Are You Sure Mermaids Aren’t Real?

Today is a blogging milestone for me: This is my 100th post. I’m not sure anyone is as shocked as I am. I tried to think of a great way to celebrate. Of course, I’m revisiting one of my favorite topics: Mermaids!

Mermaids aren’t real? was my first post ever.

I was just launching Mermaids Don’t Do Windows when Animal Planet ran a Monster Week episode about the evolutionary possibilities of mermaids. Some viewers contacted National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to ask if mermaids were real. NOAA issued a press release that they had no proof.


Could you imagine a documentary show getting all that fantabulous footage animation of mermaids without it being splashed all over the news? (Sorry, I couldn’t resist.)

Chances are at least one camera man would have gotten lured into the depths of the sirens’ grottos for who knows what purposes. Or, someone might have gotten attacked by the mer-creature thing with the crazy teeth. Right? I would have designed different possibilities for mermaids, but they didn’t ask me.  🙂

Remember this full-sized self portrait from my first post? And, no, my vision of “real” mermaids wouldn’t look like this:

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Full-size self portrait as a mermaid      Copyright Diana Beebe

Does that mean mermaids aren’t real?

There is a skeleton that was found by a Bulgarian scientist. Take a look at this image of the mermaid skeleton

So. Not. Real.

It is, in fact, an image that won 6th place in a photo editing contest. The other images are very cool, too. (Due to copyright issues, I can’t include the image. Do go take a look at it, because it should have been ranked higher in the contest, in my opinion.)

You also can take a look at the edited photo of the edited photo on Facebook here. People are very clever with their computers, aren’t they?

People want to believe in the magic and beauty of mermaids. 

I love that they never have to do windows or wash laundry or dust or organize…

Even then, I had no idea how many merfolk there are who entertain people and work to protect our world’s oceans. Cynthia’s blog is full of them. You have to believe mermaids are real after reading some of their stories.

What mythological creature would you love to see found as real? What would our lives be like if mermaids, dragons, or unicorns were real or commonplace?  I know you have stories to tell, so share! 😉

36 comments on… “Are You Sure Mermaids Aren’t Real?”

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  2. I would love a world with all three! But I’d have to move from my log cabin if a fire breathing dragon lived nearby!
    Congrats on #100!

    • Diana Beebe

      That would be awesome, wouldn’t it. You’ll have to train your dragon not to burn the house down. 😉
      Thanks so much for all your support, Joy!

  3. This isn’t very exciting, but I want the Loch Ness Monster to be real. Because I’ve made the case that I think something really was there at one point, and a few people have given me a hard time about that. So I hereby state that I will happily build a pond for Nessie to live in my back yard if it will come forth and show itself.

    But mermaids? Yeah, that would be cool too.

    • Diana Beebe

      I love Nessie! I’ll help you build the pond anyday. Nessie is very exciting, by the way. Just saying.

  4. Mermaids are totally real! Congratulations on reaching 100 posts. It’s crazy to think we’ve almost been doing this class for a year. Thanks to Game of Thrones, I want a dragon. Lol.

    • Diana Beebe

      Thanks, Kinley! The GoT dragons are the best! Great choice. Be sure you can control them like Dany does before you get one though.

  5. Kristen Lamb


    • Diana Beebe

      Thanks so much for everthing, Kristen! Remember me a year ago? LOL

    • Diana Beebe

      Thank you, Pauline! Your support has been fantastic!

      I love Splash! Such a classic mermaid movie.

  6. Congratulations, Diana! What an accomplishment – 100 posts!! You’re amazing 🙂

  7. Yay for 100! I brought the party balloons! strike up the band, lets get the dancing under way. 😀
    What wouldn’t I want to be real is the question you should be asking. 😉 Unicorns are a must have. Dragons are way cool, too. Did you see Dragon Heart? Or what about Merlin, and yes – GOT. Mermaids! I have a page tagged in my folder to start a post on them for an Immortal Monday in June. I should have you guest post it. After all, you are the mermaid blogger. *GRIN*

    • Diana Beebe

      I love balloons! A party is a great idea! Thanks so much!

      We must talk more about this mermaid post idea. I would be honored to guest post at your place.

    • Diana Beebe

      Thank you! I have to agree with you there. The Pern dragons and fire lizards win my vote every single time. Best. Dragons. Ever.

  8. You HAVE to watch the Colin Farrell movie, Ondine! It’s on Netflix. Mermaid movie! I really enjoyed it and the scenery is beautiful.

    I’ve often wondered if there was a community of Bigfoots up north, maybe living in Yellowstone or something. Not that I want them to be real – that would totally freak me out – but it would be very interesting to have one on Jay Leno.

    Does Thor count as a mythological creature? He would get my vote.

    • Diana Beebe

      I will put that movie on my list. I do like Colin Farrell! Bigfoot or Thor? I’d have to pick Thor. LOL. Although a bigfoot on any late night show would be hilarious to watch. 🙂

  9. I like your mermaid painting! And I saw the previews for Monster Week that claimed footage of a mermaid jumping back into the water. It caught my eye, but it was rather small and ugly to be a real mermaid.

    Ever been to an aquarium with mermaids? The Denver, CO aquarium has women that wear mermaid fins and swim in the aquarium with the fish. It was pretty cool. My inner fairy tale girl was cheering inside!

    • Diana Beebe

      Thanks! LOL. You can see why I changed my major after that rather stiff attempt. I haven’t seen the mermaid shows, but I’ve heard about them. If I were a great swimmer, then that would be the coolest job ever!

  10. Congrats on your 100th post. I don’t know if I believe in mermaids but I wouldn’t mind being one if I didn’t have to do windows or the dishes!

    • Diana Beebe

      Thanks, Susan! Yep, no windows and no dishes! Now you just need to get the fins. 😉

  11. Congrats, Diana! Gotta have chocolates & confetti at a moment like this. :> Oh, I want all the fantasy creatures: elves, mermaids, dragons, unicorns, gnomes . . . you get the idea. Love that you were inspired by the FB post I shared. 🙂

    • Diana Beebe

      Yes, Lynette, you deserve some of that chocolate and confetti, too! Thanks for thinking of me that day! 🙂

  12. 100 posts? Oh, wow! I am so happy for you. Keep up the good work!

    But, wait a second. Wait just one second! “If” mermaids, dragons, or unicorns were real? What is this “if” stuff? I’m uncomfortable with where this conversation might lead…

    ~plugs ears~ LA LA LA LA LA… I can’t hear you…

    • Diana Beebe

      LOL. “If” is a word that we use to make those other people more comfortable. 😉

      Thanks, Laura!

  13. I have never been into mermaids, but adore dragons – and I am quite sure they exist … somewhere 🙂

    • Diana Beebe

      Thank you, Kim! I’m sure there must be dragons somewhere, too. 🙂

  14. Congratulations on post number 100 and looking forward to the next 100. I believe in mermaids and all those creatures we have yet to capture on youtube for I like to think they have removed themselves just far enough from the physical plane and are happy to play in our imaginations. As always, a fine post post, Diana.

    • Diana Beebe

      Thanks so much, KM! That’s a great way to think about them. I love it!

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