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Newfoundland duo brings whales right up to their boat with a sea-side serenade

Heads up, Canada; it turns out that Newfoundland is home to two sirens that can lure whales with their singing, and the province has been keeping them a secret for years. Who knew?

Newfoundland residents Bev Freeman and Wanda Freeman-Pippy were out for a peaceful boat ride and a picnic recently when they decided to whip out a guitar, striking up a few songs.

It wasn't long before they had a few unexpected guests join them.

In the video, you can see the curious whales come up right next to the boat, with one brave whale even attempting to swim under the boat a few minutes into the clip.

"If you want the whales to come to you, play some music," Freeman says in the video. "Newfoundland music, they like."

The catchy music in question is Take Me Back by Newfoundland artist Peter Jacobs, followed by another local ballad: Joe Batt's Arm Longliners by Middle Tickle.

"The whales came to us we were at complete stop for a long time," Freeman-Pippy wrote in the Facebook post, adding that the experience was "crazy."

The post has since racked up thousands of shares and comments, with Canadians across the country commenting on the magical, once-in-a-lifetime experience.

But the Newfoundland women are used to some fame; in November 2019, the Freeman family appeared on Family Feud Canada, which was the first time that Freeman-Pippy had left the island.

Talk about an exciting year.

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