|Location||England, Greece, Mesopotamia, Poland, Scotland, United States, Wales,|
|Habitat||Lake, Ocean, River|
Description of Merman
Suffolk, EnglandIn the second half of the 12th century, a man from the sea was said to have been captured in Suffolk, England, and held captive in a nearby castle. His captors held him for six months before he finally managed to escape and return to the sea. Apparently he did not say a word to anyone while he was a prisoner, and seemed to prefer fish over any other type of food.
Moray, ScotlandA figure was spotted off the coast of Moray, Scotland, in August 1814. This figure was known to locals and it was thought that seeing it was a bad omen. On this particular occasion two fishermen managed to get a good look at the figure, describing it as black, with curly hair and unusually long arms.
Castlemartin, WalesIn 1872, or thereabouts, Henry Reynolds saw what he first thought was a pale-skinned teenager on the coast of Castlemartin, Dyfed, Wales. He thought little more of it until he saw the figure had a brown tail which started to swish back and forth. The body and the arms apparently looked human, although the arms and hands were shorter and thicker than they would usually be, and the creature’s nose was long and sharp. Henry went in search of other people to corroborate his sighting, but the creature had disappeared by the time he returned to the spot.
Coney Island, New YorkA number of Merman sightings were reported in Coney Island in New York in 1885. The creature was described as having long hair that reached down to its waist, and long hair on its body. The creature was seen for about ten days, moving around in the water as if it were its natural environment. No one was able to successfully approach the creature, for it would leap into the water each time someone ventured too close.
PolandA video surfaced in September 2015 which appeared to show a Merman being carried up a hill and being handed over to paramedics. The video was filmed in Poland and the figure is human-shaped with a fish-like tail. It is unclear if this footage has any credibility – it could be a scene for a movie or it could, of course, just be a hoax.