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*.US government denies mermaids exist after documentary mix-up
There is currently no proof to support the existence of mermaids, the US government has surprisingly announced. *
Read more: metro.co.uk/weird/904085-us-government-denies-mermaids-exist-after-documentary-mix-up#ixzz20kZ8j0IR
The National Ocean Service (NOC), a scientific agency of the US Commerce Department, made the strange declaration this week after receiving several inquiries from members of the public.
It follows the airing of a programme on the Discovery Channel entitled: Mermaids: The Body Found, which several members of the public confused for a real-life documentary.
The Discovery Channel admitted that some viewers mistook the programme for a science education show after it was accused of creating a 'wildly convincing picture of the existence of mermaids'.
To clear up the matter, the NOC decided to publish an article on the Ocean Facts section of its website simply entitled: 'Are mermaids real?'
The article continued: 'No evidence of aquatic humanoids has ever been found.
'Why, then, do they occupy the collective unconscious of nearly all seafaring peoples? That’s a question best left to historians, philosophers, and anthropologists.'
The NOC also confirmed the article was written using publicly available sources, as it 'does not have a mermaid science programme', according to the BBC.
Read more: metro.co.uk/weird/904085-us-government-denies-mermaids-exist-after-documentary-mix-up#ixzz20kYvbkwX
Most of the programming on the Discovery Channel and the History Channel vie with Orson Welles "Invasion from Mars" radio program for veracity. They sacrifice truth for sensation!
If anyone on this site believes anything from either of these TV channels, I have a bridge going from Manhattan to Brooklyn for sale....