|The feds were quick to deny Mermaids, but this is not so for Bigfoot|
Let's quickly go over NOAA's denial. On July 3rd the British paper The Telegraph wrote:
The National Ocean Service, a scientific agency of the Commerce Department, felt compelled to make the somewhat obvious statement in a response to a rash of inquiries made after a spoof documentary was broadcast on US television.
"No evidence of aquatic humanoids has ever been found," the NOS said in a post on its website.
The conclusion was apparently not based on research but was drawn from publicly available resources.
"We don't have a mermaid service programme," a spokeswoman told the BBC, prompting sighs of relief from American tax payers.The official statement can be found on the NOAA website.
Why go through the effort to squash public opinion over the reality of a cryptid? Why act so quickly? There is the conspiracy theory that mermaid proof would hurt commerce. There is the scientific theory that there is enough evidence to support Mermaids (less than Bigfoot even). And finally our theory, they, as an agency, are just too inexperienced in dealing with cryptid inquiries. If there is any federal agency that knows how to embrace a cyptid, it is the BLM.
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