With three-quarters of the earth covered by water, it is little to wonder that, centuries ago, the oceans were believed to contain mysterious creatures, including mermaids. Merfolk (mermaids and mermen) are the marine version of half-man, half-animal legends that captured the human imagination for ages.
There are many legends about mermaids and mermen and even a few dozen historical claims of supposedly “real” mermaid sightings.
In this video footage claiming to show a real swimming mermaid in Sydney that was accidentally caught on tape by an underwater diver, was widely circulating online. It shows a creature looking mermaid swimming underwater in Sydney.
This video claiming to show a mermaid had raised a lot of curiosity about the existence of mermaids. The video tape shows a creature looking like a mermaid that is swimming away in the waters of Sydney. The video has 424,096 views till date, which shows the curiosity for mermaids.
However, the video is not a real footage of mermaid. It is a manipulated one. The claimed mermaid in Sydney is just a woman in a mermaid costume who was taped swimming under water. The owner of the mermaid video explained the same in another video. He says that the video was only meant to create curiosity among people, and use it for advertising purpose. He also states that mermaids do not exist.
The video in the reference section shows a similar case, where a woman creates a mermaid costume for herself and swims underwater like a mermaid.
But are mermaids real? No evidence of aquatic humanoids has ever been found. Why, then, do they occupy the collective unconsciousness of nearly all seafaring people? That’s a big question best left to historians, philosophers and anthropologists. Legends of mermaids may be ancient, but they are still present in many forms; their images can be found in the film, books, and even in Starbucks.