Sky news - Mermaid spotted
Israel is in the grips of mermaid fever after numerous sightings of the mythical sea creature off its coast
One town council is taking the reports so seriously it is offering a $1m (£609,000) reward to anyone who can prove the existence of a mermaid in its waters.
like Scotlands Loch Ness Monster...this will no doubt draw in the crowds
it made me laugh when i saw the article was by 'Dominic Waghorn, Middle East correspondent'
Sky-what have you got for us Dominic?
Dominic-Mermaids in Israel
other Hoaxes(and yes i am calling it that)with mermaids(from Wiki)
During the Renaissance and Baroque eras, dugongs, frauds and victims of sirenomelia were exhibited in wunderkammers as mermaids.
In the 19th century, P. T. Barnum displayed in his museum a taxidermal hoax called the Fiji mermaid.
Others have perpetrated similar hoaxes, which are usually papier-m‚chť fabrications or parts of deceased creatures, usually monkeys and fish, stitched together for the appearance of a grotesque mermaid.
In the wake of the 2004 tsunami, pictures of Fiji "mermaids" circulated on the Internet as supposed examples of items that had washed up amid the devastation, though they were no more real than Barnum's exhibit.