updated - August 2, 2015 Sunday EDT
A documentary that aired on the Animal Planet on Sunday night says that a Mermaid body has been found. The announcement came as quite a surprise to viewers, many of whom thought that the documentary was real. It wasn't.
Mermaids: The Body Found was a work of fiction, but it was presented in a documentary-style format that tends to confuse people. The reaction of viewers is reminiscent to the release of The Blair Witch Project, another documentary-style film that confused people into thinking it documented actual events. But that isn't the case.
"Mermaids: The Body Found" uses actual CGI images to give its viewers a preview of what a mermaid might look like, if in fact it did exist."Mermaids: The Body Found" uses actual CGI images to give its viewers a preview of what a mermaid might look like, if in fact it did exist.
The controversy that Mermaids: The Body Found aroused the first time it aired was so extensive that even the US government agency NOAA was prompted to issue a disclaimer announcing that mermaids are not real. Unfortunately, not everyone has gotten the memo, and "mermaid body found" continues to arouse excitement online.
Watch the full video of "Mermaids: The Body Found" Below
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