Real Mermaid Sightings Past & Present shared by AquaTails, home of quality mermaid tails for swimming. You’ve probably heard that there were numerous mermaid sightings in ancient times, but did you know that Christopher Columbus, an educated man, also sighted mermaids? And that the most recent sighting was in 2009 in Israel? That’s right – mermaid sightings have continued through the centuries to the present day.
Here is a great site that gives an overview of some of these, including the 2009 sighting, which, by the way, included more than one person who had sighted the same mermaid – I had read of at least 2 sightings within a week or two of each other, before the sightings stopped.