Christopher Columbus reported seeing mermaids while exploring the Caribbean, and sightings have been reported in the 20th and 21st centuries in Canada, Israel and Zimbabwe. The U.S. National Ocean Service stated in 2012 that no evidence of mermaids has ever been found. Mermaids have been a popular subject of art and literature in recent centuries, such as in Hans Christian Andersen’s well.
Christopher Columbus reported seeing mermaids while exploring the Caribbean, and sightings have been reported in the 20th and 21st centuries in Canada, Israel and Zimbabwe. The U.S. National Ocean Service stated in 2012 that no evidence of mermaids has ever been found.
In February 2012, it was reported in the UK Daily Mail, that the Water Minister for Zimbabwe announced that there were delays in building two reservoirs due to mermaids hounding the workers away. It was believed that performing rituals and sacrifices would encourage the mermaids to leave the workers alone.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012. Mermaids Delay Construction of Reservoir We chase stories to all four corners of the Earth for our loyal reader(s) - assuming we don't actually have to leave our desk. In Zimbabwe, Water Resources Minister Sam (Salt N') Sipepa Nkomo reported to the senate delays in a major water project are being caused by mermaids living in reservoirs. How can you get rid of.
Mermaids were terrifying workers at two dams, Zimbabwe's water resources minister told a Senate committee, recommending that traditional leaders brew beer to placate the water spirits.
Though many are skeptical, some do firmly believe that mermaids exist in Zimbabwe. Nkomo told a senate oversight committee that traditional chiefs are going to perform rituals to exorcise mermaids believed to inhabit reservoirs in Gokwe and Mutare where workers are afraid to tread. Mermaids are supposedly mythological water creatures with a female body and the tail of a fish. Those tales were.
According to the Weird Wide Web, the “mermaids had harassed workers installing water pumps at a dam near the small town of Gokwe, in northern Zimbabwe, according to local media reports.” And similar reports came from a project at the “Osborne Dam, near Mutare in the country’s east.”.
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