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Mermaid Body Found Washed Ashore

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on January 1st, 2013

Mermaid Body Washed Ashore (CAUTION: Graphic and Creepy)

The body of what appears to be a mermaid found washed ashore.above science
Published on Dec 30, 2012

About Craig Woolheater
Co-founder of Cryptomundo in 2005. I have appeared in or contributed to the following TV programs, documentaries and films: OLN's Mysterious Encounters: "Caddo Critter", Southern Fried Bigfoot, Travel Channel's Weird Travels: "Bigfoot", History Channel's MonsterQuest: "Swamp Stalker", The Wild Man of the Navidad Destination America's Monsters and Mysteries in America: Texas Terror - Lake Worth Monster.


26 Responses to “Mermaid Body Found Washed Ashore”

  1. Cryptidcrazy responds:

    F-a-k-e! It’s just a carving with a cheap wig.

  2. Jarid Eldridge via Facebook responds:

    I thought it was debunked and fake for ages.

  3. shill responds:

    Really? REALLY? Puh-leeze.

  4. PoeticsOfBigfoot responds:

    That’s pretty good craftsmanship, something you don’t usually see in works like this. Impressive, anonymous artist, whoever you are.

  5. James Soderquist via Facebook responds:

    Looks like a job for the Fact or faked guys.

  6. Gwen Grubb via Facebook responds:

    isn’t that very similar something from the mermaid show that was on Discovery or Animal Planet?

  7. Goodfoot responds:

    “Because you never forget your first MerBlob.” And so CLOSE, too! What, did they put wax paper over the lens?

    And on TOP of the fact that the camera is “searching” for something they clearly already knew was there.

    BAD! BAD fakery! Whoever’s responsible, may your 2013 be long and trying…

  8. Alan Clark Huffines via Facebook responds:

    Good model.

  9. graybear responds:

    A well done fraud, but still a fraud. Someone put a lot of work into this one. Would you call this one a “gilly suit”?

  10. squatchman responds:

    Great hoax. I’m sure some people will believe it.

  11. PhotoExpert responds:

    Well done gaff of the cryptozoological flavor.

    It’s well done because of the detail and time put into making it. However, there are a few obvious giveaways on the gaff iteself.

    In addition to the obvious physical problems of the gaff, one must combine that fact with how it is filmed. And the way it was filmed throws up “hoax” flags. The older video camera technology used to film it helps hide some of the flaws. And getting close to the subject is not a problem because it is still not high definition quality but it gives the illusion that the cameraman has nothing to hide by getting so close. This adds to the effect of the overall hoax.

    As far as hoaxing goes in the crypto world, it is one of the better ones, although still an obvious hoax using a gaff.

    Good try but still a fail!

    And a shout out to Loren Coleman who has educated the Cryptomundo readers here with a previous article on the differentiation between the words “gaff” and “gaffe”.

  12. tothj01 responds:

    Totally FAKE. No flies attracted to a dead fish in the heat on a beach.

  13. David G responds:

    I’m inclined to believe the mermaid is the work of Juan Cabana, he’s the only gaff artist I know of who makes such large mermaids, with such detailed bone structure.

  14. Josh Laird via Facebook responds:

    I was waiting for the eyes to open. Looks pretty good but Hollywood like.

  15. peteyweestro responds:

    The funniest part is they forgot that if the body has been dead long enough that they appear like this wood carving does, i really don’t think that the hair would look like she just walked out of Vidal Sasoon’s hair salon.

  16. David-Australia responds:

    The vision looks pretty ancient, and I suspect I’ve seen it before. Is it April 1st. yet – my how the year has flown?

  17. Johnzo responds:

    You know why I think this one is fake?

    Because there is no such thing as frigging mermaids. Surprise!

    Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. :)

  18. orion24 responds:

    Fake, The Top half of the body looks dehydrated and been there awhile but the bottom section with the tail doesn’t look all that dehydrated plus if it was there awhile why isn’t there any evidence of Seagulls feeding off of the tail section, If your going to Hoax something try and do it right.

  19. dconstrukt responds:

    lol… oh where do we begin with how fake this is? there’s too many things to point out.

  20. chewbaccalacca responds:

    Fake or not, that face is creepy as hell.

  21. mandors responds:

    You can usually tell the hoax videos by the “oh gee, I wonder where I should go” fake panning in the beginning, followed by the obligatory walking straight ahead to find the whatever the “amazing” object is supposed to be.

    Did anyone else think that the tail was really one leg (human/mannequin) make to look fish-like, while the other might be buried in the sand? There’s a kind of hip curve to tail section that looks like a right leg.

  22. corrick responds:

    Personally I think all of us should refrain from any speculation until Melba Ketchum’s complete analysis is released.

  23. AreWeThereYeti responds:

    Fake for several reasons – some already noted, plus a few more:

    1. Turn camera on for no apparent reason. Pan left, pan right. Casually walk forward and then “happen upon” the subject. Really?
    2. Audio is clearly “on” but the videographer says absolutely nothing? For over 2 minutes? Sure.
    3. No flies on the carcass?
    4. “…and (her) hair was perfect!” (“Werewolves of London” is hopefully going thru your head right now)
    5. I guess eyebrows and eyelashes serve some essential purpose to a half-fish/half-human(?) creature? Must be…
    6. Also, what a nice, even set of teeth; BTW, do mermaids use Crest White-strips?
    7. Closeup of tail shows what appear to be scales (fish feature) but fins oriented horizontally (mammalian feature). Which is it?
    8. Hands of a supposedly aquatic creature show no hint of webbing whatsoever?
    9. Videographer apparently has no qualms about getting up-close to the carcass but doesn’t actually touch/move it to get shots of the ventral side?
    10. Why not bring it home with you? Surely the Catch-Of-The-Day if you did…

  24. cryptokellie responds:

    I believe you should title this entry – “Mermaid Sculpture Found Ashore”. Since AreWeThereYeti has nicely pointed out all the non-realities, I don’t think there’s any is any need to add on although the very “human anatomy” details are interesting.

    Old seafaring, erotic folklore aside, no aquatic mammal would have external breasts. They wouldn’t function well and might actually implode on a deep dive.

    Or maybe they are retractible…but I digress.

    As a professional sculptor for 35 years, I know a sculpt/construct when I see one…but that said, it is a nice art work, took some effort and has a genuinely eerie look about it. Much better and more fun than all the Sassoons in their Wookie suits.

  25. David G responds:

    Seems my hunch was right, it’s the mermaid corpse called Nerina, made in 2008 by Cabana, which sold for 10,000$. Probably just its new owner having a bit of fun with it.

    She’s the first on this page.

  26. Wiseman responds:

    A mangy tree …

    More seriously I for one think it may not be a hoax. Let me explain ; the setting here is more artistic than realistic, wich in turn points to someone trying to create an effect like sadness or despair.

    And on top of that the tittle doesn’t fit, there’s no way anyone would think that “body” was washed ashore right?

    All in all, maybe not a hoax, just a misinterpreted artistic setting. However, if it IS a hoax, then it’s so stupidly failed that it’s not even funny.



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