An extraordinary video posted to YouTube on July 4 claims to show two "Mermaids" swimming in the surf along a stretch of the California coast.
Can it be real?
The video, titled Real Mermaids On California Coast, is just a few seconds long, and shows two figures swimming along the shore.
One dives into the waves and clearly shows a fluked tail as it submerges. The other, just yards away, and more human in form, seems to wave one of its "fins" at the camera before disappearing beneath the waves.