AN incredible video appears to show a MERMAID being dragged out of a lake in Minnesota – but is all as it seems?
The footage, taken by a supposedly gobsmacked onlooker, sees two men in yellow suits walk towards a lake and slowly drag a mystery figure from the water.
The two men carry a creature which looks suspiciously like a mermaid.
An onlooker on the beach appeared to capture two men in yellow suits brandishing a net
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.
The mermaid type creature even has a tail
The ‘mermaid’ is dragged to the shore
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.