Meet Eric who lives life as a MERMAN - despite wide-eyed stares from the local fishermen

When Eric Ducharme slips into his handmade fin to explore the crystal clear waters of Florida’s natural springs as a merman, he says he’s mentally transported as well.

So is the unique, eye-catching life of this Florida man who says he eats, sleeps and breathes mermaids while physically looking and acting like one as often as time allows. 'It's a lifestyle. It's a path in life that I have chosen,' says the 22-year-old from Crystal River who’s one of the latest characters to appear on TLC's My Crazy Obsession.

Lifestyle: Eric Ducharme, 22, has been obsessed with mermaids for as long as he can remember, taking his passion to a peculiar, public lifestyle in Florida's waterways while wearing a fake fin

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