During Caribbean travels off the coast of the Dominican Republic in 1493, Christopher Columbus recorded in his log his observations of “female forms” that “rose high out of the sea”.
But NOAA has stated that “No evidence of aquatic humanoids has ever been found.” Nevertheless, mermaid entertainment is quite popular.
A recent Discovery Channel show about mermaids. In a tone of scholarly endeavor, the show purported to show evidence of the existence of mermaids or some similar human-like marine dweller. And it reportedly turned a number of viewers into believers, or at least questioners.
Are mermaids real? What we know is that mermaid games,videos and books are real.