Demi Lovato believes that mermaids exist on Earth as an alien life form

Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato has changed her hair color again. Now she’s sporting a brown-to-lavender-to-grey ombre style. She also paid a visit to Late Night With Seth Meyers to promote (I think) her upcoming world tour. This isn’t the first Seth Meyers clip that I’ve watched, but it’s the first one where I’ve noticed how uncomfortable he seems as host of his own show. Am I the only one who sees this? Seth’s's not as frenetic as Jimmy Fallon, but Fallon’s overall energy lets him get away with weirdness. With Seth, it’s offputting.

Demi decided to use a big chunk of her visit to talk about her belief in aliens. Not just any old aliens. Alien mermaids. For real. Demi thinks there are mermaids in the Indian Ocean that are really aliens:

Demi Lovato: “I know that [aliens are] real … How self-centered would we be as humans to believe that we are the only living things in the universe?”

Seth Meyers: “Well, call me self-centered. Because I don’t believe in aliens.”

Demi: “Well, I’m also a huge fan of conspiracy theories.”

Seth: “You … I think this is my favorite. You’re all in on mermaids.”

Demi: “Okay, I can explain. So you know Atlantis? There was that underground city.”

Seth: “Underwater city.”

Demi: “You know what I mean. I believe that there could possibly be mermaids, which is actually an alien species that lives in parts of the Indian Ocean that we have never explored before. And Christopher Columbus had actually seen three mermaids on the way to America. I just really think it’s possible. There’s this, like, really extremely convincing documentary that came out.”

Seth: “The Little Mermaid?”

Demi: “No! It was on, like, National Geographic — no, the Discovery Channel. And then the next day they had to say it was fake. I mean, they’re aliens. You can laugh all you want.”

[From Late Night with Seth Meyers]

Seth encouraged Demi to do her research and come back. LOL. Demi is probably talking about the discredited faux documentaries “Mermaids: The Body Found,” and the follow-up, “Mermaids: The New Evidence.” Both “docs” aired on Discovery Channel’s Animal Planet in 2012 and 2013. Both were hoaxes with fake news segments, fake “found footage,” and fake expert interviews to give them the feel of legitimacy.

Columbus did claim to have seen mermaids during his voyage, but they weren’t hot mermaids. They were “not half as beautiful as they are painted.” Scientists believe the creatures were manatees. They definitely were not alien mermaids. A lot of people do believe in alien life forms. I think they do exist but are nothing like what we expect. I think we’ll actually be very disappointed if we discover alien life because they’ll resemble plankton or moss. Nothing sentient. Feel free to disagree.

Demi Lovato

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  1. Ollyholly says:

    Seth Meyers is annoying to me, he’s not a very good host at all.

    Plus, kind of small minded to say there’s no aliens. Duh, they’re not like we think they are, but come on, the infinite universe has infinite planets capable of having life- bacteria thrives in these types of areas, and bacteria evolves into a vast array of life. We don’t now what it is, but be real now.

  2. birdie says:

    Can’t believe she fell for this hoax. I believe that there are aliens out there as well, but I don’t base my opinion on an entertainment show. I have read on the internet that many people still believe that the show was real, because the show creators “had to say it’s a hoax, because the government told them to”. Talking about conspiracy theories… they still haven’t found the Malaysian plane. Now that’s a (sad) true mystery.

    • BangersandMash says:

      I agree with the alien bit. But think about it… Think about this for a second here. If there are highly evolved alien beings out there. Proper evolved entities, aside from ‘plankton’ or ‘moss’ like entities.
      Do you really think they would come out and show themselves and share themselves with in this planet?? This planet??? We can BARELY handle our own environment, our own fellow ‘creatures’. We barely have equality within our genders, races etc. This planet is a bit touch and go, with all its beauty and all.

    • Gia says:

      In her defence, she was probably high out of her mind when she watched it. Those fake docs can be very convincing…

  3. Hannah says:

    I rather like Seth’s interviews. He seems genuinely interested in talking to his guests. He’s not fawning over everyone (no matter how rubbish they are) like Jimmy F.

  4. Tx says:

    Um, what? Her proof is a convincing documentary, which she acknowledges was fake……? Am I understanding that right?

    • Tapioca says:

      Well, there are literally BILLIONS of people on this planet who follow a religion – none of whom have seen any proof of the divine, because there simply is none.

      Belief is a funny old thing. Mermaids at least seems harmless enough!

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        I see your point, but I have seen, or rather felt, “proof” of my faith in my own mind and heart. I have had experiences that showed me God’s love was real. I’m not talking about praying for a parking space and then “miraculously” finding one kind of “proof.” But actual experiences of grace and love that can’t really be compared with a documentary on TV. Just because you haven’t seen or felt it doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. But I guess the same could be said about mermaids. So now I sound like a nut. Never mind.

      • Nerd Alert says:

        That can be faked, too. It’s always more convincing when you believe it first. Nobody has a great feeling and starts believing in god, without having been told about the concept first.

      • TheOneandOnlyOnly says:

        Tapioca no one has seen a ‘right’ or Lady Macbeth, but many people believe in them. The philosophical literature on Theism over the last few generations is quite complex and high level, and has little to do with fundamentalist rantings, and you’re attempt at checkmate at the first move would be rejected out of hand as utterly simplistic. The terms ‘existence’ and ‘proof’ have many connotations and variations alone.
        In order to enter the debate you would have to explicate the term ‘existence’ and the literature on existence – ontology – is vast and subtle.

      • Nerd Alert says:

        The terms existence and proof mean only one thing each. Misinterpretation doesn’t validate idiocy.

  5. Kate says:

    I think aliens have to exist somewhere out there, it seems much crazier to me to think that in the whole gigantic universe life only exists on this one planet. But I don’t believe in little green men (or mermaids). I think whatever else is out there is so different to what we have here that we’d never recognize it as a life form even if we found it, or at least we wouldn’t recognize it as a sentient life form simply because it doesn’t conform to our idea of what that looks like.

    • Wren33 says:

      That is exactly what I think too.

    • Nicolette says:

      Statistically I think it’s impossible that we are it out of an entire universe. Maybe other planets don’t have the components to sustain human life, but rather other life forms that don’t rely on oxygen or water. They may require something else altogether.

      • Amy Tennant says:

        One of my favorite quotes, I think it’s from Arthur C. Clarke, and I may have it wrong, but it’s something like this: “Either we are alone in the universe, or we are not. Both ideas are overwhelming.”

      • Nicolette says:

        @AmyTennant, wonderful quote and very true.

      • Moi says:

        Of course there is life in other galaxies. Earth is special, all living beings on earth are special, but it’s silly to believe we are “The” one and only. But I however do not believe they’re anymore intelligent than we are. IMO, if we are not secretly inhabiting their territory, I do not feel they are secretly inhabiting ours.

        I suppose if you want to go into the possibility of different life resources of survival, i.e., other life forms using different resources (possibly better?) than ours, therefore, we can only branch out so far….it’s all unknown.

        Off topic a bit…..I am not keen on organized religion, regardless of the Christian background that I was brought up in. But unless your heart has felt a universal protector’s love, you cannot explain it or expect others to believe it. To each their own.

  6. Izzy says:

    Is there something in the water or is it National Dare To Be Stupid Week? I can understand the belief that life exists elsewhere in the universe. But mermaids, and that dumbazz mockumentary? Really?!

  7. enya says:

    Am I going to be the first to co.ment on the weird crotch in the background of that first photo? Ha!!!

  8. PunkyMomma says:

    It’s hubris to think we’re the only life form in the universe – a virus is an animal, a life form. Having said that, I’m done with the celebrity pseudo scientific analysis (looking at you, Goop). Pitch your project, sit down and STFU. (I know, I know, pseudo/psuedo, blah, blah. I’m now sitting down and shutting up.)

  9. QQ says:

    OMFG Let me Tell you Ya’ll I happened to have caught that Mermaids claptrap in The Discovery channel I was Both Baffled and Mortified this was legit programing That was like…the people in the Gwynneth Post thinking water has fee fees But on a larger scale

    That said surely as huge as the Universe is, it’d be stupid to not think there are other life forms that live perfectly fine in their respective planets as many planets as they are in the galaxy and all that, They dont have to be Ooogie Boogie or “Like Us” or even “more advanced” but surely something else exists

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Agree with all you said in your usual entertaining manner.

    • SnarkySnarkers says:

      YES! I am embarrassed to say I actually started out watching that doc on purpose. About 3 minutes into it I just kept saying “I can’t, I can’t, OMFG I can’t” It is crazy to think there was anyone who believed that turd was real. Just like their Megalodon documentary which I couldn’t watch because of the stupid “found footage” we were supposed to believe was real.

      As for alien life, it makes so much more sense to think that there
      is some form of life somewhere else in the universe. Mermaids….no Demi. No.

    • Algernon says:

      I thought the mermaid docs were April’s Fools jokes. Did I imagine that? I thought Discovery came out and said they were April’s Fools jokes.

    • lunchcoma says:

      I’m embarrassed to say that my father both watched the hoax documentary and believed it. He even made me watch it with him when he viewed it a second time, and argued with me when I tried to point out all the flaws.

      I also am pretty sure there’s life on other planets – not life that we can necessarily communicate with and certainly not life that’s bothered to visit our planet, but some sort of life.

    • Lauraq says:

      My fiancee’s best friend saw it, believed it, and posted about it on Facebook (he is extremely sweet and I’m so glad my fiancee has a best friend like him, but he is not very smart in the traditional sense). When I responded “It was a hoax. Sorry, bro,” with a link to an article showing it was fake, one of his friends, a woman I’ve never met, attacked me. She said I was stupid and didn’t understand evolution. Um…I do understand evolution, and it serves a purpose…fish evolving to have human parts would not make sense.

  10. Side-Eye says:

    It’s a fun theory. As for aliens I’d probably rather we leave them alone if they do exist. Humans can barely deal with each other.

  11. Azurea says:

    Ahem….WE are the aliens on this planet :)

  12. eliza says:

    I am surprised the Church of $cientology has not tried to recruit this one.

  13. Twez says:

    Disney and rehab doesn’t equal high school.

  14. ds says:

    She should hook up with Tom Cruise. They’d have a lot to talk about.

  15. Stef Leppard says:

    God, she is so dumb. It’s embarrassing.

  16. Adrien says:

    Mermaids used to exist. But people started yelling nasty things at the sea, causing the water’s feelings to be hurt and change its molecular structure killing the mermaids in the process.

  17. Char says:

    It sounds like she thinks the documentary was real but that someone made the people who created it say it was a fake? Weird. I did watch it, out of curiosity. I didnt expect for them to convince me mermaids are real, but I thought it would be like the hunting bigfoot show where they would show what they believed to be real evidence. Instead the whole thing was just made up. The end was especially stupid.

  18. Fab says:

    Maybe she’s not really healthy yet, i guess.

  19. TheOneandOnlyOnly says:

    It would be nice if the public read at least general science mags like Discover and Scientific American to keep up with these fascinating subjects – SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial LIfe) has been ongoing for years and there is no scientific consensus For a good intro to the debate try John Casti’s Paradigms Lost. Dated 1989 but goes over the basic arguments from physics to biology quite well.
    When celebs talks off the top of their head usually nonsense results.
    Yes, I like Jimmy but he is not good a interviewer.

  20. Algernon says:

    “I think we’ll actually be very disappointed if we discover alien life because they’ll resemble plankton or moss. Nothing sentient. ”

    I think it will be that, or it will be at the opposite end of the spectrum and be a complex life form so extremely different from us we could never relate. Did anyone here ever see Europa Report? That struck me as a viable option in the “aliens exist” pantheon.

    Theoretical astrophysics actually has a spectrum of possibilities for alien life. I might be forgetting one but it’s like so:

    1) There is no alien life.
    2) There is alien life, but it’s single-celled organisms/bacteria.
    3) There is alien life, but it’s not humanoid.
    4) There is alien life, but it’s less advanced than us.
    5) There is advanced alien life, and it is to us as we are to dogs.

    I personally subscribe to options 2 or 5.

    • lunchcoma says:

      I subscribe to options 2 through 5. The universe is a huge place, and I suspect there are many planets with life, some of it more advanced, some of it less advanced, and probably some of it so different from us that it’s hard to make a comparison. Humans as a species tend to value acquiring material goods and seeking social status. A species with very different tendencies might be highly intelligent but not place much value on what we’d consider to be technological progress.

      • Algernon says:

        The universe is so vast it’s a bit egotistical to think there couldn’t possibly be a living organism somewhere else out there.

        Oh! That’s the option I forgot: There is alien life, it is humanoid and comparable to us, developmentally, but they also have not figured out long range space travel and so we’re stuck at opposite ends of the universe, unable to see each other.

  21. bisolar says:

    Hmmmm!may sound ludricous but if you are from the riverine areas in Africa you wouldn’t say there are no mermaids.we call them mammywaters.And they are no myths.Theres a whole world in the waters which are not visible to the naked eye. You can only see them if they want you to see them.

  22. Miss M says:

    Demi, I think Tom Cruise is single.

  23. Emily C. says:

    I blame Disney. They obviously don’t care to educate their child stars at the most basic levels.

    As for alien life, I think it absolutely exists. I think there’s a good likelihood that some of it is sapient. I think it doesn’t really matter to us, and likely never will, because faster than light travel is not possible. Maybe we’ll figure out how to create wormholes or something to travel vast distances, or some other species will… but it seems incredibly unlikely.

  24. Gia says:

    I totally believe in aliens. I believe the ancient world, ie the Mayans and Egyptians, had regular contact with them. Watch ‘the pyramid code’. Mind blowing.