Mermaid - a mythical aquatic creature with the body of a woman, but with a fishtail instead of legs.
In the tales and legends of many peoples often referred to mermaids (they naiads, Ondine). Interestingly, in the heart of most legends and myths are real events.
According to the chronicles, January 9, 1493, Christopher Columbus found in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Central America, "the three mermaids in the sea." According to Columbus, "they were not so beautiful, as they say, but their faces were still similar to human."
A two sailors, Thomas Hills and Robert Reynar of the team celebrated navigator Henry Hudson (Hudson), June 15, 1608 during his second voyage to the Arctic saw a mermaid off the coast of Novaya Zemlya. Her white skin was the body of the female form, on the head - long black hair. When the mermaid dived, the sailors saw distinctly mottled tail, resembling the shape of dolphins.
In the summer of 1890 in the town in the Orkney Islands Dimess people are often seen in the bay like a mermaid creature. Of the registered reports indicated that the usual mermaid stayed away from the shore, and it was difficult to consider. But one day she came near, and that's what was seen then, "her body length is 6-7 feet (1.8-2.1 meters), it has a small head with black hair, neck, hands and entire body - white, and it floats like a man.
At times it seems sits on the submerged rock, lifts up his hands, waving them and makes various other movements. "
May day in 1935 in the Bay of Santa Monica (California) in the city Redondo Beach, three miles from shore, the fishermen on board the schooner noticed a strange humanoid creature. His head was filled with shining eyes and broad, smooth forehead was covered with thick dark hair. This was the same color and beard. The length of his body was 10-12 feet (3-3.5 meters). The fishermen launched their boat and tried to approach the mermaid, but he hit the water with its tail and disappeared into the depths.
In the summer of 1967 saw the passenger ferry at the entrance to the narrow Strait of Active Pass (British Columbia, Canada) is similar to being a mermaid. Mermaid sitting on a rock and ate fish. She had long blond hair, and the lower part of the body - like a whale or dolphin
In July-August 2009 in the Israeli town of Kiryat Yam have been several meetings with the mermaids.
Shlomo Cohen, the first who saw the mermaid, said: "I was walking with friends on the beach when we noticed a woman lying on the sand in a strange position. At first I thought she was so tan, but when we approached, she threw herself into the water and disappeared. And we are all amazed that we saw at the same time: she had a fish tail"!
Unlike Western naiads, Russian mermaid fish tail does not have, and their bodies are deprived of their scales are so delicate that the bright sun shining through. Viscera is not visible, because they simply do not have spirits.
In Russian tradition it is believed that mermaids are getting breast girl born dead or died without baptism, drowned suicide, as well as the girl who died soon after the engagement with her fiance.
Rarely visited by a mermaid to their former homes and families, but the harm, as a rule, with no cause. Conversely, if the home, seeing the spirit of the deceased, left overnight on the table in such cases, traditional food, mermaids are permanent and invisible protectors of the family, protecting it from all sorts of misfortunes and misery."That's what history has told the witness:" In Togliatti is an artificial pond, where we often get together with friends. One day, after arriving there, we found on the shores of two ambulances. About what happened, we learned from one of the guys. It together with two friends going to swim. "
No sooner had they come into the water when they heard the mysterious and alluring voice. They turned and saw the water, fat, jelly-like woman. And her voice had a magic effect on one of them.
Despite the fact that he tried to keep the guy quickly went to the mermaid. In order to somehow save him, another young man threw a stone at her. She hissed like a cat, but much louder and more terrible, and then retired back home. The consequences were terrible incredible meeting. The guy who was beckoned mermaid immediately fell, and he began an attack of epilepsy. Prior to that he was completely healthy. And another, who threw a stone at her, he could not say. As we later found out, the other recovered quickly, but the first for a long time in hospital. "
And some cryptozoologists, parapsychologists argue that in Russia over the past 50 years have caused the death of a mermaid at least 60 people and at least 400 witnesses could miraculously escaped death after a meeting with them. According to other sources, and the victims, and survivors were twice as large.
What can we say about all of the above cases? Is it possible the existence of the "water people"? But even if only one or two of these reports are reliable, we must acknowledge the reality of the presence in our world of humanoid belonging to an unknown civilization, settled in deep water!
Who are they? Aliens? Or intelligent beings that settled in the Earth thousands of years ago, and perhaps even long before her man? I do not know the answer to these questions ...