Tag: mermaid

Peter Jackson’s Weta Workshop volunteered to make an actual working mermaid tail prosthetic for a woman who lost both her legs below the knee at a young age. The tail really allows her to swim and you get to see it in action towards the end of the news report above.


Firecracker Films has this fascinating feature on Shiloh Pepin of Portland, Maine who lives with one of the rarest conditions known to human kind. Referred to commonly as “the mermaid syndrome”, Shiloh suffers from what is known as Sirenomelia, a condition that essentially leaves her with both of her legs fused together. Shiloh Pepin is […]