Could this be the worst attempt at proving mermaids actually exist?
If you're thinking of orchestrating a great prank for Hallowe'en, this might be the video to show you how not to go about it.
Incredibly, this piece of footage entitled 'Mermaid Body Found on Beach in Minnesota' has been viewed over 670,000 times.
The cameraman's identity is unknown (we shall refer to him as 'Macky'), the exact location of the lake where the clip was filmed is unknown - but what is known is that a mermaid was recovered by two people wearing yellow hazmat suits. Yes, Macky said so.
According to Paranormal Elite, who said the footage was sent in to them, Macky is from Australia but was visiting relatives in Minnesota when they all decided to go to a local park.
While the park was apparently cleared when big vehicles arrived with the hazmat-wearing people, our plucky correspondent managed to hide and capture this moment on film.
In the clip, a green tail is seen floating in the water and a 'mysterious' creature is then pulled from the lake. Macky wants us to believe that his film proves that mermaids do exist. We'll let you decide.
Some viewers on YouTube have already made their minds up.
Donna Kondziela said: "If you're stupid enough to believe it I have a bridge I will sell you in San Francisco you will make your money back in toll fees in no time this is so fake."
But 'Top3s' said he thinks it's real. "I mean why would anyone go through such lengths to fake something like this.," he said.
Sianna Marie thinks she recognises the "distinctive fin" from a company called FinFun with Roses Royce has doubts about the choice of attire.
"They are wearing see-through raining coats, and knew exactly were to 'fish out' their friend out of the water. Lol. What a fake crap!," he said.