Mermaids: The Body Found

If you watch the Discovery channel on the TV at all, you may have seen a fascinating program called "Mermaids: The Body Found" on Animal Planet. It's a 2 hour program based on real events and scientific theory.

Should we believe this? Hmmm, dunno, but it's certainly worth a look. The program conjures up a pretty compelling theory as to the existence of Mermaids, what they look like, and why they have remained hidden (except in myths) all these years. Well, if you are taking a break from playing the Mermaids Millions Video Slot, it´s as good as anything, but we´ll take it with a pinch of salt.

Scene From The Body Found

The fairytale about the little mermaid who lived in an underwater kingdom is well known. But do Mermaids actually exist?

Most cultures across the planet have myths about Mermaids. Why is that? Why do societies on opposite sides of the planet still talk about half-woman, half-fish creatures? Is it coincidence, or is there something deeper lying there in our unconsciousness.

Maybe there's a little bit of truth in those myths?

That's what ""MERMAIDS: THE BODY FOUND" was trying to find out, and it's a fascinating story, whatever you believe.

The film covers the story of two scientists who reckon that they found the bones of a unidentified sea creature. Then the film makers take you into a computerised simulation where mermaids really do swim beneath the wave, hunt with dolphins and continue to eke out an existence in an undersea society where they hide from their land-bound relatives.

Is this evolutionarily possible? There's some pretty far out scientific theory – such as the Aquatic Ape Theory, which charts an aquatic stage in human's evolutionary past. The Aquatic Ape Theory surmises that we evolved into terrestrial humans, in parallel with another branch heading out deeper into the seas during times of flooding- a branch that became the mythical mermaids that all of our myths and fables are full of.

MERMAIDS: THE BODY FOUND makes a strong argument for the existence of mermaids.
So, what did we think after watching it. Do we have slippery relatives in the sea?

Er, no, but it's a really good program and definitely one to watch. They make a good case, but we don't quite buy it.