Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Screams In The Night

In the spring of 2016 at my previous recording location, there was a period of approximately two months that the bigfoot were noticably more vocal than usual. Yells, screams, wood knocks, whoops, footsteps...
During that time, I obtained several quality recordings. Some of which were not very far from the recorder. There were two nights in particular that stood out the most... producing extremely loud and forceful yells that sent chills down my spine. I could only imagine what it would have felt like to be standing there in total darkness and hearing these sounds.

These first two are a set of recordings from the same night around 3am. It seemed to be a single individual making it's way through the forest, yelling as it moved further away into the distance. Along with the yells, there seem to be several whoops mixed in. I am not really sure if it is the same individual producing both the yells and whoops or if there were more than one passing through the area at the same time.

Click on links to take a listen...

First Yell

Second Yell

The third recording is from an entirely different night around 10:30pm. Earlier that evening heavy storms had passed through the area leaving much moisture still dripping from the trees and frogs croaking in the background. In this recording you will hear a single yell/scream and after a short pause, a response yell/scream from further away answering back. Mixed in are possible whoops and wood knocks also.

Scream and Reply

I would like to reinforce the fact of how remote and deep in the mountains this area is. Several conditions strongly indicate in my opinion that these vocals are not man made.

1. Time of night.

2. Location... a remote uninhabited area deep within the smoky mountains.

3. Extreme weather conditions earlier that evening. Very unlikely people would be out.

4. Vocal range of these calls is extremely hard for humans to create.

5. Why would people be in the middle of a deep remote forest at this time of night in bad weather conditions making these calls?

I suppose anything is possible, but take a listen and I'll let you decide for yourself!

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Research Area - Audio Project Update

A few weeks ago I posted a video about a new spot I have established to leave gifts and monitor with my long duration recorder. This location is within the same general research area I've been working on for well over a year now. This will be the third time I have moved the recorder and gifting spot. At first I was concerned that moving my location every few months might cause a sense of distrust or heavy caution toward me from the family I am interacting with. However, so far this seems to NOT be the case. All three locations have been within a one mile radius of each other. The first two locations proved to be very effective in obtaining audio along with my gifts being taken, however in this third area things still remains to be seen.

Saturday (12/31/16) I visited the area and retrieved fourteen nights of audio that I am now reviewing. The honey bun I previously left was gone and the toy horse appeared to be untouched. Of course the food could have been taken by raccoons, opossums or even coyotes. I suspect most food that I do leave is taken by the common forest critter looking for a snack. Even though this may be true, I have to stick to consistency and routine. While most food may be taken by animals I highly suspect some of it is being taken by the bigfoot. By leaving food over and over I become predictable which is exactly my goal. The more predictable I become, the more trustworthy I become. Of course being predictable puts me at the "tactical" disadvantage, but so be it. This is their home, their forest...their world. I have learned things are done on their terms, not mine.

On this trip I left two cherry pies and a handful of trail mix. I also left an apple in a small tree nearby. I didn't touch the toy horse. We will see if it is eventually taken. I took a small bite out of one of the pies as a means to show they are safe to eat...not to mention I was hungry.
Fourteen 12 hour nights of audio were obtained that I am currently reviewing. On the second night of recording I picked up a pretty amazing coyote pack communicating with each other. Towards the middle of the recording you'll hear one particular coyote very close to the research area. I'm pretty sure I've seen this guy on one of my many night visits. Take a listen...



Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Foosteps In The Forest

While most of us lie contently asleep in our beds, in the dark there remains an extremely active world within our forest and national parks each night. The chilling screams of a barred owl as it proclaims its territory to others. The lonesome coyotes howl as he reveals his location to other members of the pack.  The haunting sound of a creaking tree as it sways in the mountain wind. These sounds and so many more like them go unheard by most human ears each night. 

Then there's the occasional curious bipedal (two legs) individual that walks right up to my recorder for a late night inspection. As much as I truly love the sounds of nature at night, instances like this are what I'm after. A virtual needle within hours and hours of an audio "haystack".  

This approach was obtained by my recorder earlier this year. At the time, it was in a different location than where it is  now...about a half mile away. I had great success at this location recording what I believe to be sasquatch yells, wood knocks and walking. 

Although it is very hard to say exactly what this is walking up without actually seeing it, I lean strongly toward it possibly being a sasquatch for several reasons. 

  1. Location...extremely remote/off trail  area of the national park. Strongly supports it not being human. 
  2. Time of day... this happened around 2am. Again, strongly supports not being human. 
  3. The heaviness of the steps. You can actually hear limbs/twigs snapping underfoot. 
  4. Sounds like two legs walking. 
  5. This is a very typical behavior of a sasquatch given their curiosity of something "different" in their territory. 

Take a listen...