The mystery of the floating mermaid house in the Gulf of Mexico has been solved, the Coast Guard said on Thursday morning. The floating dock that was originally located behind the Parrot Key Hotel in Key West, Florida. The dock reportedly broke free from its mooring during a storm. No one was on board, but the tiny mermaid house drifting in the Gulf of Mexico had the Coast Guard wondering where it had come from.
A report of the mermaid house first came in at 1 p.m. Wednesday, located approximately 180 miles south of Grand Isle according to the Coast Guard. An airplane crew from the Coast Guard Aviation Training Center in Mobile, Ala., went out to look and search for signs of distress. Having found no one aboard, the Guard issued an alert to other vessels working in the area of the drifting object. A provided picture shows a quaint little building with a painting of a mermaid frolicking with marine life on its side.