In one story, the Laird of Lorntie went to aid a woman he thought was drowning in a lake near his house; a servant of his pulled him back, warning that it was a mermaid, and the mermaid screamed at them that she would have killed him if it were not for his servant.
Are mermaids real?
Home Ocean Facts Are mermaids real? Are mermaids real? No evidence of aquatic humanoids has ever been found. Statue of a sailor mermaid from Portsmouth, Virginia. Mermaids those half-human, half-fish sirens of the sea are legendary sea creatures chronicled in maritime cultures since time immemorial.
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Another mermaid encounter once offered as a true story is described in Edward Snow's' Incredible" Mysteries and Legends of the Sea" A sea captain off the coast of Newfoundland described his 1614 encounter: Captain John Smith of Jamestown fame saw a mermaid swimming about with all possible grace.