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Trigger warnings: the linked article talks about religion (Christianity, exorcism), occult spirituality, and sex.

July: An article in an online magazine about paranormal phenomena mentioned people who think of themselves as vampires, werewolves, and mermaids. The online magazine in question is called Who Forted? (est. 2008). The article is about the silliest questions on Yahoo! Answers about paranormal phenomena.

The author of the article, Greg Newkirk, remarks that his experience with paranormal things on the Internet includes that he has “hung out on vampire dating websites […] and even stumbled onto a forum full of people who claimed to be real-life werewolves.” That’s all the article says about those people.

The given selection of questions don’t deal with people who identify as vampires or werewolves. A couple of the given questions are by young women who hope to become mermaids. They appear to be “wanna-be mermaids” of the kind examined by Ketrino. See an earlier Otherkin News article about their subculture, which appeared around 2006.



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Greg Newkirk, “ ‘I Need to Become a Mermaid as Soon as Possible. Pls Help.’ – The Best of Yahoo! Answers Paranormal.” 2013-07-12. Who Forted? http://whofortedblog.com/2013/07/12/i-need-to-become-a-mermaid-as-soon-as-possible-pls-help-the-best-of-yahoo-answers-paranormal/

O. Scribner, “Another mermaid subculture.” 2013-05-15. Otherkin News. http://otherkin-news.livejournal.com/34349.html

Date: 2013-07-17 10:56 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] crystal-waters.livejournal.com
I see the same type of questions floating around on the sites mer-wannabes frequent, so it's probably the same or similar type of wannabes.

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