Animal Planet faked the existence of mermaid twice and nearly fooled everyone regarding it.On Sunday, Animal Planet aired a follow-up to last year's television special called "Mermaid: The Body Found ."
The two-hour documentary-style program — described by the network as "science fiction based on some real events and scientific theory" — was so convincing that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration was initially overwhelmed by callers demanding to know the truth about the existence of the legendary sea creatures.
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There is no scientific evidence about the existence of the so called " mermaids ", but the way the story is told, it is often difficult to separate fact from fiction.
There's been some uproar about it airing on "Animal Planet," a channel that traditionally focuses on nature and science, rather than myth and fantasy.
Charlie Foley, the show's executive producer, creator, and writer, encourages viewers to approach the show with a sense of possibility, with the understanding that the storyline is meant to be entertaining too.
The mockumentary uses evolution-based theories and several real examples from nature as a springboard to weave an imaginary story about a contemporary myth, Foley said.
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Here is the documentary made by animal planet regarding the hoax http://animal.discovery.com/tv-shows/mermaids/videos/mermaids.htm
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