Friday, January 22, 2016

U.S. Government Releases Bigfoot Document In 1977


From boingboing.net:

It seems the last thing the government wants to do is admit that there is a possibility that creatures like bigfoot might exist, but in 1977 the Department of Interior's Fish and Wildlife Service published a document discussing the concerns of what if a creature such as bigfoot or the Loch Ness Monster were discovered officially. The document goes on to discuss the laws and regulations that are in place for such an event.
Finding a Loch Ness monster or Bigfoot is still a possibility, and the discovery would be one of the most important in modern history. As items of scientific and public interest they would surely command more attention than the moon rocks. Millions of curiosity seekers”and thou- sands of zoologists and anthropologists throughout the world would be eager to “get at” the creatures to examine, protect, capture, or just look at them....

Under U.S. Law, the Secretary of the Interior is empowered to list as threatened or endangered a species for 120 days on an emergency basis. For endangered species in the United States, the Secretary can also desig- nate habitat that is critical to their survival. No Federal agency could then authorize, fund, or carry out any activities which would adversely modify that habitat.

So long-term Federal protection of Nessie or Bigfoot would basically be a matter of following the same regulatory mechanisms already used in protecting whooping cranes and tigers.

“Under normal situations,” said Keith Schreiner, then Associate Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. “we must know a great deal about a species before we list it. How big is the population? Does it occur anywhere else? Is the population in danger of decline? Is its habitat secure? Is the species being exploited? What is its reproductive rate? Obviously, if a Bigfoot really were found we could use emergency provisions of the Act to protect it immediately. But for the record, I seriously doubt whether such a creature really does exist.”

For a link to the document, click here. 

10 comments:

  1. >>Re: Art Bell
    « Reply #80982 on: Yesterday at 06:45:59 AM »
    Quote from: WOTR on Yesterday at 04:36:18 AM
    At this point, I don't know what else there would be left to say. Perhaps he would still want to do a few full shows- but I suspect that simply stating that the ride is officially over and that those remaining should unfasten their restraints and exit the roller coaster may be the way to go...

    On the other hand, judging by his posts, it seems unlikely that he wants people getting off the ride just yet. The track has been in need of maintenance and the cars a full overhaul for awhile now- but he seems determined to send it around for one more run... Who has contacted their local station to carry MITD since his last post?

    Who really cares anymore ... ?
    Art Bell still trying to conduct the choir .....he could do it in the past when he had a good tune.
    Now? Just a discordant noise .... with a feeble old man waving his arms ...... at windmills.
    'Best Before' date was decades ago ....
    Sad and pathetic end ......
    You want to look away, and remember the choirmaster as he once was ....

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    4. Hi Tim in Tampa aka Dmaker. Pleasant having your thoughts tonight. May we invite you over one night for a spot of tea and some crumpets ?
      Speaking of stupid friends- do you even have any friends ? The nerds you play call of duty with don't count

      Joe

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  2. Finally, 39 years later, bigfoot has been proven to exist.

    Oh, wait. Sorry. I was thinking of something else. LOL!!!

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  3. Good article relating to this. http://www.bigfootresearchnews.com/2013/07/bigfoot-declared-to-exist-by-us-army.html

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  4. That article was published some 15 years after the Federal Government proved to private sector scientists, that the Bigfoot people really do exist, and that they are paranormal. Officially recognizing them would then shut down logging on Federal lands nationwide. Which would drive up the cost of housing beyond all comprehension. You would then be wiping your butt with three smooth rocks, since toilet paper is made from trees.

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