Photo above: Havfruen, by Elisabeth Lisinska Jerichau-Baumann, via Wikipedia
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There’s a bar in Florida called, “The Wreck” where the entertainment is mermaids. There are more places to see mermaids: in Great Falls, Montana, The Silverton Casino in Vegas, Colorado and Sacramento, California.
Not too long ago the Animal Planet channel aired the show about Mermaids and I loved it. The show created more interest in mermaids worldwide. According to Snopes.com, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) put up a page on their web site stating that, “no evidence of aquatic humanoids has ever been found.” But isn’t NOAA the “bad guys” from the documentary?
I know they said it was science fiction but Jacques Cousteau believed in mermaids. He said, “The world is not ready for what is down there.”
The ocean covers a huge 70 percent of Earth and we’ve barely explored it. Twenty- three percent of the ocean floor is made up of mountain ranges with some higher than the Alps. I don’t understand how scientists can say there may be undiscovered sea monsters but absolutely no mermaids, sirens or water spirits?
The mermaids may not even be aware of us if they are in some remote area undersea. There could be a whole other civilization undersea that we are unaware of. Who can say they aren’t really out there?
Maybe not as pretty as we like to hope, but a little more fishy looking. Why not? Why couldn’t evolution add a fish tail instead of legs? Look at sea horses. Add hands, arms and a shorter nose and you have a mermaid. Sea otters have little hands, so why can’t there be hands on other fish? Some land animals have arms that they use exactly like humans.
Christopher Columbus saw mermaids! Was he mistakenly confusing seals for women? People from every country have mermaid stories and some are from many years ago.
Remember Tom Hanks and Darryl Hannah in the movie Splash? I had forgotten John Candy was in it too. That was 1984, wow, 30 years ago. There is another mermaid, her name is Hannah Fraser and she’s an actress and model who is an ocean activist. Her webpage says she performs all over the world swimming with sharks and dolphins. You can buy a mermaid tail online for about $50.00 if you want to be a mermaid too.
What are your thoughts on mermaids? The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) didn’t actually say there weren’t mermaids; they just said that none had ever been found. I can live with that.
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Hannah Fraser swimming with whale sharks.
Terri Underwood has always written women’s fiction because she finds it so much fun. Love, sex and relationships all have their ups and downs but without the downs, there would be no ups. She likes to look for the good moments in life and she learned that from her huge loving family who get together often for some of the most hilarious times. Terri is a professional who enjoys hiking, fishing and even camping. She’s a California girl who lived in Arizona for six years before running back to California. She didn’t come away empty-handed though, she learned to look at the sky in Arizona. The billions and billions of stars against a deep black sky, the clouds, beautiful sunsets and thunderstorms, isn’t that what romance is all about?