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« on: May 27, 2013, 11:45:49 »

I just watched a program on Animal Planet about mermaids. It aired last year originally but Sunday night's showing was followed by another hour of new evidence. I thought it was very compelling and if anybody wants to see it, it will re-air on Monday night on the Discovery Channel.

Here's a synopsis of the theory.

We humans have evolved from a great ape that began to live in a semi aquatic environment off the coast of Africa sometime between 6-7 million years ago. We found an abundant food source that was rich in iodine and fatty acids amongst other nutrients that fueled our brain growth. Wading in the shallows is how we became bipedal. We began to evolve in ways that were much more suitable for this environment. We lost most of our hair so that we would be more streamlined and have less drag while swimming. We started to sweat, not just as a means of cooling down, but also as an efficient way of ridding our bodies of excess salt. We adapted the ability to hold our breath underwater for up to 20 minutes. No other primate can come close to this time and it is even longer that some marine mammals today. Newborn babies instinctively hold their breath underwater and can even swim. Again, no other primate does this. We also have some webbing in between our fingers and toes that is also not present in any other primate. The theorists ask why would we have the abilities and traits if they were not at one time extremely important to us. Mother nature doesn't usually bestow unneeded characteristics.

After about a million years or so of evolving into these semi aquatic mammals, the environment began to become drastically unfriendly to our way of life. There were earthquakes with tsunamis as well as a extended period of coastal volcanic eruptions. Most of our ancestors retreated back inland but a smaller group went the opposite direction and went into the ocean. That's the theory.

Here's the proof.

Starting in 2004, there were massive beachings of marine mammals all around the world. The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration was called on to investigate one such beaching off the coast of Washington State. They arrived to find that the US Navy was already there conducting their own investigation. They had cordoned off a small section of the beach where they would not allow anyone to access it. They appeared to be doing some sort of autopsy. The biologists from NOAA took tissue samples from many different animals including dolphins and whales. It is highly unusual to see different species of marine mammals beached in the same incident. Back at the lab, the biologists were shocked by what they found.

Every tissue sample showed strong indications of catastrophic blunt force trauma. They were able to quickly form a theory. Based on the presence of the Navy as well as the trauma, they concluded that the Navy had been testing some sort of new sonar weapon. The Navy did and still continues to deny this but NOAA had an ace up their sleeve.

They had an underwater recorder not far from the beach that they used to track the local whale populations. Analyses of the recordings not only showed the obvious priming and discharge of a high frequency sonar weapon, it also captured the bio-sonar communications of an unknown marine mammal. They sent this recording to an expert in marine mammal communications and confirmed that there was indeed a new species on the tape. He was amazed at the complexity of the language and how many different signifiers that we would refer to as words, that were present. More so, two kids were on the beach before the Navy arrived and took cell phone video of a strange animal that had webbed hands and a skull with a pronounced ridge line. They poked it with a stick and it raised up. They ran off scared and reported what they saw. They later changed their official statements supposedly because of pressure from the Navy. Thankfully, the kids did not tell the Navy about their video. It was pretty damn cool.

Less than a year after the Washington beaching, one occurred off the coast of South Africa. A South African university also had an underwater sonar recorder not far from the scene and it also captured the same unknown species. Even more amazing, they were communicating with dolphins. Immediately, the university asked the NOAA biologists for assistance and they flew in. They were taking to a pier where a great white shark had just been caught and brought in. They noticed that the shark had deep cuts and puncture wounds. In one of the wounds, they discovered a long barb from a stingray embedded in the puncture. This was odd because many sharks do eat stingrays but great whites are not one of them. However, the biologists weren't there to look at the shark. They were there to see what it had recently eaten.

Though badly damaged, they were able to find some very unusual parts from this unknown marine mammal. There was a tail fluke that was largely undamaged as well as the top of a skull that had a distinct ridge line. There was also a rib cage that was hinged to be collapsible and an intact hip bone. This type of ribcage is only found in deep diving marine mammals. The hip bone design was very similar to human hip bones and proved that what ever this animal was, it evolved from a mammal that was at one time bipedal. Humans are the only known mammal to be bipedal. Also present were smaller bones that were obviously linked but had come apart. These later proved to be hand bones. Some other bones were present but were not part of this animal. The tail fluke at first glance appeared to be very similar to that of a manatee. They thought that this was perhaps kin to the manatee but after they found that it had bones in it from an x-ray, they dismissed that theory. They then turned their attention to the unrelated bones. They appeared to be hand worked and had a notch carved into the top of one that was also wrapped in kelp. Looking at the notch, they thought that it might have been used to hold something. They then took the stingray barb and inserted it. It was a perfect fit and looked exactly like a spear.

The show also told stories of fisherman catching fish hundred of miles off shore that had broken barbs in them as well. Some university had a collection of different barbs and spear tips that had been collected through the years. Many had intricate ornamental designs.

They also showed a video that was taken by the Royal Coast Guard of Britain in 2003. It was taken at night and shows an animal that appeared to be humanoid with a thick ridge line on the top of hits skull. The two sailors on the boat were at first, convinced that they came across a man overboard but were unable to find it. After this film was leaked, the RCG acknowledged that the footage was genuine but that the humanoid was actually a seal. It's obviously not but... what do you expect.

A second film was taken by an man overlooking a bluff. He was filming something that was sunning on a large rock down below. This animal leaned up in a hurry and then turned to climb into the water. The footage is genuine but the animal was determined to be a seal. It too, was obviously not.

Another film was taken by a remote underwater camera that was inspecting the legs of an offshore drilling platform. It was hundreds of feet down. A fish swims slowly into the view of the camera when we suddenly see a small spear dart in and kill it. Something the quickly catches it and vanishes. It is not possible to make out what grabbed the fish but the depths exclude humans as being the hunter.

The last video is from a deep sea dive taken from a small submersible that two men were in. They were about a mile deep in a trench somewhere off the coast of Greenland. Two separate cameras capture a webbed hand that quickly slaps the glass dome and an animal with a distinct ridge line on it's skull.

They also showed an ancient cave painting off of some coast that clearly shows modern men fighting with mermaid like animals. Was this a great imagination or the documentation of a battle between humans and a group of mermaids?

The show was amazing and the evidence that it presented was very compelling. The only thing that I didn't understand was the huge supposed cover up. It's not like this thing was an alien. The only explanation was that the Navy did not want to admit to having this kind of weapon capability and did not want to deal the public outcry of it killing off a very close relative to us. That's plausible but a little weak IMO.

Do yourself a favor and watch this if you didn't. My synopsis did not spoil it. I promise.

I forgot to say one of the most important factors to me. My father says that he actually saw a young mermaid that was dead in Brazil. It was in the early 70's and he was working on a dredge. He thinks that it must have been about a year or two at the most. He said it's head had that distinct ridge line and he told me this story when I was a kid. He is a no nonsense kind of guy and is skeptical of just about everything. My father's word should mean squat to all you guys but it's good as gold to those of us who know him.
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« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2013, 05:22:32 »

Here's a synopsis of the theory.

We humans have evolved from a great ape that began to live in a semi aquatic environment off the coast of Africa sometime between 6-7 million years ago. We found an abundant food source that was rich in iodine and fatty acids amongst other nutrients that fueled our brain growth. Wading in the shallows is how we became bipedal. We began to evolve in ways that were much more suitable for this environment. We lost most of our hair so that we would be more streamlined and have less drag while swimming. We started to sweat, not just as a means of cooling down, but also as an efficient way of ridding our bodies of excess salt. We adapted the ability to hold our breath underwater for up to 20 minutes. No other primate can come close to this time and it is even longer that some marine mammals today. Newborn babies instinctively hold their breath underwater and can even swim. Again, no other primate does this. We also have some webbing in between our fingers and toes that is also not present in any other primate. The theorists ask why would we have the abilities and traits if they were not at one time extremely important to us. Mother nature doesn't usually bestow unneeded characteristics.


LOL  grin the internet is rampant with theories, myths, stories and experiences.
Since I perceive that consciousness plays out many possibilities and scenarios...
any will do  wink
Pick those that inspire your imagination, in accordance with your desires and mindset.


Here is one I like:
Terence McKenna - "Stoned Ape" Theory of Human Evolution

Injestion of magic mushrooms improves visual and perceptive abilities, self awareness,
self reflection, reproduction and evolves higher states of consciousness.




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McKenna proposed that the transformation from humans' early ancestors Homo erectus to the species Homo sapiens mainly had to do with the addition of the mushroom Psilocybe cubensis in its diet - an event which according to his theory took place in about 100,000 BC (this is when he believed that the species diverged from the Homo genus). He based his theory on the main effects, or alleged effects, produced by the mushroom. One of the effects that comes about from the ingestion of low doses, which agrees with one of scientist Roland Fischer's findings from the late 1960s-early 1970s,[25] is it significantly improves the visual acuity of humans - so, theoretically, of other human-like mammals too. According to McKenna, this effect would have definitely proven to be of evolutionary advantage to humans' omnivorous hunter-gatherer ancestors that would have stumbled upon it "accidentally"; as it would make it easier for them to hunt.

In higher doses, McKenna claims, the mushroom acts as a sexual stimulator, which would make it even more beneficial evolutionarily, as it would result in more offspring. At even higher doses, the mushroom would have acted to "dissolve boundaries", which would have promoted community-bonding and group sexual activities that would result in a mixing of genes and therefore greater genetic diversity.

details here....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stoned_Ape#.22Stoned_Ape.22_theory_of_human_evolution


The Stoned Ape Hypothesis of Human Evolution...Why Not?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Y88MYeo6vbI


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« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2013, 05:22:32 »

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« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2013, 12:13:19 »

I just watched a program on Animal Planet about mermaids. It aired last year originally but Sunday night's showing was followed by another hour of new evidence. I thought it was very compelling and if anybody wants to see it, it will re-air on Monday night on the Discovery Channel.

I did watch it last year, it did put together a good case, there is much out there that we are just beginning to put together, this is the age of the internet, before unless someone recommended a book we lived our lives in ignorance.

I love the idea of the "stoned ape", that first ape to have the first high grin, what went through his/her head?
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« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2013, 22:17:43 »

 The story continues:

 http://www.tumtiki.com/videos/3085052?utm_source=frontier.my.yahoo.com&utm_medium=module&utm_campaign=slide_1_text&utm_content=3085052
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« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2013, 22:26:18 »

Is it this one?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2333515/Mermaid-hoax-How-mockumentary-gave-Animal-Planet-biggest-audience-EVER.html
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« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2013, 23:15:50 »


That's it. I don't consider it a hoax but a mockumentary. It was done in a real convincing style. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
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« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2013, 00:07:05 »

Me and Kath watched the first one and were thoroughly entertained. It's so well done that I just ended up considering it as real. The only thing that slightly let it down was the acting when they were boing interviewed. If they had hit that nail on the head I wouldn't have questioned it.

Very well made and I think deserving of more publicity.

I haven't seen the one you saw. I actually found that article after searching for the one I saw to link you and ask you if it was the same thing.
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« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2013, 00:07:24 »

 Yep, I wouldn't believe this.  rolleyes

 Anything "outside of the box" is either hoaxed or fake.

 ...wait a minute, that's what they say about Astral Projection too, lol!  grin
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