US Government Denies Mermaids Exist


There’s no such thing as a mermaid…or so the government would have you believe.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association suspiciously posted an article last Tuesday stating that while mermaids were written about by ancient Greeks and the aboriginal people of Australia, there just isn’t any evidence that they exist.

“But are mermaids real? No evidence of aquatic humanoids has ever been found,” the article said, as if a complete lack of any evidence of the existence of mermaids was some kind of relevant detail.

Some reporters have speculated that the denial is related to an upswing in interest following Animal Planetl’s Mermaids: The Body Found, a purportedly fake documentary about what mermaids would be like if they were “real.” But that makes no sense. With literally millions of species of animals on Earth, why would Animal Planet make up a documentary about a creature that nobody has ever seen any evidence of? Why wouldn’t they instead devote their valuable air time covering, say, the ongoing Holocene extinction. That would be wildly irresponsible, wouldn’t it?

At any rate, while the NOAA may have put up a denial on their website, it is something of a non-denial denial. While they say that no evidence of mermaids have been found, they don’t say anything about mermen, nor do they state flatly that mermaids don’t exist. Indeed, they go on to say, “Why, then, do they occupy the collective unconscious of nearly all seafaring peoples? Thatís a question best left to historians, philosophers, and anthropologists.”

Or maybe it’s because mermaids are real, and they’re the ones who built the pyramids. Hey, it’s possible, right? What, it isn’t? Well, so you say — but that’s just what you’d say if there was a huge conspiracy to keep evidence of mermaids from reaching the general public.

Well played, NOAA. Well played.


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Dale Overall

I'm with David H., let's all raise our hands and shout "I believe!" Mermaids sound like friendly and delightful life forms and would bring some insight on how to properly treat Mother Earth. We could listen to her wisdom along with the dolphins and the whales and other ocean life before polluting the planet out of existence.

Along with the wisdom of the 16 year old blind cat that owns me, mermaids and torties have the safety of the planet covered. Purrs and Murrs to all!

Nirvana Jaganath
Nirvana Jaganath4 years ago

I was obsessed with mermaids when I was little!

Ellen Mccabe
Ellen m.4 years ago

I think thou doth protest to much NOAA.

William DeCianni
William D.4 years ago

Many years ago I became enlightented. Just a dam word. Yet it is true. What is that word? Meaningless ot most. Yet in that word alive takes new meaning. All things are possible in this life. The only limitiation is that which your mind puts on the limitation of the reality you are in. The second your mind expands and so that reality comes into the framework of your being. You would need depends(the diaper) if you knew what was true. No I am not some internet idiot and yet we are all internet idiots. Yet the connection of ideas to open the mind of another or inhelping another we open our own minds even further.

Its da zen mon. Wid out it we are just blownin da smoke. Good book faces in da smoke.... Just a book maybe. My liniage is from the town of a stigmatist who bled from the hands for 50 years. Healed many. Was seen by an american piolot in the sky. Was seen by a relative of mine when she said she did not believe. 3000 miles from his physical location. Billocation.... LOL Wake up lilttle kiddies... Wake your dam blanks up.

They are holding you in check. Where 2 or more are gathered in the name of god. It is not just words..... It is an expression of being where you electrify. Wake up.... Wake up.... You already know the truth. You are just waiting.............. LOL WAKE UP.

BMutiny TCorporationsAreE

Mermaids are Ancient Goddesses!!!
They exist as Jungian Archetypes.
As do all Goddesses. {And Gods.}

Past Member: Love your story of a helpful "lady in a long silver gown". {Also that she was "elderly", rather than the young-and-sexy stereotype.}
Goddesses are of course thousands of years old -- or millions! -- tho they never age!
Assuming for the moment that this is a true story, and you're not just pulling our leg.....

It could be that in a "crisis situation", some powers WITHIN YOU took the form of a "Goddess" archetype and "took over" your mind and perceptions and a burst of strength or energy "saved you" when you thot you were going under.
I think this, because it happened to me.
I was very sick, and a Goddess came to me and healed me.{She was "elderly", too.}
And I'm an Atheist!
The Jungian Archetypes, however, seem to exist in some version of Reality called "The Collective Unconscious".
I remembered to say "Thank you" to the Goddess, for saving me!
From "Hamlet": "There are more things in Heaven and Earth, Horatio/ Than are dreamt of in your philosophy....."

BMutiny TCorporationsAreE

Many ancient cave-paintings and art show half-human, half-animal creatures. Half land animal, half bird, half fish......
Early Humans had and felt, close connections with the animals they lived among, and sometimes hunted and ate {and sometimes the animals ate THEM, or at least ate the humans' dead bodies which were in some cases left outside to return to Nature}.
It has been decided by most Anthropologists, that such depictions are most likely shamans or dancers or special people wearing animal costumes or masks, used in a ceremonial way.
Many early "gods" were animals or half-human half-animals also; such as the animal-headed gods depicted in ancient Egyptian art.
A Goddess with the tail of a Fish, for example, well, that has all sorts of possibilities -- seems like a compelling Archetype, "we all are made mostly of water; life came from the Ocean", etc.
Past Member: very interesting story, and not unbelievable. DOLPHINS have been known to HELP HUMANS in difficulty in the Sea. This is historical. {And we have been so mean to the Dolphins in return!} Is it possible that under extreme stress, the "lady in the long silver gown", was partly your hallucination or interpretation, and partly an actual helpful Dolphin? in both cases? if you're not merely making this up?!

Gloria picchetti
Gloria picchetti4 years ago

The US government doesn't think women exist except as chattle to religous men. When they have killed us all off they can do everything alone. Did I say "everything?" You are adults. You get it.

Mark R.
Mark R.4 years ago

Damnit! Studying zoology was all for nothing! Those professors lied to me!

William DeCianni
William D.4 years ago

The only way to understand what you need to do in life is to detach from the matrix. Get off the internet. Shut off your TV. Your IPOD. Your Radio. Your newspaper. The lieing politicians. The vidieo games. Disconnect.

You are in the matrix....

Get OUT.

They want unlimited access to the ocean and want no one stoping them(OIL). ANY sort of expression not controled by these individuals is a threat to them. If you believe in magic or in happieness or love or life or you bump the level and find just maybe yourself. That is a threat.

Loo Samantha
Loo sam4 years ago