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#31 Justa


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Posted 01 July 2008 - 11:43 AM

Mermaids can be fresh water or salt water.

One of the earliest legends of a mermaid was of a goddess who dove into a lake to become a mermaid:

from Wikipedia:

Atargatis, the mother of Assyrian queen Semiramis, was a goddess who loved a mortal shepherd and in the process killed him. Ashamed, she jumped into a lake to take the form of a fish, but the waters would not conceal her divine beauty. Thereafter, she took the form of a mermaid human above the waist, fish below

also, from the same page:

Mermaids could also swim up rivers to freshwater lakes. One day, in a lake near his house, the Laird of Lorntie saw, as he thought, a woman drowning, and went to aid her; a servant of his pulled him back, warning that it was a mermaid

Whether this is a hoax or not, only the original poster knows for sure. We all have our suspicions when somebody claims something and then can't provide the tangible proof that we ourselves would like to see.

If you read the guidelines, you will see that we welcome all viewpoints here, and that anybody who posts them should rightfully know that they are going to be scrutinized as we try to move forward in the field. The overall integrity of Ghostvillage remains in tact. If this is truly a hoax, then it's because of places like Ghostvillage, that people can educate themselves on how to spot the difference between a hoax and something real. If we insisted on tangible proof before anybody believed anything, a lot of personal encounters would be under scrutiny, as would psychic readings.
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Posted 01 July 2008 - 12:31 PM

Hmmm . . . I was wondering what all the excitement was over here, so I thought I'd drop by and see what was so interesting.

Apparently, mermaids and mermen are found in the lore of civilizations all over the world, and it didn't take long to find some interesting sites (with pics, no less!) all over the Web:

Mermaid Mummies

Merman Mummy?
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Posted 01 July 2008 - 06:29 PM

Thankyou both Justa and Earth Spirit for that. Im not well educated on mermaids and those articles proved fascinating.

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Posted 16 July 2008 - 10:13 PM

I just think it is weird that the photos went from trying to get, to maybe will get, to cable missing (not there), to erased. It just doesnt' feel right to me. Sorry.

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Posted 12 October 2008 - 04:14 PM

Hey me too. Thinking back...i maybe think she had photoshopped that image and downloaded it back to the camera then let her sister take the camera.
I asked her if i could post it see and she wouldn't let me near the pictures afterwards. Hmm..maybe..it was all a hoax with the photos. I hate to think it. It could have been. Maybe she thought that someone would find where she had edited it or something IF she did.
It still doesn't explain the big splash in the water.
I don't know what to think really but i don't see any thing that could have made the water rise like that.

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