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The Aquatic Ape Theory

Postby astralzombie » Mon May 27, 2013 3:16 am

I just watched a program on Animal Planet about mermaids. It aired last year originally but Sunday night's showing was followed by another hour of new evidence. I thought it was very compelling and if anybody wants to see it, it will re-air on Monday night on the Discovery Channel.

Here's a synopsis of the theory.

We humans have evolved from a great ape that began to live in a semi aquatic environment off the coast of Africa sometime between 6-7 million years ago. We found an abundant food source that was rich in iodine and fatty acids amongst other nutrients that fueled our brain growth. Wading in the shallows is how we became bipedal. We began to evolve in ways that were much more suitable for this environment. We lost most of our hair so that we would be more streamlined and have less drag while swimming. We started to sweat, not just as a means of cooling down, but also as an efficient way of ridding our bodies of excess salt. We adapted the ability to hold our breath underwater for up to 20 minutes. No other primate can come close to this time and it is even longer that some marine mammals today. Newborn babies instinctively hold their breath underwater and can even swim. Again, no other primate does this. We also have some webbing in between our fingers and toes that is also not present in any other primate. They said that we are the only non-marine mammal that has a readily thick layer of fat. Marine mammals use this layer of blubber for heat insulation in cold waters of course. The theorists ask why would we have the abilities and traits if they were not at one time extremely important to us. Mother nature doesn't usually bestow this many unneeded characteristics and traits randomly.

After about a million years or so of evolving into these semi aquatic mammals, the environment began to become drastically unfriendly to our way of life. There were earthquakes with tsunamis as well as a extended period of coastal volcanic eruptions. Most of our ancestors retreated back inland but a smaller group went the opposite direction and went into the ocean. That's the theory. The dissenters are vehemently against this theory, however, and are not passive in their denials.

Here's their proof.

Starting in 2004, there were massive beachings of marine mammals all around the world. The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration was called on to investigate one such beaching off the coast of Washington State. They arrived to find that the US Navy was already there conducting their own investigation. They had cordoned off a small section of the beach where they would not allow anyone to access it. They appeared to be doing some sort of autopsy. The biologists from NOAA took tissue samples from many different animals including dolphins and whales. It is highly unusual to see different species of marine mammals beached in the same incident. Back at the lab, the biologists were shocked by what they found.

Every tissue sample showed strong indications of catastrophic blunt force trauma. They were able to quickly form a theory. Based on the presence of the Navy as well as the trauma, they concluded that the Navy had been testing some sort of new sonar weapon. The Navy did and still continues to deny this but NOAA had an ace up their sleeve.

They had an underwater recorder not far from the beach that they used to track the local whale populations. Analyses of the recordings not only showed the obvious priming and discharge of a high frequency sonar weapon, it also captured the bio-sonar communications of an unknown marine mammal. They sent this recording to an expert in marine mammal communications and confirmed that there was indeed a new species on the tape. He was amazed at the complexity of the language and how many different signifiers that we would refer to as words, that were present. More so, two kids were on the beach before the Navy arrived and took cell phone video of a strange animal that had webbed hands and a skull with a pronounced ridge line. They poked it with a stick and it raised up. They ran off scared and reported what they saw. They later changed their official statements supposedly because of pressure from the Navy. Thankfully, the kids did not tell the Navy about their video. It was pretty damn cool.

Less than a year after the Washington beaching, one occurred off the coast of South Africa. A South African university also had an underwater sonar recorder not far from the scene and it also captured the same unknown species. Even more amazing, they were communicating with dolphins. Immediately, the university asked the NOAA biologists for assistance and they flew in. They were taking to a pier where a great white shark had just been caught and brought in. They noticed that the shark had deep cuts and puncture wounds. In one of the wounds, they discovered a long barb from a stingray embedded in the puncture. This was odd because many sharks do eat stingrays but great whites are not one of them. However, the biologists weren't there to look at the shark. They were there to see what it had recently eaten.

Though badly damaged, they were able to find some very unusual parts from this unknown marine mammal. There was a tail fluke that was largely undamaged as well as the top of a skull that had a distinct ridge line. There was also a rib cage that was hinged to be collapsible and an intact hip bone. This type of ribcage is only found in deep diving marine mammals. The hip bone design was very similar to human hip bones and proved that what ever this animal was, it evolved from a mammal that was at one time bipedal. Humans are the only known mammal to be bipedal. Also present were smaller bones that were obviously linked but had come apart. These later proved to be hand bones. Some other bones were present but were not part of this animal. The tail fluke at first glance appeared to be very similar to that of a manatee. They thought that this was perhaps kin to the manatee but after they found that it had bones in it from an x-ray, they dismissed that theory. They then turned their attention to the unrelated bones. They appeared to be hand worked and had a notch carved into the top of one that was also wrapped in kelp. Looking at the notch, they thought that it might have been used to hold something. They then took the stingray barb and inserted it. It was a perfect fit and looked exactly like a spear.

The show also told stories of fisherman catching fish hundred of miles off shore that had broken barbs in them as well. Some university had a collection of different barbs and spear tips that had been collected through the years. Many had intricate ornamental designs.

They also showed a video that was taken by the Royal Coast Guard of Britain in 2003. It was taken at night and shows an animal that appeared to be humanoid with a thick ridge line on the top of hits skull. The two sailors on the boat were at first, convinced that they came across a man overboard but were unable to find it. After this film was leaked, the RCG acknowledged that the footage was genuine but that the humanoid was actually a seal. It's obviously not but... what do you expect.

A second film was taken by an man overlooking a bluff. He was filming something that was sunning on a large rock down below. This animal leaned up in a hurry and then turned to climb into the water. The footage is genuine but the animal was determined to be a seal. It too, was obviously not.

Another film was taken by a remote underwater camera that was inspecting the legs of an offshore drilling platform. It was hundreds of feet down. A fish swims slowly into the view of the camera when we suddenly see a small spear dart in and kill it. Something the quickly catches it and vanishes. It is not possible to make out what grabbed the fish but the depths exclude humans as being the hunter.

The last video is from a deep sea dive taken from a small submersible that two men were in. They were about a mile deep in a trench somewhere off the coast of Greenland. Two separate cameras capture a webbed hand that quickly slaps the glass dome and an animal with a distinct ridge line on it's skull.

They also showed an ancient cave painting off of some coast that clearly shows modern men fighting with mermaid like animals. Was this a great imagination or the documentation of a battle between humans and a group of mermaids?

The show was amazing and the evidence that it presented was very compelling. The only thing that I didn't understand was the huge supposed cover up. It's not like this thing was an alien. The only explanation was that the Navy did not want to admit to having this kind of weapon capability and did not want to deal the public outcry of it killing off a very close relative to us. That's plausible but a little weak IMO.

Do yourself a favor and watch this if you didn't. My synopsis did not spoil it. I promise.

I forgot to say one of the most important factors to me. My father says that he actually saw a young mermaid that was dead in Brazil. It was in the early 70's and he was working on a dredge. He thinks that it must have been about a year or two at the most. He said it's head had that distinct ridge line and he told me this story when I was a kid. He is a no nonsense kind of guy and is skeptical of just about everything. My father's word should mean squat to all you guys but it's good as gold to those of us who know him. :)
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Re: The Aquatic Ape Theory

Postby ChopstickFox » Mon May 27, 2013 6:11 am

I read about this before but haven't seen it... I wanna watch it now. Fascinating. :)
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Re: The Aquatic Ape Theory

Postby CFTraveler » Mon May 27, 2013 4:08 pm

I saw the same show some months ago and found it fascinating.
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Re: The Aquatic Ape Theory

Postby astralzombie » Mon May 27, 2013 4:29 pm

If you liked it, you should try and catch the extra hour that review three or four excellent videos. No one disputes that the tapes are genuine. The official story is that we are just looking at some sort of seal. I don't know about you guys and gals but I need to be told what I'm looking at. If not, I would jump to all sorts of crazy conclusions. For instance, I would have sworn those were "mermaids" in every video. :? :? :? :lol:
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Re: The Aquatic Ape Theory

Postby CFTraveler » Mon May 27, 2013 5:16 pm

I did, they aired one after the other. I can't say I'm convinced, but I can say that it's very compelling, and there is no reason it can't be true. It would explain things about us.
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Re: The Aquatic Ape Theory

Postby Methiculous » Mon May 27, 2013 9:31 pm

That's an interesting theory.
Apparently whales and dolphins were landlubbers once, but returned. They are mammals after all and that makes sense.
I did see some monkeys dive under water on a David Attenborough Documentary once, but only for a short time, not holding their breath for lengths at a time.

Perhaps we are a descendant from a monkey that was aquatic and we inherited the best of both sides and that is why we dominate the Earth. (What we are going to do with it is still up to the monkey minds of politicians).

I know whales and dolphins are intelligent mammals that went back to the ocean, and that we all mammals are descendants from fish. (Bone structure proves that). I also know that some humans have webbed feet. But perhaps all primates do from time to time, but they just haven't been found, given the small number that are studied.

Who knows, it is a good theory and how can you prove it wrong?
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Re: The Aquatic Ape Theory

Postby astralzombie » Mon May 27, 2013 10:29 pm

I know whales and dolphins are intelligent mammals that went back to the ocean, and that we all mammals are descendants from fish


A biologist in the show said that dolphins evolved from a wolf like creature but I don't know if they are saying that they evolved from canines or that the animal was just wolf like in appearance but wasn't a wolf at all. Sort of like the difference between a chameleon and a salamander.

Another show filmed different animals in the womb and showed how at different stages, a pig would be identical to a dolphin until certain genes kicked in. At some stage, humans appear to be developing a tail until it is finally stunted and just becomes the tail bone. I think this is a fascinating way to see how we have evolved from animals of a different species all together. :ugeek:

If there really is a "mermaid" out there, it makes complete sense that it would be a primate. I know it just sounds so outrageous on the surface but their theory made me think, why not? The evidence just fits comfortably together. :ugeek:
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Re: The Aquatic Ape Theory

Postby CFTraveler » Tue May 28, 2013 6:37 am

I don't think it's outrageous at all. IMO the only thing that makes us doubt the possibility is that we have the tendency of thinking "we're special" and "made over animals" and all of that other nonsense.
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Re: The Aquatic Ape Theory

Postby Szaxx » Tue May 28, 2013 10:14 am

Yeah, the arrogance. Then a minute virus beats us down with a cold.
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Re: The Aquatic Ape Theory

Postby astralzombie » Wed May 29, 2013 7:00 pm

If mermaids were real, they would have to be along these lines. The only thing is, they would have to come up with a more plausible reason for the govs to keep them a secret. That was weak and they could do better. Check it out if you have missed it.
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Re: The Aquatic Ape Theory

Postby Szaxx » Thu May 30, 2013 12:55 am

The Gov have a perfect excuse for all the cover-ups they need. It's a weather balloon.
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Re: The Aquatic Ape Theory

Postby Methiculous » Thu May 30, 2013 7:12 pm

astralzombie wrote:Another show filmed different animals in the womb and showed how at different stages, a pig would be identical to a dolphin until certain genes kicked in. At some stage, humans appear to be developing a tail until it is finally stunted and just becomes the tail bone. I think this is a fascinating way to see how we have evolved from animals of a different species all together.


We still have all the animals we evolved from, still in our genes now.
Apparently we share 50% of them with a BANANA!
WE ARE HALF BANANAS!

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Re: The Aquatic Ape Theory

Postby astralzombie » Fri May 31, 2013 12:53 pm

Here's another link talking about the hoax.

http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video ... y.cnn.html

I don't really consider it a hoax. AP just used a format that made it seem authentic, sort of like all the first person cam movies that we are becoming sick of. They already had an old series called "Lost Tapes" that was in line with this. Hat's off to them IMO.
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Re: The Aquatic Ape Theory

Postby Majic » Fri May 31, 2013 4:00 pm

After 20 years at sea on the bridge of factory trawlers the two biggest disappointments are looking at the night sky and never seeing a UFO and looking down and never seeing a sea monster.
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