Two years back, I was poring through two decades worth of newspapers for research at work. There were a couple of interesting news items, some that seemed more appropriate for tabloids such as a woman giving birth to a frog-looking child (a photo was included in the news item) or a four-year-old kid giving birth.
One of the sensational news items in 1989 was the discovery of a mermaid in Boracay. Back then, the island wasn't the saturated tourist destination it is now. Basically, a visiting tourist from New Zealand was alone at sea, unsupervised, when the currents took her off course. The said tourist got lost and was fortunately saved four days later by local fishermen. Of course since she was Caucasian, had blonde hair, and was paddling in the water, the fishermen initially mistook her for a mermaid.