I like the idea of magical things. The Yeti, the Abominable Snowman, Bigfoot, and yes, even Mermaids. It’s not that I believe in them, but it’s not that I don’t either. I caught the Mermaid – Body Found and New Evidence event on Animal Planet and I have to say, the idea really interests me. Really gets my brain wondering. That’s a good thing, by the way.
I am fascinated by the idea that they might, maybe, possibly could be out there; we just haven’t yet found them. Are we “Humans” so vain and conceited that we believe we are the only intelligent life out there? Are we so egotistical that we can’t believe in something we haven’t seen?
I personally have not seen a million dollars, but I do know it’s out there. I have not personally seen the planet Mars either, but again, I know it’s out there. I could laugh at most of the things shown on the mermaid show as made up fantasy, except for one small thing. The cave paintings:
They had images of cave paintings in Egypt said to be from 30,000 or so years ago. They depicted a struggle or a war between two legged humans and a human-like form with a long fin tail. It was very well done and very interesting. Is it real? Can’t tell. I have been trying to find the real source of it since watching it (which is why my post is a bit late this week) but all I can find are blogs, such as this asking the same question. Here is a photo of it that I found at least. I hope it loads.
It was a well thought out productions, and yes, at the very end of the show, there in small type was a short disclaimer by the editor that the production was a work of science fiction. Does that make it unreal though? The ideas they put forth, and the reasons we haven’t found them, were good points. One being that they travel constantly. They don’t just stay in one place for long. They also travel with whale packs to camouflage themselves. Further, because they are slowly but surely dying out, there are not many of them left to even find.
The conspiracy theory though made me laugh at first. That the governments from all over the world, but especially in the U.S.A., were hiding the existence of mermaids. To what end? I was not buying that at all, until _____, felt the need to put out a statement stating that they were NOT hiding anything, and that no evidence exists of mermaids. Hmmm…what was the point of denying it? If there was nothing out there, why were they so worried as to feel the need to put out a memo? Here is a link to the very short statement just for your reading pleasure.
Then you have this little beauty that was entertaining at least:
Again, I don’t believe in mermaids, in the here and now, and yet…I don’t not believe in them. I like the idea. The magic of it. The fantasy of it. I would love to come upon one some day, even if they are evil killers as depicted now and then. Humans can be as well, from what I see every single day on the news. Maybe I should take up deep-sea whale watching…just in case.