“My Grandpa was usually at odds with his supervisors most of the time but last year things really came to a head. Gramps told his bosses that he had seen Ogopogo over the weekend. They thought that he had really flipped out this time,” said Wally.
“You mean they didn’t believe him?” asked Garry.
“That’s an understatement,” Wally laughed.
“But he worked with scientists. Aren’t scientists always on the look out for discovering new phenomena?” asked Garry.
“In theory, yes,” answered Wally. “But they protect their professional reputations very carefully. They don’t want to look like fools. Phenomena such as Ogopogo, Bigfoot and the like fall under the umbrella of cryptozoology. In other words the discovery of unknown creatures, most of which are considered myth or legend.”
“But have they ever considered the possibility that animals like Ogopogo and Bigfoot might be real?” asked Garry.
“I am sure that a few of them have but they wouldn’t discuss this with their colleagues unless they were at a party and were very drunk. Even in that setting and in those circumstances they would probably treat the subject as a joke,” Wally explained.