mermaid_blogThis is for all you mermaid lovers out there who missed this on the news recently … Mermaid fever has officially arrived at the Israeli beach town of  Krivat Yam.  Recently,  locals and tourists alike have flocked to this place for a glimpse of a young mermaid that dozens of people claim to have seen. Many of the sightings have taken place at sunset as the mermaid, described as a cross between a fish and a young girl,  jumps like a dolphin and performs tricks for onlookers before disappearing for the night. According to Sky News, one of the first people to see the mermaid was Shlomo Cohen, who related this story:   “I was with friends when suddenly we saw a woman laying on the sand in a weird way.  At first I thought she was just another sunbather, but when we approached she jumped into the water and disappeared. We were all in shock because we saw she had a tail.” Of course, without proof, it is impossible to say for sure what people are actually seeing.   Not only is this phenomena usually happening at a distance in the low light of sunset, but it is also being partly obscured by the water. Perhaps the $1 million reward, offered by  Krivat Yam officials to the first person that can prove by photo or capture that mermaids really do exist, will help solve this intriguing mystery!