On “Mermaids: The New Evidence,” Animal Planet revisited its documentary about the existence of mermaids from last year, “Mermaids: The Body Found.” Biologist Dr. Paul Robertson returned with what appeared to be brand new footage of the alleged mythical creatures, allegedly taken this spring in the Greenland Sea.
Viewers were glued to the TV watching the new special, getting “Mermaids: The New Evidence” trending on Twitter.
But the whole thing is a hoax — the original documentary was revealed to be staged. Discovery, Animal Planet’s parent company, described the program as “science fiction” based on “scientific theory.”
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