No mermaid at Damarcharla in river Musi, CGI video shared with false claim

A video of a mermaid sitting near a bridge on the banks of a river is being widely shared on social media. It is being claimed that the mermaid was spotted at Damarcharla near the Musi river in Nalgonda, Telangana, recently.

By Sunanda Naik  Published on  30 July 2022 10:30 AM GMT
No mermaid at Damarcharla in river Musi, CGI video shared with false claim

Hyderabad: A video of a mermaid sitting near a bridge on the banks of a river is being widely shared on social media. It is being claimed that the mermaid was spotted at Damarcharla near the Musi river in Nalgonda, Telangana, recently.

NewsMeter received a request on Twitter to fact-check the viral claim.

The video can be seen here.


Fact Check

The claim is false.

NewsMeter performed a reverse image search and found that many Facebook users had shared the video with different contexts.

A keyword search led us to the YouTube channel 'JJPD Productions' that had shared the video with the description, "These are paranormal videos created by us to entertain. All images shown are fictional. CGI Video (Computer Generated Image) Design and Creation of the Mermaid in 3D: Joaquín Pérez 3D Animation and VFX Edition." This proves that the video does not show a real mermaid.


The existence of mermaids is still a mystery. According to an article titled "Are mermaids real?" found on the US National Ocean Service website, "No evidence of aquatic humanoids has ever been found. Why, then, do they occupy the collective unconscious of nearly all seafaring peoples? That's a question best left to historians, philosophers, and anthropologists."

It is evident that a CGI video of a mermaid is being shared with the claim that a mermaid was spotted at Damarcharla near the Musi river in Nalgonda, Telangana. The claim is false.

Claim Review:A viral video of a mermaid on the banks of the Musi river in Damarcharla, Nalgonda.
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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