Mermaids have become some of the most popular mythical creatures in the world. Perhaps we can blame Disney for this newfound obsession. But unlike Ariel, people are certainly wanting to trade their legs for mermaid tails and take refuge in the ocean. It’s not like this with the loch ness monster or even the chupacabra. While mermaids are certainly the product of fiction, there are theories out there that have made people believe that perhaps there may be some truth in it all. For centuries, there have been stories of mermaid sightings that have made it into our history books. Yet, there are still sightings happening today. Thanks to technology and the Internet, we not only know when there is a mermaid sighting, but we can also debunk it. These days, it’s easy to throw on a mermaid tail and fool some unsuspecting bystanders. But that still doesn’t stop us from dreaming about becoming a mermaid one day!