Viral TikTok of a real “mermaid” in Kenya splits the internet

A TikTok video has gone viral online that appears to reveal the existence of mermaids in a small African town – but is it real?

Mermaids are mythical creatures that have long been debated among enthusiasts, with some believing that they really exist and inhabit different sea areas around the world.

Much like Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster, sightings of merpeople have been discussed and shared online over the years, and the latest “sighting” has gone viral all over TikTok.

With over 9 million views at the time of writing, this video has got everyone on the app talking and debating whether this is finally proof that mermaids actually exist.

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@marymusyoka_Okay, I didn’t know they were real😳♬ Original sound – Mary Musyoka

The video itself sees the original poster, Mary Musyokashowing their results in footage from Ukunda, Kenya.

The video shows a group of beachgoers gathered around a washed-up creature that some say is a mermaid, with the upper body of a young girl but the lower body of a fish.

The creature’s fins and tail appear to move, in contrast to the “mermaid’s” lifeless torso. However, some viewers are not convinced.

Is it a mermaid in viral TikTok?

Photo of mermaid silhouette underwater
Unsplash: Nsey Benajah

The existence of mermaids has long been debated.

It’s hard to say with 100% certainty, but the likelihood of it being a real mermaid seems minimal considering the evidence for mermaids’ existence was scant.

Some of the comments suggest that it looks more like a fish eating the girl, given its grunting and thrashing, and that the people surrounding it are simply trying to “chase clout” by posting and saying, that it’s a mermaid.

It’s unclear exactly what the situation is, but it’s fair to say this has caused quite a stir on TikTok and beyond.

https://www.dexerto.com/entertainment/viral-tiktok-of-a-real-mermaid-in-kenya-splits-the-internet-1802707/ Viral TikTok of a real “mermaid” in Kenya splits the internet

Emma Bowman

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