First, let us find out what exactly is a mermaid. My first encounter with a mermaid was at the age of 8 or 12 years old. I think it was from a Disney movie. It was entitled “The Little Mermaid”. Over the years I have seen a few version of them on TV. Most of the time they picture these (creatures?) as this hot, youthful and beautiful girl with bare tops, long hair and sometimes with a starfish as a bra just like the Disney cartoon ones. Now below is what I received from the internet and this is not Maya Karin although the figure may fool you. It’s a bit ugly anyway.
UCCMR, CAMBRIA, CALIFORNIA: Earlier today, in the quiet seaside town of Cambria, CA, eight-year-old Nathan Kasugai Hopkins made a horrifying discovery as he uncovered a mummified mermaid in his heirloom treasure chest. The mermaid was estimated to be at least 400 years old.
Taurella Hopkins, Nathan’s mother, said that “the chest was an heirloom passed on to me from my grandfather, who was a sailor.” It is theorized that the mermaid was captured, dried, and cooked in the sun until crispy, and was then preserved in a dark chest for hundreds of years. The quick drying and subsequent preservation may account for the intact hair strands emitting from the mermaid’s head.