Sunday, February 2, 2014

Mermaids - The New Evidence

"Prehistoric Cave Art" Depicting Mermaids 

The seas and oceans of our planet have since time immemorial been a familiar yet mysterious and alien realm for much of human history. Many myths and legends have appeared in every epoch to explain many strange and inexplicable phenomena.

Seafarers across the ages and from all cultures also reported sightings of many strange and fabulous creatures.  

Today on Far Future Horizons we continue our search for one of these mythical denizens of the deep, that continue to haunt the popular imagination, – Mermaids.

Mermaids – The Body Found, first aired on Animal Planet in the United States on May 27th, 2012 and June 17th on Discovery Channel.
This mock documentary presented an excellent and credible fictional scenario of a scientific team's investigative efforts to uncover the source behind mysterious underwater recordings of a hitherto unknown marine mammal. This documentary made creative use of  the aquatic ape hypothesis, first brought to public attention in the late 1960s and early 1970s by Desmond Morris and Elaine Morgan, as "evidence" that mermaids exist. This mock documentary also presented some very outstanding CGI animation that illustrated the life and evolutionary history of these hypothetical aquatic humanoids.

And, if I may reiterate once again, “if there are Hugo or Nebula awards for mockumentaries, I firmly believe that Mermaids: The Body Found certainly deserves it”.  This production and its sequel both presented a highly credible story about the search for a previously undiscovered marine mammal that could have been the basis of a wonderfully engaging and hard core science fiction novel with a paleoanthropological theme. Who said Science Fiction was limited to the future?

Now without further ado we present as our video feature for today Mermaids: The New Evidence which premiered on May 26, 2013 in the United States on Animal Planet.

Mermaids: The New Evidence

Mermaids: The New Evidence Also on Daily Motion

Mermaids: New Evidence by sky_wizard
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