Fact Check: Minnesota lake mermaid Real or fake

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Viral Message: The footage, taken by a passer-by, shows two men in yellow suits walking towards a lake and slowly dragging what appears to be a mermaid out of the water.

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The footage, taken by a passer-by, shows two men in yellow suits walking towards a lake and slowly dragging what appears to be a mermaid out of the water.

The Sun reports: Whilst one deals with the mysterious mermaid-like creature, the other man brandishes a net.

The distinctive finned tail looks like something out of a Disney movie, covered in green scales which are clearly visible as the men lay the creature down on the shore.

The four minute long video abruptly ends when the men turn to face the person filming who hides behind rocks.

It is not the first time bizarre footage has emerged of what looks like a mermaid being pulled from water. In 2015, a merman was seen carried by men in bio-hazard suits from a lake in Poland.

Back in 2012, however,  the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association was forced to release an unprecedented statement, saying that there was “no evidence” that the  “legendary sea creatures” have ever existed.

Despite this, some mermaid enthusiasts have taken up the role as a full time profession. Women across the country battle it out every year for the Miss Mermaid UK prize, with the winner taking up a year long role as a mermaid for hire.

Viral Message Verification:- The bizarre video of two men in yellow suite taking out a mysterious object from a lake is going viral over the social media.

The footage claims to be from the lake Minnesota shows a Mermaid being dragged out of from the lake. The video is about 4 minute long and abruptly comes to end.

Photos and videos like this of mermaid have been long in circulation.  The video showing video is not clear; however a film of mermaid can be seen. The mermaid type creature even has a tail

The video is not much clear and not clearly visible, so just by seeing the video from far we cannot claim that it is a real mermaid. The video can be just a play or scripted video. Till date there is not confirm video or existence of mermaid proved.

A mermaid is a legendary aquatic creature with the head and upper body of a female human and the tail of a fish. Mermaids appear in the folklore of many cultures worldwide, including the Near East, Europe, Africa and Asia. The first stories appeared in ancient Assyria, in which the goddess Atargatis transformed herself into a mermaid out of shame for accidentally killing her human lover. 

Hence we keep the video into the fake list

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