Bigfoot, Sasquatch, Yeti, and other unknown apes and hominids sightings have been reported in the United States for nearly 200 years. Bigfoot believers theorize that the primate is the offspring or some type of close relative of an ape (Gigantopithecus) from Asia that wandered to North America during the Ice Age. As of yet, no Bigfoot body/bones or DNA have been found, according to mainstream scientists. Bigfoot advocates say the main reason no one has found a Bigfoot body is that the creature decomposes quickly and completely and Bigfoot’s are intelligent enough to hide away before dying. Besides that, they also insist that bones, in general, are very difficult to find deep in the forest coupled with the fact they are scavengers all around. Bigfoot enthusiasts have developed into a relatively small but energetic group of believers over the last 15 years.
Bigfoot, labeled the “Hairy Man” by Native Americans, was first sighted by white settlers in the 19th century in what was to become northwestern California. The creature is described as a large, hairy ape-like beast and is said to have human-like intelligence with remarkable communication skills. The creatures often walk bipedally and can cover hundreds of miles within a few short hours. Their footprints are often found in remote areas, and there are even cultural stories about them that date back hundreds of years. These footprints are usually about 16 inches long and 8 inches wide with 5 toes that resemble a human fingerprint.
Many people have reported hearing noises made by Bigfoot or Sasquatch, but what are these sounds?
We’ll explore the different vocalizations and sounds of Bigfoot’s. Verbal communication, vocalizations, and sounds of Bigfoot’s often fall into several common categories, such as howls, screams, growls, chatter, whoops, knocks, and other similar sounds. There is also a group of Bigfoot researchers who believe that the creatures can also mimic certain sounds of human beings commonly children. Bigfoot believer’s state positively that the creatures making these sounds are definitely not bears or any other known animal, of course, no one can say for sure that these sounds were actually made by a Bigfoot creature until one is captured dead or alive!
The Bigfoot vocalizations that have been recorded range from grunts and roars to howls and screams. Nearly all Bigfoot vocalizations sound like they are coming from a male of the species, probably because the males tend to be larger than females in all primate species. One of the most distinctive sounds associated with Sasquatch is their ability to imitate other animals such as owls, cougars, wolves, bears and even coyotes. Some scientists believe this may be a way for Bigfoot populations in different regions to address one another over long distances without traveling long distances themselves. Whether these vocalizations are natural or learned remains undetermined at this time.
However, Bigfoot skeptics state, those common animals can from time to time make sounds that are not within the norm of what you would expect from that particular animal, often causing confusion and fear among people hearing them. Skeptics also say Bigfoot investigators will hear what they want to hear, their imagination overpowers them. It is argued by skeptics that these sounds are not completely uncommon for animals to make. It is common knowledge that some animals can produce sounds that are not of their own species, and it is likely the case with the Sasquatch. The only question that remains is whether or not these noises are actually coming from an unknown creature or some other animal, but this does nothing to disprove the existence of the Sasquatch.
It is reported among Bigfoot circles, a random person’s chances of getting clear Bigfoot sounds are far greater than getting a clear daylight bigfoot video or pic. It is said by some Bigfoot skeptics that common owls can be confused with reported Bigfoot sounds, in particular the Saw Whet Owl. It is unclear how Bigfoot’s vocalizations could be described. However, there are some possible explanations as to what they may mean. It is possible that they use these vocalizations as a way of differentiating themselves from other animals in the forest, and as a way of communicating with each other. Much like how we use words and phrases to communicate with others, it is likely that these vocalizations may be used by Bigfoot for this purpose as well.
In conclusion, people from very different backgrounds and from different parts of the world have described very similar creatures behaving in similar ways and uttering some strikingly similar sounds, but is it Bigfoot? Will the Bigfoot, Sasquatch, Yeti ever become fully accepted in the eyes of science, or will it forever stay in the realm of cryptozoology? On the other hand, with all the “evidence” and eyewitness accounts, could it be that our human ancestry is more intertwined with cryptids than previously thought? Only time will tell.
- Cryptozoology is the scientific study of hidden, rumored, or unknown animals
- Despite the continued sighting of animals typically thought of as extinct in North America, including woolly mammoths, saber-toothed cats, and dire wolves, experts say it is unlikely that an unknown primate or hominid species will be found in the near future.
- In the United States, Bigfoot believers claim sightings or encounters in all of the following states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana (the Adjacent States), Iowa (Bigfoot sightings throughout Iowa), Kansas (at least nine counties), Kentucky and Louisiana.
- It is believed that sasquatches are reclusive animals.
- Proponents of Sasquatch further contend that the American public is being misled by scientists and journalists into believing that Bigfoot really does not exist.
- The creature is also known as Sasquatch, which comes from an old Okanagan word sásq’ets meaning “wild man.” It is alternatively called Yeti by people who believe it lives in the Himalayan Mountains bordering Tibet and Nepal.
- A characteristic of many Bigfoot sightings includes noises that are reproduced like a “whoop” or “howl” sound.
Sounds of Sasquatch: Various individuals have recorded what they believe to be the vocalizations of bigfoot. These recordings are typically referred to as “bigfoot howls” and exhibit various qualities such as volume, pitch, tone, length, proximity of sound source within a certain area, etc. In general many try to compare these types of sounds with those of known animals such as coyotes or wolves but no animal can fully account for these sounds that so often accompany sightings.