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Published on 10 Jul 2015 | about 1 year ago

Hey Guys Bill Here. Did you hear the one about the Mermaid that was caught on tape in the Philippines? I did, thanks to bills channel viewers like Nancy Gould, Judah Yahuda, Mark Pogoy and PinkNT Animations

The video, recorded at a resort in General Santos City, claims to show a mermaid swimming in the waters just off shore. But is this video real, or is it fake? Why don’t we look under the gills and see what we can find out.

There wasn’t much about this video posted by my usual sources like snopes and hoax busters, but thanks to Philippine based GMA news and reporter Jessica Soho, I was able to get the facts.

It was recorded on a phone by a woman named Jovelyn Balinas who was there on a family vacation. Jocelyn uploaded the video and claimed it showed a mermaid, but reporter Jessica Soho dug into the situation and found the answer.

And that answer I have right here. But before I open it up, I want you to let the whole world know what you think.

Just yell out your answer as loud as you can right now… Real or Fake. ready. Go.

Did you do it? Ok. So lets open this up and see the verdict… . And here we go.

The video claiming to show a mermaid, swimming in the waters off a resort beach in Gen Santos philippines is… a 100%, salt water, whale of a tale, FAKE.

Thanks to Jessica’s great work, a second video of the scene was found. It was shot by the staff at the resort. It showed a side angle of the creature - And the staff confirmed it was not a mermaid, but rather a sea creature called a dugong.

Dugongs are medium sized marine mammals, kinda like sea cows and manatees. They live in a wide range of Ocean. including the waters of the Philippines. They can be pretty big and live up to 70 years, but are not dangerous to humans at all.

Dugongs have a long tradition of being mis-identified as Mermaids. In a news report from Australia, Mermaid Model Hannah Frazer explained why…

Hannah: the top half of a dugong can resemble the top half of a curvaceous female….

OK, so there you have it — another Mermaid sighting hits the dust. But hey, I still have an open mind. If you have any information on real mermaid sightings send it to bills channel@gmail.com and I will see you next time!

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