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Gabon: Libreville mermaid hoax (via St. Petersburg, Florida)

Association des gabonais d'Amiens dispels a mermaid hoax [Fr]. Photographs of a mermaid supposedly discovered dead on a beach in Libreville were actually downloaded from an eBay auction for a mermaid sighting in St. Petersburg, Florida. The St. Petersburg photographs sold for US$1500 to a French natural history museum.

2 comments

  • tamar

    hey

  • Wow. In today’s world of photoshop and similar devices, you wouldn’t think it would be such an easy sell…

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