Megalodon, The Monster Shark LivesADDPMP717
A 2013 film purported as a documentary, made by the American channel Discovery Channel about the potential survival of the megalodon, an extinct species of mackerel shark that lived approximately 23m to 3.6m years ago, regarded as one of the largest and most powerful predators to have ever lived.
The story revolves around numerous videos, photographs and firsthand encounters with megalodon and an ensuing investigation that points to the existence of the prehistoric species despite the long-held belief of its extinction. The film is presented as a factual documentary that includes accounts of “professionals” in various fields such as marine biology. Soon after the film premiered, however, the “documentary” was swiftly debunked as a fictional production with actors posing as scientists, accompanied by “evidence” which was completely manufactured. It wasn’t until public outrage became widespread that the network was forced to add brief disclaimers at the beginning and end of the film, indicating that the programme was in fact fictional.