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.
National Geographic 2014 Emerging Explorer Nizar Ibrahim is part paleontologist, part conjurer, helping us reimagine dinosaurs through his groundbreaki... More National Geographic 2014 Emerging Explorer Nizar Ibrahim is part paleontologist, part conjurer, helping us reimagine dinosaurs through his groundbreaking research. He has discovered several new dinosaur species and sees these ancient reptiles as a gateway to inspiring children's passion for science. Learn more about Nizar Ibrahim and his work: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/09/140912-emerging-explorer-nizar-ibrahim-paleontology-sahara-dinosaur-fossil/ The Explorers Project chronicles the work of National Geographic's Emerging Explorers—tomorrow's visionaries who are making discoveries, making a difference, and inspiring people to care about the planet. Learn more at http://nationalgeographic.com/emerging.
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