currently researching mermaids, there are some claim to have seen mermaids or who purport to being of mermaid descent. any comments?
Evilsprout said:There are theories that mermaids are the "missing link" between man and ape... a theory backed by speculation that many differences between humans and apes suggest some kind of aquatic lineage.
And just cos they look half fish, doesn't mean they are half fish!
Justin Anstey said:Could early sightings of seals, dolphins and whales bobbing about have fuelled these ideas?
nwoisevil said:Please tell me more about how Forteans think and why. I don't believe in mermaids, because it seems utterly not true. Now a loch ness monster seems to make sense, as we had dinosaurs. But a mermaid? half human, half fish? I don't see it happening.
Cujo said:Three people, a Fortean, a Believer and an Unbeliever, see a strange light in the sky. The Fortean says, "OOh look, a UFO." The Believer says, "Aliens! They might abduct us!". The Unbeliever says, "Nonsense! It's a hoax, someone is laughing at us. ". The Fortean turns to the other two and says "What part of 'Unexplained' do you people have a problem with?"
Calum Beaton said:Related to mermaids, at least from a folkloric point of view are the Selkies or seal-folk of the northern and western parts of the British Isles.
The last of the Sjo-Sami were absorbed into land based populations around 200 years ago. Before that they were very rarely seen, only coming ashore on isolated islands. So there are no recent sightings.Bisto said:I have a very open mind but when it comes to things such as mermaids, as someone else said i draw the line. Surley if they are real and half mammal then they would have to come to the surface quite often therefore shouldnt be to hard to find. Also why is that most sighting of mythical creatures/religious images seem to happen so long ago? Are there any recent sightings?
The last of the Sjo-Sami were absorbed into land based populations around 200 years ago. Before that they were very rarely seen, only coming ashore on isolated islands. So there are no recent sightings.
Originally posted by Mr. Bingo
Mmm... personally I can't see the attraction of a woman with an arse like a fish. It so very limiting...