This word is used for anything or situation that cannot be given a logical explanation: lights in the sky, people who have disappeared into thin air, strange sightings of non-human creatures. Perhaps at times it is too abused and risks turning something normal, or very serious, into a television phenomenon.
Many are afraid of what has no explanation… but just as many are those who, instead; they are fascinated by it.
An example of censorship in Italy is that which occurred in the world of music which occurred for political reasons during the fascist period, as the contents of some songs were considered gory according to the moral codes of the period in the fifties and seventies. If we do a search on the list of censored songs of the time, we will discover that they had nothing bad about them.
A half-human, half-fish creature that lives in the depths of the sea and that only emerges on the surface on rare occasions, both for simple reasons of curiosity and for hunting purposes ... what could be more magical and mysterious?