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  • I've received a report off a strange beast spotted in a river in South Africa.

  • A man was walking along a remote stretch off the bowlful Yaks river.

  • When he saw what he thought was a woman, drowning rushed to help.

  • When he got close, he realized that it wasn't a woman at all.

  • Creature was the size off a human, but it had a pale, shimmering body.

  • He says he found himself rooted to the spot, as if hypnotized or under a spell on the creature made its escape.

  • The report says that the man believes that what he saw Waas on ancient beast known in South Africa as the diamond I've heard.

  • There's a cousin of the Kaiman.

  • Eyewitness lives here in the town of Saw Brock.

  • Her name is Maggie John T.

  • Lis.

  • If I can find her, I could be a step closer to getting some answers about what was seen in the river that night.

  • Hello?

  • Hello.

  • How are you, you monkey?

  • Uh, Jeremy, Uh, I explained to Maggie how I got her name on my interest in her cousin's story.

  • In the religion would be driving a bride at the picnic area.

  • All of a sudden they get the way off the sound that came up out of the waters.

  • What did they say exactly?

  • The top of this lady and in the other hall is less fish.

  • When she comes up, she looks at him.

  • It was like the reed.

  • I just as if that I attacked him like, Yes, some people are talking about a caiman as a people is calling it a mermaid.

  • Sightings of mermaids mythical creatures with the head and upper body of a woman on the tail of a fish have been reported across the world and throughout history.

  • Mermaids turn up everywhere from ancient Greek mythology to medieval folklore.

  • Christopher Columbus describes seeing mermaids on his voyage to discover the Americas.

  • And I have investigated freshwater sightings in Guyana in South America, Maggie tells me.

  • But in this part of South Africa, belief in mermaids is widespread.

  • And to understand how deeply ingrained it is in the local psyche, there's a place nearby.

  • I have to visit.

  • No way.

  • Oh, look at this.

  • Look, look, look.

  • These are animals, four legged animals.

  • Right?

  • So here we go.

  • Those creatures here, there's several.

  • They will have a head arms on the tail.

  • You don't have to use your imagination.

  • It just it just leaps out.

  • These paintings of human fish hybrids could be 50,000 years old.

  • I'm not taking in more detail, so they all have a head, two arms, torso and then the tail like a fish tale.

  • But there's other things going on.

  • There's a wavy line forming a bit of a semi, sir, that could represent the surface of the water.

  • So you got most of them just under the surface.

  • And then you've got a few that have come through what I've often found looking to stories of water monsters.

  • Very rarely does anything come out of nothing.

  • It lends credibility to what I've been hearing lately.

  • It's tantalizing.

  • There is something that is really on a certain level.

  • Dusky Cobb or Kabir.

  • Leo is a man sized fish growing up to six feet on £150.

  • This is a fish that everybody thinks off as a sea fish, but apparently they are found up the rivers, including the bread, a river.

  • This is a river of actually fish before, so I think it's very clear from this very clear what I need to do next.

  • I need to go and fish.

  • Breeder River.

  • The bread.

  • A river in Western Cape Province is connected to the buffalo yaks.

  • The scene of the mermaid incident.

  • I came here to check out.

  • So my investigation has come full circle.

  • How are the numbers like today compared with I don't know, 100 years ago.

  • They under quite a bit of pressure.

  • A lot of recreational fishermen that catching some of the guys say food, speak.

  • She shivers and they'll take it down for the Mounties.

  • Got those quite big eyes at night.

  • If you if they catch the light, do they do they reflect back any little night time?

  • It seems it seems to reflect back.

  • Read.

  • Get the radio sheen in there are When she comes up, she looks a team.

  • It was like the read I I shine is only part of the story.

  • Could a dusky can't be mistaken for 1/2 woman?

  • Half fish with pale, shimmering skin.

  • The only way to know for sure is to catch one for a long time.

  • Nothing happens.

  • Oh, finally a take on this time.

  • It's big.

  • Yeah, Having way have a fish.

  • This is not a good sign.

  • Money to come along beside the swimming upstream.

  • Okay, Okay.

  • Okay.

  • Okay.

  • So forget it.

  • It's been interesting.

  • Officially, we're in about 15 feet of water.

  • It's going down.

  • I'm gonna vote.

  • I think it could be quite understa Get the anchor up.

  • I'm starting to worry a little bit now because this vicious is on this gear.

  • It's taking the world.

  • Come in.

  • Wrist shot would just come and chop it off.

  • We don't want Let's go.

  • So if its surface 30 30 30 30 running again.

  • Leaders inside.

  • Leaders inside.

  • See the fish?

  • Okay, way.

  • Have it in the boat.

  • We have it in the box.

  • Dusky co.

  • This is what I was after.

  • A good size one.

  • Dusty cops spend most of their life in the sea, but also migrate into rivers just over five feet long.

  • This shimmering fish is easily woman sized.

  • Mark, My guide has already confirmed that cop have a red reflective layer in their eyes.

  • So have I finally got my hands on the silvery creature behind the mermaid mystery.

  • So I'm thinking for some of those stories, at least where people claims to have seen a supernatural creature, A mermaid breaking the surface of the river last.

  • You think this real life flesh and blood creature It was what I saw.

I've received a report off a strange beast spotted in a river in South Africa.

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/04/06
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