Did you watch Mermaid: The Body Found on Animal Planet? I was
very into the show and totally freaked out by the ending. I could have done without the whole part about how humans evolved into mermaids which they called the Aquatic Ape Hypothesis, but the rest of it was quite real to me. I believed it all hook, line and sinker. My husband lost interest right after they claimed they lost all of the evidence when it was confiscated. He also commented that the interviews seemed too alike, too fake. He said he felt sorry for me because I seem to desperately want to believe in things such as mermaids.
I still believed in mermaids when I woke up in the morning but
then started reading online articles saying there was a disclaimer that said it was a speculative documentary and the disclaimer clearly stated that the show was fiction. That made me sad. I really believed these scientists found the body inside of the shark and that the Navy was causing whales to beach because of sonar waves. And the footage at the end sealed the deal for me; it was so believable and so real.
So now I feel silly for believing. It couldn’t have been real no matter how real it seemed. The website they mentioned believeinmermaids shows that the site has been taken down by Homeland Security. That part does look a little tacky and some of the articles I read do make sense. But still (big sigh) I’m just not ready to give up on this. Mermaids, dragons, fairies, Big Foot, the Loch Ness Monster, Chupacabra….they give me hope. I find comfort in thinking that there are things out there that we don’t know about.
I’m the girl that went to the car-part store (years ago) when my husband and his buddy said they needed some headlight lubricant and I’m the girl that went snipe hunting on a camping trip. I really believed I won a thousand dollar gift card when I first got my smart phone and I
still fill out my Publishers Clearing House entry forms. I toss coins into
fountains and look for four-leaf clovers. When I see a rainbow I really do wonder what’s beneath it. I admit I’m gullible at times but that’s part of who I am. Sometimes my feelings get hurt because my expectations are so high but I just can’t stop believing.
I think Jeremy Wade from River Monsters should go on the hunt for
a mermaid. I bet Jeremy could catch one. FISH ON!
a fantastic day!