Is maremade real or fake


For some people this is not a question but a certainty. In 1749, among others, the Gentleman's Magazine reported on the catch of a mermaid in Denmark. In 1811 a man from Campbeltown swore that he had seen a being half human and half fish and was not shaken by cross-examination. His statement is followed by that of a young girl who, independently of him and at another time, had also seen the supposed mermaid. Mermaid sightings have been described repeatedly over the years. In addition to the people who really believed in these creatures, there were also those who exploited the myth of the mermaid, the wishful thinking and the curiosity of the people in order to capitalize on them. In the nineteenth century, the clever and clumsy attempts to pretend to a gullible audience that they are truly looking at a captive mermaid increased in number. These mummified beings had little resemblance to the lovely mermaids of the old legends. Onlookers who visited such mermaids for a high admission fee usually got to hear a very realistic-sounding story about their discovery and their catch, which was often placed in distant seas. Japanese artisans proved to be particularly skilled at making such fake mermaids and went to great lengths to ensure that the forgeries were not too easily uncovered. In general, these artificial mermaids and mermen were quite repulsive beings. Sewn together from the upper body of a monkey and the tail of a fish. The "Fe (e) jee Mermaid" by Phineas Taylor Barnum was one of the most popular fake mermaids and has been one of the attractions of his famous "Greatest Show on Earth ™" since 1842.

Back to the living mermaids that were spotted by sailors swimming in the sea. Even Christopher Columbus believed he saw such creatures at that time. However, he described her as obese and with an ugly face. It was later discovered that his mermaids were actually manatees. A species that was completely unknown in Europe until then. For naturalists of all time, this made it easy to explain the sightings of mermaids with references to manatees (manatees), dugongs (fork-tailed manatees) and seals. In a direct comparison of mermaid / manatee, however, one is doing the mermaids as well as the many eyewitnesses an injustice if one assumes that they cannot distinguish a cylindrical manatee from a graceful mermaid.

In July 2012, there was the first official statement from a U.S. Authority on the Existence of Mermaids. After the science fiction documentary Mermaids: The Body Found was broadcast on the Discovery Channel, a large number of inquiries prompted the National Ocean Service (NOS) to address the topic on its website. So the answer to the question "Were there really mermaids?" Is: No evidence of humanoids was ever found in the water. (No evidence of aquatic humanoids has ever been found.)