Government Godzilla 03

U.S. Government Claims to Know Nothing About Godzilla

We're reviewing our legal options

Last May, I requested any information the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration had on Godzilla, the enormous monster that surely lies beneath our surf, waiting to strike at our bustling urban centers.

On May 13, I received a letter acknowledging my request.

2014-000904 Acknowledgment Letter by BAFeldman

I heard nothing from the federal government for nearly a month. On June 12, despite tons of data on what is going on in our oceans, the NOAA responded that they were unable to turn up anything on an impending kaiju attack.┬áNor, worryingly, does the NOAA have any information about how our defense or emergency management agencies would respond to a Godzilla attack. There is also nothing, apparently, about Godzilla’s ability to do a lay-up.

It is possible to appeal the “no documents found” result of this FOIA request, and Vocativ is actively looking into its legal options. We are also looking into Godzilla data that may be held by government agencies besides the NOAA.

The full letter can be viewed below.

2014-000904 Final Response Letter by BAFeldman

Respond Now
  • Why is Vocativ so lame

SYRIA

Terror From Above: ISIS is Now Using Drones on the Battlefield

Tomer Michelzon
HEALTH

Study of "Fifty Shades of Grey" is Just About as Dumb as it Sounds

Elizabeth Kulze
MEDIA

Cute Family Photo or Child Endangerment?

Jillian Cohen
SYRIA

ISIS Beheading of U.S. Journalist Posted to YouTube

Markham Nolan
CRIME

For Thieves, Legos are Like Uncut Diamonds: Untraceable & Invaluable

Shane Dixon Kavanaugh
SOCIETY

Same Bucket, Different Challenges: Ice Bucket Challenge Alternatives

Vocativ Staff
Join the Fray
“Rollin’ Coal” Is Pollution Porn for Dudes With Pickup Trucks