What do you believe in?
Animal Planet's new fictional documentary-style film 'Mermaids: The Body Found' caused people to actually believe the long time myth of mermaid bodies being found was a fact. The show's storyline and Blair Witch style shooting really fooled folks across the country.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) even released an official statement that mermaids, in fact, do not exist.
"No evidence of aquatic humanoids has ever been found," the administration said in their statement.
The NOAA said all the hype around the mermaid body found is entirely false and can be credited to the Animal Planet show.
"Blame the Animal Planet special Mermaids: The Body Found," the NOAA added in an effort to explain why they decided to take a stance against the fabled half human, half fish creature.
Mermaids: The Body Found aired in May 2012 as part of Animal Planet’s Monster Week series and was deemed fictional due to the small number of facts on which it was based. The show created and written by Charlie Foley follows two scientists who have been tipped off with knowledge that a story about a mermaid body found was to be true. They were given a photo of a mermaid body found on the shore, taken by two boys on a camera phone in Washington State, as well as remains found inside a shark in South Africa that they used to reconstruct a mermaid.