Posted by: Guy Edwards on July 10th, 2012
The feds were quick to deny Mermaids, but this is not so for Bigfoot
Two Cryptids handled differently by two federal agencies. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) was very quick to deny Mermaids, while the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) seems to embrace bigfoot. NOAA is a big agency with almost a $6 Billion dollar budget, that is 6 times the amount of the BLM, you would think they would have bigger “fish” to fry. Could the parent departments have anything to do with these different tacts? NOAA and BLM work under two different departments; Commerce and Interior respectively.
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 Telegraph
The official statement can be found on the NOAA website.
Our initial guess is NOAA is inexperienced in dealing with requests for cryptid information, while we are sure, for BLM, an uptick in questions after a TV show is old hat. They even have a Bigfoot rafting on the banner of their blog.
They have even produced a video suggesting three great Sasquatch hotspots. Go to Bigfoot Lunch Club to watch the video of BLM suggested Bigfoot sites.
Psychology reduces to biology, all biology to chemistry, chemistry to physics, and finally physics to mathematical logic.