Location. Kiryat Yam, Israel
Date: July-August 2009
Locals and tourists are flocking to this locality hoping to catch a glimpse of a mermaid who has been spotted doing a few tricks and disappearing into the water. According to Schlomo Cohen, one of the first people to see the mermaid, “I was with friends when suddenly we saw a woman laying on the sand in a weird way. At first I thought she was just another sunbather, but when we approached she jumped into the water and disappeared. We were all in shock because we saw she had a tail.” The town council of Kiryat Yam is even offering $1 million to the first person to snap a photograph of the reported mermaid.
Mermaids are believed to be mythological creatures that have a human head and torso and the tail of a fish. Throughout history, they are said to have charmed people, often distracting them and causing them to walk off their ship decks or run ships aground. Other mermaids are said to have squeezed men to death while attempting to rescue them.
Source: Lyly Fu MYFOX International and other news sources
Location. New Zealand (exact location not provided)
Date: August 2009
Time: late night
The witness was lying on his bed asleep having a nice dream about something or other, when suddenly he awoke for no apparent reason. His bed was situated so that his head was facing out a window and his feet were facing out the doorway, which is totally against the laws of Feng Shui. He also slept with the door to his room open so that he could see out into the hallway. He looked out into the hallway and saw what looked like his ‘dad’. It was wearing a gray jersey, white pants, and sandals and socks. It just walked straight past his room, completely ignoring the witness. As it walked its neck grew longer and longer and longer and then it ‘went all squiggly’ sort of like a snake. The witness didn’t get a look at its face, but it looked to him that it was a male with black hair cut in a bowl-like shape around its head. After that the witness became extremely frightened and screamed a prayer and switched on the light and the figure just disappeared into thin air. Lately the witness has come know about some ‘Japanese’ creatures called ‘rokurokubi’. They look like ordinary humans in the day, but at night they have the ability to grow their necks to insane lengths. Apparently some of them are very evil and like to drink human blood. However the witness is confused since he is not of Japanese descent and lives in New Zealand.
Rokurokubi: A female monster with an extremely flexible neck. By day they are indistinguishable from normal women, but after nightfall rokurokubi stretch their necks out to any length in search of prey. According to one theory, they are seeking out men in order to suck the life energy out of them.
Source: Your True Tales—October 2009