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England - "Dead mermaid" body remains washed up on beach, but...

Gruesome images show the decaying body of a human-like creature with a fish tail lying on the sand in Great Yarmouth.

The images were captured on camera by Paul Jones, who captioned the picture: "Today at Great Yarmouth we found what looks like a dead Mermaid washed up on the beach", have been shared hundreds of times on Facebook, related Mirror.

Some conspiracy theorists were convinced the body was that of a real-life mermaid.

Others claimed it was more likely a dead seal with the East Coast having a large colony of grey seals, including one colony at Donna Nook, Lincs, but there are one more simple explanation too: mr Jones's Facebook profile shows him to be a keen modeller, particularly of creepy figures.

Mystery solved ?

Photos - Facebook Paul Jones