Since the oldest histories of civilizations, underwater inhabitants are reported living with people on the surface.
However, official science denies this state of affairs and humans are the pinnacle of biological evolution on Earth and there can be no intelligent ocean inhabitants, says mainstream science.
But this could be wrong. In ancient times, a large colony of the Mayans lived in what is now the territory of Belize, and there is evidence of cohabitation with representatives of the aquatic environment there, and there are some stories that in the first millennium BC a war broke out between the Mayans and the ocean dwellers.
The Mayan natives, who were forbidden to fish and gather food on the coast, announced the start of a confrontation. The Mayans would have won the war and received the right to full control of the coastal zone of Belize.
Ancient Stories of Aquatic Creatures
Commonly these stories are told as legends and myths, but reports of encounters with Mermaids or Icthyanders in this region of Central America do not just date back to ancient times. During the Middle Ages, Spanish and Portuguese sailors, and later Turkish and Dutch merchants, wrote about these fantastic aquatic creatures. The indigenous people of Belize and neighboring places also support these stories.
During the Caribbean crisis, Soviet sailors and servicemen spoke, unofficially, about encounters with men and women who were different and, without equipment, dove deep into the water, swimming and maneuvering quickly.
In the late 1970s and 1980s, humanoid creatures with webbed fingers and toes began appearing in the nets of local fishermen. Many people have questioned the absence of photos or bodies of these creatures, and the explanation given is that the cry of these underwater creatures sends people into a state of paralysis or stupor, similar to existing legends about the “Siren’s Song” in Greek literature, what give the humanoid sea creatures tangled in the nets time to escape back to the oceans.
In 2006, a local fisherman recounted how he once saw a girl and a boy in the ocean. They swam to a depth of 3 meters (10 ft.) and then disappeared into the depths. Nearly half of the inhabitants of the coastal regions of Belize and neighboring countries report similar stories.
In 2011, three fishermen tried to catch a boy they found underwater. They almost made it, but five men and three women came to the baby’s rescue. Using their crying, they easily brought the child back.
Until 2018, hunting these mysterious ocean inhabitants was carried out legally. The country’s government promised to pay a $1.5 million reward to anyone who managed to capture one of these mysterious creatures, but that created lots of problems.
Fishermen and hunters often returned from their journey with destroyed nets, cuts on their hands and, in many cases, mild or severe hearing loss.
Finally, in 2018, the Belizean authorities abandoned the idea of capturing these creatures, deciding to live peacefully with that underwater civilization. However, hunters continued their attempts and, to stop this, a law was introduced to confiscate fishing equipment and licenses.
From this moment on, instead of trying to capture the creatures, it was decided to photograph them, but no clear image has been taken so far.