Wondering what in the underwater world is going on? So are we.
Exactly two months ago, on March 29th, 2012, in response to the original Animal Planet piece, “Mermaids: The Body Found,“ we here at Time No Longer posted a short article, “Mermaids, Sound Weapons and Government Cover-Ups” on our social network site, timenolonger.ning.com
With the Discovery Channel’s Sunday, May 27th re-release (?) of “Mermaids: The Body Found,” and the earnest, growing interest in the subject, we have re-posted our original article here on the blog, along with new and intriguing additional information.
Take a good breath – we’re diving right in to the deep end of reality…
[Original Article - May 29th, 2012]
This Discussion is posted in response to the video added here:
As Interesting as the Story Itself are the Facts Behind It.
I have been doing searches on the people and topics surrounding the NOAA mermaid research and there is, without a doubt, a pretty successful campaign to obliterate all information of it from the internet.
First, there is the website of the NOAA scientist, Dr. Paul Robertson.
And the website mermaidsarealive.com “The real Evidence on Mermaids, From Dr. Paul Robertson,NOAA”
And the website believeinmermaids.com “Mermaids are Real, Real Evidence From Dr. Paul Robertson, NOAA”
You will notice a similar result clicking all those links:
The only information left on the internet concerning the research of this phenomenon is the Animal Planet special itself, a Wikipedia entry calling that program a “mockumentary” ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mermaids:_The_Body_Found ) and various bloggers, youtube members or forum posters speaking on the topic.
[Update: May 29th, 2012 – Wikipedia’s entry was modified today. The original entry described the piece as a ‘mockumentary’ but now has been edited to contain substantially less data, and refers to the film as ‘docufiction’.
[Update: June 1st, 2012 - Wikipedia's "Mermaids: The Body Found" page was created on March 26th, 2012, by "User:Reese457". The original post is quite different than the terse May 29th version. View the entire Draft copy on Wikipedia here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:WhatLinksHere/User:Reese457
From the Draft: "Mermaids: The Body Found is a two hour special set to air on Animal Planet in the Spring of 2012. The film follows the story of a scientific team’s investigative efforts to uncover the source behind mysterious underwater recordings and an unidentified marine body. In this film, two former National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) scientists Dr. Paul McCormick and Rebecca Davis tell their story on camera for the first time. After investigating mass strandings of whales, the team claimed to have recorded mysterious underwater noises coming from an unknown source. This sound resembled a sound previously recorded in 1977, called the “bloop”. They also claimed to have recovered 30% of the remains of an unknown creature from inside a great white shark which was said to possess attributes of the human body. They alleged that the marine creature had hands, not fins, and the hip structure of an upright animal. These findings, along with many others led the team to determine that this unknown animal was very closely related to humans- possibly a mermaid. To explain the possible origins of mermaids, the team explores a controversial theory called The Aquatic Ape Theory which provides an alternative explanation to human evolution."
One of Reese457's Draft sources includes an interesting piece of news from "livescience.com", titled, "Mermaid Sightings Claimed in Israel", dated for back in August 13th, 2009, which relates the following:
"Locals and tourists in the Israeli town of Kiryat Yam have been flocking to the coast in hopes of glimpsing a creature that most people believe only exist in fairy tales.
An alleged mermaid, said to resemble a cross between a fish and a young girl, only appears at sunset. It performs a few tricks for onlookers before disappearing for the night.
One of the first people to see the mermaid, Shlomo Cohen, said, "I was with friends when suddenly we saw a woman laying on the sand in a weird way. At first I thought she was just another sunbather, but when we approached she jumped into the water and disappeared. We were all in shock because we saw she had a tail."
The sightings apparently began several months ago."
The current Wikipedia entry for "Mermaids: The Body Found" has been extensively edited since the re-release, with the current entry of only 10 lines. View the article's edit history here: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Mermaids:_The_Body_Found&limit=500&action=history.]
Many of those speaking on it [The original "Mermaids: The Body Found"] have come to the conclusion that it is “debunked” based mostly on the claim that Dr. Paul Robertson and a marine biologist by the name of Brian McCormick do not exist.
They are hard to find, but they do exist.
Here is an excerpt from a document by the Narragansett Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, which research is affiliated with NOAA according to the document, and lists Brian McCormick as one individual who contributed to the project.
“The NBNERR Site Profile was made possible through the help of many individuals. Notable contributors and the expertise that they provided include… Sincere thanks also goes to current and former NBNERR staff members who assisted with materials presented in this document, but who did not individually author any of the chapters. These individuals include Robert Stankelis, Kristen Van Wagner, Jennifer West, Matthew Rehor, Kimberly Botelho, Brian McCormick, Alan Beck, and especially Roger Greene…
This publication is sponsored by the NOAA Estuarine Reserves Division and the State of Rhode Island. This publication is also sponsored in part by Rhode Island Sea Grant under NOAA Grant No. NA040AR4170062. The views expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBNERR, NOAA, or any of its sub-agencies. The U.S. Government is authorized to produce and distribute reprints for governmental purposes notwithstanding any copyright notation that may appear hereon.”
[Screenshot: Note the web address and document title. McCormick's name appears just above the lighthouse picture.]
And here is an excerpt from a document on the minutes of a Devils Lake water improvement district meeting. Listed as staff:
“STAFF: Paul Robertson, Seth Lenaerts, RARE Participant”
and affiliated with NOAA:
“Seid Creek: Green asked what is expected as the outcome on this issue. Robertson said nothing has occurred. NOAA previously said they were going to do a site inspection in March. Follow-ups have gone unanswered. Robertson asked if a letter from the Board would be effective. He explained that this is a construction site that has been filling debris above wetlands. Last year, a lot of it slid down into the wetlands. DSL has turned away from any enforcement action and the Corps never investigated. Robertson said it appears that Seid Creek is a watershed similar to Thompson Creek. Green asked for Robertson to continue making calls rather than the Board writing a letter just yet.”
[Screenshot: Note the web address and document title. Robertson's name appears to the right of 'Staff'.]
Why, among all “conspiracy” related topics would this be the one that was so highly attacked?
There are certainly elements of well accepted mainstream beliefs that might be shattered with the knowledge of aquatic humanoids. The aquatic ape theory is so poorly presented that even very adamant evolutionists could not help but feel shamed to preach it and it would not suffice to halt the questions about the accepted ideas of how life came to be on Earth.
That is not the answer all by itself though. There is something else that should not be lost on the viewer amidst the more sensational news of mermaids. The weaponized “sonar” which the Navy had allegedly invented is surely a serious issue if it were publicly recognized.
I am not sure that Ibelieve this weapon is Naval or is an advanced sonar weapon. We know there are sound weapons now and we know they can be lethal. They are not just a threat to wildlife in the Oceans, they are a threat to people on land as they have the capacity to be used not just in an aquatic environment but anywhere.
The USC sections sited on the shut down sites are those pertaining to making fraudulent or fictitious claims against the government. Those so-called fictitious claims almost certainly relate to the sound weapon mentioned. They are working hard to hide this and I wonder what we can do to make it less hidden…
[End Original Article]
Sound weapons aside, for now, let’s see if we can first distill the murky waters of ‘real mermaids’…
If you haven’t seen this video yet, please view it now, and pay particular attention to the shape, size and mannerisms of the curious creatures captured herein:
Now, let’s venture even farther out into the turbulent seas of mermaid evidence with well-known, long-time master dive instructor, Jeff Leicher, as he introduces us to the fascinating Kaiwi Point Mermaid…
The following was taken from Jeff’s website, Jack’s Diving Locker:
KAILUA-KONA, HAWAII – For more than 50 years, people have reported seeing a mermaid off the coast of Hawaii’s Big Island. But the sightings were never taken seriously — until a dive-boat captain finally captured the half-woman, half-fish on film!
Dive master Jeff Leicher, 43, photographed the creature known as the “Kaiwi Point Mermaid” on April 12, 1998, as he and six other divers were exploring the ocean bottom about 20 minutes off Hawaii’s sunny Kona coast.
“I’d heard about her before,” says Leicher, who operates Jack’s Diving Locker. “Most of us who are out in these waters regularly have heard stories. But I’d never seen her until that morning.
“We were on our way out to the point when a school of dolphins started following the boat, playing in our wake. Suddenly one of the men on the port side starts yelling and pointing.
“I couldn’t believe what I saw. There, not 10 feet from the bow, was what looked like a nude woman.
“She had long flowing hair and one of the most beautiful faces I’ve ever seen.
“But there’s no way a human being could be swimming so fast. She was keeping right up with the dolphins.
Image of mermaid was captured on film as she swam above divers exploring the ocean bottom on April 12. Photo ©1998 Jeff Leicher
“Then she leapt into the air and my heart almost gave out on me. The entire lower half of her was covered with scales and tapered back into a huge fish tail.
“She jumped once more, then disappeared under the surface.”
All 10 people on the boat witnessed the bizarre incident. But there was another incredible surprise still ahead.
“About an hour later we arrived at the point and we were diving. I was photographing some colorful fish with my underwater camera.
“Suddenly I felt something brush against my right leg. She shot by me like a streak of lightning, then turned and came back past me, swimming the other way. I just aimed the camera and started snapping pictures.
“I kept shooting as she broke for the surface and swam away.”
Weekly World News had Leicher’s pictures analyzed by three noted photography labs. All three say the photos are genuine and have not been tampered with.
The photos of the Kaiwi Point mermaid have been studied and authenticated by experts. Photo ©1998 Jeff Leicher
“I feel very lucky that I’m the one to finally prove to the world what people here have known for half a century,” says Leicher.
“The Kaiwi Point Mermaid is real.”
Jeff’s Kaiwi Point Mermaid photographs appear stunningly similar to the Coral Reef Mermaids in the video.
More to come…
What is the Goal of the Discovery Channel?
The initial release of “Mermaids, The Body Found” seemed out of place in the mainstream. We do not usually expect such sources to put forth honest information on anything which involves government secrecy. There was obviously dishonesty put forth in the form the ridiculous aquatic ape theory and the program itself was dubbed a “mockumentary” by Wikipedia.
What is Animal Planet Mocking?
Perhaps the wish that many have to see someone in the forefront be genuinely interested in disclosing some things that we have known or suspected all along. Or perhaps the mockery of real people who have investigated these things and been subsequently silenced and discredited by the establishment.
Regarding anything which is put under the label “conspiracy theory”, the media and entertainment industry has done its job in supplying the skeptics with ammunition against objective consideration of these things. “You watch too much television” is an effective termination to a conversation about UFO’s, Montauk, MKULTRA or any one of a number of other topics.
The sites which supposedly supplied information on the topic of mermaids and the sound weapons researched by the scientists are apparently owned by Discovery Channel, themselves. Why might they go this far? The easy answer might be greed, and that they conducted what amounts to a “marketing ploy”. Incongruous to that idea is the fact that we do continue to hear reports of marine mammals dying in the same way described in the program. We can find marine scientists with the names supplied in it and we are already aware of the technological potential of the US military for weapons which exceed anything called science fiction.
The sensational nature of the existence of mermaids attracted the most attention, though from my perspective it was never the most intriguing point. I was not in doubt of the existence of aquatic transgenics before Animal Plane,t and so what became more interesting to me was “What weaponry would be so beyond the belief or acceptance of the public that there would be such a strategic effort to conceal it?”
The question that remains for me is; “What grain of truth might the establishment have attempted to bury within a massively hyped web of distraction which will remain in the memories of countless people as a marketing hoax?” If you are already aware that the Powers that Be regularly play this game, you will be watching for the little loose threads of truth to follow in the future.