- May 23, 2002
- Left, and to the Back
Why would a self-proclaimed "Science Fiction" channel show wrestling?
davidplankton said:According to the tour guide, the oldest known representation of a mermaid in Europe belongs in the Norman chapel in Durham Castle as a carving at the top of a supporting pillar, and dates from around 1080. Other carvings include a stag, a leopard and a Green Man.
Looks that way.
Spooky! The skull does look remarkably humanoid. I'd have expected a seal's skull to be more dog-like, perhaps.
Any anatomists care to comment?
No offence but as a Fortean, you don't know this unless you have the specimen or access to what I also consider to be an obvious sculpture. I agree with you that's it a fake though only because that's the most likely explanation, I'd love to have a link to his website to check out his/her other stuff ..Of course it's a hoax.
How do I know this? The guy that initaially "found" and photgraphed it...happens to run an FX company and er...makes horror props.
You don't need to be Sherlock Holmes.
Police in California have been left puzzled after finding a self-declared mermaid wandering the streets.
Officers were called to help uncover the identity of the woman, who said only that her name was Joanna and that she was a mermaid. When she was found in the city of Fresno, about halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, she had wet hair and said she had been in the water in a nearby lake.
Upon inspection, police discovered the woman had webbed toes on both feet. She was unable to provide any further information about her identity, saying simply “I don’t know” in response to most questions.