Date of discovery: Oct 2016
Location of discovery: Norfolk
News source: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/1914076/man-claims-to-have-found-the-remains-of-a-mermaid-washed-up-on-norfolk-beach/
Now I was wondering about this Paul Jones and decided to have a look at his Facebook. On his Facebook he seems to have a hobby of making horror and fantasy makeup and objects. So I have to say this one is 100% not real, but sure had me stumped until I saw his last few posts. Although mermaids are real or were, an intelligent alien species that uses our ocean to move about like we use the land. Check out the post below...its his own words, he will do Halloween makeup for you if you need his services. This mermaid is not real, just a DIY Halloween prank to get attention.
Scott C. Waring
Paul Jones posted a series of photographs taken on the Norfolk beach, which have been shared 15,000 times on social media in two days. He wrote: “Today at Great Yarmouth we found what looks like a dead mermaid washed up on the beach.” The creature has obvious fins and a tail, but a decayed head which looks human. The torso is rotting and the entrails are visible, but the head and tail are more intact. Many people who have shared the post are adamant that it is a mermaid, with one referencing Disney’s The Little Mermaid by writing “RIP Ariel”. Others have said it is nothing more than a dead seal, as the Norfolk coast has a large colony of grey seals. However Mr Jones' Facebook profile shows him to be a keen creator of models, with lots of fish-themed pieces of art, which may suggest this is another one of his creations.