“Myths and creeds are heroic struggles to comprehend the truth in the world” Ansel Adams

Perhaps as a species we have been so busy looking for intelligent life on other planets that perhaps we have forgotten to look in our own backyard.  Animal Planet’s Documentary “Mermaids: The Body Found” tells the story of a scientific team’s investigative efforts to uncover the source behind mysterious underwater recordings and an unidentified marine body that was discovered in the belly of a great white shark.

Although only 30% of the body was actually recoverable, upon examination the creature had hands, not fins, and the hip structure of an upright animal.  Further it appeared that the creature was perhaps in possession of a tool, fashioned from bone and the barb of a stingray, much like a knife.

The story is told by three former National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) scientists and an ex-government employee who were previously engaged in investigations of “mass stranding of whales.”  It appears that other agencies of government, and particularly military were also interested in these incidents of whale stranding, because as the documentary implies more bodies of these human-like amphibious creatures may have been found previously and then their discovery subsequently covered-up.  Certainly the manner in which these scientists had their work confiscated overnight would imply that information on an intelligent underwater  species was being suppressed from the general populace.

This is certainly a worthwhile thought-provoking documentary.  You can view the first part of the documentary below or go to the Animal Planet website to see it in it’s entirety. Just click on: Mermaids: The Body Found
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