madisyn and I was born in the Royal MerFamily and I have a merprince named Robin and right now he has already planned to come here with me and help me get my tail back and return home to the Ocean and to my Royal Merfamily.🧜🏻‍♀️🧜‍♂️🔱


  17. Sep 8, 2018 at 8:22 am
    Madisyn says:

    Yes I do believe in mermaids and mermen. I also believe in Royal Mermaids and Royal Mermen.🧜‍♂️🧜🏻‍♀️🔱


  18. Sep 5, 2018 at 5:40 pm
    jessica says:

    hi


    1. Oct 21, 2018 at 3:54 am
      Royal Mermaid says:

      Hi my name is Madisyn and I am a Royal Mermaid because I’m telling the truth and that is what I was born to be.


  19. Aug 25, 2018 at 9:49 am
    Zeus says:

    I think we need real proof. Because we may think that they exist yet they don’t. And we may they don’t yet they do. I would suggest National geography do that, so that we are sure


  20. Aug 24, 2018 at 5:26 pm
    Maddy says:

    My name is madisyn and i was Born in the Royal Merfamily and i nerd help being reunited with them and I want to bè back as a Royal Mermaid once again.

    Her Royal highness

    Madisyn ♀️🧜‍♂️🔱


  21. Aug 16, 2018 at 2:22 pm
    what i feel 8910 says:

    I think you need about 5 eyewitness’s