Uncovered: Truth about mermaid corpse photos that went viral online

A series of news regarding an alleged mermaid caught somewhere, made rounds in the Internet a few hours ago.

A lot of people wondered if it was real or fake.

The composite of a woman and fish creature quickly escalated as a subject of interest on Facebook and blogs.

The following mermaid photos were shared on social media, quite many times over.

Mermaid photo

Mermaid body photo

Mermaid body photo

(Images courtesy of https://www.facebook.com/BernadethxD)

Following the sudden popularity of 'mermaids' as a topic, it emerged that the above images were actually from the popular movie 'Pirates of the Caribbean On Stranger Tides'. It's the same artwork done by award winning makeup artist Joel Harlow; He was also involved in the art designs for the movie 'Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl'.

In the latest tales related to the mythology of mermaids, the strange looking creature is believed to have the power to hypnotize people using their 'beauty' and 'songs'.

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