Mermaids are a bit of a taboo subject today. The only real knowledge of the sirens that realm in the seven seas come from movies such as the little mermaid or other films that tell tales of beautiful whimsical women that dwell from the sea and talk to fish. This is what our generation know to be true. Although, they may be right. What we know has proven them to be true.
A story that is an example of this is that of Sade and Cassidy. Mermaids who where said to lived off the coast of the British Virgin Islands back in the 1800's. Most people on the islands know the story of the two local mermaids. Sade and Cassidy's most active years of sighting were 1807-1828. Locals had claimed that in their time seen they were never apart from each other, it was never any question that they were best friends and cared for each other dearly. However, they were said to have been an unlikely pair, polar opposites with Sade being of African descent and Cassidy being a fair skinned Caucasian. Unheard of in that era.
Alexander Foster, a man visiting the isles from England had once claimed to have seen these mermaids one morning whilst fishing far out in the water. He claimed that they were very beautiful and when he asked their names they had answered for each other, a strange occurrence however he never questioned it, apparently none of the locals were shocked when he came back in a bewildered state, for these mermaids were no strangers to the people.
The sightings of these two beauties dimmed quite a bit from 1826-1827 and stopped all together in 1828. Nobody quite knows why.
However, in more modern times boaters have claimed to see unusual thing's in the depths of the sea surrounding the British Isles. Today no one quite knows if the story of this pair was a pure wives tale or perhaps a true story indeed.