Much controversy has erupted from the Animal Planet's airing of its show "Mermaids, The Body Discovered." Even Wikipedia is caught up in the drama, with its page being edited and re-edited as different factions compete to impose their version of the truth upon the public.
First off, the show itself says it is science fiction. OK, that kept the government from shutting them down, like they did to the site http://mermaidsarealive.com/ which was taken over by Homeland Security. So was the site of the scientist portrayed in the movie. See: http://drpaulrobertson.com/ and you get the same result; a government Homeland Security logo. Outright government censorship. To avoid this, I am not attaching any copyrighted videos, but instead offer links to view the film or just certain clips yourself.
Check out the Animal Planet website for their own film clips:
What is the big secret? Well, live mermaids for one. But the real big secret is the new killer sonar weapon that the Navy has developed and is secretly testing around the world. The dead whale and dolphin mass killings were documented by the normal corporate-run "free" press. The scientists involved are real scientists, two former National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) staff members, Dr. Paul Robertson and others. Efforts are being made to obliterate these people from the web to discredit their experience with the mass killings, their tenure as staff members with the NOAA, and even their very existence as people. The best site I found still live on sonar/mermaid cover-up and not a Homeland Security censorship victim just yet is:
The fact-based movie gives a wealth of real evidence woven into its CGI fantasy images: Photos of numerous mermaid weapons dating back 100 years, two modern cell phone videos that capture live mermaids with webbed hands on long arms--one in a fishing net and one on the beach after the mass killings of marine mammals, eye witness testimony, and two real sound recordings of a new species interacting with dolphins, but not a known dolphin species. Then there is the report of the actual mermaid body taken out of the stomach of a great white shark near South Africa, the real core of this film. The mermaid body was confiscated by the government and the scientists were all kicked out of South Africa after applying for permission to return the remains to America. Even their notes were seized. Hmmm...
The CGI recreations are the fiction part of the film that detracts from the real story. Real sea mammals were killed in numerous bizarre beachings around the world. That much is true. Secret witnesses claim to have knowledge of a new Navy weapon that kills all nearby marine mammals, such as enemy scuba divers. This weapon is a likely cause of the obvious effect of a new and deadly sonar weapon being used around the world that kills all mammals underwater, leaving them bleeding from the ears and slowly dying on the nearest beach.
If mermaids are simply some primeval, cross-cultural, time-spanning, universal, archetypal, heirloom folklore, then why is the government shutting down numerous websites that tell this story? Since when does US Homeland Security care about copyright infringement over a silly "science fiction" TV movie? That is not their area of law enforcement. How is this knowledge a threat to public safety? By contrast, how scary is censorship? I imagine that the sonar/mermaid story is shining a light upon their top secret weapon and that is where the invisible government steps in and does its black-ops thing. It's bad enough that the Navy is killing whales and dolphins--intelligent mammals like that cute Delphinidae named Flipper--during these tests, but what would the general public say about killing rare and traditionally "mythical" mermaids with large tails and two arms? Hence, a concerted cover up, once again. The military covered up Roswell and the crashed UFO recovered there in 1947, so why not this? Lying to the public usually works. I ask you, have politicians ever lied? Any history there? But who believes in mermaids, anyway? Silly me. I suppose Bigfoot and his wife are coming to dinner tonight? In America, we are taught to only believe in science. Astronomers say Pluto is real and have a photo of it and we all believe them without any further evidence... bigfoot researchers say Bigfoot is real and have photos and videos, and detailed footprints with fine dermal imprints and changing toe configurations, and sound recordings of unknown howls, and unknown DNA evidence from collected hair samples, and we don't believe them. Beliefs are funny things...
I believe in angels. And God. And demons. And Bigfoot. And aliens. And government cover-ups...