Friday, October 16, 2009

The Mystery of the Dead Mermaid in Pulau Balambangan, Sabah

News of a a dead Mermaid, found off the beach in Pulau Balambangan or Balambangan island in Kudat, Sabah, Malaysia, recently, was a hot topic among Malaysians..

To verify the claim, the police sent a team to investigate including a forensic team..

And one of the newspaper - The Star reported that it was indeed a hoax..

But if it was a hoax, who did it?? and for what purpose?? What happened to the culprits?? Have they been arrested??

As far as i know, the closest things a mermaid came ashore in Sabah was during the filming of Duyung (Mermaid) starring Maya Karin and Saiful Apek among others in Pulau Sipadan, Sipadan island in Semporna!!!!!!

The Mermaid footage :

The news report by the Star :

‘Dead mermaid’ tale

KOTA KINABALU: A “dead mermaid” has reportedly been found on the beach of an island off Sabah’s northern Kudat district, causing a lot of excitement in the state.

A clip has also surfaced on YouTube of the “mermaid” lying dead on the shores of the island.

The clip has been on YouTube under the heading “Dead Mermaid in Kudat” since Oct 3, but tales of the mysterious find had begun much earlier.

Police, have, however brushed off any talk of a dead mermaid.

“It is a hoax, someone is playing the fool,” said Kudat police chief Deputy Supt Dawi Ossen yesterday.

He said they too had got wind of such talk spreading around Kudat town earlier this week, and had checked with the villagers of Pulau Balambangan where the “mermaid” was found.

“There was no such thing; neither had any body been washed ashore,” he said, explaining that the video clip did not show the island’s surroundings as claimed.

DSP Dawi added that a resort operator there had told police nothing unusual had been found on the island in recent weeks.

“I hope people don’t get taken in by the video clip, it is totally baseless. Most likely, it’s someone playing a trick,” he added.

Initially when the rumours spread, police assumed that a human body had been found on the island.

They were prompted to check the rumours because of concern that people might not have reported finding a dead person.


Anonymous said...

how come there is no flies around?

Kennee said...

Just some publicity stunt...i guess...

Ken Wooi said...

not real la.. lol =P

Malaysian Hollywood 2.0 said...

agree... if it was really a mermaid, the CNN, BBC, ABC, NBC, FBI and CIA would have flown to Malaysia to check it out!!!!!

somebody is bored at home and decided to play this trick!!

Anonymous said...

You should be rich and famous with this scientific find. Keep searching and perhaps you'll find one alive. Wow! Mz Vee

Malaysian Hollywood 2.0 said...

Hi Anonymous..thanks for visiting my blog...yes i will report it in my blog if i ever find a real Mermaid...Cheers

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