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Images of Mermaid Body Found on Beach are Fake


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Outline

Circulating reports feature images of a mermaid body that was supposedly found washed up on a beach.

mermaid on beach



Brief Analysis

The mermaid is not real. The pictures depict a mermaid prop made for one of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies. Some of the circulating reports attempt to enhance the story by adding images of other fake mermaids along with a photoshopped 'mermaid skeleton'.

   

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Example

Mind-Blowing Mermaid Found At The Beach Of Hawaii And Egypt

A Mermaid is found along a beach of Kilauea Falls, Hawaii. Unfortunately she already passed away. These pictures are really stunning and we honestly don’t know what to say about it.

mermaid on beach



Detailed Analysis

Reports Feature Images of Mermaid Body on Beach

Various stories circulating on the Internet feature a series of images that supposedly depict the body of a mermaid washed up on a beach. The location of the beach where the mermaid was supposedly found varies in different versions of the story.

Some say Mexico. Others say Hawaii or Egypt.

The images depict a creature with a humanoid head and torso along with the lower body of a fish.

Mermaid is a Movie Prop

However, the mermaid is not real.  In fact, it is a prop from the movie Pirates of the Caribbean On Stranger Tides. Pictures of the mermaid sculptures can be seen here and here.

And, this video shows how the mermaid sculpture was made:


Some Reports Include Other Fake Mermaid Images

Some of the circulating stories attempt to embellish their claims by adding in images of other fake mermaids. These 'extras' include an image of a mermaid sculpture created by the artist Juan Cabana and fake mermaid skeleton images created via a Worth1000 Photoshop contest.

   

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Last updated: August 5, 2015
First published: November 19, 2014
By Brett M. Christensen
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References
Mind-Blowing Mermaid Found At The Beach Of Hawaii And Egypt
DEAD MERMAID FOUND RANDOMLY AT THE BEACH. HISTORY IN THE MAKING
Mermaid bodies by Joel Harlow for Pirates of the Caribbean On Stranger Tides
HK Studio Mermaid Pictures
Images Of Strange Mermaid Found On Beach
Faux Images - Mermaid Skeleton