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US government: "mermaids don't exist"

By T.K. Randall
July 4, 2012 · Comment icon 86 comments

Image Credit: CC 3.0 Mehgan Heaney-Grier
In an unusual announcement the US government has assured people that mermaids most likely don't exist.
In a statement from the National Ocean Service officials were keen to emphasise that the aquatic sirens of legend are fictitious following the broadcasting of an Animal Planet documentary entitled "Mermaids: The Body Found". The program portrayed what the creatures might look like and why they've stayed hidden for so long.

"No evidence of aquatic humanoids has ever been found," read the official statement in an announcement strangely similar to another made by the CDC following the 'zombie cannibal' attack last month which prompted them to state that "the CDC does not know of a virus or condition that would reanimate the dead".
The United States government has assured its citizens that, much like zombies, mermaids probably do not exist, saying in an official post: "No evidence of aquatic humanoids has ever been found".


Source: The Herald Sun | Comments (86)




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Comment icon #77 Posted by R4z3rsPar4d0x 12 years ago
Wonder how many millions the Government spent to determine that they, "probably do not exist"? Talk about always keep an exit open just in case the odd zombie or mermaid should pop up? Our Government at work!~!! HAHAHA TELL ME ABOUT IT!! In 28 days later werent they infected with the "RAGE VIRUS" ? I could be wrong Its been a while since Ive seen it, its an excellent movie though.
Comment icon #78 Posted by ygoloozotpyrc 12 years ago
I don't think they should have said no so quickly after all the deep blue sea is the number one spot for an undiscovered species to be found.
Comment icon #79 Posted by mysticwerewolf 12 years ago
I didn't believe in mermaids, right up until the government decided to inform me that they don't exist. Now i have to wonder why waste the time to make sure we all believe they don't exist unless they actually do exist. I don't generally believe in conspiracys BUT I also rarely believe everything that the govenment says, when a statement like this is made there is a reason for it.
Comment icon #80 Posted by TheMacGuffin 12 years ago
I never gave mermaids or zombies much thought until Uncle Sam informed us "officially" that they didn't exist. That only makes me wonder what kinds of things they know that we don't, or what they have been cooking up in their military laboratories. LOL.
Comment icon #81 Posted by TheMacGuffin 12 years ago
What with the economy, huge debt, the health care fiasco, and various wars, I'm surprized the US government finds the time for this kind of stuff. I can see it now...Congressman assures his constituents that he's been 'working hard' on their behalf by de-bunking mermaids and zombies. The best way they could debunk something is to say nothing about it at all. As soon as they say something on any subject, most people will think it's a cover up--a little habit the country picked up in Vietnam, Watergate, Contragate, etc, etc, etc.
Comment icon #82 Posted by godlybeing 12 years ago
damn, i was looking forward to mee5ting ariel
Comment icon #83 Posted by godlybeing 12 years ago
damn, i was looking forward to mee5ting ariel
Comment icon #84 Posted by Ninhursag 12 years ago
If The Government Says They Don't Exit, The Definitely Must Be Real.
Comment icon #85 Posted by Silence Dogood 12 years ago
If they dont exist the US goverment should counter it and explain what was found then!
Comment icon #86 Posted by Wearer of Hats 12 years ago
I never gave mermaids or zombies much thought until Uncle Sam informed us "officially" that they didn't exist. That only makes me wonder what kinds of things they know that we don't, or what they have been cooking up in their military laboratories. LOL. It's all the fault of some TV movie that presented itself as a documentary, and was actually shown (at least in Australia) on a documentary channel about mermaids being found. This resulted in a lot of people contacting the government to ask about the mermaids, thus the government had to say "stop asking, they're not real".


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