The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is involved in a lot of different things that help us in this world. However, an article recently debuted on their website leaves us wondering just what they are up to these days. For some unknown reason, the NOAA randomly felt the need to address the existence of mermaids on its front page, leaving millions scratching their heads.
In case you were wondering, the NOAA has confirmed that there is no evidence suggesting the existence of mermaids in oceans. They don’t call them mermaids, for the record, but aquatic humanoids. Yeah, they actually have a scientific term for the imaginary creatures. The NOAA even lists some of the data about mermaids, including referring to them as the classic half-human, half-fish description. The legend of mermaids is not just fodder for Disney movies and our age. The majestic creatures appeared on cave paintings in the Stone Age over 30,000 years ago. The ancient Greek poet Homer included them in his epic “The Odyssey” around 800 B.C. So the concept of mermaids have been around for a lot longer than you might think.
Interesting side note here for our loyal conspiracy fans… when the government randomly recognizes something like this, it is rarely for no reason. Think about zombies. The United States government famously released a fictional video about the “Zombie Apocalypse” as a public service announcement to encourage people to be prepared for emergencies. Not even a year later, the Miami cannibalism incident comes along, all of a sudden making many wonder if the government isn’t somehow keenly aware of the existence of the creatures and is laying the groundwork for a revelation. Could the NOAA be making this declaration because it knows something we don’t? Are mermaids about to make the news big time? Only time will tell.
Or maybe it’s just a really slow day at the NOAA.