LAKE ELLEN, Wash. — A Bigfoot enthusiast released an audio recording Saturday that he believes could contain the cryptid’s sound.
The man, YouTube user Grassman58, says he and other people were “squatching” at Lake Ellen in Ferry County for a few days when he captured the unidentified sounds.
The file is about six minutes long and appears to be filtered and enhanced in an effort to facilitate the identification of the strange vocalizations. The audio mostly captured sounds of the native fauna, such as loud frogs, ducks and coyote howls. But you can also hear an intriguing and recurring tapping that the man describes as “wood knocks”, howls they believe to be “Sasquatch”, and even “something walking in the water” breathing into the microphone.
“These sounds were captured on our digital recorders on our last night there. We never heard them at camp,” he wrote on the video’s description. “Some of the best recordings I’ve gotten so far!” he says as he introduces his Facebook followers to the new recording.
“One of my friends asked if those first howls could have been a wolf. I’m not sure, but to me it doesn’t sound like a dog to me. I have other recordings of howls where we have no doubt its Sasquatch and it sounds very close to this. But I will keep an open mind on this,” he said.
Bigfoot literature often points out that the animal is very territorial and that it will go as far as to exhibit ape-like behavior such as throwing objects to intimidate intruders and wood knocking to possibly alert other group members.
He also maintains the Bigfoot of Stevens County Facebook page, which he frequently updates with sound recordings and pictures documenting his Bigfoot excursions and wildlife trips. He mainly focus his search around the Stevens County area of Washington State. He says he is “looking for sighting reports or just stories from people who may have had a run in with a Bigfoot or something they can’t explain out in the woods”.
Also in Washington, Adam Bird released an an audio file last March made up of sounds he describes as “two sets of Sasquatch screams…recorded fourteen years apart.”
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