Sunday 30 April 2017

UFO Truth Magazine Southern Conference 2017

The second of the UFO Truth Magazine Southern Conferences was held at a different venue to the first. Last year it all happened at that well-known UFOlogical country seat High Elms Manor. I was one of the speakers and it was recorded, see: This time Gary booked a different venue, Holywell Community Centre in nearby Watford. This was a much bigger place with over a hundred and fifty seats, yet the event sold out and there were even some latecomers standing at the back. As you can see above, the speakers list includes some of the best researchers and lecturers in the field, including an exclusive talk by Dot Street. She received one of Gary's famous trophies for her unique and essential role in publicizing the Rendlesham Forest UFO incident of 1980. I had a stall for my books and was able to sell all nine of the Roswell Risings I managed to squeeze into my rucksack. However even that success wasn't the primary reason that this is probably the best one-day conference I've ever been to. The mood of the delegates and the atmosphere was exceptionally inspired and good-natured. The main reason I think, and a lot of other people commented along these lines, was that this conference symbolizes an act of defiance. Larry Warren was there. This is the first event he has attended since the attacks against him that regular readers will be all too familiar with, for example see: Almost everybody there greeted him affectionately and he himself was in good spirits. This is a big middle finger to the very small number of internet bullies who are behind all this abuse. There was a level of camaraderie and warmth that was a joy. I'm probably not alone in finding the event a much-needed a healing experience. Afterwards we went to an Italian restaurant for dinner and I stayed overnight at a friend's home in London before heading home to Oxford in the morning. Thanks to Gary Heseltine and everybody else who organized the UFO Truth Magazine Southern Conference 2017, and to the speakers and everybody who attended.

Friday 28 April 2017

"Marine A" Update

In 2013 I reported on the case of "Marine A", a serviceman in the Royal Marines who had killed an injured prisoner-of-war in Afghanistan and was originally prosecuted for murder, see: Now he has been released from prison and his name has been revealed as Alexander Blackman, a sergeant before his discharge from the service. When I wrote the first article I didn't know what the outcome of this case would be; now I must say that I'm pleased he has been released. His wife fought a legal campaign assisted by a newspaper and the spy novelist Frederick Forsyth (see: Source: It turned out Blackman was suffering from a mental illness at the time. That's hardly surprising seeing as mental problems are an epidemic in the military land forces. Having had to take care of injured soldiers at my hospital, and process the remains of those who have been killed in this continuous 21st century super-war, I can understand why. The authorities have a very strange attitude to killing other human beings that is rife with double standards and hypocrisy. I realize the difference between shooting somebody in peacetime lying on a city street and shooting somebody injured on a battlefield just after a long fire-fight in which he almost killed you. However the government wanted to put Sgt. Blackman on trial for murder at the same time they themselves ruthlessly plan the cold-blooded extermination of millions of innocent people for the sake of Israeli imperialism and oil company profits. They arrange the sales of armaments to brutal regimes such as Saudi Arabia where the targeting of Yemeni schoolchildren is official military strategy. They deal death, injury, grief and misery in multiple digits, as they sit at a mahogany table in a suit. They never have to put on a tin hat and pick up a rifle and go to fight themselves... nor clean up the mess afterwards, like I had to. As I said in the background article, what right do they have to judge Blackman? Remember that the very same legal system declared that Tony Blair was innocent at the Chilcot Inquiry, see: Our society also permits the termination of pregnancy as a normal and regular clinical practice. Kill a newborn baby and that's murder, but kill it five minutes earlier in the womb and that's medicine. I'll have to write a separate article on the morality of abortion; the point for now is that society has a strangely contradictory and kaleidoscopic view on the ethics of taking human life. I hope Alexander Blackman will have a bright future now, back home with his family.

Monday 24 April 2017

French Election- First Round

France has taken the first step to selecting its new president and it looks like the 2016 Effect has spilled over into the following year. There were four candidates. Three of them, Emmanuel Macron, Francois Fillon and Jean-Luc Melenchon, are exactly what you would expect; the usual boring, suited, political zombies, just like the incumbent Francois Hollande. However the fourth candidate is the French equivalent of Donald Trump, a maverick non-establishment outsider Marine Le Pen. I tried to get into the Oxford Union to see her when she spoke there: She is the daughter of one of France's most senior and long-served statesmen Jean-Marie Le Pen. Unfairly branded as "fascists!" (Where have I heard that one before?), the Le Pens have worked hard to assert France's national sovereignty, regain control of her economy, financial system and borders; and free the country from the tyrannical grip of the hated continental oppressor, the embryonic New World Order dictatorship, the European Union. Jean-Marie spoke openly about his suspicions that the Charlie Hebdo massacre was a staged event. A few days later he was almost killed when his house burnt down in an "accidental fire", see: The French electoral system is much more complicated than the British one. There is a first round in which any number of candidates can stand; if none of them gain a majority the top two move on to the second round held two weeks later. I'm pleased to say that Marine Le Pen has achieved that. She will now face Macron head-to-head on the 7th of May. Macron currently has a two point lead on Le Pen, but hopefully that will change as the voters of the losing candidates are forced to switch alliances. Marine Le Pen will face an enormous struggle. Firstly, the media are completely against her. There are also signs of ballot rigging, as we saw with Brexit and Trump. The two million expatriate French voters have all been sent two postal voting slips each due to an "administrative error"; the authorities know they are likely to be pro-EU and "anti-Frexit". Also she will probably have to overcome the hurdle that blew her father's 2002 presidential run a few years ago. When he got through to the second round the left, centrists and conservatives all united to back his rival Jacques Chirac simply to keep Le Pen Senior out of office. There are already calls from President Hollande to try that again, see: The good thing is because Marine Le Pen is female I have the perfect rejoinder if a lefty SJW attacks me with: "Ben, how can you support this EVIL NAZI Marine Le Pen!? You know she want to murder all black people and put all homosexuals into labour camps!?" I will reply with fake tears in my eyes: "But she might become France's first 'woman president!' And you're against her!?... You MISOGYNIST!... SEXIST!... RAPIST!... I'm well-and-truly triggered right now, I thought you should know! (sniff)"

Thursday 20 April 2017

Ben Emlyn-Jones on Reclaiming Perceptions

I have been interviewed on the Reclaiming Perceptions programme with Jo Lomax, part of the Conscious Consumer Network, see:
Jo is a good friend I've known for a long time. Subjects discussed include: encounters with ghosts and orbs, the death of Princess Diana, the future of UFO's and much much more.

Wednesday 19 April 2017

General Election... SNAP!

The Prime Minister Theresa May announced yesterday that she was calling for a snap general election. Modern political terminology often sounds juvenile and playful, as if it were some kind of children's card game. Like the card game, it is repetitive and predictable. Even though this is a major U-turn by the Prime Minister; or perhaps especially so. She gave a brief speech outside Number Ten in front of the world's press, see: As with Cameron and the EU, she has not given much notice; just over six weeks. Despite all her flannel, even her admirable acceptance of Brexit and her due diligence at triggering Article 50 while ignoring the Remoaner saboteurs, I suspect her real reason for calling this general election is to authenticate her own leadership. She is an unelected head of government; put into office by her own party after Cameron resigned and not the British people. Also she wants to strike while her enemy is down. The Conservatives' principle rival is the Labour Party and has been for the last century. At the moment Labour is in disarray, catastrophically split and reeling from two major internal battles within the last year. It currently trails in the polls by twenty-one points, almost half as popular as the Tories (then again, the polls have been so wrong before!), see background links for details. She believes she can easily win a general election right now and wants to get one in before Labour can recover. Unlike in the United States of America where there is a strict time schedule and succession procedure, see:, UK general elections can happen at any time and governments can hold as many as they like; however there must be a maximum of one every five years. However, May needed a two-thirds majority in the House of Commons to bring the next expected one in 2020 forward to this summer. This was achieved today, see:

Despite what I said at the top, on a personal level this is a highly unusual election for me. The reason is, for the first time in all the years since I became a conspiracy theorist, I am seriously thinking of voting. My good friend and fellow anti-NWO fighter Ian R Crane has warned people always to vote in elections, see: This is part of a long running disagreement Ian and I have had, whether voting in elections is worth doing considering there is a shadow government behind the scenes. It's a debate I've also had with Thomas G Clark, "Another Angry Voice", see: Since 2016, with Brexit and Trump etc, there have been distinct signs that this shadow government's grip on society is weakening; so today is voting as pointless as it used to be? If not then should I also vote? If so then who shall I vote for? This is a question I've never had to consider before. As soon as I was old enough to vote I voted Labour, basically because of family tradition. This was 1997 and I helped elect Tony Blair into government... No, I'm not proud of myself for that either. After that I became a conspiracy theorist and so boycotted all elections since until now. My deliberations over this issue will have to be discussed in a follow-up article, see:

Monday 17 April 2017

Strange Underground Noises in Derby

A few weeks ago the emergency services were called to Tennant Street in Derby, UK because members of the public heard a repetitive knocking and banging sound coming from beneath their feet. They could hear it emanating from below the pavement when they stood near manhole covers. The fire brigade managed to open one of the manholes where the noise was coming from the most but could see nothing untoward, or so they reported. They lacked the equipment and skills to carry out a more thorough investigation, and strangely no specialist unit appears to have attended in their wake. This response is made more suspicious because a passer-by told the local press that these noises have been recurring for quite a while, see: However a private inquiry was carried out by a local historian and paranormal researcher, Richard Felix. He discovered a network of mysterious tunnels under the street in 2009. Could there be a connection? Source: I wonder if there might be a cryptozoological link as well, see: Richard Felix was a speaker at the recent Paraforce UK 2016 where I also spoke, see: (Apologies HPANWO Voice hasn't been updated for a few days. I've not had time)

Wednesday 12 April 2017

The Larry Warren Controversy- Part 11

See here for essential background: Tino has made a new video with me about my being banned from a conference, see: (Interesting the URL has the letters "NWO" at the end).
In the meantime things have gone from bad to worse for Larry Warren as new emerging evidence is making him look frankly more suspicious, rather than less, as I was hoping. Thanks to a Facebook friend (Yes, I still have a few of those left) called Malky. Malky has discovered a good old classic 1940's ration book with Larry's handwriting on it, see illustrations above. I challenged Larry on this matter and he told me he'd only borrowed Jim Penniston's time machine; he had intended to return it, but forgot. Anyway this handwriting needs to be verified. Anybody got £600 spare?
See here for the next part:

Tuesday 11 April 2017

Roswell 70

I've organized an event to mark the seventieth anniversary of the Roswell Incident. I was planning to attend one of the events that somebody else might have organized, but it seems nobody is doing one in this country (at the time of writing). There was a big conference in 2007 for the sixtieth; I think it was up north somewhere. I couldn't go, but saw the videos of it, now deleted. It was very impressive; it was organized by the UFOlogist Sam Willey who was only sixteen years old at the time. There is an event in Roswell itself to celebrate seven decades since the crashing of a flying disk on a ranch, see:; but none at all arranged in Britain... until now. I decided on World Disclosure Day, July the 8th, which falls on a Saturday this year, as luck would have it. The event starts at 12 midday. It is not going to be an elaborate affair. I looked for several function rooms in my hometown of Oxford to book for the afternoon and eventually found one available in a pub called... I kid you not... The White House. This is at 38 Abingdon Road, Oxford, OX1-4PD. The room was very cheap to hire so I'm not charging an entry fee (You can give me a voluntary contribution on the day if you like, or if you can). There is car parking at the venue, but if it's full you can always drop your vehicle at the Redbridge Park and Ride a mile down the road. From there you can walk or catch the number 300 bus to the venue. The venue is also less than a mile from Oxford railway station and Oxford coach station. There will be four speakers, Colin Woolford, Tony Topping, Miles Johnston and myself. I hope there will be an active discussion after the speakers on Roswell, UFO's and Disclosure issues. This is a part business and part social gathering. I've set up a Facebook event page, see:, and also the illustration above is a poster for it. Hope to see you there!

Monday 10 April 2017

The Reverse-Trumpening

The previous seven days have been the worst for the world of politics for a good year and a half. The actions of President Trump which I reported on here, see:, have led to the inescapable conclusion that the Trump train has derailed. It's inconceivable that somebody with Trump's intelligence and street-wisdom would not be suspicious that the chemical strike by Syria in fact never happened. What would Assad gain from it? It would be political suicide for him when he is on the verge of victory in the Syrian civil war. Trump also must know that it is perilous behaviour to bomb a country that has such close support from Russia, a superpower with enough nuclear warheads to obliterate the United States of America from the face of the earth. So if Trump has been compromised, how did it happen? A lot of my companions in the Truth movement have been jeering "told you so!" at me. But what have they told me? They said Trump was an establishment controlled opposition candidate from the very start and I couldn't see it; and that his attack on Syria is simply a result of that. No, I maintain that he was not, based on the evidence at the time. However, he has certainly become part of the establishment since his election. I actually warned of this possibility long ago; in fact I said on Inauguration Day: "We'll have to watch Trump closely because there are worrying indicators that he is currently being absorbed into the establishment that he has never been a part of before." Source: So there's nothing to "tell me so" about. How did they do it? It could be something as simple as threats. The American comedian Bill Hicks used to quip that when a new president is elected they take him to a darkened room and show him a recording of the Kennedy assassination from a different angle to the Zapruder film and then say: "Right, any questions?" See: It's probably not just his own life that they've threatened. Trump has a large family, his young wife Melania, his children and grandchildren. He loves them all very much. Who knows what the agents of the New World Order have promised to do to them if Trump doesn't change his tune and become a more compliant president. Whatever it is, Trump has finally met his match. The elite are nothing if not versatile. They tried to stop Trump becoming president and failed; so they have changed tactics and found a way to manage him in the White House. It's very disappointing and depressing. Nevertheless, perhaps this is not the end. A regular HPANWO reader called Laurence commented under my World War III article: "It beggars belief that the US should rush to judgement like this. Having said that, we should give President T. another chance, in my humble opinion." Yes, we should. It's not too late for Trump to find some way to twist the situation back to his advantage. He's not a man who likes to be defeated, and I don't imagine he has much experience thereof and what little he has was unbearable. If he chooses to resist in whatever way he can without endangering himself or his loved ones, I wish him all the best. On the other hand, if he can't then he truly has become just another elite globalist clone, just like Obama, Bush, Clinton, Reagan and most of his other predecessors. In which case springtime in Narnia will revert back to winter and the White Witch will return once again to rule.

Sunday 9 April 2017

I'm Banned from a Conference!

I've been asked by the organizers of an upcoming UFO conference not to attend. This is the first time I've ever been banned from any conference or event on the UFO/conspiracy/paranormal circuit. My conduct within the community has never been a problem; indeed some people have described it as exemplary. I recently bought a ticket to the Outer Limits Magazine conference which will take place in Hull on September the 9th, see: Shortly afterwards, one of the organizers contacted me because he was worried there would be trouble. This is because at least three members of the Larry Warren Hate Cult were going and he was afraid an argument would break out between me and them resulting in the conference being ruined, see here for background details: This is a legitimate concern; if I were organizing an event I'd be equally worried. I wrote back and reassured the organizer that I would not interact with the LWHC members at all so that we could all simply enjoy the OLM event, the first of its kind. I did ask him to approach the LWHC delegates in the same way he had me and suggest that they cooperate. The response I received was a notice that I would no longer be admitted to the conference. My ticket fee was returned to me via PayPal. The letter the organizer sent me was calm and respectful. He made it clear that this was not a personal slur against my character and he regretted the need to take this action; he was simply worried that good order would not be maintained with me and the LWHC in the same room. I replied:
"Of course the last thing I want to do is put you in a difficult position. Yet I must protest. It was you who first approached me regarding this issue and seeking reassurance. I guaranteed my good behaviour on the day. I was hoping that Larry's enemies would then offer equal reassurances that all would go smoothly and we could simply mutually agree to uphold a level of professional decorum. Don't you want this? If I am willing to do that at my end and they are not then why am I the one being excluded? Have those three said they will cause trouble if I'm there? In which case are they the kind of people you want at the event? Why am I the one getting the talking-to and not them? I realize that this is not a personal slant against me. However, I'm being banned from a conference I really want to attend and hoped to enjoy when I've done nothing wrong. This is a purely personal dispute between me and them. It is not me who wants to spread it out and turn it into some major scandal. All I have done is disagree with these people and write my own online articles countering theirs. Therefore I'd like to appeal. Please could you reconsider?"
I received no reply. I decided wait a while before saying anything publicly in case they did have a change of heart, but it's been over two days now. I honestly do sympathize with the organizers of the OLM conference, but banning me is not the answer. It's unfair and goes against common sense. I was proposing an unconditional twenty-four hour ceasefire for the sake of the conference. I assume from this outcome that the LWHC are not willing to go along with me on that. So why ban me? Why not ban them? As I asked in my reply, is he not bothered that people with that kind of attitude are among the delegation? This is a disturbing new development in the war against Larry Warren. With this victory under their belt the LWHC will almost certainly try to get me banned from other upcoming conferences. Again we see the zealotry of the Truth mob made manifest (see here for background details: In fact I have it on good authority that the LWHC are responsible for the cancellation of at least one other meeting within the last year and a half. They did this via attacks against the organizers and even just attendees who announced they were going. They've also lambasted radio show hosts for having Larry or myself as guests on their programmes. They are currently flaming anybody who so much as utters a kind word about Larry. This is a campaign of terror. Nothing matters to them now except the destruction of Larry Warren and if they have to destroy all of UFOlogy in order to achieve this, they will. It's time for the UFOlogical community to stand up together and resist. It's getting very lonely up here on the battlements with just the handful of us currently fighting back! The desire for a quiet life is understandable, but not an acceptable excuse in this situation. It is what is currently keeping too many people's mouths shut. What chance do we have against the keepers of the ET Truth Embargo if we're frightened into submission by a quartet of unimpressive little hashtag pugilists? Despite all this, I don't want to pass any personal condemnation on the organizers of the Outer Limits Magazine conference. I sincerely hope the event goes well and that everybody enjoys it.

Friday 7 April 2017

The Path to World War III

There are many synchronicities in history. On the 6th of April 1917 the United States of America declared war on Germany and entered World War I. Now, exactly one hundred years later on the 6th of April 2017, the USA fired the shot that might start World War III. A volley of land attack missiles were launched from US Navy ships that destroyed much of an airbase in Syria. A few days ago news agencies in Turkey claimed that Syrian government forces carried out an attack against a rebel-held town with chemical weapons. The deadly nerve gas used is alleged to have killed eighty people, including children. President Trump ordered the attack against Syria in response. Russia claimed that the deaths previously were caused by substances from warheads accidentally leaking. There are many problems with the original news story, not least that the evidence makes the incident look very different and, to be honest, in fact doesn't support the event even happening. Firstly, Turkey is an ally of some of the Syrian rebels and has a vested interest in smearing the Syrian government. Also the video footage of the event brings up some questions. The scene is attended by Turkish ambulances; so how did they get into rebel-held Syria? Why are the paramedics assisting those supposedly injured by deadly chemicals not wearing protective clothing? In some cases they are dealing with the patients with bare hands, see here for more information: and: Russia has condemned the US attack on Syria. This is understandable seeing as at least six people are thought to have been killed and Russia is backing the government of President Bashar al-Assad against ISIS and other insurgents. There were even Russian troops stationed at the base, see: One thing that I feared can no longer be denied; Trump has been compromised. When President Donald Trump took office I was delighted because he was an anti-establishment figure through and through; but at the time I warned that the shadow government would not give up and would regroup. If they couldn't keep Trump out of the White House they would look for a way to manage him, see: This military strike against Syria is an astonishing and contemptible U-turn for Trump. His entire campaign message for over two years never deviated from his policy of friendlier relations with Russia and its Middle Eastern allies; and an end to foreign wars of destabilization. What he has done today is exactly what Hillary Clinton would have done had she become president. We can no longer trust Trump. The title of this post looks dramatic, but this is what it could mean.

Wednesday 5 April 2017

Ben Emlyn-Jones on the Kev Baker Show 19

I have been interviewed again on the Kev Baker Show (aka MrGlasgowTruther) on Truth Frequency Radio, see here for the podcast:
And here for the illustrated YouTube version:
Subjects discussed include: Article 50 triggered at last, the mysterious death of Elisa Lam, real mermaids and much much more.
See here for my previous appearance on the Kev Baker Show:

Monday 3 April 2017

Elisa Lam Update

In 2013 I reported on a very sad and mysterious incident, the death of a twenty-one your old student from Canada called Elisa Lam.
Now a video documentary has been produced by a YouTube user that examines the case in more detail and provides a poignant biography of this young woman's short life. There is a lot of new information in this film that I'd not heard of before and the film explores all the possibilities in detail; but it does not provide a final hypothesis. Was Elisa's death related to her mental illness or the medication she was taking for it? Was she the victim of a Satanic cult that allegedly operates in the hotel, possibly also connected to its dark reputation for serial killers and sex offenders? Was it a murder involving organized crime and police corruption? It might even have been a rather far-fetched but marginally possible conspiracy among the Cecil Hotel's long term residents to prevent the owners renovating and upgrading the place which would raise the fees. The theories get far darker. Was some kind of biowarfare experiment involved? Shortly after Elisa's death a very aggressive strain of tuberculosis broke out among the nearby homeless population. The medical code name for the diagnosis kit used for this disease was "LAM-ELISA". The narrator of the movie dismisses this as a coincidence, but I don't think they should. As I've said before, the coincidence gambit has many fundamental errors, see: There are also several frightening esoteric theories. Elisa might have been playing "the Elevator Game", a supernatural ritual originating in Korea. It can only be performed in a building with ten or more storeys and a lift. The player enters the lift alone and late at night or at another time when few people are around. They must then press the floor buttons in a particular order and when the doors finally open at the end of their journey they enter a parallel universe. In order to return to our own world they must return to the lift and press the buttons in a particular order again. At some point during the spell a blonde woman might enter the lift, probably on the fifth floor. She must be completely ignored. If the player tries to interact with her it could be disastrous. Source: We may never know the answer to what happened to Elisa Lam. The narrator of the film implores the viewer to sign a petition to reopen the case, see: One part of the film really snags on me; in a way it's pretty predictable: "Beneath all of this was a very real young woman... I will endeavour to treat Elisa Lam's memory with the respect it deserves. This was a human tragedy and we must never lose sight of that fact." Am I just imagining the hint of moral blackmail in these words? Just because people have asked questions and expressed doubts does not mean we are heartless. Do we really need reminding about what a tragedy this was? I have a daughter just a year older than Elisa and can envisage the grief her parents must be feeling. In this way the documentary reminded me of the recent BBC travesty about Max Spiers, see: However unlikely it is that any answers will come, the film producer is right; the case of the death of Elisa Lam should be reinvestigated.

Sunday 2 April 2017

Ident on Shamanic Freedom Radio

My friend and fellow radio presenter Niall Murphy, aka "Opaquelens", has asked me to provide an ident for his show and I have. It first appears in Programme 138 in the opening titles: The good news is since making this programme Niall and Neil have agreed to a truce. After all, Neil Kramer is a fascinating man and his other non-terrestrial shaping work is very good, see: What's more, it turns out he wasn't as die-hard a flatty as Niall originally thought, as is explained on this follow-up programme: Neil will accompany me at the start of every Shamanic Freedom Radio programme from now on and Rupert Sheldrake will be given a much-deserved retirement. It's a great honour for me because I've always been a fan of Niall's show and I appear myself in three of them, see: Niall has also been a guest on HPANWO Radio a few times, for example see:, and his voice is familiar to listeners for his own opening ident. I've also provided an ident for Sandra Shufflebottom's Unedited Audio Experience show on Wythenshawe FM, see:

Saturday 1 April 2017

Mermaid Attack in Zimbabwe

No, this is not an April Fool joke, nor is it fake news. A principle online newspaper in Zimbabwe has reported that two young boys have been killed by a freshwater mermaid. The incident happened at a reservoir in the Gokwe township of the Midlands province. The two boys were playing around near the dam, in between looking after a herd of cattle, when the mermaid came out of the water and seized them. It took them down into the water but later returned them alive. The boys' parents were among the witnesses. They wept with relief when they saw their children and so the mermaid came back and grabbed them again, this time killing them. According to African folklore, one must never weep in the presence of a mermaid or they become angry. The two deaths are being taken seriously by the police and Assistant Inspector Ethel Mukwende of the Midlands Provincial Police is investigating the incident. Source: As outlandish as this story sounds I still think it is worth looking into. Africa is an absolute cornucopia of cryptozoological, UFO and other paranormal related phenomena. A lot of what happens goes unreported, or is minimally reported, because of the common lack of communications infrastructure that affects the continent. However, this situation is improving rapidly with a huge growth in recent years of the number of Africans who can now access telephone and internet services, so these stories are leaking out more and more. There are many other examples, including these two also from Zimbabwe, see: and: Mermaids are mythological aquatic humanoids that can be found in cultures across the world in one form or another. In European traditions they're usually depicted as feminine and formed like a normal human from the waist up with a fish-like tail instead of legs. There are still many mysteries associated with the sea and we know more about the outer planets of the solar system than we do some regions of the earth's oceans. In 2013 this mockumentary by the channel Animal Planet renewed interest in the subject, see: Of course this was not real, but it was inspired by genuine cryptozoological research by people like the Australian investigator Gary Opit, see: Is it possible that at some time in our evolutionary past, a species of ape-man decided to take to the water in the same way land animals turned into whales and dolphins? In which case they may still be out there, keeping away from us for fear of our fishing nets and naval engagements. Was it one of these beings that was responsible for the deaths of those two boys in Zimbabwe?