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Bizarre video showing MERMAN pulled from lake - Unexplained Mysteries
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This incredible video appears to show the moment a MERMAN was pulled out from a lake, put on a stretcher and taken away by mysterious officials. The mysterious footage was captured in Poland and has left many people claiming it is a proof the animals exist. A video from Poland shows a hazmat team removing a human-sized creature with a fish tail and what appears to be a human upper torso that makes it look suspiciously like a merman. Has Poseidon sent his son Triton to avenge the desecration of his seas?
Captured in Poland, the short film shows a group of men in what look like white biohazard suits working with others dressed in attire similar to paramedics. Lasting two minutes, the footage begins with the men in white suits surrounding a mysterious body on the banks of a river. Mermen are mythical male equivalents and counterparts of mermaids – legendary creatures who have the form of a male human from the waist up and are fish-like from the waist down, having scaly fish tails in place of legs. A "merboy" is a young merman.
As expected, the skeptics are leading the believers on this one. Could it be a movie scene? A crime scene? Why aren’t the paramedics wearing more biohazard protective clothing? On the other hand, if it’s real, when and where did it take place? Was the merman still alive? Where was he taken? Is it Triton? Where’s his trident?
Triton is the mythological Greek god, son of Poseidon and Amphitrite, messenger of the sea and world’s most famous merman. He lived underwater (obviously) either off the coast of Greece, off the coast of Libya (according to the legend of the Argonauts) or in Lake Tritonis, the mythical lake that would have been in present-day Tunisia or Libya.
If it’s not Triton, could it still be a merman? Mermen get the short end of the stick (or fishing pole) when it comes to mythical creatures of the sea. Mermaids are always beautiful and topless, which is probably why seafaring males are more anxious to claim they saw one rather than a merman.
Outside of mythology, there are very few reports of merman sightings other than the famous encounter off the northern coast of Spain on May 9, 1868. Newspapers from the time report that a fishing boat hauled in a live merman and the crew paraded the creature through the town in a net on a pole. It eventually died three days later. Descriptions and drawings appeared to match what sounds like a merman.
The most well-known merman was probably Triton, son of Poseidon and Amphitrite. Although Amphitrite gave birth to a merman, neither Poseidon nor Amphitrite were merfolk, although both were able to live under water as easily as on land. Triton was also known as the Trumpeter of the Sea for his usage of a conch shell.
Other noteworthy mermen were the Babylonian Oannes and Ea, and the Sumerian Enki.
Another notable merman from Greek mythology was Glaucus. He was born a human and lived his early life as a fisherman. One day, while fishing, he saw that the fish he caught would jump from the grass and into the sea. He ate some of the grass, believing it to have magical properties, and felt an overwhelming desire to be in the sea. He jumped in the ocean and refused to go back on land. The sea gods nearby heard his prayers and transformed him into a sea god. Ovid describes the transformation of Glaucus in the
Metamorphoses, describing him as a blue-green man with a fishy member where his legs had been.
Norse mythology, in particular Icelandic folklore, has mermen known as Marbendlar.
In Dogon mythology (not to be confused with the semitic fish god Dagon), ancestral spirits called Nommo had humanoid upper torsos, legs and feet, and a fish-like lower torso and tail.
The Russian medieval epic Sadko contains a Sea Tsar who is a merman.