Audio encounters! Things which go bump in the night! Noises attributed to sasquatch! The top ten most revered sounds used by researchers for call blasting are all unknown with regards to their origins. Just weird noises that someone taped one time. Why or how they became to be sasquatch related? Simple. The person who taped the noise said it was a sasquatch. Did they see a sasquatch making those noises? No! Yet, all over North America people are out there blasting these sounds into the great unknown. They do not know what it is they are blasting..but if they get a response..then they will have two unknown sounds. And these two sounds will be..(you guessed! ) attributed to sasquatch. Call and response! I always thought that an unknown noise, was just that, unknown!
How does a noise go from an oddity...to evidence of sasquatch?
Just because the sounds attributed to sasquatches may not be from them should not preclude us from using them - we may just find out what is making them as Thomas did with the Chehalis sounds. Sure, we should not treat them as evidence but just another mystery to solve. I was doing an all night recording on the west side of Harrison on August 1 when at about 2AM several vehicles set up camp about 300 yards below me. They were very noisy with radios blaring and hollering. At first I thought they were drunk but after listening to the recording I now think they were trying to get a response. There were some faint reponses picked up from uphill (the advantage of stereo recording) but there is no way to know what they were. Things like a pebble hitting my vehicle in the middle of the night is also hard to explain. Anyone want to fess up about doing some calling on the west side of Harrison in the morning of August 2?
I have to admit that forest sounds is my weak area. Owls I know make a very wide range of sounds and so do coyotes! Even ravens are masters at mimicry and even imitate people! I've heard a "Moma" out in the middle of the forest, and if I hadn't raised a crow once that talked, would have been totally freaked. But it sounded just like my old Ezra the crow, so it must be a talking crow!
A lot of the sounds out there purported to be sasquatch sounds seem pretty unique. The sierra growl in particular really has me stumped. The volume and sheer range to produce such a sound, as long as it is not, for example, a bird call that has been recorded at a much lower frequency, is stupendous. I've listened to the so called whistles at the end and they sound like whines to me, not whistles.
The tribes around these areas said not to whistle or sing in the forest as it would attract sasquatch. So all you'll ever hear from me in the forest when I'm out there is that!
Just because the sounds attributed to sasquatches may not be from them should not preclude us from using them - we may just find out what is making them as Thomas did with the Chehalis sounds. Sure, we should not treat them as evidence but just another mystery to solve.
I have no problem with anyone who wants to trek around the woods trying to find out what is making a strange sound. However, I do have a problem with people referring to strange noises as sasquatch related, when there is not a shred of evidence to back up that claim. I was with Thomas on the morning we heard what turned out to be the perpetrators of the Chehalis Sound. Two coyotes! After reporting our findings on the BFF we got a lot of flack from people who set great store in a number of other soundings which were ...upon listening to them now...clearly canine based. That morning's work disproved a large percentage of the top alleged sasquatch vocalizations of the past few decades.
My question was...and is...why do people think they are listening to a sasquatch vocalization when they hear a strange sound? Clearly, in most cases it is just because someone told them that it was a sasquatch they were listening to. People need to be more skeptical in this field.
"We should not allow possibilities to become assumptions!": John Green
I agree that a healthy sense of skepticism is paramount to any research. As an adventurer though whose gut almost always says "run away", my stronger sense of adventure and curiousity almost invariably causes me to seek out those noises or phenomenon. Curiosity may very well have "killed the cat", but satisfaction brought 'em back!!
When i heard some kind of unfamiliar noise so far off in the distance that very one time, i hadn't really given much active thought to the creature we know as sasquatch, until then, at least in that area. You see, there was something entirely eerie about the howl or cry or moan or whatever one would call it. Many folk tell me it was cougars mating, and gosh darn would i ever love to hear that sound - no voyeurism intended - but just so i could satisfy in my own mind what i heard. It was so sad. Lonely even, maybe. Ive heard one sound tape from another page that was similar.
So, to answer your question, from my own experience - from that one time i heard such an eerie howling in the distance - it sounded too much unlike any wild animal and too eerie. In keeping with an open mind, however, i would still love to hear the cougars and would gladly attribute the sound to them.
I've never heard of any sound being seen coming from the sasquatch being recorded either. I've heard lots of reports, however, of eyewitnesses describing what they saw and heard - and darn if they didn't have their audio/video gear!!! It does seem that the closest we have is eyewitness recall from the audio we do have...we need footage!! I'm keen to get out there if anybody else is up for it - find a "more" likely place, stake it out..and shazzam..footage!
I heard something today that did not belong in the area I was in. It sounded like a child singing a single note, on an extended vowel: aaaahhh (long pause) aaaaaaahhhhhhh (long pause) etc. It went on for quite a while. There were no children in the area I was in, and it was originating near a small creek in an area out of my sight and down a ravine-like part (I was on railway trestles).
Nearby the previous day I found and photographed stones piled up in the middle of the creek. Again, there were no children in that area. There were adults present but most were walking and talking together, not playing with rocks in the water:
Post by bigfoothunter on Oct 18, 2008 20:02:36 GMT -5
I'm keen to get out there if anybody else is up for it - find a "more" likely place, stake it out..and shazzam..footage!
And do what when you are out there and hear a sound ... each time I was with you and a sound close by was heard by you ... you were either running for the car or hunkered down in the floor board telling me that its close by and how you could not believe that I didn't hear it.
"My Polaris has taken me places where myth has become a reality!" Bill Miller/ July 2008
"More than once I have wished I had not seen one of these creatures for true dedication does not come easy and the price has been a high one for me personally.
Has anyone else heard child-like sounds far into the forest? Is this something associated just with sasquatch? I didn't mention it about the other place there was a possible sighting by my daughter, I quite often would hear a really weird sounding "mmaaaamaaaa" sound. I always thought it sounded like a crow that could talk (I once had pet crow that could talk, it sounded just like that). It was very strange and would happen at times when kids weren't playing, like late at night when I was lying in bed and the window was open. Suddenly this sound. What could it possibly be?
When my cat's trying to puke up a hairball, the sounds coming out of it sound like it is saying maamaaaa. It's freaky! I've even heard my cat say my name. It obviously wasn't, but the sound it was making sounded exactly like that. I know that rabbitts can make some very weird sounds. Even scary. I've seen rabbitts make sounds that you would swear were a baby! Freaky! We have common sounds that we all attribute to certain animals. Cows moo, cats meow, dogs bark, sheep baa. I'm certain that all animals are capable of many sounds that we don't normally here them make and wouldn't normally associate with them. Even the wind can make unusual sounds. There's dozens of animals that I would consider for that sound before I'd relate it to be a BF. If it were a BF playing in the creek, surely there would have been some tracks around. And also, ditto. I agree 100% with Gerry's comments.
There was some prints I photographed near that creek, they're on another thread. A big one and a little one, if you can go by such prints. I didn't put down plaster though, I still don't know how to do that or where to get it.