Mermaids are perhaps the most all-around beloved focuses of legends and lore. Women adore the romance and beauty, men adore their glorious unadorned appearance, and everyone loves the idea of a human-like being who can breathe under water and have the ocean for a playground. But, that very obsession makes us wonder, what if one washed ashore and we had proof of their existence? Here are some "mermaids washed ashore" for your evaluation and skeptical debate - (*Warning: Some of these will make you chuckle, others will fascinate!)
Some mermaids are of questionable origins
(LINK) Although the photo above is not of a beautiful mermaid washed ashore as we would imagine, a man in Norfolk says this washed ashore. Explanations have ranged from a dead seal to a real mermaid. But, it has been noted the man reporting it makes models of things from the sea. A little PR stunt? Hmmm....
(LINK) We find a cultural difference in how mermaids appear. Here below is one from Hawaii -
...and one found in Egypt (below) -
I'm not saying that mermaids have existed or do exist, but I am showing how something that is such a popular concept can be whimsical and fantastic to consider....
Now, if your'e in the mood for mermaids, here's some movies that might fascinate -
*descriptions from IMDB*
Splash (romantic comedy) A young man is reunited with a mermaid who saves him from drowning as a boy and falls in love not knowing who/what she is.
The Little Mermaid (animation) A mermaid princess makes a Faustian bargain with an unscrupulous sea-witch in order to meet a human prince on land.
Aquamarine (teen comedy) Two teenage girls discover a mermaid in their beach club's swimming pool.
Lady in the Water (drama/suspense) Apartment building superintendent Cleveland Heep rescues what he thinks is a young woman from the pool he maintains. When he discovers that she is actually a character from a bedtime story who is trying to make the journey back to her home, he works with his tenants to protect his new friend from the creatures that are determined to keep her in our world.
Mermaid Chronicles 1: She Creature (horror) In Ireland, two carnies abduct a mermaid and decide to take her to America. In their sea route, the seductive and mysterious creature reveals an uncontrollable darker side.