Are Mermaids Real?

By Olivia Walters

Mermaids: half human and half fish and nothing less fascinating. On May 27, 2012 Discovery’s Animal Planet Channel aired a documentary entitled “Mermaids: The Body Found. Some believe that this interesting show of mermaids is not all it is said to be. Mermaids may or may not be a myth after all.

Several big name people called there story a hoax or invalid. Then in May 2013 during Discovery Chanel’s “Monster Week” they agreed to extend their first mermaid episode.Of course, the myths and legends of mermaids also include the male versions of the mermaids called merman. The myths are amazing and there are several different stories. Are they real?

The first stories about mermaids appeared thousands of years ago in ancient Assyria. Some people view mermaids as dangerous yet fascinating creatures. Mermaids are seen as very good luck in some cases.

Are mermaid’s just myths? No, over the years many people have reported seeing them in person, but today they are rarely seen. My opinion on this is that mermaids are not real; I agree with everyone who said the documents were a hoax. I did watch some of Discovery Channels’ raw footage of mermaids and their discussions with scientists seemed very real.