Man claims to have found “dead mermaid” on Great Yarmouth beach

A screenshot taken from a video uploaded by YouTube user steve jones purportedly showing a "dead mer

A screenshot taken from a video uploaded by YouTube user steve jones purportedly showing a "dead mermaid" on the beach at Great Yarmouth. Photo: YouTube/steve jones - Credit: Archant

A man has claimed in a Facebook post to have found what he describes as a 'dead mermaid' on the beach at Great Yarmouth. **Graphic image warning**

Paul Jones posted a photograph purportedly taken at Great Yarmouth which has been shared 15,000 times on the social media website in two days.

In his post he wrote: 'Today at Great Yarmouth we found what looks like a dead Mermaid washed up on the beach.'

Facebook users have been excited and horrified in equal numbers.

A popular suggestion is that it is the body of a seal which has washed up on the shore.


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