U.S. government officially denies existence of mermaids
Earlier this month, a program shot in the style of "The Blair Witch Project" aired on Animal Planet, following a film crew that purportedly uncovered the body of a mermaid. Though the show, "Mermaids: The Body Found," clearly stated it was fictional, it spooked so many people that the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration had to issue a statement that mermaids were, come on now, still not real.
In any case, the mermaid bungle was just the latest chapter in a world where people want to believe in the unknown. From Bigfoot sightings to Loch Ness Monster scares, here's a look back at some of the most memorable fake-outs in the field of cryptozoology.
Photographing Civil War reenactments using period technology helped Richard Barnes create a fascinating blur of past and present. See more photos onli... More Photographing Civil War reenactments using period technology helped Richard Barnes create a fascinating blur of past and present. See more photos online in National Geographic magazine: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2012/05/civil-war-sketches/barnes-photography
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