There’s been some Bigfoot news rolling down the pipes of late, so I thought I would put together something about the matter.
- Bigfoot or animals? Strange sounds coming from swamp on Umatilla Indian Reservation (listen) – By Richard Cockle, The Oregonian on January 20, 2013 at 9:00 AM, updated January 25, 2013 at 3:19 PM
- Umatilla Indian Reservation Bigfoot Howls? – CRYPTOMUNDO // Posted by: Craig Woolheater on January 26th, 2013
- ABC News on Bigfoot – CRYPTOMUNDO // Posted by: Craig Woolheater on January 28th, 2013
- Bigfoot Blamed for Strange Shrieks – JAN 29, 2013 11:58 AM ET // BY BENJAMIN RADFORD
Cryptomundo reported the Umatilla howls on January 26th, and this was how I personally came into following the story. The Howls were originally reported by Oregon Live on the 20th. The howls started in November and range “from high-pitched screams to basso profundo roars” according to reporter Richard Cockie from Oregon Live. The sounds being attributed to bigfoot have also been corroborated according to stories by the discovery of a single track in the road (though as far as I can tell, no documentation of the track by way of photos or casting exists).
The recording has been made available online.
After giving the file a listen, I can’t help but feel like it is a screaming fox. Despite the statements by Sylvia Minthorn that “Foxes do sound creepy, but it’s not the same sound, not even close.” The screeching even started during fox breeding season.
Then we come to the ABC news coverage of the event…
Good Morning American should not have reported on it unless they could take it seriously. They didn’t even do their research, claiming shriek and roar recordings are a new thing, when they haven’t been new for some time. ABC shouldn’t have bothered.
So… Foxes in the mating season or Bigfoot? My money’s on Foxes.