This article was published in the 20 January 1832 edition of the Inverness Advertiser. It would not be in the newspaper if
it was not true!
MERMAID. -- Our cotemporary says he has received a letter "from one of his correspondents on the
west coast," containing the "strongest assurances of the truth" of the circumstances narrated in the following extract of a
letter, dated 14th current, the detail in which he had from the person who saw the Mermaid. He "was crossing in a boat
from Ullapool, when opposite the Green Stone point, the crew discovered a figure, apparently that of a man, sitting upon a
rock, and engaged in fishing. As it was unusual to find any person fishing on the Sabbath day, the men rowed the boat towards
the object of their curiosity, and to their utter amazement found it to be partly the likeness of a human being, of which the
uppermost half resembled a female, and was white as snow, and the other half was of a sky blue colour, and had fins and a
tail like a fish. The monster was very tame, and the crew say that it did not seem to be afraid of them, and it had soft
rolling eyes, and gazed at them for some time, occasionally turning towards some sea-maws that were flying above in the air!"
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