For some incredibly ridiculous reason*, Discovery Network’s Animal Planet continues to push the idea that mermaid can be real. More spectacularly anti-intellectual, mystery mongering and outright FAKE footage coming your way this weekend with a mini Monster-themed programming schedule.
ANIMAL Planet presents Monster Week, a two-hour programming special every night beginning on September 8 at 9 p.m., featuring stories about some of the world’s most legendary and mysterious creatures.
From the depths of the sea to some of the most remote areas of the world, Monster Week uncovers the most enigmatic creatures to ever live and even takes on some of mythical origins. Elusive giant squids, great white sharks, man-devouring crocodiles, snakes and prehistoric fish still inhabit the Earth. But what about legendary cryptids like mermaids, Bigfoot and blood-sucking chupacabras?
Great. More hyped crap.
- Do mermaids exist? No, but they have more faked footage they are called “raw footage” as evidence.
- Do man-eating monsters exists? Yes and no. But AP is going to freak you the hell out about them and make you fear for your life.
- Does Bigfoot exist? Gosh, they been looking for five seasons for the damned thing. I suspect they are making too much noise with the camera equipment. And don’t believe their “facts” if they can’t even catch one.
- Is there a blood-sucking chupacabra? Yes, as a 90s legend. What they are going to show you instead are sickly, mangey canids and make them out to be more mysterious than they actually are.
I don’t watch Animal Planet. It’s not about real animals half the time. It’s fakery. How insulting to people who actually like this planet and the real animals who are on it. I’m even going to label this “antiscience” because the image of science they are promoting is absurd.